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Someone turned Overwatch into an anime and it’s surprisingly great

Published: 31/Mar/2019 19:49 Updated: 31/Mar/2019 21:05

by Eli Becht


Overwatch has had numerous shorts that help develop the lore of the game, but did you know it actually lends itself quite well to an anime series?

For a game that is online-only, Overwatch has a surprising amount of lore behind the characters in the game.

Blizzard does a good job of explaining the origin of the characters through animated shorts and comics. Fans are able to become attached to the various heroes even though they’ve never actually played through the story themselves.

The animated shorts have been so good that fans often ask for a full series to be developed, which is kind of surprising considering that isn’t a thing yet.

It would be a good way to expand upon the lore of the growing cast of characters while giving players an additional source of entertainment outside of Overwatch itself.

This fan took things an extra step and added an anime theme song overlay to a short, which actually works pretty well.

Anime OP for the Overwatch Animated Shorts. *ChouCho from r/Overwatch

The video was uploaded to Reddit by user noob_plays_newpc and it shows various Overwatch animated shorts clip overlayed with an anime song with English subtitles.

For some strange reason, the music works very well with the animation and now we want to see full episodes produced. Many of the replies to the post echo that sentiment about wanting to see more.

The nearly minute and a half video manages to tell a complete story without having the music get in the way at all. 

Overwatch has proven it has staying power by remaining a powerhouse in the gaming industry for about three years now and with the launch of the Overwatch League.

With new heroes always on the horizon, Blizzard always has players looking forward to what’s next in the game. Hopefully, someone at Blizzard is able to see this and greenlight some official ones.


Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam


Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.