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Overwatch leak reveals new Mei skin for Anniversary 2019

Published: 21/May/2019 7:18 Updated: 21/May/2019 7:31

by Joe O'Brien


A new Mei skin has been leaked as part of the new cosmetics for this year’s Overwatch Anniversary event.

The 2019 Anniversary event will celebrate three years since the release of Overwatch, and is due to kick off on May 21 and end on June 10.

As with all events, one of the highlights for many players will be the new cosmetics on offer, with this year’s Anniversary offering six new skins, of which three will be of Epic rarity and six will be Legendary. The event will also include new Dance emotes for Ashe, Baptiste, and Wrecking Ball.

So far, Blizzard have revealed the D.Va skin that was promised to “break the internet”, which turned out to be “Academy D.Va”, as well as a new skin for Winston titled “WinSTONE”, which sees him transformed into a stone gargoyle.

Now, a leak has revealed a third new skin, which sees Mei sporting what appears to be a server’s uniform at some kind of shop or restaurant.

@OverwatchNaeriThe new Mei skin for Anniversary 2019.

While the name or rarity of this skin haven’t been revealed, significant changes to Mei’s character model such as the short sleeves, cap, and bow suggest this is more likely to be one the Legendary skins.

The Anniversary skins will be available for the duration of the event in Anniversary loot boxes, as well as being directly purchasable with credits. The new Legendary skins will cost 3000 credits each, and the new epics will cost 1800 credits each.

Blizzard haven’t yet announced what else fans can expect from the 2019 Anniversary event. For the 2018 iteration, all previous event Brawls were featured on a rotating schedule in the Arcade, allowing players to experience modes that otherwise only appear once per year in their respective events.

The Anniversary also typically features a new arena map to join the pool of smaller maps that are used for modes like Deathmatch and 3v3 games, but Blizzard have yet to reveal such a map if there is indeed a new one on its way.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4