Overwatch fan creates the perfect skin to support Australia firefighters - Dexerto

Overwatch fan creates the perfect skin to support Australia firefighters

Published: 14/Jan/2020 15:58

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch fan has created a stunning ‘Firefighter Roadhog’ skin that would be perfect as a fundraiser for the fires in Australia.

With the Australian outback currently being ravaged by widespread fires, people around the world have been looking for ways to support the relief efforts, including the communities around several of the most popular games.

Now, Overwatch fan Armando Golzalez-Dorta has produced an incredible skin design that would be perfectly suited for a charity fundraiser in aid of the relief.

Roadhog and Junkrat sitting together

As the name suggests, ‘Firefighter’ Roadhog sees the hero dressed in a firefighter’s uniform, complete with oxygen mask, classic fireman’s hat, and fire hydrant connected by a hose to his hook. Meanwhile, the tattoo on his belly pays tribute to the animals who are suffering as a result of the first.

With Roadhog being one of two Australian characters in the game – the other being Junkrat – this would be the perfect choice if Blizzard chose to offer players a new skin to raise money to aid the real fight against the fires down under.

Firefighter Roadhog Overwatch skin concept

On January 5, a Reddit post proposing a skin of this type for Roadhog and Junkrat as a fundraiser saw massive support from the community, garnering over 64,000 upvotes. It wouldn’t be the first time that Blizzard had sold a skin in service of a good cause, with the ‘Pink Mercy’ skin raising nearly $10 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Blizzard also wouldn’t be the only game company to offer its players the chance to contribute to the relief effort. Infinity Ward recently released the ‘Outback Relief Pack’ for Modern Warfare, 100% of the net proceeds from which will be donated to the cause.

So far, the developers have yet to respond to calls for such a fundraiser, but with Blizzard having previously stated that they would like to run events such as ‘Pink Mercy’ for charity in the future, it’s certainly possible they could have something in the works.


Simple Overwatch trick gives Sombra a huge advantage on Hollywood

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:35

by Lauren Bergin


Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps, but it’s also one of its most challenging. Here’s a fun translocator trick for Sombra that’ll help you out on both attack and defence. 

Sombra has become one of Overwatch’s most notorious heroes both in terms of lore and as a playable character. The Mexican cyber queen is known for her flexibility: she works beautifully as a flanker, has enough raw power to dominate from the backline and can even become a support DPS.

One of the maps that sees the hacker played regularly is Hollywood, where often DPS players jump on Widowmaker or Hanzo to pop some heads. Sombra’s invisibility makes her perfect for dodging out of this full frontal sniper assault.

Another aspect of her kit that makes her the perfect Hollywood pick is her translocator, and one reddit user has a nifty trick to help you dodge attacks but still be impactful in fights.

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The Hollywood wild west set is one of the area’s most deadly to try and navigate.

Sombra translocator trick on Hollywood

Since the nerf to Sombra’s translocator which meant that it could no longer be placed on slanted surfaces, it’s been difficult to find an impactful spot to drop the tiny teleporter on Hollywood. The second area of the map — the Western themed set — is notorious for the slanted rooftops of the fake houses.

Reddit user TheOneLlama has come to the rescue though, and has given Sombra players a nice little translocator trick. If Sombra throws her translocator onto the Pioneer Hotel’s roof across from the walkway between the Bank and the Saloon, the device will land on the peak of the roof which is a flat surface.

From here, Sombra has a perfect eagle-eye view of the upcoming payload. This is perfect for defence because it means she’s there to pick off enemies, but also on attack so that she can disrupt the enemy backline.

nifty little translocate/invis spot I’d thought I should share from r/Overwatch

So, as if Hollywood’s back alleys and passageways weren’t good enough for Sombra, this little trick makes her even more dominant on one of her strongest maps. Try it out and see; you’ll be turning out the enemy’s lights in no time.