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Overwatch March 25 PTR update may force Junkrat players to change how they aim

Published: 26/Mar/2019 22:38 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 23:11

by Bill Cooney


March 25’s Overwatch PTR update could force Junkrat players to change the way they aim with Junkrat’s primary weapon.

Junkrat, Reaper, and Symmetra all got updates on March 25 in an effort to make them more viable, but Junkrat’s may be the most significant one players have to get used to.

The changes are intended “to slightly increase the range at which Junkrat can land direct hits,” but it might also change the way Junkrat players have to aim with his Frag Launcher.

Blizzard EntertainmentJunkrat’s Frag Launcher got an update in the latest Overwatch PTR patch.

The update increases the speed of Junkrat’s grenades from 20 to 25, but they now bounce less and explode sooner than they did before.

Blizzard said in the patch notes that aiming would feel the same after the changes, but early clips from the PTR show that may not be the case.

In a clip, Twitch streamer prolikechro compared Junkrat as he is live to the version currently on the PTR in the practice range.

For both, he bounced several shots off of a wall, and the live version looked pretty familiar, but on the PTR the grenades exploded in exactly the same spot each time.

Obviously, the Frag Launcher performs differently when being shot straight on and can go farther, but a lot of Junkrat players like to use the bounce they’ve gotten used to.

Prolikechro didn’t go so far as to say whether the changes were good or bad, but did admit they were definitely different from what he’s gotten used to playing Junkrat.

The updates only hit the PTR on March 25, so the vast majority of players haven’t gotten to try the changes yet, but they do seem like they’ll take a little getting used to.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.