Overwatch pulls leaked Contenders skins added with Echo update - Dexerto

Overwatch pulls leaked Contenders skins added with Echo update

Published: 14/Apr/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Blizzard has responded after a couple of Overwatch Contenders skins for Echo appeared as available for purchase following the April 14 update.

The skins, which included both home and away variants, were found under the Overwatch League skins section, and were only available for the game’s newest hero, Echo.

In a post on the official forums, Community Manager Josh Nash revealed that this was done in error.

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Echo’s Contenders Skins were briefly added to the game.

“With the release of Echo today, Contenders and the 2018 Home/Away skins were erroneously made available for purchase with OWL Tokens,” he wrote. “The skins have since been disabled and are no longer available in-game.”

That said, for anyone who purchased the skins, the team is looking into refunding those affected.

The skins were being sold for 100 OWL Tokens each, which unlocked both the home and away versions, just as is the case with their League counterparts.

Ireland’s World Cup team’s General Manager Andrew Bohan told Dexerto that he has yet to be refunded.

In a Twitter photo, Bohan showed that Echo’s placeholder had been removed following the skins being pulled. However, the skin was still visible when viewing the hero’s victory poses.

So far, it’s unclear why the skins were made available for purchase, but it doesn’t look like Blizzard had any intention of actually allowing them to be given the wording of the forum post.

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The April 14 update added Echo and a new Arcade Mode.

Contenders is a tier below Overwatch League, with many OWL teams using feeder squads to compete in the division and grow talent. Contenders is made up of different regions, including South America, Europe, China, South Korea, North America and Pacific.

On Reddit, users began suggesting that profits made from the skins could go towards Contenders teams or a larger prize pool. In recent months, Contenders players and teams have been dropping out of the competition.

Pro tank player Seb ‘Numlocked’ Barton went as far to claim that “everyone wants out” of the competitive scene and said that his former team, the Montreal Rebellion would “definitely [not] be the last to pull out.”

Hopefully, Blizzard decides to eventually officially add these skins to the game, but until then, they’ll remain unattainable.


Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.