Overwatch fans recreate hilarious highlight intros in real life - Dexerto

Overwatch fans recreate hilarious highlight intros in real life

Published: 24/Oct/2018 21:55 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 22:31

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch has some of the most creative fans out there, and now a group of the game’s fanatics has made some hilarious real-life recreations of in-game highlight intros.

The heroes that had their highlight intros remade are Ana, Soldier, Bastion, McCree, Reinhardt, Genji, and Widowmaker and they’re all pretty hilarious.

They all feature some pretty impressive acrobatics, too, especially the Bastion intro which has a guy doing a full front flip.

The award for funniest clip ends up in a tie, though, because the Genji and Widowmaker intros are both absolutely hilarious.

Genji’s intro features credit card shurikens instead of the real thing and Widowmaker’s, well, you just have to watch that one.

IRL Highlight Intros from r/Overwatch

The group that created these amazing intros have done the same for Super Smash Bros. in the past, but this Overwatch creation might prove to be their best yet.

Overwatch fans have been known to recreate heroes from the game with random things lying around, but this is a whole different level of creativity.


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

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam


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.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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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.