Overwatch unveils Little Red Ashe and Grandma Wolf BOB Anniversary skin - Dexerto
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Overwatch unveils Little Red Ashe and Grandma Wolf BOB Anniversary skin

Published: 14/May/2020 21:38 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch has officially revealed one of the upcoming 2020 Anniversary Event skins in the form of Little Red Ashe.

On May 14, the Overwatch Twitter account posted a video showing off the skin, which pays homage to the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood.

“B.O.B… What big teeth you have!” the post reads and shows off Ashe’s giant Omnic butler as a wolf dressed as a grandmother.

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Ashe looks amazing as Little Red Riding Hood.

In the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood travels through a forest to get to her grandmother’s house, but when she gets there, a wolf had eaten the granny and put her clothes on as a disguise that screams “Stealth 100.”

Eventually, Little Red Riding Hood is rescued by a woodsman who cuts the wolf open with an axe to free the grandma, proving that rabid creatures in fantasy books have poor digestive systems and don’t chew their food.

In this case, however, Ashe seems to be the one wielding an axe as her primary weapon, The Viper, has a unique axe-like attachment – a nice little attention to detail.

The skin itself for Ashe certainly earns the rank of “Legendary” with her white hair covered by the red cloak.

BOB, meanwhile has undergone a neat transformation into a wolf while still maintaining some of his metal charm that fans of his have come to appreciate.

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What a team.

His attire is a blue top, nightcap and reading glasses that make the whole outfit extremely unique.

Little Red Ashe was just one of three skins previously leaked by Blizzard in a forum post. Still to come are Dragoon Mercy, Masquerade Reaper, and special challenge skins like Carbon Fiber Sigma.

The Overwatch Anniversary Event kicks off May 19 and will run until June 9, giving players plenty of time to unlock the special Ashe skin amongst others.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.