Overwatch fans really want Mei's Death Knight HOTS skin for Halloween - Dexerto

Overwatch fans really want Mei’s Death Knight HOTS skin for Halloween

Published: 2/Sep/2020 0:05

by Michael Gwilliam


Many Overwatch fans were stunned with the recent reveal of several new Mei skins in Heroes of the Storm, leading them to voice their desire to see Death Knight Mei in their own game in time for Halloween.

On August 31, a new Heroes of the Storm patch went live – and with it came some extremely cool Mei skins with Necrotopologist variants, including Frostbitten and Devilish.


The skins are part of a new event called CraftWars, which give StarCraft and WarCraft skins to other Blizzard heroes within the MOBA game.

Mei’s skins are basically inspired by WarCraft’s Lich King and Death Knights, which fit a meta joke among Overwatch fans that Mei is secretly evil, given her annoying kit.


Over on Reddit, fans were extremely impressed with the skin, calling on Blizzard to add the outfit to Overwatch – the game Mei is originally from.

“Can this come to [Overwatch]?” a top-voted comment by ElementalEffigy read.

“Maybe for next Halloween event?” suggested dm_junk, referencing Overwatch’s iconic event where heroes dress up in amazing costumes.


New Death Knight Mei skin in HotS! from Overwatch

The skin itself would fit the Halloween event and would be worthy of a Legendary classification. Overwatch itself already has some crossover skins with other Blizzard titles, including Sarah Kerrigan Widowmaker, Butcher Roadhog, Immortal Orisa and more.

Other users felt stunned and wondered why HOTS was getting more impressive skins than Overwatch.

“Why in the hell does HOTS get better skins than Overwatch?” Nomadic_View asked to the tune of over 100 upvotes.

Mei at Climate HQ
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Fans have been wanting a good Mei skin for awhile.

One user suggested that the issue may come down to hitbox sizes. “The problem is probably hitboxes. I’m guessing Hot Storm doesn’t have to worry about collisions as much as Overwatch does being a FPS,” guessed BurnerAhoy.

Nonetheless, fans waiting for a killer Mei skin in Overwatch may have to wait or change games completely to get their wish. Only time will tell if the Great Pumpkin blesses them with the Death Knight Mei skin in time for Halloween.


Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.


Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.


Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

Overwatch heroes 2020
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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.