Overwatch 2 concept explores how Ashe and B.O.B. could work in co-op - Dexerto
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Overwatch 2 concept explores how Ashe and B.O.B. could work in co-op

Published: 4/Jan/2020 23:08

by Bill Cooney

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Ever since Overwatch 2 was officially announced at BlizzCon 2019, fans have been wondering about what abilities each hero will get in the new PvE mode, and one player decided to explore one possibility for Ashe and B.O.B.

Ashe and her Omnic sidekick B.O.B. were introduced at BlizzCon 2018, and she’s since become one of the favorite DPS heroes in the game.

Developers have already said that every hero will be getting a new set of tiered abilities for Overwatch 2’s PvE mode, so Reddit user cal-nomen-official decided to come up with some ideas for Ashe and B.O.B.

Blizzard - OverwatchHero 29 in Overwatch, Ashe was added to the game in November of 2018.

We know from the game’s reveal that each hero will have different abilities available as they level up in the new PvE story mode, but apart from the heroes in the demo at BlizzCon, we don’t have any idea about what abilities there will be.

The unlocks would benefit Ashe and B.O.B. and sometimes both, like at level 20 with a trait allowing the Omnic to stay on the field until his health reaches zero.

cal-nomen-officialB.O.B. finally gets to use his road sign from the concept art in cal-nomen’s idea.

At level 10, B.O.B. gets to pull out his road sign, which would be a really cool ability to see actually added to Overwatch.

Ashe would also be able to deal more AOE damage at level 50 with the “Nitro” perk, which adds a napalm effect that sets the area around her dynamite explosion on fire.

As we said earlier these are just ideas, and we still have no idea what Ashe’s abilities will actually be in Overwatch 2, but there’s no harm in thinking about it in the time we have before the new game comes out.

Cal-nomen has been hard at work coming up with ideas for Overwatch 2 abilities already, earlier they came up with concepts for Orisa and everyone’s favorite tank D.Va.

It will be interesting to see how close cal-nomen and other Overwatch players get with their ideas when the actual details are revealed, whenever that happens.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.