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Overwatch player uses Roadhog as a meatshield to score juicy McCree 5K

Published: 20/Feb/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch’s Roadhog is often considered a “meatshield” due to his high health pool, but he has no actual barrier ability. As it turns out, however, sometimes a big body is all a McCree needs to go Clint Eastwood on the enemy team.

Reddit user ‘ChenKM’ uploaded a photo of a game on Nepal Sanctum. After coming back from spawn, the McCree player narrowly managed to get out of the way of an enemy Mei’s Blizzard ultimate.

Luckily for the cowboy, his Roadhog teammate was frozen solid right in front of him, and with his big body, seemed to block ChenKM from the enemy’s line of sight.

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McCree can be a massive threat if you can land your shots.

With the 600 HP off-tank effectively body-blocking the oncoming damage from the opposing side, the McCree activated Deadeye and managed to get four separate skulls above each of the other squad’s heads.

Despite some damage, probably of the splash variety, his Deadeye was spot on and managed to kill four members of the opposing team.

Thanks to the Roadhog meatshield, the hero scored frags on Mei, Brigitte, Zarya and Ana before moving forward as the Blizzard subsided.

Meatshield from Overwatch

To end the brilliant play, he used his Flashbang on the Sigma to pick up his fifth kill of the play, earning him Play of the Game honors in the process and a highlight worthy of sharing on social media for the world to see.

Unfortunately, the cowboy couldn’t score a sixth elimination on the enemy Reaper to make it a 6K and a Team Kill, but it was certainly an impressive, intelligent play regardless.

Next time you’re in a ranked game and have a Roadhog on your team, try to get creative and use him as a form of cover to shoot behind, effectively increasing your health pool to a whopping 800 HP depending on the hero you play as.

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With a 600 HP health pool, Roadhog can take a punch and pack one himself.

He may not have an actual shield, but with a health pool that large, does he even need one?

Just don’t try to hide behind him if there’s a D.va bomb – there’s a limit to what he can absorb!


Overwatch cosplayer gets Play of the Game as perfect D.Va

Published: 19/Nov/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp


An Overwatch cosplayer made waves on Twitter after sharing her stunning transformation into D.Va. The talented artist shared her love for the character with a mind-blowing costume after BlizzCon 2020 was cancelled.

Despite only releasing in 2016, Overwatch has already cemented itself as one of the most popular multiplayer shooters of all time. Players around the world have fallen in love with the title’s gameplay and cast of characters.

Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo celebrated the game’s popular Tank hero, D.Va, by bringing her to life with an epic costume. The artist made waves after creatively showcasing her outfit she made for the now-cancelled BlizzCon 2020.

Screenshot of Overwatch character D.Va
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The Korean heroine is one of the most popular characters in Overwatch.

Overwatch cosplayer’s BlizzCon 2020 D.Va costume

First launched in 2005, BlizzCon has been a major event in the game’s industry for the last 15 years. Unfortunately Blizzard Entertainment’s annual event was cancelled this year, which has had an impact on many cosplayers who had made incredible costumes for the convention.

Not letting her work go to waste, popular artist HendoArt shared her incredible D.Va outfit on Twitter. Creatively, she admitted in a tweet that she had gone to a Home Depot parking lot to shoot photos of her recreation of the Tank hero. “No BlizzCon this month so I shot DVa in a Home Depot Parking lot,” her post read.

Hendo posed as D.Va while wearing her signature blue and white bodysuit. Her uniform is full of accurate details, from the bright pink trimming, to the bunny logo emblazoned across her chest. She also mirrored the Korean’s facepaint that sits under her eyes, while wearing the iconic headset over her ears.

Despite the makeshift photoshoot, the popular artist truly shines as the Overwatch heroine. If nothing else, the post is a good example of how an incredible cosplay can bring a character to life – regardless of the location that it is showcased at.

While BlizzCon was sadly cancelled this year, fans of the developer still have a lot to be excited for in 2021. Overwatch 2, which was first announced at the annual event in 2019, is rumored to drop sometime in the coming months.