Overwatch player demonstrates how to tell if Ashe's hip-fire will be accurate - Dexerto

Overwatch player demonstrates how to tell if Ashe’s hip-fire will be accurate

Published: 23/Nov/2018 21:02 Updated: 23/Nov/2018 21:09

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player noticed a cool detail about how Ashe’s character animation relates to her hip-fire accuracy.

Ashe is the most recent addition to the Overwatch hero roster, having been released to the live servers on November 13.

As players get more hands-on time with the new hero, they’re discovering more and more details about her and how to get the most out of her kit. One such detail relates to how the hip-fire recoil resets on her Viper rifle.

Ashe’s hipfire has a perfectly accurate first shot – therefore making it perfect for hitting her dynamite for an early detonation – but after that it will go immediately into a less precise pattern, with each shot instead landing within a certain radius if fired in quick succession.

Blizzard EntertainmentAshe and her companion/ultimate ability B.O.B. have proven very popular.

There’s a short cool-down before the hip-fire will shoot straight again, but as u/Bullgrit noticed, there’s a visual cue that lets players no exactly when this happens.

When Ashe fires rapidly from the hip, she keeps her hand to the side of the rifle as she pulls the trigger in quick succession. When the recoil resets, however, she moves her hand back to gripping the stock.

By keeping an eye on the animation, it’s therefore possible to know exactly when a hip-fire shot will once again fire with perfect precision.

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Awareness of this little detail might have limited use in-game, as the faster fire-rate is the primary benefit of the hip-fire over the more precise, higher-damage aim-down-sights shots.

However, it’s an interesting little detail to note in itself that Blizzard had the attention-to-detail to line up the precision reset of the weapon with the animation of Ashe taking full control of the rifle by gripping the stock.


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.