Overwatch player discovers unique Doomfist strategy versus D.Va bomb - Dexerto

Overwatch player discovers unique Doomfist strategy versus D.Va bomb

Published: 12/Apr/2019 21:47 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 22:08

by Bill Cooney


One Overwatch player has discovered a unique interaction between Doomfist and D.Va’s ultimate Self Destruct.

D.Va’s Self Destruct is a massive bomb that does 1000 damage in a 20 meter radius around the exploding mech.

But there is a slight cooldown between when D.Va ejects from the Mech and when it explodes, apparently just enough time for Doomfist to punch it out of the way.

Blizzard Entertainment“Nerf this.”

Doomfist punching D.Va bombs?

In a clip posted to Reddit by yoyo_big_steeve, steeve sends his D.Va bomb flying into the second point on Volskaya.

Midway through its trajectory though, a wild Doomfist appears and punches the self-destructing mech safely into a corner, where it doesn’t do anything.

It’s not that common to see a Doomfist punch a D.Va bomb, but this clip proves it is indeed possible.

Of course, Roadhog can hook the ability and Reinhardt can pin Self Destruct with a charge, so it makes sense that Doomfist would be able to punch it.

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Does Doomfist counter D.Va?

Doomfist being able to punch D.Va’s Self Destruct certainly gives players another way to try and neutralize the ultimate, as long as they make sure to punch it away from their teammates.

For D.Va players, this means you might want to think twice about throwing your ultimate when there’s a skilled Doomfist in your face on the other team.

D.Va in Storm Rising?

There’s no indication D.Va will be involved in the Storm Rising event, but there are still a few days left before things get going, so there’s still a chance, however small, that she could get a new skin.


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.