Overwatch gets Persona 5 makeover in incredible crossover video - Dexerto

Overwatch gets Persona 5 makeover in incredible crossover video

Published: 20/Nov/2019 17:23

by Michael Gwilliam


Persona 5 is well-known for its stunning visual style of bright reds and cold blacks along with its dynamite soundtrack. As it turns out, the same style works quite well when applied to Overwatch.

YouTuber orphidia uploaded a video to the platform on November 19 showing off Overwatch mashed-up with the flare of Persona and the result is incredible.

Played alongside the song “Life Will Change” from the Persona 5 soundtrack, the video takes Overwatch heroes and highlights but plops them into the RPG’s universe.

One of the opening shots features a white silhouette of Genji running forward similar to the Persona protagonist Joker. The screen then changes to a close up of McCree and then numerous shots of multiple heroes from the Blizzard FPS.

YouTube/orphidia Widowmaker in Persona? A guy can dream.

What makes it so incredible is how much attention to detail there is on every single frame of animation.

Arguably the best part pops up 18 seconds in with McCree’s character showing off numerous action choices, replicating the gameplay of Atlus’ RPG.

It was clear that a lot of time and effort went into crafting this montage as a special treat for both Overwatch and Persona fans.

Of course, neither series is a stranger to crossovers. Blizzard has regularly included skins based on its other games for characters in Overwatch such as Widowmaker Kerrigan paying homage to StarCraft.

Persona’s Joker meanwhile was the first DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate and has become one of if not the most dominant character in the title, being mained by the likes of MKLeo – the world’s best player.

Fan-based crossovers are also incredibly popular. Early in November, Akshon esports reimagined Overwatch as a Dark Souls game with some eerily well-crafted Machinima.

YouTube/orphidiaLooking cool, Genji!

The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity nowadays and it’ll be fun to see what YouTubers like orphidia work on next.

If it’s anything like the Persona video, it’s safe to say we’ll be in for a treat.


Wild Overwatch glitch sends Roadhog’s Hooked victims sky-high

Published: 27/Nov/2020 22:19

by Bill Cooney


A crazy Overwatch interaction is sending heroes who get hooked by Roadhog flying up into the sky, but it only happens in certain situations.

Roadhog’s Hook is one of the most annoying abilities to deal with, and a skilled Hog can pick apart an enemy team’s backline with no problem at all.

However, the ability hasn’t always worked as intended over the years, and now a very unique interaction is popping up that boosts heroes who get hooked high into the air, as shown in the clip down below.

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Hog’s Hook has had plenty of issues over the years.

In the shot, Brig masterfully flails the tank off of the edge on Eichenwalde, but not before he throws out his hook to take her down with him.

Instead of falling to her doom though, Brigitte pops right up and is able to safely land on solid ground while Hog is definitely eliminated.

Despite how it looks, this episode doesn’t seem like it caused by the hero’s shield deploying, instead, it has to do with Roadhog being eliminated before the hook is released, along with a few other factors.

If a hero is still being reeled in when the beefy Tank is knocked out, and he’s not on solid ground, then the hooked hero will sometimes get propelled straight up, just like Brigitte was.

No place to go, but up. from Overwatch

Obviously, this is a very specific set of requirements in order for this glitch to happen, but if you want to increase the chances of it firing off, just play the Overwatch custom game mode called “12 Hooks 1 Hole” (Code: DK0DP).

As the name suggests you can only play Hog and there’s no cooldown on the Hook, which is your only weapon to try and get every other hero into the Ilios Well.

Since you’ll most likey be grabbing and getting grabbed as you go down into the dark, there are plenty of opportunities for it to happen. Roadhog’s signature ability has also historically been one of the most bugged in the game, so how long it takes Blizzard to fix this one remains to be seen.