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Overwatch Players Can Earn D.Va-Themed Cosmetics with the Nano Cola Challenge

Published: 29/Aug/2018 9:39 Updated: 29/Aug/2018 9:40

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch players can now earn D.Va-themed sprays and a brand-new D.Va skin with the Nano Cola Challenge.

To celebrate the release of D.Va’s “Shooting Star” animated short and new map Busan, now playable on the PTR, Blizzard is giving players the chance to earn new cosmetics by playing and watching Overwatch.

The Nano Cola Challenge – so named for the D.Va-endorsed drink that appears in Shooting Star – will run between August 28 and September 10, giving a limited window for players to unlock the new items.

The first part of the challenge requires players to play and win in Overwatch. Winning three games in Quick Play, Competitive, or the Arcade will unlock two new sprays, while six wins will award a new player icon. The new Nano Cola D.Va skin will be unlocked with nine wins.

More sprays are on offer in the second part of the challenge, which requires players to watch participating streams on Twitch. One spray will be awarded for watching for two hours, another two for four hours, a further two for six hours, and a final three for eight hours.

In order to get the credit for doing so, players will need to have their Battle.net account linked to their Twitch account. These sprays can be earned by tuning into the following streams:

Streamer Time/Date Channel
Seagull August 28 (11:00-16:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/a_seagull
Mirage August 29 (04:00-11:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/mirage720
Fran August 30 (12:00-17:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/fran
Anak August 31 (07:00-15:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/anakq
Afiz September 1 (07:00-13:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/afiz
Tyr0din September 2 (16:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/tyr0din
Zondalol September 3 (00:00-07:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/zondalol
Cooruja September 4 (05:00-09:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/cooruja
Kimjaewon September 5 (02:00-08:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/jaewon4915
esl_degun September 6 (09:00-15:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/esl_degun
NadiaCala September 7 (11:00-16:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/nadiacala
Kephrii September 8 (17:00-23:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/kephrii
Valkia September 9 (05:00-13:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/valkia
AimBotCalvin September 10 (16:00-22:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/aimbotcalvin


Sneaky Overwatch spot gets you to Watchpoint Gibraltar’s high ground fast

Published: 22/Nov/2020 21:26

by Julian Young


In any competitive shooter, good positioning and map control are key factors to achieving victory. The Overwatch community has once again shown how smart movement can benefit players, this time with a clever trick to gain the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Overwatch is a unique title that requires team coordination and individual skill to overcome opponents. Heroes need to synergize their abilities with teammates and perform well on their own to defeat the other team.

Outside of individual skill and good teamwork, positioning and map control are two additional factors to consider when a team plans and executes their strategy. Players are always looking for new ways to exploit their surroundings to help outsmart their enemies.

While many movement techniques are well-known in the Overwatch community, there are still some tricks that not all players are aware of.  In a video posted user ‘Hovspian’, they show off a lesser-known shortcut players can use to reach the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Found a new shortcut to highground on Gibraltar second from Overwatch

In the clip, the player is in the interior room located near Checkpoint B: a fairly open space with bits of cover in various spots and a vehicle hanging from the ceiling. They walk towards a forklift that is holding some containers, and then jump on top of the vehicle’s glass windshield.

From there, they jump onto the containers the forklift is holding, and then to the nearby ledge that lines the interior wall. From that position, they survey the room and show off an impressive vantage point where they can shoot down at any enemies in the open space below.

Overwatch Watchpoint Gibraltar Map
Blizzard Entertainment
An Overwatch player has shared a nifty trick to gain the high ground on Operation: Gibraltar.

While this may not be a new discovery for some Overwatch veterans, not every player knows about it. One user responded shortly after the post went live saying they were not familiar with this particular move, and thanked Hovspian for sharing it. For those unfamiliar with the movement on display in the clip, this climbing maneuver could prove useful in future matches.

Whether they are playing a damage, tank, or support role, all can benefit from movement that provides them with an advantage. This video is another example of how players can outsmart the competition with their movement skills, and add another trick to their existing arsenal.