Overwatch fans have created some incredible artwork to show their love for the new Ana skin - Dexerto
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Overwatch fans have created some incredible artwork to show their love for the new Ana skin

Published: 10/Jan/2019 20:43 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 21:21

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch has some of the most creative fans around, so when the new Ana Bastet skin was announced, it was only a matter of time before people began making awesome artwork inspired by it.

The new Bastet skin was made available on January 7 as part of the Overwatch Bastet Challenge, which requires players to simply win nine games in any mode to acquire.

There’s also several new sprays and a victory pose to unlock, but what seems to have caught fans attention is Ana’s Egyptian god inspired skin.

The skin features Ana wearing a mask of the Ancient Egyptian god Bastet, who had the head of a cat and served as guardian of the Pharaohs.

Talented Overwatch fans have been able to produce pretty mind-blowing in the few days since the skin was revealed.

Ana is one of Overwatch’s most popular heroes and it’s clear she brings out the creative side in the game’s community.

Sprays have also been made available for those watching Overwatch streamers with in-game drops enabled. A total of seven sprays are available for fans who watch up to six hours of streaming.

Overwatch fans have until January 21 to win nine games and collect all the rewards from Ana’s Bastet Challenge.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.