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Overwatch Los Muertos hero takes Day of the Dead skins to next level

Published: 11/Jun/2019 13:34 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 14:01

by David Purcell


An astounding Overwatch corrupted hero concept has surfaced in the game’s online community and there’s no doubt that it looks not only game ready, but ready to represent the Los Muertos organization as well.

There have been a number of exciting hero concepts created since the title first launched in May 2016, ranging from interesting Jurassic Park inspired characters to heroes wearing Plague Doctor masks. 

However, a concept video that was uploaded to YouTube channel ‘Blame The Controller – Overwatch’ includes a brand new character creation that will “put terror in the hearts of your enemies” and he’s called Vidal. 

Blame the controller - Overwatch / YouTubeHere’s what Vidal would look like in Overwatch.

The hero is not just a standalone design, but comes with an interesting backstory and even some bonus content in the form of a fully animated comic. 

Working with the secretive Los Muertos organization in Overwatch, Vidal has been described by his creator as an evil healer that has more utility with lower healing. The character differs from Baptiste, who was originally in Talon, as he’s involved deeply with a different dark org within the game. 

Blame the controller - Overwatch, YoutubeHere’s a taster of this Overwatch hero concept’s interesting backstory.

Vidal has a number of different abilities, some of which are similar to that of others in the game’s roster, and others which set this fighter apart from others. 

The most important part of his entire kit is a stance swapping feature called Spirit Swap, according to the creator, as it controls how other abilities will work. There are a number of ability pairs available to the character, too, which include an Angry Spirit gun, paired with Empower, which buffs teammate damage for a short amount of time. 

Its debuff feature is Weaken, along with two self buff abilities called Blessing and Blood Thirst. These can be used as self healing mechanisms, but because the latter is activated in the spiteful stance, it’s more of a ‘life steal’ attack. Other details can be seen in the video also, such as a look at his ultimate – Spirit Protectors. 

The likelihood of this exact design making its way into the game is unlikely, but there’s definitely a chance that a future hero would be deeply entangled with the Los Muertos organization. This is definitely one direction that Blizzard could go. 


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl


Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.