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Overwatch Tracer Comic Challenge event: Skins, Sprays, more

Published: 15/Sep/2020 19:00 Updated: 15/Sep/2020 19:02

by Brad Norton


On the back of announcing a new Dark Horse comic series starring Tracer, Blizzard has launched a tie-in Overwatch event for the game, allowing players to earn all kinds of comic-themed rewards.

Tracer is the star of a brand-new, five-part comic series titled ‘London Calling.’ The very first issue went live on Sept. 14 and a physical edition will soon bundle each installment. Alongside this fresh collaboration with Dark Horse Comics, Blizzard has also revealed a new Overwatch event kicking off in-game.

Tracer’s Comic Challenge is now live across all platforms, offering players uniquely comic-themed goodies. No different from the Nano Cola Challenge, or Bastion’s Brick Challenge, there are two key ways to earn limited-time rewards.

From an assortment of Sprays to an Epic Skin, there’s plenty up for grabs. We’ve got you covered with a rundown of the event, and how you can claim every item.

How to get the Comic Book Tracker Skin

Tracer skin in Overwatch
Tracer has received a new Overwatch skin to tie-in with her comic series.

While there are two separate tiers for rewards during the event, the first is as simple as playing Overwatch. Throughout Tracer’s Comic Challenge, all you’ll need to do is win games across a variety of modes. 

Quick Play, Competitive, and Arcade playlists will all contribute to your total wins. A few quick sessions throughout the duration of the event and you’ll have three new items unlocked. Here’s what they are:

Tracer’s Comic Challenge rewards

  • 3 Wins – Player Icon
  • 6 Wins – Spray
  • 9 Wins – Comic Book Tracer (Epic Skin)

The new Skin is a vibrant mix of blue and pink with comic panels and stickers scattered throughout. Be sure to get your games done in time as this limited Skin will not be unlockable any other way in the future.

How to unlock new Sprays during Tracer’s Comic Challenge

Overwatch Widowmaker spray
You can get Sprays from watching and playing during Tracer’s Comic Challenge event.

On top of rewards for playing Overwatch, you can also claim a bunch of new Sprays outside of the game. Just like in previous events, watching your favorite streamers on Twitch will net you various rewards.

You can keep streams open throughout the event and automatically earn items in-game just for tuning in. The new unlockable Sprays also come with unique voice lines to boot. Here are the requirements:

Comic Challenge stream-time rewards

  • 2 Hours – 1 New Spray
  • 4 Hours – 2 New Sprays
  • 6 Hours – 3 New Sprays

These will be available throughout the entire event as well. So there’s no need to rush six hours of Twitch viewership on the first day.

Overwatch Doomfist Spray
There are seven new Sprays in total that can be unlocked during the event.

Tracer’s Comic Challenge will be live across all platforms until September 28. Meaning you’ll have a few weeks to get your nine wins and watch six hours of streams if you want every reward.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
Blizzard Entertainment
Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.