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Overwatch fan creates incredible manga-inspired Honeydew Mei art

Published: 27/May/2019 17:21 Updated: 31/May/2019 14:18

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A talented Overwatch fan has shown off their manga-inspired rendition of Honeydew Mei – and we’re completely obsessed with it.

Overwatch’s Anniversary 2019 event is well underway, with Honeydew Mei being just one skin out of many new character unlocks available to either purchase with in-game currency, or obtained from loot boxes.

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The event also brings back all past event unlocks so if you missed out on a particular item, now’s your chance to grab it before it’s locked again until the next corresponding event.

Blizzard Entertainment / Twitter: hecoheiohecoheio’s manga-inspired Mei is gorgeous.

Twitter user hecoheio showed off their vibrant rendition of Honeydew Mei, drawn in a manga style, complete with her melon-themed Snowball robot.

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In the art, Mei is seen standing in a carefree pose with her hands on her hips, which is pretty fitting for Mei’s laidback personality.

It is refreshing to see a different take on character fan art, and the manga style hecoheio chose to work with compliments Mei’s newest melon-themed skin perfectly, especially with the amount of detail the piece has.

Overwatch fans are extremely talented

Fan art is common for most video game franchises as people love to draw their favorite characters in their own unique styles, but Overwatch fans take it to a whole new level, as evidenced by this Ashe fan art by Zyari on DeviantArt.

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The art of Overwatch’s 29th hero captures Ashe’s attitude perfectly, with her standing in a sultry pose with her Viper gun slung over her shoulder.

DeviantArt: ZyariAshe is full of attitude in Zyari’s incredible artwork.

“This was a time consuming piece, but it was rewarding to showcase all the techniques I’ve learned recently!” Zyari posted in her image caption.

Although the piece took a long time to create, it’s certainly paid off as it’s a phenomenal piece of art and the amount of detail is insane.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.