Overwatch player discovers advantage of barefoot D.Va & Pharah skins - Dexerto

Overwatch player discovers advantage of barefoot D.Va & Pharah skins

Published: 17/Sep/2020 20:09

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking for some sort of advantage with D.Va and Pharah should look no further than the pair’s Summer Games skins for the “sole” reason that they’re barefoot.

Being able to hear your opponent is a big bonus in Overwatch so you can react accordingly to that Tracer blinking in your backline, a Doomfist punching your supports or a Reaper lurking in the shadows.

That said, footsteps can also play a huge factor. As it turns out, different skins can give you a bit of an advantage in that department too.

In a YouTube video appropriately titled “D.Va and Pharah barefoot walking sounds,” the user tested out D.Va and Pharah’s default walking noises and compared them to their summer skins.

Waveracer Dva skin
Blizzard Entertainment
D.Va gets a small buff without any shoes on.

In Baby D.Va form, the MEKA Squad leader is actually quite loud. This can be a problem if you want to stay out of sight and get your mech back.

However, with the Waveracer skin, she makes far less noise, even when jumping. This can help out and maybe even let you sneak up behind an enemy and unload your pistol into the back of their head.

Meanwhile, with Pharah, even though you’re going to be ideally in the air more often, there is far less noise when her feet touch the ground in her summer skin.

This can be useful if you want to land near an enemy, let your jetpack recharge and hover again without being heard.

Amusingly, the character Sigma doesn’t have any footsteps sounds at all as he simply hovers in the air like Zenyatta.

It’s a very particular area to be sure, but if you’re looking to maximize any advantage you can get in Overwatch, you may as well invest in those skins if you get the opportunity.


Trainers fascinated by Mysterious Victini encounter in Crown Tundra

Published: 28/Oct/2020 2:22 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 2:24

by Paul Cot


Legendary ‘mons from past games have returned in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC but there are still plenty of missing Mythical species, including Victini.

However, interestingly, an encounter for Victini has been found in the Crown Tundra expansion’s code. This information originated from Centro Leaks which claimed Victini is a static encounter found at Level 70.

Naturally, ambitious Pokemon trainers have jumped on this but haven’t been able to find the Victory Pokemon. Just because it has been found in the code, doesn’t mean it can be found, though. Equally, just because it hasn’t been found, doesn’t mean it isn’t lurking out in the Crown Tundra somewhere.

The mystery of Victini has also fascinated Joe Merrick, webmaster of the Serebii website. He sought to clarify the mystery: “It has an in-game encounter. This is a fact. It wouldn’t be in Raid Battles with this encounter or an event. There’s also no text to support it.”

He went on to say that they have tried everything to find it but have obviously been unsuccessful. As such they are considering it leftover code and therefore currently unavailable. “I’m calling it before I lose my mind. I hope I’m wrong here, but I’m all out of ideas.”

Victini Crown Tundra
The mystery of Victini in the Crown Tundra DLC has got the whole Pokemon community talking…

Victini bounty

Nevertheless, it is very strange that a static encounter exists for the Gen 5 Mythical Pokemon. So, maybe there is some crazy to unlock it.

The unknown has also intrigued Austin John Plays, so much so that he is offering a bounty for anyone that figures out the potential puzzle.

Bragging rights are on the line for the first trainer/creator to be able to find out how to catch Victini.

How to get Victini in Pokemon Sword Shield

This all refers to an encounter within the Pokemon Sword and Shield game, however. There is another, simple way to get the dual fighting/water type Mythical ‘mon.

That is through Pokemon HOME. Simply catch it another game (or use one you already have) and transfer it over. You’ll be able to do the same with Pokemon Go soon, when connectivity is enabled some time in 2020.

Whether the actual encounter is a mistake, something that was included in the Crown Tundra and subsequently removed, or something else entirely, hopefully we’ll find out in time.