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Original Overwatch skin idea makes Reinhardt perfect for karaoke

Published: 29/Mar/2020 19:51

by Bill Cooney

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A new idea for a Reinhardt skin finally gives the Overwatch shield tank an outfit to match his epic karaoke performances.

Several heroes have the ability to sing at the microphone in the karaoke parlor spawn room on Busan, but Rein was one of the first who was able to do so back when the map was added.

Now, Reddit user MrChumpii has created a skin design that would be perfect for Reinhardt to rock while he’s jamming out before a match.

Right away you’ll notice that “Party Animal” Reinhardt, as the skin idea is called, boasts some of the most impressive heads of hair in all of Overwatch.

A glorious blonde afro sits atop Reinhardt’s head, and he even has a little purple pick stuck in the top to touch it up after it gets out of place during team fights.

His armor is silver and gold, with green and purple baubles along with mirrored disco ball panels spread out across it. Even his little glasses are colored purple and green as well.

There’s also a cryptic “70” written on Rein’s girdle armor, we know from Overwatch lore that Rein is supposed to be in his early sixties, so perhaps MrChumpii just took a guess at it instead.

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A Rein skin like this would be an instant hit with Overwatch players.

The hammer for Party Animal Reinhardt (or “Partyhardt” as one clever user suggested), might be one of the best ideas for the tank’s weapon yet: a giant disco ball.

Rein’s funky armament looks like it was ripped directly from the ceiling of Busan’s spawn after an especially intense karaoke session got out of control.

Chumpii also envisioned the skin playing some kind of music as well, similar to how Lucio has songs coming from his kit.

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Reinhardt players are about due for a new skin, too.

It’s been many moons since we’ve seen a new Reinhardt skin come out, so it might be worth keeping an eye out for new cosmetics coming for the crusader in 2020.

He may have struck out for Archives this year, but we’ll only have to wait about a month until May, for when the Anniversary event usually begins to get another opportunity.

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Seagull explains why Overwatch 2 will focus on PvE campaign over PvP

Published: 25/Oct/2020 22:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer and former Overwatch League pro Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned delved into why he believes the sequel’s campaign will be getting more attention from the developers than the multiplayer PvP.

While Overwatch 2 was announced at BlizzCon 2019 to much fanfare, a lot is unknown about the sequel. What we do know, however, is that the game will feature a campaign mode that should push the story forward drastically.

Additionally, there will be at least one new PvP mode in the form of ‘Push,’ new maps, and several new heroes added to the roster.

According to Seagull, while the competitive multiplayer component is in a good spot, Blizzard’s devs are probably pivoting the franchise.

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Overwatch 2 will have new heroes.

As Larned explained, they’re doing this to “better appeal to all the casual players who love the Overwatch universe, but stopped playing because they don’t want to play PvP.”

“How many people do you know who see Overwatch cinematics and say ‘that looks so f**king cool’ and then they log in, but they don’t want to play a hardcore sweaty PvP game?” he further noted.

He continued to compare the casual player base to fans of World of Warcraft and Destiny, where there is a heavy focus on PvE content, and how Overwatch 2 will appeal to them.

“And then you have a dev team who is all former MMO developers who worked on f**king Titan for like a billion years before that game got canceled,” he added. “Of course they’re probably going to make the coolest f**king PvE game. It’s like the best sequence of events.”

“They have an audience that really loves the universe…of course they’re going to go down that line,” Seagull claimed. “That seems pretty straightforward to me.”

With BlizzCon 2020 moved to February, it’s looking like we’re going to learn a lot more about the game and how it will appeal to both casual and ladder players in 2021.

But, if you’re anything like Seagull, you can’t wait to see how the team handles the long-awaited, highly anticipated sequel.