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Overwatch dev responds to concerns over healers “always” getting POTG

Published: 5/Apr/2020 22:45

by Michael Gwilliam


An Overwatch developer has confirmed that some changes will be coming to the Play of the Game algorithm after complaints about support heroes constantly obtaining the match highlight.

The “Play of the Game” highlight plays at the end of an Overwatch match and shows off what is supposedly the top sequence of the round.

Normally the play consists of either a large number of kills, a tremendous amount of healing, or a couple of “boop” eliminations as they tend to be worth more when the game determines the top clip.

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Have supports been getting too many POTGs?

Recently, Overwatch players have taken issue with supports getting “too many” POTGs.

In a post on the official forums, user Roguebantha compiled all the complaints into one thread titled “Aggregating all ‘POTG’s always go to healers’ bug reports.”

The post linked back to numerous complaints by Overwatch players about certain heroes always getting their highlight played.

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Players took issue with Brigitte getting a lot of POTGs.

Most users found that the algorithm caused Moira and Brigitte to frequently getting POTG. “I’ve gotten multiple quads and quintuples but it’s always been taken over by some dumb Brigitte just swinging her weapon and getting assists,” one user wrote.

“Seems like in every game there is a Moira and someone does a big play, the Moira gets the POTG because she threw a damage orb and healed someone. This is really annoying,” another stated.

Now, according to developer Matt Whited, the team is working on a fix. “We are testing a fix and hope to resolve the issue with our next release (1.47),” he replied.

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Moira’s healing has earned her many POTG highlights.

It’s unclear when this patch will be and what else will be included in it. Currently, the game’s newest hero, Echo, is still undergoing testing on the PTR and a series of hero nerfs and buffs are being tried out in the Experimental Mode.

Only time will tell if they go live alongside the fix to support POTGs.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.