Overwatch streamer shows off unique Reinhardt flank tactic - Dexerto

Overwatch streamer shows off unique Reinhardt flank tactic

Published: 5/Dec/2018 18:44 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 18:54

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch streamer Calvin ‘aimbotcalvin’ Chau showed fans a unique place to use Reinhardt’s ultimate as he wiped out the enemy team while defending point A of Temple of Anubis.

Calvin has streamed Overwatch pretty much since the game released in 2016, but he has been known to play some Fortnite casually and professionally as well.

Mostly known for his McCree play, Calvin does switch it up to other heroes, like Reinhardt, when his team needs, which has led to this new trick surfacing.

As his team defends the first point of Temple of Anubis, Calvin goes over to the left of the choke and charges to get himself on the high ground of some roofs.

While the enemy team makes their way through the choke, Calvin drops down and uses his Earthshatter to completely wipe out the attackers.

As he finishes off the enemy team, his team, including fellow streamer Jeff ‘emongg’ Anderson, go wild for the impressive Reinhardt play.

Excitedly, emongg asked if he could try for a D.Va flanking ultimate next, to which Calvin replied: “let’s do it, dude.”


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39

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.