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Player discovers a clever Overwatch trick to guarantee they always pick Ashe

Published: 6/Nov/2018 17:19 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 17:45

by Bill Cooney

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Everyone logging into Overwatch’s PTR is doing so for the same reason: to play the new hero Ashe, and one player has shared their ingenious technique that used a piece of card taped to their monitor to ensure they almost always get the new hero.

The method, posted to Reddit by user gomminator, has a card cut into an arrow, and taped on the bottom of the monitor pointing at where Ashe’s character card will show up on the hero select screen.

Once the queue finds a match, the player starts furiously clicking at the point indicated by the arrow even before the hero icons load, once they do, Ashe is immediately locked in with a double-click.

Because of the fast preemptive clicking, there’s almost no chance someone would be able to get Ashe, or any hero the technique was used on, unless another player was doing the same thing, trying to get the same hero, which might not be that rare on the PTR right now.

For obvious reasons, this method can only work on PC, since the vast majority of console players use controllers instead of mouse and keyboard, which makes hero selection less efficient on console.

Hacking the system to get ashe first from r/Overwatch

Ashe was revealed during the BlizzCon 2018 opening ceremonies as Overwatch’s 29th hero, and was released on the PTR just a few days later on Monday, November 5.

Players can’t get enough of Ashe and with this new technique floating around, they might need all the luck they can get if they want to play her outside of No Limits.

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Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl

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Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.