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Overwatch 2 leak could reveal details about new hero Sojourn

Published: 30/Oct/2019 18:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 19:07

by Bill Cooney

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The big Overwatch news headed into BlizzCon has been the appearance of supposed “leaked” images from Overwatch 2, which could give us a hint at Sojourn’s mysterious origins.

Sojourn came to Overwatch’s fans’ attention when her voice and image appeared in the Storm Rising PvE mission, but she was first shown back in the ‘Recall’ short from 2016.

All we’ve seen so far are still images of the character, but leaked images from the last weekend before BlizzCon 2019 appear to show her in-game, and could also contain a new detail about her background as well.

Sojourn in the ‘Recall’ short from 2016.
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What’s the new Sojourn juice?

Reddit user King_Will_Wedge pointed out that in the leaked image with various heroes standing around a display, we can see Sojourn near the right side with her white hair.

The point out that on her left shoulder appears to be a maple leaf logo – the same symbol that appears on Canada’s national flag.

Sojourn seems to have a maple leaf emblem on her left shoulder.
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King_Will_Wedge also points out that, according to a report for ESPN by Rod ‘Slasher‘ Breslau, the new “Push” game mode is set to be introduced at BlizzCon on a new Toronto-based map.

Other than the name of “Push,” and the claim it will happen on a map set in Toronto, we don’t know much about the new game mode, though.

But there is a new hero rumored to be introduced to Overwatch this year, and if it were Sojourn, she could be the game’s first Canadian hero based on these clues.

The new hero could also be Echo, though, who was first introduced in the Reunion short from BlizzCon 2018, and she also shows up in recently-leaked official Overwatch art.

WoWHeadEcho appears in the top left of the art, which was found on the official Blizzard Gear store.
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What else do we think is coming at BlizzCon 2019?

There’s been a debate about whether Overwatch’s time at BlizzCon 2019 will focus more on Overwatch 2 or content for the current Overwatch we all know and love.

Overwatch 2 is reported to have both PvE and PvP elements, with new talent trees for all heroes according to leaks – whether these talents will be useable in both PvE and PvP remains to be seen.

But all the hype around Overwatch 2 doesn’t mean that the current version of the game won’t be getting any attention either. The new game mode “Push” could become available, and a new hero could also come to the game, we’ll have to wait and see.

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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.