Overwatch fan creates perfect replica of Lucio's iconic Sonic Amplifier - Dexerto
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Overwatch fan creates perfect replica of Lucio’s iconic Sonic Amplifier

Published: 23/Dec/2020 11:32

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch hero Lucio has an army of virtual and real life adoring fans all across the globe. One fan has went the extra mile to show off their Lucio appreciation by recreating his iconic weapon, the Sonic Amplifier. 

In the run up to Christmas, Overwatch fans everywhere have no doubt asked good ol’ Saint Nick for a whole host of Overwatch themed goodies. Whether you’re hoping he’ll gift you some of the new Winter Wonderland skins, or some cool merch, players across the world will be receiving some fun prizes.

The game’s community are beyond dedicated, as seen by the countless different skin concepts and cosplays that dominate the game’s subreddit.

One player has went the extra mile though, and has created a replica of Lucio’s iconic sonic weapon that makes the virtual gun become reality.

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Lucio’s iconic Sonic Amplifier is great for booping enemies off the face of the Earth.

Fan recreates a real life Sonic Amplifier

A post from u/Ddoom3099  shows a photograph of the mind blowing replica that they created to surprise one lucky Overwatch fan.

Stating that they “made my best friend a replica of Lucio’s sound amplifier for Christmas,” Overwatch fans across the globe are no doubt as green as Junkrat’s Elf skin with jealousy.

The hefty weapon has been masterfully crafted, with the colors, details and handle making it a picture perfect recreation. With 10.9k upvotes and nearly 200 comments, the community are clearly pretty impressed with Ddoom3099’s craftmanship.

I made my best friend a replica of Lucio’s sound amplifier for Christmas! from r/Overwatch

Fans react

There’s nothing but waves of praise in the comments section for the weapon. One responder noted that “that’s how you know you have a good friend,” while another replied that the creator should “show it at the next Blizzcon, you will be famous!”

The weapon’s size has generated a debate of equal proportions though, with a whole host of commenters complimenting ‘Lucio’s crazy wrist muscles’ as he wields the Amplifier one handed. This then evolved into a discussion about the hero’s leg muscles which led to one fan concluding that “dude doesn’t have calves, he has bulls.”

What better way to spread the Christmas cheer than sharing such a unique gift? It’s a reminder that even in 2020 there’s light at the end of the tunnel. So, Ddoom3099, feel free to hit us up, we’ve been really nice this year!

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New Overwatch Ashe skin teased in “Deadlock Rebels” book

Published: 25/Feb/2021 20:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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An upcoming Overwatch book seems to be hinting at a possible new Ashe skin coming to the game, possibly for the Anniversary or Archives events.

Overwatch fans spotted a new cover for the book online and noticed how Ashe has a completely different look than the one most players are familiar with.

In this, she still sports her white hair, but wears a red jacket and dark black pants while standing back-to-back with McCree, who seems to be drawn in his “Deadlock” skin look from the Archives event.

According to the book’s synopsis on Amazon, Deadlock Rebels takes place when Ashe is still in high school and is arrested before her graduation. As such, her parents cut her off from the family fortune.

Ashe escorts the payload
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Ashe has quickly become one of the most popular Overwatch heroes.

From there, she teams up with her butler B.O.B and McCree to steal back what the book claims is “rightfully hers.”

Furthermore, the synopsis states that the novel will explore the founding of the Deadlock Gang – one of Overwatch’s more underdeveloped factions.

The poster has fans hopeful that they’ll be able to get their hands on this new look Ashe in the form of a future skin.

“Yoooo, Young Ashe looks great. I hope we will get that as a skin since we already got the McCree one?” one asked on Twitter.

“I smell a new Ashe skin coming!” another remarked.

The book is set to release on June 1, 2021, so it doesn’t quite line-up with the new Archives event, which begins in either April or March.

McCree Deadlock skin
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The skin seems connected to Deadlock McCree.

However, the Anniversary event may be very likely, as every time that event has happened it’s run from May to June – which suggests the next event will overlap with the book’s release.

Although nothing is confirmed just yet, and this new look for Ashe could be exclusive to the novel itself, hopefully, Blizzard does end up releasing a skin based on this younger Ashe in the future.