Overwatch players explain why the game needs more anti-stun abilities - Dexerto

Overwatch players explain why the game needs more anti-stun abilities

Published: 19/Mar/2019 1:01 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 1:09

by Bill Cooney


Even with a massive new Overwatch update set to release on March 19, players are still coming up with ideas they think could improve the game.

One of the biggest issues some players have with Overwatch right now is the prevalence of stun, or “crowd-control” abilities, that keep players from moving for a short period of time, like Brigitte’s Shield Bash and Mei’s primary fire.

With Brigitte being a common pick in a lot of Overwatch games, many players, especially tank mains, have voiced their frustrations about being stunned, freezed, or hacked every few seconds.

Blizzard EntertainmentBrigitte’s stuns are another reason she’s so controversial.

With Baptiste going live in Overwatch on March 19, a few players took the opportunity to talk about what Blizzard could do to include more abilities to counter stuns and crowd-control.

One Reddit user named FerretTheToxic, suggested that when Orisa deploys her Supercharger, her Fortify ability should extend to all teammates affected by the ultimate.

Whether or not all the buffs from Fortify would be included or just the anti-stun would probably have to be determined in playtesting or on the PTR, but it’s still an interesting idea.

Orisa’s Fortify is one of the few abilities that ignores stuns and other crowd control abilities.

Zarya can protect teammates from stuns with her projected barriers as well, but that’s only available to one teammate at a time.

Overwatch’s March 19 update will bring Baptiste and his Immortality Field ability live, which should at least keep players alive when they get stunned, for awhile.

The update also contains changes for more than half of the game’s heroes, and some say it could finally shake up the Overwatch meta.


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


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.