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Overwatch unveils fantastic new Reinhardt skin for Year of the Pig

Published: 21/Jan/2019 1:25 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 1:31

by Bill Cooney

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The latest skin to be revealed for Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event is an instant classic for Reinhardt called ‘Guan Yu’.

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event happens around this time every year and so far, skins for Reaper and Hanzo have been revealed.

Hanzo and Reinhardt’s skins have something in common: they’re both rocking some massive, flowing facial hair.

Reinhardt’s skin has a good-looking green and gold theme, and there’s an awesome looking dragon head on his arm for his shield.

It’s a bit hard to tell from the official reveal video, but Reinhardt’s hammer seems to be made out of some kind of green stone, and also features a fearsome-looking dragon head on top.

Overwatch’s tweet about the new skin also mentioned Capture the Flag, which probably means the mode will be coming back to Arcade Mode for this year’s event. 

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event is themed each year on the Chinese zodiac, and this year is celebrating the Year of the Pig.

The event starts on Thursday, January 24 and will go on until Monday, February 18; just after the first weekend of the Overwatch League.

There’s still four days left until the beginning of the Year of the Pig celebrations, which means we could see at least four more new skins revealed before then.

Cosplay

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.