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Overwatch players want changes to Ultimate charge rate after buffs/nerfs

Published: 3/Jun/2020 22:20

by Michael Gwilliam


Whenever an Overwatch balance patch fine-tunes the damage and healing output of different heroes, one big issue arises: Ultimate charge rates. Now, players are speaking up and want Blizzard to change how it applies updates.

Ultimates in Overwatch are earned three ways: Doing damage to enemies, healing yourself or allies and passive ult generation.

When heroes are buffed by having their damage or healing output raised, they will be doing more damage overall, and therefore will be earning their Ultimates much faster.

Very seldomly has Blizzard directly changed Ultimate generation rates, but even with major balance changes, they tend to stay the same.

Redditor ‘RoninMustDie’ took to the Competitive Overwatch section to voice his concerns with the game’s balance, demanding Blizzard “adjust required Ultimate Points after Buffs / Nerfs.”

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Ashe players have been reaping the rewards for her buffs.

“Let’s take Ashe as an example: Ashe got a ton of Ult-Charge with a well-placed Dynamite,” he wrote, and noted that after the hero’s quality of life buffs, she now gets BOB almost after every team fight. “Ashe was balanced in case of her Ult prior all the buffs, but after the buffs it went over the roof.”

He also mentioned Moira and how she gets Coalescence “within a very short poke phase.”

“Now with the upcoming heal buff, it’s gonna be even faster!” he exclaimed.

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Moira’s healing was buffed in the June 2 patch.

Other users chimed in as well, noting that Blizzard only really makes Ultimate changes when they become a major problem with the game.

That said, with the case for Moira, even though she had a damage nerf in the recent patch, her healing was buffed to compensate and as a result could lead to even more Ultimates coming online.

It’s unclear if or how the developers will address the problem, but if the past is any indication, it would seem like more people will need to voice their concerns before they will act.


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.