Overwatch reveals name and date for new 2019 Archives event - Dexerto

Overwatch reveals name and date for new 2019 Archives event

Published: 8/Apr/2019 16:38 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 17:37

by Bill Cooney


confirmed previous leaks about the event’s start and end date.

Archives is an Overwatch seasonal event that lets players play missions based in the game’s lore, like the previous Uprising and Retribution missions.

Monday’s hint seemed to confirm that 2019’s Archives will be getting its own PvE mission after all, called “Storm Rising,” which runs from April 16 to May 6.

Thanks to the tweet from Overwatch and the hint from April 7, we’re able to piece together what the new mission could possibly look like.

Blizzard EntertainmentOverwatch revealed the name and dates for Storm Rising on April 8.

What’s the latest hint?

Overwatch posted an audio message from an unknown sender to Jack Morrison, AKA Soldier: 76, as he hunts down Doomfist.

“We’re going about catching Doomfist the wrong way,” the voice says. “He’s clean, but his accountant, Maximilian? Follow the money, and you’ll find the dirt you need.”

Maximilian was mentioned all the way back during Archives 2018 when his face was available as a player icon in loot boxes.

“I’m putting Tracer in charge, with Mercy, Winston, and Genji in support,” the voice in the recording, identified as ‘Sojurn,’ said. “She’s grown as a leader since the King’s Row mission, and I know you’ll agree.”

What do we think we know so far?

From the messages on April 7 and 8, it’s probably pretty safe to say that the Overwatch team will be headed to a new map in Havana, Cuba, for Storm Rising.

It’s also pretty easy to determine that Tracer, Mercy, Genji and Winston will be the four playable characters in this year’s Archives PvE mission.

Exactly what Tracer and friends will be doing there or who they’ll be facing remains a mystery, but stick with Dexerto for all the latest Overwatch Rising Storm updates.


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


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.