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Overwatch unveils Doomfist San Francisco Shock Championship skin

Published: 24/Mar/2020 19:07

by Bill Cooney


Blizzard has unveiled a brand new Doomfist skin to celebrate the San Francisco Shock winning the 2019 Overwatch League Championship.

Apparently, the new skin was first shown to Shock players at BlizzCon 2019, but everyone not working for the team or the League got their first look at it on March 24.

‘Thunder Doomfist” is the name of the new cosmetic, and it looks just as awesome as San Francisco’s championship run was to watch.

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“Thunder” is a sort of shockwave, which could explain where designers got the name from.

Thunder Doomfist is only available to unlock for a limited time from March 26 to April 9 for 200 League Tokens, so if you want to pick up the skin you’d better make sure you have enough saved up before it’s too late.

The bad news is that the Overwatch League no longer offers free Tokens to players for watching matches since moving to YouTube, so you’ll either have to have some saved up from Season 2 or buy some directly.

“The biggest inspiration for this skin was to create some kind of supernatural, elemental being, with a theme of volcanic chaos,” Overwatch senior concept artist, David Kang, said in an OWL interview. “He’s molten lava inside a rock body, and we added a bit of championship feel with some gold and obsidian for his gauntlet.”

Kang said that Shock players didn’t have too many requests for the skin, other than to make it as “badass” as possible, which they definitely did, but only after pulling a fast one on them.

Apparently, before revealing Thunder Doomfist to Grant “Moth” Espe, Jay “Sinatraa” Won, and Matthew “Super” DeLisi at BlizzCon, they were first shown a poorly Photoshopped Orisa skin concept that almost made Sinatraa shed a tear.

“His face was like a demon, like we’re the villains of the league or something,” he said. “I’m sure everybody in the league wants to beat us at this point, so I relate to it that way.”

Sinatraa was the 2019 OWL MVP, and has his own exclusive skin on the way.

Speaking of Sinatraa, the Shock star will be receiving his own custom skin as well, one of the many perks of winning the 2019 OWL Most Valuable Player award.

We know that the skin will be for Zarya, but other than that, we don’t know much about what the MVP skin will look like just yet.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
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You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.