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Overwatch fan creates stunning weapon skin concept designs

Published: 11/Nov/2019 17:30 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 17:52

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch fan has created some incredible concept designs for weapon skins in the game.

Cosmetics are a huge part of Overwatch, with the various new skins often the highlight of the various seasonal events in which they are released.

While players can choose the look of their heroes, however, they don’t have the option of changing how their weapon appears – aside from making it golden if they have unlocked the respective gold gun with competitive points.

While the weapon designs do change to a certain degree with different skins, many fans have long wished for a bit more customization of their weapons – especially as it is the only part of their own skin that players see themselves for most of their play time.

Now, Reddit user Gryz00 has developed some of their own concept designs to show off what weapon skins could potentially look like in-game, including multiple levels of rarity in the same way that hero skins varying levels of complexity.

Like existing skins, Gryz00’s ‘Rare’ weapon skins maintain the same model, offering only a different color or simple design.

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Legendary weapon skins, meanwhile, could offer more complex designs, such as glowing particle effects. If Blizzard themselves were to implement weapon skins, they could also make changes to the weapon’s model.

Gryz00

So far, Overwatch has stuck to the more MOBA-like approach of offering complete looks for each character, rather than the CS:GO or Call of Duty way of offering different weapon skins but keeping character models the same.

Given that Overwatch is first and foremost an FPS, however, there’s certainly scope and demand for separate weapon skins alongside different hero looks. Whether or not this is something Blizzard will ever explore remains to be seen – although with Overwatch 2 on the horizon, the sequel could perhaps offer both an opportunity, and an enticement for Overwatch players to upgrade to the new title.

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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.