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Overwatch fan gives Reaper’s Wraith form an impressive Workshop upgrade

Published: 27/May/2019 19:00 Updated: 27/May/2019 19:21

by Bill Cooney


One creative Overwatch player has made some changes to Reaper’s Wraith form in the Workshop that makes the ability a little more versatile.

Reaper’s Wraith form makes the hero move faster and invulnerable to damage while active, but in various Overwatch cinematics it’s able to do a lot more.

In the “Recall” and “Infiltration” shorts, Reaper can move around in three dimensions in Wraith form, so Reddit user MmmmmMaybeNot decided to make it work like it does in the shorts.

Death finds a way

MmmmmMaybeNot said they were inspired by the “Recall” short to tweak Wraith Form so Reaper can now float across open spaces and even move up and down slightly.

As an example, they take Reaper across the moat on Eichenwalde’s Second point using the new-and-improved ability.

There’s a lot of potential for flanking with the new Workshop Wraith Form, allowing players access to places that might be hard to get to even with the recently-updated Shadow Step.

If iMmmmmMaybeNot’s combined with another mod that allows Reaper to move through walls while using Wraith Form, it could make the ability much more powerful.

There’s no code currently available for the mode, but we will update the story as soon as one becomes available.

First the Workshop, now Replay mode

Shortly after the Workshop became available to players on all platforms, Overwatch released a surprise PTR update that finally brought back the Replay client for players.

The PTR patch also gave McCree a buff that turns him into a killing machine and has left players very confused to the Overwatch’s teams intentions.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Replay mode allows players to go back and watch games from any vantage point.

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan did say that this summer would have more surprises content-wise coming for players, so we’ll probably see even more changes and new content coming before too long.


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39

by Nate Searl


Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.