Overwatch fans frustrated with lack of event skins for popular heroes - Dexerto

Overwatch fans frustrated with lack of event skins for popular heroes

Published: 15/Dec/2019 15:22 Updated: 15/Dec/2019 16:09

by Connor Bennett


Overwatch fans have expressed their frustrations with the line-up of Winter Wonderland skins, claiming that some heroes have had simple, yet brilliant ideas ignored yet again. 

Like many games, Overwatch has kept up with real-world celebrations by launching events for special holidays like Halloween and the Christmas period. In these events, some of the most popular heroes have been given specially themed skins. 

With the start of Winter Wonderland 2019 on December 10, Doomfist, McCree, Reaper, Sigma, Solider 76, Moira, and Mercy have all found themselves with holiday skins. These unlockable looks will be vaulted come January 2, but some fans have been disappointed with how other heroes have been ignored yet again. 

Blizzard EntertainmentSoldier 76’s received an ugly sweater skin for Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2019.

In a post to the Overwatch subreddit, user Salmon_OW pointed out that while the game has celebrated four years of holiday events, there has yet to be a single Halloween or Christmas skin for D.Va. 

“I feel like I don’t see anyone complaining but this upsets me a lot, she didn’t even get any voice lines or sprays or anything,” they said. “Other heroes are sitting on 2 Winter Wonderland skins and Halloween skins and she gets nothing.”

4 years Overwatch and not a single halloween and christmas skin for dva from Overwatch

Plenty of fans echoed the Redditor’s thoughts, noting that other character are also in the same place as D.Va. “Yeah I’m bummed about it too,” said pwnagekitten. “Was also having high hopes for a snowball Hammond, but I guess Mccree needed his billionth event skin, shrugs.”

Another user, raa0927, was left disappointed by a certain missing skin. “Another missed opportunity for Reindeer Orisa as well…,” they posted. 

However, other fans were quick to point out that while D.Va may have been ignored for the holiday event skins, she has got plenty of other alternative skins compared to other heroes.

“To be fair she has gotten 3 non-event skins which is a lot more than most,” commented TheGovernment36. “I mean not counting skins you can’t get anymore she still has 1 more than Genji who is also missing a Winter Wonderland and Halloween skin.”

While creative Overwatch fans do have their own, pretty genius, ideas for skins, the final call comes from Blizzard at the end of the day.

Wheter or not they’ll have heed of the fans’ frustrations and make something happen remains to be seen, but it might not be the worst advice in the world to follow.


Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney


A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.