Overwatch players demand exclusive Heroes of the Storm Mei skins as well - Dexerto

Overwatch players demand exclusive Heroes of the Storm Mei skins as well

Published: 16/Jun/2020 5:53 Updated: 16/Jun/2020 6:18

by Brad Norton


Heroes of the Storm dropped Mei into the fight on June 15 with a set of brand new cosmetics. These custom skins are exclusive to the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), much to the chagrin of the Overwatch community.

Blizzard’s take on the MOBA genre features 78 characters that span all of its unique properties. From Diablo to Warcraft, all of the iconic characters from Blizzard’s near 30-year history are here as expected. This includes 9 heroes from Overwatch.

Mei is the latest addition to the lineup as the icy hero was revealed on June 14. While this version of the popular character comes with an all-new ability, she also joins the fight with new skins exclusive to Heroes of the Storm. 

The brand new cosmetics allow players to dress Mei in an adorable bear-themed onesie. This skin comes with three distinct themes: the Pajama variant, a Panda option, and even a Gnoll style.

While the overall look of the skin remains intact, each variation completely alters the coloring and adjusts a few key details. From her comfy slippers to her Endothermic Blaster, all three looks come with their own flair, something that Overwatch cosmetics have never afforded.

After the cosmetics were revealed, the Overwatch community vented their frustrations and demanded they be added into their game of choice too.

“I swear, all the best skins are in HotS,” one player expressed. “If only Overwatch had the same skins that are in HotS,” another pleaded.

Various players questioned just “how hard” it could be to “put them in Overwatch.” While obviously it would be great to simply copy skins over, there’s more to the process than first meets the eye. 

Unfortunately, Heroes of the Storm is a MOBA and Overwatch is an FPS. Modeling skins for Blizzard’s separate titles would be a completely different process, and character hitboxes would be wildly different.

Many other Overwatch heroes have received exclusive skins in Heroes of the Storm.

This isn’t the first time that Blizzard’s MOBA has introduced exclusive skins for Overwatch heroes. Almost all of the featured characters come boasting their own cosmetics in Heroes of the Storm.

With Overwatch 2 coming soon, perhaps some of these exclusive skins may finally see the light of day when the sequel arrives.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.