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Overwatch 2 leak reveals first look at new potential Hero and Talents

Published: 27/Oct/2019 18:26 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 19:23

by Scott Robertson


With various reports confirming the existence of an Overwatch sequel, numerous “leaks” have appeared potentially revealing talents to alter abilities, and an additional new hero.

At the moment it certainly appears like the rumors of Overwatch will getting a sequel could be true, and Overwatch 2 will reportedly be debuted at the upcoming BlizzCon event at the beginning of November.

Following the ESPN report from Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, numerous leaks have surfaced regarding new alleged features of the upcoming sequels, including screengrabs of the new reported talent system and a potential new hero.

Cloud 9 and London Spitfire streamer Stylosa revealed alleged screengrabs from the unreleased Overwatch sequel, showcasing a potential talent selection screen for the hero Tracer, and an up close look at a potential new hero in Sojourn.

Sojourn has been in development for years, and has appeared throughout Overwatch several times, including the Storm Rising event, and the animated short “Recall”.

If she is indeed appearing at BlizzCon, she will be allegedly debuting instead of the initially reported Echo, who appeared in the Overwatch animated short “Reunion” at last year’s BlizzCon.

The screengrab shows a talent selection screen for Tracer, with a choice of two talents at three different level milestones. 

The first level gives her either an auto-reload or a damage boost to Recall. The second level grants damage to Blink or grants Pulse Bomb secondary explosions. The third level adds a pull and snare to Recall or reduced cooldowns for getting kills.

The third screenshot from the first set of Stylosa leaks shows a collection of heroes grouped together with Sojourn among them. 

On Sojourn’s left shoulder, there appears to be a red maple leaf, a symbol of Canada. Slasher reported on Twitter that a new map based in Toronto is in the works, so this could be a thematic skin or an indicator of Sojourn’s origin.

The leaks referenced here are just rumored, as nothing has been confirmed. As with all leaks, the notion of fake screengrabs is a possibility. But Sojourn has been reported to be in the works for a while, and other reports and rumors have indicated the inclusion of talents as well.

Regardless, all the answers to questions about the Overwatch sequel will hopefully be answered at BlizzCon.


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


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.