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Overwatch heroes without hats are surprisingly disturbing

Published: 15/Sep/2019 20:29 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 13:26

by Bill Cooney

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A curious Overwatch player has discovered the horrors lurking underneath the game’s detailed and brightly-colored surfaces.

Overwatch is known and loved partly because of its unique art style and characters, which is one of the reasons it’s so popular with fans.

Reddit user Owlero decided to find out what lies underneath the surface of some of Overwatch’s skins, and the results might just haunt you in your sleep tonight.

What did Owlero find?

Owlero used the Overwatch replay viewer to look at what Symmetra, Reaper, Torbjorn, Moira and Zarya look like underneath their hats.

Symmtra’s Oasis skin has a mask that covers her eyes, and it also takes them away, leaving the hero with a blue face and black eyes that looks like it’s right out of a horror movie.

There are some interesting things under the various hats in this game. from r/Overwatch

Reaper is in serious need of a trip to the barber, based on what his hair looks like underneath his Blackwatch skin’s beanie. Hopefully that’s just hat hair, otherwise Reyes is in some serious need of a touch up.

Turns out Torbjorn has a lazy eye underneath the eyepatch of his Blackbeard skin, but the wildest surprises have to come from Moira and Zarya.

Moira’s Blackwatch skin and Zarya’s Siberian Front have two things in common: both heroes have hats, and both are almost completely bald underneath as well.

Blizzard EntertainmentMoira, you can leave your hat on.

New Overwatch update coming soon?

Developers have confirmed that more hero balance changes, including some for Zarya and Symmetra, will arrive to the game soon.

They didn’t give an exact date for when the changes would arrive, but they did say they would be balancing more heroes going forward to bring them in line with the new 2-2-2 system.

Zarya and Symmetra will both be getting a change to their beam damage, according to developers.

As we said, we don’t have an exact timetable for when these changes will be happening, but they could be coming just before or after the Overwatch League Grand Finals on September 29.

Maybe the changes to Zarya and Symmetra will help us forget what they look like underneath some of their skins.

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Insane Overwatch Junkertown spot lets Widowmaker shoot through walls

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:26

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to take the high ground on Junkertown second should beware of a sneaky wall where Widowmaker players can shoot through to score headshots.

Widowmaker thrives when she can dominate at a range and use her one-shot one-kill snipes to her advantage. The very threat of potentially having your head taken off from a mile away forces players to act differently.

Junkertown is one of the maps where the hero gets the most value with its long sightlines leading to all sorts of pick-off potential. And, as it turns out, some walls on its second point can be shot through if timed right.

As Twitch streamer Kragiee showed, while playing as Torbjorn, he attempted to duel a Widow at range and called it out to his team.

Widowmaker on Hanamura
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Widowmaker’s ability to one shot heroes is a massive threat.

After his turret was destroyed, the player started using the hammer’s melee and ended up getting shot right through the wall, confusing his chat.

“WHAT?” many viewers wrote, trying to make sense of what they had just witnessed.

Once the dust had settled and the match ended, the streamer reviewed what just happened using the replay viewer.

Amusingly, Kragiee’s hammer and claw seemed to have clipped through the wall, causing the Widow player to see exactly where he was.

However, while the hammer and claw may have clipped through, it didn’t explain why or how the Widow was able to score a headshot onto the Torb.

As some users pointed out in the chat, there seems to be a small gap where the character fired her shot that allowed the bullet to go through the wall and connect onto the Swedish builder hero.

It’s also possible that Torbjorn’s head clipped through just enough so that he was vulnerable despite technically being on the other side.

Regardless, it’s something that both all players should be aware of in the event they find themselves in a duel on the second point and need any advantage they can get.