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Overwatch player turns Genji’s ultimate into epic finishing move

Published: 21/May/2020 1:41

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch fan has taken Genji’s Dragonblade to the next level by turning it into a cinematic finishing mode worthy of a Final Fantasy character.

Dragonblade is definitely one of the most memed abilities in Overwatch, but it can do some serious damage when used at the right time by a player who knows what they’re doing.

However, sensing an opportunity to add a bit more style to Genji’s signature move, Reddit user ColourfulSky took to the Workshop and turned his ultimate up to 11.

Normally, Dragonblade lasts for six seconds, during which time Genji deals 120 damage per swing of his katana. ColorfulSky didn’t seem to change the length of the ability, but they did change how the cyber ninja deals with his victims.

In their new version (which Colorful admitted was definitely not balanced) Genji locks on to a hero and raises them up into the sky before dealing a number of quick airborne strikes. You can even switch between heroes to deal damage to multiple enemies at once.

I made a custom ult for Genji. It’s not balanced, but it is fun 🙂 from r/OverwatchCustomGames

A 10-attack combo with Dragonblade like this would deal 1200 damage under normal circumstances, which is more than enough to wipe most, if not all, of an enemy team.

If this were made into an actual rework of Genji’s ult, the damage-per-swing would definitely need to be nerfed to keep this from being the most OP Overwatch move yet.

He’s also zipping around incredibly fast, so killing him while he’s performing the move would also be tough, unless you have a Brigitte naturally gifted with quick reflexes.

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It does make Genji seem like much more of a ninja, though.

All things considered, we probably won’t see a rework like this happening to Genji any time soon – but it does sound like a lot of fun to have a Genji-only deathmatch with this as his ultimate.

We already know that Overwatch 2 will give players the ability to customize hero abilities and ultimates, so maybe Genji will get a similarly flashy ability when it finally releases.

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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.