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Overwatch streamer gives heroes a Snapchat makeover with hilarious results

Published: 4/Jun/2019 18:39 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 19:01

by Alan Bernal

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Overwatch players typically have plenty of skins to choose from to use on their favorite heroes, but one streamer found a hysterically meta way of dressing them up using popular social media app Snapchat.

Blizzard’s team shooter has been extremely popular with fans for numerous reasons, including its crisp FPS gameplay, and its refined approach to character design. Though it might look like Overwatch heroes are a bit too refined, as one streamer found out while applying filters to them.

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Friends love playing with Snapchat’s various filters that apply everything from virtual makeup and shades to adorable dog ears, but putting them to the game’s heroes just gave the app a whole new purpose.

BlizzardSome Overwatch characters were made for Snapchat’s filters, others however can hardly even register.

Twitch streamer Hannah ‘santoki’ Lee booted up Overwatch on her June 4 stream, but before loading up a game she decided to give some of the characters tasteful updates to their looks.

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“So the other day I realised you can add Snapchat filters to people in Overwatch,” santoki said. “And I lost my shit. And I wanted to share with you guys because it’s actually, honestly hilarious.”

Pulling up hero intros, santoki scrolled through various characters of the game while applying the filter. But the experiment quickly got wild as she pulled up some of the game’s more battle-hardened, serious heroes with amazing results.

Santoki started off with probably the best hero to cover with lipstick and hearts – Hanzo. After just the first application santoki was already dying with laughter, and only continued a few heroes later when giving Blackwatch Reaper and McCree the Snapchat treatment.

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Although the app had a hard time recognizing characters like Lucio, Ashe, and Junkrat, most heroes santoki tried were able to be transformed by the app.

When will Overwatch be getting more content?

Although players shouldn’t hold their breath for official Snapchat-inspired looks for the game, the next event should be bringing exciting skins for players to get their hands on.

The Summer Games event is right around the corner, and while players don’t have an exact day for the seasonal offerings, it should be launching around August, according to Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan.

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Hopefully for streamers like santoki, the Summer Games will release full-faced hero skins to put even more filters on in the future.

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McCree players are breaking Overwatch again in Halloween Terror update

Published: 15/Oct/2020 7:57

by Brad Norton

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The Halloween Terror event is back in Overwatch, meaning that players are finding new ways to mess with Junkenstein’s Revenge. 2020’s experiments might be the most damaging yet as the community is quite literally breaking the game.

Another year of Halloween Terror means another year of Junkenstein’s Revenge action. The fan-favorite PvE mode has made its mark five years in a row now, and players are continuing to find new ways to mess with it.

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The wave-based mode comes with all-new Challenge Missions and powerful mini-bosses this time around. While you might be familiar with things by now, each week brings new variations into the mix.

No different from every other year, it’s the perfect experience to truly push heroes to their limits. You may have seen McCree’s Ultimate taking down dozens of Zomnics in previous iterations.

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However, things have been taken to an entirely new level in 2020.

Mendatory Highest Noon for Junkenstein’s Event! from Overwatch

Thanks to the help of the Workshop, certain tweaks can be applied to the PvE experience. From extra health on the castle doors to outright disabling enemy attacks. There’s a ton that goes into this bot-destroying record hunt and this year is no different.

Reddit user ‘Sneakyguy164’ was all too prepared to fine-tune Junkenstein’s Revenge. After battling through the earlier rounds, it was time for things to ramp up with increased bot spawns and a ton of mini-bosses.

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Before long, the lobby had so many moving characters that it refused to create any more. “After a certain amount of elites have spawned, the server considers itself overloaded and doesn’t spawn bots,” they explained. As they reached this point, with the maximum number of enemies on screen, it was time to mow them down.

McCree’s Ultimate was buffed by Ana’s Nano Boost and in a split moment, the game broke. Animations stopped playing, shots stopped firing, and textures bugged out. Roadhogs all over the map were left stuck in place as servers tried to catch up.

Overwatch Junkenstein's Revenge gameplay
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Zomnics are no match for this ridiculous High Noon.

Once everything popped back into place, dozens of enemies instantly vanished. While the near server-crashing efforts were impressive, the creator of the Workshop mode hopes others will be considerate with it.

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“Seeing as this post got way more attention than it did last year, I hope we won’t fry a server or two by having a bunch of people try it out,” they said.

You can check out this specific version of Junkenstein’s Revenge using the code: SEXYM. Just be careful not to take down any servers in your own attempts.

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