Overwatch meets Avatar: The Last Airbender in amazing crossover trailer - Dexerto

Overwatch meets Avatar: The Last Airbender in amazing crossover trailer

Published: 10/Nov/2019 19:56 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 21:40

by Brent Koepp


An incredibly creative Overwatch fan has used the hero shooter to recreate the intro to the popular Nickelodeon animation Avatar: The Last Airbender, and it’s the best thing you’ll see all day.

The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon in 2005, and centered on a society where people ‘bend’ the four elements: water, earth, fire and air. However the protagonist of the show – a child monk named Aang – becomes the Avatar who can control all four elements, and is supposed to bring balance to the world.

The animation became a cultural phenomenon, and even spawned a popular spin-off in 2012 called The Legend of Korra. A talented Overwatch fan recreated the intro for the animation series, and perfectly nailed the show’s opening narration which sets up the lore.

NickelodeonThe popular animation first aired on Nickelodeon in 2005, and has become a cult hit.

Overwatch x Avatar

Reddit user ‘RobCee3‘ posted their trailer on the Overwatch subreddit, and creatively used four heros to represent each element: Mei as water, Sigma as earth, Torbjorn as fire, and lastly Lucio as air as the healer is supposed to be Avatar Aang.

The intro to the animation is narrated by one of the main characters in the show ‘Katara’, who set the stage for the epic tale by describing a world divided into four nations, and the fan trailer cuts to the global watchpoint map Gibraltar to represent that.

Hilariously, when the intro shows the Avatar controlling the four elements, the fan creation uses the tank hero Reinhardt’s shield and hammer to represent several of the elements, but resorts to spinning the character around quickly for air before cutting away.

The crossover impressively recreates each scene, even showing Lucio using his sonic amplifiers and wall-riding to represent the playfulness of Aang, before cutting to a shot from behind the hero posing which is how the animation intro ends.

While many fans hated M Night Shyamalan’s film adaptation of the Avatar, Netflix recently announced in 2019 that they plan to bring the popular show back in a live-action series, and even got creator Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino on board.

The animation has amassed a rabid fan base, and has become a popular cult hit at conventions. Given that Overwatch is about heroes who wield various powers similar to bending elements, this seems to be the perfect crossover.


Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam


Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.