Overwatch streamer explains clever use of mechanics after getting outplayed - Dexerto

Overwatch streamer explains clever use of mechanics after getting outplayed

Published: 23/Jan/2019 10:59 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 13:50

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch streamer Daniel ‘FunnyAstro’ Hathaway explained a small but valuable mechanic after getting out-played by an enemy.

FunnyAstro is an Overwatch streamer renowned for his Lúcio play. He recently became the highest-ranked player in the world on the competitive ladder, while simultaneously having three other accounts in the European top ten

Playing his signature pick during a game on Eichenwalde, he tried to 1v1 the enemy Reinhardt but was fairly easily shut down. After his death, however, FunnyAstro explained the thinking behind his attempt, and the clever mechanic the enemy had used to counter him.

Reinhardt’s hammer, as well as dealing plenty of damage up close, has a knockback effect which, if you time it right, can be used to put distance between you and the Reinhardt by jumping as it hits.

“Normally with hammer swings, you can jump at the same time he swings at you, and it launches you in the direction where the swing was, so you can get away from the second swing,” FunnyAstro explained, revealing that his intention had been to use this mechanic to put distance between himself and the close-ranged Reinhardt.

Unfortunately, it is also possible for a smart Reinhardt to counter this tactic. By turning away from the Lúcio initially and then only hitting him with the very end of the swing, getting the timing right for the escape becomes almost impossible.

FunnyAstro praised the enemy Reinhardt – whose in-game name mimicked that of the hero, suggesting a specialist – for taking this into account in their engagement to pull off a well-earned out-play.

*Update: January 24*

Another Overwatch player has put together a useful demonstration explaining exactly how the interaction works between the two heroes.

via Gfycat


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl


Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.