Overwatch community recolors “ugly” Dragoon Mercy Anniversary skin - Dexerto

Overwatch community recolors “ugly” Dragoon Mercy Anniversary skin

Published: 18/May/2020 17:41

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch’s Anniversary Event kicks off on May 19, and players are already taking issue with one of the new skins, blasting the color scheme for Dragoon Mercy.

The skin, which was first unveiled on May 17, features the support hero in dragon-like armor consisting of a helmet made out of the skull of the mythical creature. The big problem that people have with the cosmetic, however, is its color: green.

Across the fandom, fans have complained about the green armor, hoping that it was anything but.

“My imagination ran wild when we first heard about the skin. but seeing the real thing, it’s really good and I know it would look better if it wasn’t green,” user j21543 wrote on Reddit.

“I never thought there’d be an ugly Mercy skin that could compare to Devil/Imp,” fayescarlet sighed.

Dragoon Mercy looks amazing in black.

In less than a day, some fans went out of their way to “fix” the skin by changing up its colors and the result is really neat.

Redditor ZenofyMedia listened to the community’s suggestions and put together an album with all sorts of color variants.

In either blue, black, purple or dark gray, the skin seems to be much more well-received, but the artist noted that getting it right was hard.

Users preferred the purple remix to the green.

“Personally, I wasn’t a fan of Blizzard’s choice, but having tried my hand at it – it’s difficult!” they wrote. “She has exceptional skins particularly ones that are Blue/Purple and I feel like they’re pretty hard to top, I think this is a valiant attempt, but just not quite there all in all.”

While it’s unlikely that Blizzard changes the skin before the event comes out, hopefully they’ll add in some color variants of the Dragoon skin in time for the 2021 Anniversary or even Overwatch 2.


Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.