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Overwatch reveals awesome new Hanzo Lunar New Year Skin

Published: 20/Jan/2019 1:28 Updated: 20/Jan/2019 1:31

by Bill Cooney

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On Saturday, January 19, Overwatch revealed another new skin for Lunar New Year 2019, this time for Hanzo. 

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event happens every year around the end of January or at the beginning of February and features skins and other cosmetics inspired by New Year’s celebrations in several Asian countries.

Reaper was the first to get a new look for this year’s event with his Lu Bu skin, and now it’s Hanzo’s turn.

Hanzo’s new Lunar New Year skin is called Huang Zhong, and it gives him an epic white beard along with a look that would fit right into a Dynasty Warriors game.

Like Reaper’s Lu Bu skin and some other Lunar New Year skins, Hanzo’s Huang Zhong skin is based on a legendary figure in Chinese history of the same name.

Hanzo now has a Lunar New Year skin to go along with Genji’s awesome skin and make player’s Shimada duos look even more legit.

Hanzo’s is only the second new skin to be revealed so far for Lunar New Year’s Year of the Pig, and there will be plenty more before the event starts next week.

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event starts on January 24 and ends on February 18, in addition to new skins, players will also have the opportunity to earn sprays and other unique cosmetics.

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Overwatch’s tank mains want nerfs as Echo & Zenyatta make ranked “hell”

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch tanks have been on the receiving end of some major nerfs lately with Sigma and Wrecking Ball on the chopping block, but now players are calling for changes to two heroes responsible for making ranked “hell” for them.

Tanks in Overwatch are critical pieces of any team composition and while they’ve seemed overpowered for quite some time, now, Echo and Zenyatta seem to be on the receiving end of fury from the playerbase.

Notably, Echo’s ability to delete targets with ease thanks to her ammo count and powerful Focusing Beam makes her a dangerous foe while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb shreds tanks.

When applied, Discord Orb causes an opponent to receive 30% extra damage. As such, large health pool tanks can be obliterated when focused down thanks to Zen’s utility.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

Players on Reddit have been vocal in calling for changes. “Tanks f**king suck to play right now and the sigma nerfs just solidified that for me,” wrote user HaMx_Platypus.

“None of the tanks actually feel like tanks at all when you’re going up against 30% Discord,” they added.

Redditors chimed in with their own thoughts. “Completely agree, Discord should be taken back down to 25% at least,” one wrote.

Zenyatta attacks

“Echo’s issue is that her clip is too big,” another pointed out. “The Sticky [cool down] doesn’t matter, the issue is she can often use them again before having to reload.”

“It’s bonkers that she can combine all 3 abilities (right click, throw out a few left clicks and then immediately use beam) to stack the damage, as it will literally kill any hero in the game if you land the stickies,” a fan blasted.

Another took their criticism of Echo and Discord to another level. “Discord is simply too powerful. It’s literally like 6 Mercy boosts at a time and 90% of the time that’s going onto the main tank. Plus you add the spam damage that Zen does and it’s just unreal,” they slammed.

“Echo was poorly designed. I couldn’t tell upon release but it’s much clearer now. She just has too many tank-busting abilities and not enough punishability,” the user further remarked.

With so many players voicing their frustration, it may be a sign for Blizzard to consider some slight nerfs on the Experimental Mode in the coming weeks.