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One Overwatch hero proving to be “devastatingly good” after latest PTR patch

Published: 13/Jan/2019 14:58 Updated: 13/Jan/2019 15:13

by David Purcell


Overwatch’s recent PTR patch has some great winners and some sorry losers, but one stands out from them all having received a tremendous buff that’s made the character very effective indeed. 

New changes included nerfs for both Brigitte and D.Va, which was good news for players who had been longing for those tweaks for quite some time, but a boost for one hero could make it a more popular selection moving forward. 

Your Overwatch has released a video on YouTube, breaking down the most significant highlights of the January 7 update and it seems that Reaper might be on the brink of turning into the next Doomfist – who was nerfed in the Winter Wonderland patch in December of last year for being overpowered. 

BlizzardReaper, the Overwatch hero who can tear enemies apart with its twin shotguns.

This new update will still leave Reaper exposed to the likes of a pro level Lucio, who can just move Reaper out of the way, and the hero will still be hurt by powerful range damage characters. However, in other areas of battle, it’s a different story. 

“In the ranked context, Reaper is going to destroy things and I’ll tell you why. There’s a few matchups that I think you’re going to be utterly shocked at how well Reaper can take them, when you know what you’re doing” the narrator explains in the video below. 

The best duel, he believes, to indicate the new strengths of Reaper is against McCree where – if you keep your distance – you’ll be able to read and dodge the character with ease. 

His hammer won’t do enough damage to kill you and Reaper can then outheal McCree’s body shots, giving it a huge advantage in battles after this latest patch. 


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


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.