Overwatch reveals awesome new Lunar New Year skin for Reaper - Dexerto

Overwatch reveals awesome new Lunar New Year skin for Reaper

Published: 19/Jan/2019 1:21 Updated: 19/Jan/2019 1:25

by Bill Cooney


The first Overwatch Lunar New Year skin of 2019 has been revealed and the lucky hero to get the first new skins is none other than Reaper.

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event happens every year in celebration of New Year’s festivities in several Asian countries and features skins and other cosmetics for players to collect.


This year the Year of the Pig is being celebrated, and some players have already begun to refer to it as “The Year of the Roadhog”.

Reaper’s new skin is called Lü Bu, and it’s named after a legendary Chinese general and warrior named Lü Bu.


The skin looks great, with two giant plumes coming out of Reaper’s helmet that fade into shadow, very appropriate for Reaper.

His helmet and armor look awesome, and fit right into the Lunar New Year theme Blizzard has built on the last two years of the event.

Reaper is only the first hero to have a skin revealed for Lunar New Year 2019, so there will undoubtedly be plenty more reveals through the weekend and leading up to the beginning of the event.


Overwatch’s Lunar New Year Event starts on Thursday, January 24 and will run through Monday, February 18.


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.


Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.


The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.