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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.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4