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Overwatch player catches blatant cheater using aimbot

Published: 3/Apr/2019 0:23 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 0:57

by Bill Cooney

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Cheating in Overwatch, and pretty much every other online game, has been around since online gaming has, but every once in awhile an example will pop up that really makes you wonder how the cheater hasn’t been caught yet.

“Aimbotting” most often is when a player uses a third party program that aims for them, as you would expect, these are banned from pretty much every game out there, but a few manage to sneak through the cracks.

Some Overwatch players would argue that their game allows more than just a few aimbotters through and console Overwatch players probably have it even worse.

Aimbots give players an unfair advantage and are against the rules of most games, including Overwatch.

How did they know it was an aimbot?

During a match on Hollywood, Overwatch streamer control_wolfy noticed something strange about the enemy Soldier: 76, specifically, they didn’t seem to be missing a shot.

Wolfy’s suspicions were confirmed when they saw the Play of the Game, which of course went to the Soldier: 76 who was clearly using an aimbot.

Watching the clip, it’s clear to see that the Soldier player is using something to improve their aim and it is not subtle at all, even when they use Tactical Visor.

Every new enemy the cheater focuses on is done is a very jerky, unnatural movement that can only come from some kind of third-party software.

Will Blizzard do anything about it?

This happened on PS4, which goes to show that aimbotting isn’t just limited to just PC players, but is rampant on consoles as well.

Overwatch on PS4 and Xbox already receives less support than the PC version, so it wouldn’t be surprising if more blatant aimbots were able to get away with it on console servers for longer than they would be on PC.

Hopefully wolfy reported the cheater and they end up getting banned, or at least suspended, but this clip still shows how much of a problem aimbotting still is in Overwatch and other online games.

Cosplay

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

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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.