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Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan headlines incredible Twenty One Pilots tribute

Published: 10/Aug/2019 23:40 Updated: 10/Aug/2019 23:56

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch fan has used the power of video editing software to make the game’s director Jeff Kaplan sing Twenty One Pilots smash hit “Stressed Out”.

Kaplan has been the face of Overwatch for many since the game’s release, through his Developer Updates and his annual Yule Log stream on Twitch – to name a few.

He’s also one of the most popular memes in the Overwatch community by far and clipping Kaplan to sing popular songs has become an art form all it’s own.

Credit to NeilBeale on YouTube for the masterpiece below.

Wish we could turn back time

YouTuber Overwatch musician has made a number of Jeff covers for popular songs, but the latest of Kaplan covering Twenty One Pilots might be one of their best.

As with all other Jeff covers, they used various clips cut together to make him sing the song, which was almost everywhere when it came out in 2015.

Blizzard Entertainment“Uncle” Jeff is the real-life personification of Overwatch for a lot of fans.

Overwatch musician admitted they had some trouble putting this together, but other than some rough transitions in the first half of the video, it’s definitely a work of art.

What could Jeff be reminiscing about? When Mercy had Rez as her ultimate, or maybe he’s thinking about when the game used to be entirely no limits? 

The world may never know.

Never change, Overwatch fans

It’s been a good week for hilarious, original Overwatch content, like the players who recreated Hanzo and Genji’s “Dragons” cinematic entirely in-game.

The project was only possible by using the Overwatch Workshop, which has already produced mountains of content since it’s release and shows no signs of slowing down.

If anything, the past week is just more confirmation of the fact that Overwatch fans continue to be some of the most creative out there.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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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
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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.