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New Winston Overwatch League skin apparently leaked

Published: 14/Aug/2019 5:02 Updated: 14/Aug/2019 5:21

by Bill Cooney

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A new skin for Winston appears to have been leaked and it seems to  celebrate the London Spitfire’s Inaugural Season Overwatch League Grand Finals win.

The Spitfire came out on top of the Philadelphia Fusion to walk away with the first ever Overwatch League Championship at the Grand Finals in 2018.

After putting out a skin to commemorate the 2018 MVP Sung-hyeon ‘JJoNak‘ Bang, it seems the League is also planning to celebrate the Inaugural Season Champs with a skin as well.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Spitfire were the Inaugural Season’s Overwatch League Champions.

Why a Winston skin?

Exactly why the League chose to go with a Winston skin is unknown, there could be more skins coming too, since this is still an unconfirmed leak at this point.

London does have Jae-hee Gesture’ Hong on their roster, who’s widely considered to be one of the top Winston players in the League.

The Overwatch LeagueGesture has put up some pretty crazy stats with Winston in the past.

What’s the skin look like?

Posted by Reddit user Wengzan, the new Winston skin turns the scientist into a World War fighting ace, with goggles and an old helmet.

The best part of the skin is probably Winston’s backpack, which now has propellors spinning away behind him.

It would make a lot of sense for the Overwatch League to celebrate the Spitfire with a new skin, but this is still just a leak – so nothing has been confirmed by the League so far.

WengzanThe leaked skin appears to turn Winston into a pilot.

If the skin turns out to be real, there’s a good chance it will be available for 200 OWL tokens, just like to Jjonak Zenyatta skin was.

With the League getting closer and closer to the 2019 Grand Finals in Philadelphia, the Winston skin could be coming to celebrate the event, but that’s all just speculation at this point.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals will be held in Philadelphia.

Based on the “Zen-Nakji” skin if pilot Winston is real, the skin will probably only be available for a limited time – so Winston mains should start saving those Tokens right away.

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Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.