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Another Overwatch leak reveals brand new Storm Rising skins

Published: 9/Apr/2019 23:42 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 0:05

by Bill Cooney


A new leak from the official accidentally revealed the start date for Storm Rising, April 16, a couple of weeks before the first official teaser came out on Sunday, April 7.

Now, it appears the achievements for Storm Rising have been leaked as Blizzard gets the Overwatch website ready for the next event.

SegadorYSoldadoSome of the achievements for Storm Rising from the official Overwatch website.

New skins you say?

The images of the leaked achievement icons were shared on Twitter by @SegadorYSoldado and one of the icons appears to show new skins for four Overwatch heroes.

On the icon labeled ‘Freelancers” there appear to be icons for Baptiste, McCree, B.O.B. representing Ashe and what appears to be Bastion.

McCree’s hat and hair certainly don’t resemble any of his present skins and for Baptiste, it’s pretty hard to tell what’s different just from the icon.

Bastion doesn’t resemble his base skin at all, could we be getting a special Talon Bastion skin? Only time will tell.

Undoubtedly the most important discovery from this leak is that for Ashe’s new skin, B.O.B. appears to be getting a monocle, which might be the most important Overwatch update of 2019

There are nine new locked skin slots on the official Overwatch Archives site, so we’re for sure getting at least nine new skins.

We never knew how badly we needed B.O.B. to have a monocle until we saw this.

What else does the leak tell us?

The achievement icons also indicate the return of the Talon Troopers for Storm Rising as enemies and could possibly hint at a boss fight with Maximilian.

The four heroes mentioned in the April 8 teaser: Tracer, Genji, Winston and Mercy, all appear on their own achievement as well, but their icons don’t appear to have changed.

Overwatch has yet to officially reveal any of the new skins for Storm Rising, but now fans will be eagerly waiting to see if these leaks were accurate and whether or not we’ll be blessed with a monocled B.O.B.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.