Overwatch leaker claims hero bans are coming soon - Dexerto

Overwatch leaker claims hero bans are coming soon

Published: 20/Jan/2020 21:57 Updated: 21/Jan/2020 12:48

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch leaker Metro revealed he’s received information that a major update will be coming to the game in the next few weeks.

Metro was one of the main leakers that shared information about Overwatch 2 before the game debuted at BlizzCon 2019.

Rumors of a substantial update have been circulating in the Overwatch community since streamer Emongg teased viewers that something big was in the works.

Metro claimed in a January 20 Tweet that hero bans were something the dev team have been working to bring to the game.

“Big update for OW is rumored in a few weeks,” Metro wrote. “It is very likely that hero bans will be added to the game as the dev team has been working on them for a while!”

They did warn everyone to take this prediction “with a grain of salt,” which is always a good thing to do with these kinds of unconfirmed leaks.

“Take this with a grain of salt, it’s a source different from the Blizzcon leaks,” Metro cautioned. “I do know they are working on hero bans and a bigger update is coming soon though, would make sense if it is the same thing!”

Exactly how hero bans would be implemented into Overwatch, which has never included the feature before, remains to be seen, but if developers have been working on it for a while as Metro said, it will be interesting to see how they make it work.

Blizzard - Overwatch2020 could be a big year, even if Overwatch 2 doesn’t come out.

While hero bans would certainly be a huge addition to Overwatch, Metro hinted that it might only be part of the “big” update coming in a few weeks.

We don’t have exact dates for any upcoming Overwatch changes, but Tuesdays and Thursdays are usually the days the game gets updates, so keep an eye on the patch notes and stick with Dexerto for more information.


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.