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New Overwatch ‘Live Tutor’ could help players master new heroes

Published: 29/May/2019 21:53 Updated: 29/May/2019 22:02

by Bill Cooney

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One big-brained Overwatch player wants to use the Workshop mode to help players master more heroes.

Players have been using the Workshop to churn out an insane amount of content since the feature was released to the PTR and that includes a ton of training modes for various heroes and their abilities, like Ana’s Sleep Dart and Grenade.

Reddit user yugijak came up with the idea for what they call ‘Live Tutor’ which will “allow [players] an environment where they can help each other improve.”

We will miss the Training Bots, though.

Patience, Grasshopper

Live Tutor would be a training game mode in the Workshop that would be publically accessible so other players could join, unlike the training range.

In Live Tutor players would also be able to communicate from either team while in voice chat, which would allow for both in-game console and PC education, according to yugijak.

Each spawn in Live Tutor has a portal that allows players to change which team they’re on, even in the middle of a game as well.

“AI is no use when training to fight people,” yugijak said. “Not just because of predictability but because of the fact AI doesn’t make actual mistakes or miss. Or panic. Or half the things that make fighting people fun and interesting.”

So, instead of just hopping into Quick Play and insta-locking McCree to get some practice in before his insane new buff goes live no matter what your teammates say, Live Tutor could offer a more chill environment to practice in.

Unfortunatley, Live Tutor is still only an idea, but when (or if) yugijak creates it and shares the code we’ll share it as well.

Each spawn in Live Tutor has a portal that allows players to change which team they’re on, even in the middle of a game as well.

“AI is no use when training to fight people,” yugijak said. “Not just because of predictability but because of the fact AI doesn’t make actual mistakes or miss. Or panic. Or half the things that make fighting people fun and interesting.”

Instead of just hopping into Quick Play and insta-locking McCree to get some practice in before his insane new buff goes live no matter what your teammates say, Live Tutor could offer a more chill environment to practice in.

Unfortunately, Live Tutor is still only an idea but when, or if, yugijak creates it and shares the code, we’ll share it as well.

What else is coming to Overwatch soon?

Overwatch has even more new content coming for Summer 2019, according to Director Jeff Kaplan.

Besides Hero 31, Kaplan also said there was more major content on the way besides the Workshop and Replay modes, but exactly what it is remains unknown.

The Replay system was one of the most requested features by Overwatch players since it was introduced during the 2018 Overwatch World Cup, so it will be interesting to see what kind of stuff comes next.

Cosplay

Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl

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Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.