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Overwatch player finds perfect counter to Symmetra’s Hanamura teleport

Published: 15/Nov/2019 16:18

by Kamil Malinowski


An Overwatch player has discovered the perfect way to counter the Symmetra teleport strategy on Hanamura. 

Symmetra’s teleporter ability has played a huge part in Overwatch matches, allowing the hero to transport allies to almost any visible location.

The ability is especially useful on maps like Hanamura, where creative teleporter positioning allows a team to get the jump on their opponents, or massively speed up their progress.

Normally on Hanamura, the teleporter would be fairly difficult to deal with. However, Reddit user Semisour found the perfect way to stop the tactic in its tracks.

BlizzardSymmerta’s teleporter allows allies to travel to almost any location.

Semisour’s opponents had just taken objective and were on their way to pull off the classic Symmetra teleport. This tactic allows them to quickly close in on the second objective and bypass most of the map – it can be a game decider.

However, the defender, playing Winston, couldn’t let that happen and charged in with their ultimate. Right as Symmetra placed the portal down they reached the enemy team, instantly knocking three of them off the map and shutting down the push.

I accidentally found out how to counter Sym teleport strat on Hanamura. ? from r/Overwatch

It was a simple yet genius move, as the strategy requires players to stand precariously close to the edge, and they were punished for it.

Other Reddit users were impressed by the play, but also focused on the end of the highlight clip, where Semisour attempted to jump over a large gap in the map.

It would have been hilarious if they managed to make such a great play only to fall to their doom, but they assured users they were able to make the jump.

The round likely ended with a defender victory, as there were less than two minutes left on the clock, and it would take a while for the attackers to respawn and put up another attack.

Semisour managed to save the game with an incredible move and, who knows? Maybe it will become the go-to defense tactic.


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.