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Overwatch finally reveals new 2019 D.Va Anniversary skin

Published: 19/May/2019 18:25 Updated: 19/May/2019 18:34

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch wasted no time getting D.Va’s new Anniversary skin out to the masses – and it’s definitely one that will “break the internet”.

The Overwatch Anniversary event begins on May 21, so there are only a few days between the reveal of the skin and when players can finally get their hands on a new D.Va skin.

Players guessed previously the new skin could bee K-Pop themed, which wasn’t very far off from the new skin at all, which is named ‘Academy D.Va.’

Blizzard EntertainmentHer new Mech looks fantastic.

Time to hit the books

Academy D.Va might just be one of the heroes cutest skins so far. She’s been given straight black hair instead of her usual brunette and, like any good student, she has her glasses on.

Don’t worry, the pink is back and this skin makes plenty of use of D.Va’s favorite color. From her mech to her plaid skirt, the pink is definitely here.

Her MEKA looks amazing in pink and gold, and it even has some sort of head on top that makes it resemble an anime mech, which along with her outfit definitely makes this skins threat to “break the internet” legit.

Some fans might be disappointed that D.Va didn’t get any Heroes of the Storm skins, but after taking a look at the actual new D.Va skin, it will probably be pretty tough to stay mad at something that adorable.

What else do we know about the Anniversary Event?

The 2019 Overwatch Anniversary event begins on May 21, and there are still 5 new Legendaries and 3 Epic skins to be revealed at the time of writing this article.

Ashe, Baptiste and Hammond will also all be getting dance emotes, so they can bust a move in spawn along with everyone else.

D.Va was the only hero we were for sure was getting a new skin for the Anniversary event this year, so it will be exciting to see what else Blizzard rolls out. 

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.