Overwatch

Overwatch unveils incredible Ashe Tiger Huntress Lunar New Year skin

Published: 2/Feb/2021 19:35

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch’s 2021 Lunar New Year event is kicking off on February 4, and we finally have our first look at one of the brand-new skins coming alongside it: Ashe Tiger Huntress.

Ashe already has her fair share of safari-themed skins, but none of them are anywhere near as dynamic as this latest special event skin, as it literally transforms B.O.B into a tiger.

Like with most of Ashe’s special skins, she isn’t the only part of her costume that gets enhanced: Seeing as her ultimate B.O.B has a life and personality of his own, he often gets revamped as well, and this is no exception.

Just like with her Halloween Little Red outfit where B.O.B turned into the wolf, in this skin, the Omnic butler is the tiger that Ashe hunts.

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Ashe looks the part are a Tiger Huntress.

It’s also good to know that the Tiger is one of the Chinese Zodiac signs, so it ends up working with the theme.

For the skin itself, Ashe gains a neat hat and a dark blue attire that she ends up sharing with her Omnic friend.

There are some other cool little attention to details, such as B.O.B’s eyes glowing blue and Ashe’s necklace which seems to be made up of tiger fangs.

Fans looking to outright purchase the skin with in-game coins should probably expect to spend 3,000, which is standard for any skin of the Legendary variety. For those that would rather hold on to those coins, there is always a chance you simply get it by opening a loot box.

Of course, this skin is a tad bit early as Year of the Tiger begins in 2022. This year happens to be Year of the Ox, which has led many to believe Orisa could be getting a skin with her horse/ox-like design.

We can’t wait to see what other skins Blizzard has to offer for the Lunar New Year celebration, but we expect at least one more will be revealed before the event begins on February 4.

Destiny

Destiny 2 devs reveal more Stasis nerfs coming in Season 13 update

Published: 26/Feb/2021 5:22

by Brad Norton

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While Stasis was the chilling new addition in Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion, Bungie has already laid out plans for a secondary wave of nerfs in Season 13.

With the introduction of Beyond Light came the new Stasis powers. For the first time since Destiny launched, players were given access to an entirely new element thanks to powerful subclasses in the 2020 expansion.

Since then, however, the originally “busted” set of abilities have been hit with significant nerfs. Months later and things don’t appear to be improving for Stasis fans anytime soon. Bungie outlined further plans to scale back the new subclasses in a February 25 blog post.

From “universal adjustments” to more specific damage reductions, there’s plenty to wrap your head around. Here’s what you need to know about planned Stasis nerfs.

In order to “achieve a healthier balance of subclasses in the Crucible,” Bungie is targeting Stasis and Light subclasses “over the next several seasons.” 

Not all changes will be made instantly, but rest assured, the devs are taking a close look at Stasis with a clear goal of reducing power over the coming months.

Behemoth Titan, Revenant Hunter, and Shadebinder Warlock all have specific changes outlined in the latest update. Titans will have reduced damage using their Super moving forward. Hunters will find their Withering Blade less effective. While Warlocks have just been treated to a handful of bug fixes.

Surprisingly, the recent Shatterdive damage changes will soon be scrapped in a coming update, Bungie added.

The full list of specific changes can be seen below.

Behemoth Titan:

  • Decrease Super damage reduction.
  • Increase Super energy cost when performing light attacks. 
  • Remove freeze AOE on Super cast. 
  • Reduce traveling efficacy of Shiver Strike when slowed.

Revenant Hunter:

  • Decrease Withering Blade damage and tracking. 
  • Decrease slow stacks applied to targets. 
  • Remove Shatterdive damage reduction. 

Shadebinder Warlock:

  • Fix bug where Iceflare Bolts wouldn’t track towards targets immediately on creation. 
  • Fix bug where Shadebinder Super projectiles were not tracking until a certain distance traveled. 

General:

  • Decrease crystal shatter damage. 
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Stasis nerfs are a key focus for Bungie moving forward.

Outside of these key changes, Bungie is also “looking at universal adjustments to Stasis.” The first of which aims at increasing damage reduction while frozen, therefore providing “more survivability for the victim.”

On the opposite side of the coin, Season 15 will implement “targeted buffs” to Light subclasses. No further details were given as to what these tweaks might look like.

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Expect to see many of these Stasis changes in Season 15.

“The goal of all these changes is to keep Stasis feeling great in PVE and to bring its representation in PVP more in line with our Light-based abilities,” Bungie explained.

As a final note on Stasis, the developers also touched on upcoming additions to the Destiny 2 sandbox. Season 15 will see the first set of Legendary Stasis Energy and Power weapons added into the game.

“There will be a lot more info as we get closer to the fall.” We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all future Stasis changes as Destiny 2 continues to evolve.