Overwatch design shows why Brigitte would be the perfect villain - Dexerto
Overwatch

Overwatch design shows why Brigitte would be the perfect villain

Published: 27/Oct/2019 23:37 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 0:01

by Brad Norton

Share


One of the most optimistic characters in the world of Overwatch, Brigitte Lindholm has been reimagined as a villainous figure and the results are stunning.

Introduced to Blizzard’s competitive hero shooter in March of 2018, Brigitte quickly became the source of much controversy in the Overwatch space, having served as the catalyst for the controversial GOATS meta.

A few patches later and the hero has mostly been relegated to a niche pick, but what if Brigitte made a devastating return to the forefront of competition as an ominous villain?

As the daughter of everyone’s favorite engineer, Torbjörn, it’s fascinating to consider how the story would change if Brigitte abandoned her family and turned to the dark side instead. 

One enthusiastic Overwatch player has taken it among themselves to flesh out the idea, having designed a brand new skin for Brigitte as though she was a member of the ruthless Talon organization.

The skin from concept artist Chelsea Campbell showcased a villainous Brigitte, donning red and black armor in the same vein as others who follow the ideals of Talon.

From a haunting rework of her flail to the minor details such as a new hairstyle, the artwork showcased precisely how the support hero would come across if Overwatch lore was flipped on its head entirely.

Chelsea CampbellWould Brigitte still find herself in the support role if she were evil?

Led by Doomfist, Talon is a chaotic group in the world of Overwatch that promotes conflict at all costs. Believing that through turmoil and struggle, the human race will advance. 

If Brigitte were to join forces with the terrorist organization, she would be joining the likes of Reaper, Widowmaker, and fellow support hero Moira to disrupt the status quo. As the narrative evolves, perhaps we’ll one day see this artwork implemented into the game and be able to utilize a villainous Brigitte in battle.

Chelsea CampbellBrigitte turning to Talon could make for one of the most shocking twists in Overwatch history.
600

While the introduction of a Talon-based Brigitte skin would require some explanation in the lore of Overwatch, various other community creations could be brought to life with relative ease.

From these novel Halloween skins to an Avengers-themed crossover, the potential for unique Overwatch cosmetics is limitless.

Overwatch

Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

Share


Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
Blizzard Entertainment
D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.