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Overwatch players won’t stop torturing the Blizzard World shark

Published: 6/Apr/2020 22:06

by Bill Cooney

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Recently, Overwatch players found out that you could seriously mess with the shark hanging behind the first point on Blizzard World, and they haven’t given him a break since.

Blizzard World was added to Overwatch after being revealed at BlizzCon 2017 and one of the first things players discovered was that the hanging shark could be moved.

However, by the time Wrecking Ball came out in July of 2018, people seemed to forget about the shark (which is actually an homage to Booty Bay in World of Warcraft), until a few days ago.

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On April 3 a Reddit user by the name of Thad1121 posted a clip of what they called a “new Hammond rollout” when it was actually just Wrecking Ball and Mei breaking the game’s physics with the shark.

The hamster tank can use his grapple to hook on to the giant fish and swing around, but that’s only half of what’s required to make things get weird.

New hammond roll out from r/Overwatch

Next, you need Mei to put her Ice Wall up on the shark, which when done at the same time Hammond is hanging on, will cause it to swing around wildly and stretch out like a rubber band.

But that didn’t go far enough for another Reddit user named Zday89, who decided to see what happens if you attach more than one Wrecking Ball and try the same thing.

Shark abuse from r/Overwatch

Honestly, there doesn’t seem to be too huge of a difference between one and three Hammonds, although it’s still hilarious to see just how far the shark can stretch.

The elastic monster can practically reach Murloc Island to one side and could easily go as far as the first point to the other. It can even get stuck and pop its head through the wall to greet you in the second attacking spawn inside of Snaxxramas.

Before we get mad at Blizzard for putting a dead shark in their game, and at players for abusing it, it’s important to remember that it’s not a real shark.

Obviously it’s just a video game, yes, but think about it: Blizzard World is a theme park in the world of Overwatch that recreates various Blizzard games, so why would they have a real-life shark on display? When they could use, say, a rubber or plastic one that could stretch out and be just fine after.

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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

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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.