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Overwatch players are creating terrifying hero mashups with new feature

Published: 22/May/2020 6:19

by Andrew Amos

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A change to the Overwatch Workshop has been shipped in the May 21 PTR update, and it’s got players creating some absolute abominations by fusing heroes together.

Hero mashups aren’t necessarily a new concept. The Overwatch fandom have created some weird and wonderful combinations in the past.

However, now you can bring them to life, thanks to a new feature added to the Overwatch Workshop in the latest PTR patch.

The May 21 PTR update added a few new features to the Workshop, including the ability to attach (and subsequently detach) from other players.

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You can now attach heroes to each other in the Overwatch Workshop.

The function “allows one player to become stuck to another with a given offset, giving players the ability to carry other players around,” according to the patch notes. It brings a whole new meaning to carrying your teammates ⁠— quite the literal one.

However, some of the creations the community are coming up with are absolute atrocities.

For starters, remember GOATS? Now you can relive your fears of the deathball composition in a completely new way by attaching all of the heroes to one another.

With the new PTR “Attach Player” function, we can now play 1v1 GOATs. Code: 9MGGG from r/Competitiveoverwatch

Creator ‘andygmb’ said you’ll probably want to default to a third person camera for this one. It’s not like you need to aim at anything anyways.

Fusing together all the heroes allows them to share their health pools, but also increases their hitbox size. In first person view, it can also get pretty messy, with character models often getting in the way.

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The possibilities are endless. You could run Pharmercy with the Mercy attached to the Pharah (what a pocket that’ll be). You could run the most terrifying dive tank composition with Winston and Wrecking Ball.

If one sniper wasn’t enough, you could morph Widowmaker with Ashe and Hanzo to create quite the behemoth. As with anything in the Workshop, anything you can imagine, you can create.

The Overwatch Workshop Attach Player function hasn’t been added to the live game yet, but it’ll be coming soon after testing has finished up on the PTR.

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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

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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.