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Overwatch fan creates incredible popstar D.Va concept skin

Published: 26/May/2019 0:46 Updated: 26/May/2019 0:50

by Virginia Glaze

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With the release of mech pilot Overwatch team can cook up yet another costume worthy of “breaking the internet” – and one artist has taken on the task, themselves.

Artist ‘FluffyDus’ drew a mockup of a “popstar” skin for the character, almost reminiscent of League of Legends’ KPop group, K/DA, due to the outfit’s deep purple and pink hues.

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FluffyDus gave D.Va a pair of futuristic, knee-high boots, coupled with a short-sleeved one piece, gauntlets, and fishnet leggings.

BlizzardOne artist decided to change up D.Va’s classic design in a big way.

To further add to the “popstar” image, FluffyDus likewise bestowed D.Va with a pair of stylish headphones, and even styled her hair color to platinum blonde pigtails that end in a pink ombre.

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D.Va’s signature bunny sigil can be found on the bust of the fashionable fit, which nearly looks like the design for some type of new Vocaloid – a concept that D.Va herself likely wouldn’t be opposed to.

FluffyDus, DeviantartArtist ‘FluffyDus’ created a stunning “popstar” outfit for MEKA mech pilot D.Va in wake of her 2019 Anniversary skin.
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Overwatch fans were largely delighted at FluffyDus’s design, leaving them hungry for an accompanying change to her MEKA mech – although no such concept has yet been released by the artist.

This D.Va mockup follows the release of her 2019 Anniversary skin, which Overwatch’s lead designer, Jeff Kaplan, claimed would “break the internet.”

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A sharp contrast to FluffyDus’s “popstar” mockup, D.Va’s official Anniversary skin ended up being a schoolgirl outfit, appropriately named “Academy D.Va.”

While D.Va herself dons scholarly glasses and a school uniform, her MEKA mech got a brand-new paint job, sporting a hot pink and gold exterior that’s easy on the eyes.

Overwatch’s Anniversary Event is currently underway, with more Epic and Legendary skins on the horizon.

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Heroes Ashe, Hammond, and Baptiste are likewise set to receive new dance emotes as part of the event, leaving fans waiting for even more content as the event goes on.

BlizzardCharacters Ashe, Hammond, and Baptiste are set to receive dance emotes to fit in with the rest of the crew as part of Overwatch’s Anniversary event.

While it’s unlikely that fans will see FulffyDus’s exact design in the game, it wouldn’t be out of place for D.Va to receive a Kpop star outfit in the future, should Blizzard start brainstorming even more outfit ideas for the pilot.

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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.