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Overwatch cosplayer marks 10 years of StarCraft 2 as Kerrigan Widowmaker

Published: 30/Jul/2020 1:35

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch cosplayer decided to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of StarCraft 2 with one of the best takes on Widowmaker’s Kerrigan skin we’ve seen yet.

The Blizzard community celebrated the 10-year anniversary of StarCraft 2’s release on July 27, and Ukrainian cosplayer/Widowmaker fan ‘le_blaaanc_cosplay’ decided to cosplay the Overwatch sniper’s Kerrigan skin to mark the occasion.

For those not versed in StarCraft lore, Sarah Kerrigan starts out as a Terran Ghost, before eventually turning into the Zerg’s Queen of Blades and leading the race’s quest for galactic domination herself following the Brood War.

Widowmaker’s skin is based on Kerrigan’s look when she was a Ghost, and just by the first look at le_blaaanc’s take on the fan-favorite cosmetic, it’s clearly out of this world.

The armor is a spot-on recreation of what we see Widow rocking in Overwatch, and it even includes the Ghost’s optical equipment stashed up in Kerrigan’s fiery red hair.

Her Viper rifle looks exactly the same, as well, although sadly it doesn’t expand and retract as it does in-game. Nitpicking aside though, it’s a great take on the one tool no Widow cosplay is really complete without.

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Scenery can definitely make or break a cosplay, but that was no issue for le_blaaanc, who included shots taken against an industrial background, making it look like she’s fresh out of the barracks and ready to roll.

The interstellar space shots with a blue background definitely look like they could have been pulled off with some post-production editing, but according to the cosplayer they’re actually unedited, with the photos being taken against a real painting, using a smoke machine and some lights added in for effect.

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Последнее фото в буквальном смысле. Мы сделали его на последних минутах истечения срока аренды студии ? Очень благодарна фотографу @eva_davidova_photo за то что оперативно среагировала и выдала наилучший результат! ? Вообще из-за неработающего кондиционера и +32 в студии я чуть не потеряла сознание, и спасибо Еве что спокойно это восприняла и помогла мне прийти в чувство ? English in comments ?? #cosplay #cosplaymakeup #overwatch #overwatchwidow #overwatchcosplay #widowmakeroverwatch #gamecosplay #gamerlife #blizzard #blizzardcosplay #widowmaker #kerrigancosplay #overwatchcosplayer

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Sadly, Overwatch fans are no longer able to pick up the Kerrigan Widowmaker skin, as it was only available until April 3, 2018, as part of Blizzard’s celebration for the 20th anniversary of the first StarCraft game.

Read More: Metroid cosplayer goes viral as mind-blowing real life Samus Aran

For those looking to spice up their games with a bit of StarCraft flavor though, her Nova skin is still available as a Legendary for 1000 coins. Depending on which character you prefer, it might not be as great as Kerrigan, but it’s definitely the next best thing.

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Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.