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Fan gives Ana her own Overwatch uniform for Storm Rising

Published: 19/Apr/2019 21:43 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:24

by Bill Cooney

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The new Storm Rising Archives event gave Soldier: 76 a new legendary skin showing his Overwatch dress uniform and one fan thought Ana should get one as well.

Storm Rising brought nine new skins for this year’s Archives event, but Ana wasn’t one of the lucky heroes to get a new legendary or epic skin.

Overwatch fan Chattywindow wouldn’t let that stop them though as they gave Ana her own Overwatch military-style uniform like Soldier: 76’s “Formal” skin for Storm Rising.

Ana’s Captain Amari skin.

Does Ana do it better than Soldier?

Chattywindow said that they were inspired by the original Overwatch trailer which showed all the heroes, including Ana, in suits.

Wanting to see this in the actual game, Chattywindow took Soldier: 76’s new “Formal” skin and simply swapped Soldier out for Ana while refitting the suit to make it look less like Ana’s head thrown onto Soldier’s body.

They also included a version with an overcoat to better match Ana’s current silhouette with her cloak and again, make her look less like Soldier: 76.

Her Biotic Rifle has been kept a plain white, but it probably could get the ceremonial wood treatment like Soldier’s weapon did for the skin.

ChattyWindow

Ana already has her “Captain Amari” skin, which is widely accepted as her official Overwatch “uniform” by fans, but this experiment from Chattywindow is a fun look at what a more formal skin could look like.

If Ana ever did get a skin like this, it would probably need to be changed so it wasn’t exactly like Soldier’s, but the base idea is still very cool.

Soldier: 76’s new skin and the rest of the Storm Rising skins are available for purchase or in loot boxes during the Archives event, which ends on May 6.

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Intriguing Overwatch ability idea turns Sombra into a Support DPS

Published: 24/Oct/2020 23:03

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan has come up with an alternate version of Sombra’s Hack ability that would allow her to provide powerful support to her team, much in the same way that Symmetra was once considered a “Utility” hero.

Any player with more than a few games under their belt knows that there are few things more annoying than getting Hacked by the Mexican stealth hero.

Under its effects, you can’t use any abilities, and passives like Lucio’s Wallride are unavailable as well. But what if it could be used to aid allies as well?

A similar line of thought must have occurred to ‘Jupit’ on Twitter, who came up with an alternate hack that can be used on teammates to reduce their ability cooldowns instead.

In the clip, which is not made with Overwatch itself, Sombra selects Mercy’s resurrect ability while hacking, which reduces the cooldown so she can bring back Tracer even faster.

Obviously this is just a rough (but well-visualized) concept for an ability – so it’s lacking in specifics such as how much the cooldown would be reduced by, what abilities can be hacked, and how it would interfere with her normal abilities, just to name a few.

As one of the most powerful DPS heroes out there right now, not many people are arguing that Sombra needs another incredibly strong ability. But it’s not hard to imagine how this could work if it did get added.

For example, unlike Moira who can switch between beams at a moment’s notice, the technologically blessed hacker would probably need to choose between either hacking an ally or enemy each cooldown, which could open doors to vastly different playstyles that could be developed by players.

Sombra activates EMP
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Sombra is already one of Overwatch’s most powerful DPS heroes, so she might not need such a powerful new ability.

What this does make us think of is Overwatch 2, which will feature customizable skill trees that will let us upgrade hero abilities to make them more powerful as you progress through the single-player portion of the game.

Who’s to say that Sombra won’t have a similar buff to her hack available when the sequel does roll around and Jupit is just lightyears ahead of everyone else? For all we currently know about OW2 (which isn’t much), it’s certainly plausible at least.