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Overwatch Storm Rising: All skins and highlight intros

Published: 17/Apr/2019 11:45 Updated: 17/Apr/2019 12:59

by Joe O'Brien

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Storm Rising is Overwatch’s latest in-game event, the 2019 iteration of the recurring Archives event.

While the primary focus of the Archives event is on the lore it introduces and the PvE content it offers, as with all in-game events it also introduces a selection of new cosmetic items.

The Storm Rising event offers a total of nine new skins, of which six are Legendary and three are Epic, along with three new Epic highlight intros.

Storm Rising will run between April 16 and May 6, during which time the new cosmetics will be available both in Archives loot boxes and for direct purchase with credits. Players wishing to pick up the new skins or highlight intros will have to do so before the event ends, or else wait until Archives returns next year.

Each Legendary skin from Storm Rising will cost 3000 credits to unlock outright, while the Epic skins and highlight intros will cost 750 credits each.

Here’s a look at what’s on offer in the Storm Rising event:

Storm Rising Legendary Skins

McCree – Deadlock

Blizzard EntertainmentIn their younger days, McCree and Ashe co-founded the Deadlock Gang.

Soldier: 76 – Formal: 76

Blizzard EntertainmentDuring his service in Overwatch, Jack Morrison received many commendations for his leadership.

Bastion – Gwishin

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Gwishin omnic collossus rose from the Omnium in the east china see, precipitating the formation of MEKA.

Moira – Scientist

Blizzard EntertainmentDr. Moira O’Deorain remains a controversial figure in genetic research.

Ashe – Socialite

Blizzard EntertainmentAs the daughter of socialites, Ashe feels just as comfortable at charity balls as she does on a motorcycle.

Baptiste – Talon

Blizzard EntertainmentAfter his service in the Caribbean Coalition, Baptiste struggled to find a demand for his skills until he joined Talon.

Storm Rising Epic Skins

Junkrat – Circus

Blizzard EntertainmentA clown outfit for Junkrat is very much in character.

Wrecking Ball – High Roller

Blizzard EntertainmentWrecking Ball’s “High Roller” might be his coolest skin yet.

Zarya – Racer

Blizzard EntertainmentZarya ventures into motor-sport with her latest skin.

Storm Rising Highlight Intros

Wrecking Ball – Dramatic

Doomfist – Seismic Slam

Hanzo – Storm Arrow

In addition to this year’s cosmetics, the items from previous Archives events – Uprising and Retribution – will also be available in Archives loot boxes or for direct purchase with credits. These, however, will be at the regular prices – 1000 for a Legendary skin, and 250 for an Epic skin or highlight intro.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.