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Overwatch: Stunning Widowmaker French ‘Cancan’ skin celebrates her origins

Published: 9/Jun/2019 18:37 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 18:54

by Alan Bernal

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Blizzard is a master of producing intricate skins that give a twist to Overwatch characters based on their origins and the like, but the game’s community sometimes outshine the devs when they make concepts as immaculate as this Widowmaker design.

Overwatch released with 21 heroes in May of 2016, and Blizzard has since added to that roster throughout the years while also supplying their characters with troves of incredible alternate skins that mixes up their traditional look.

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Some of the best skins to release in the game explore Overwatch heroes’ pasts to paint them in a new light according to their history or background.

BlizzardSkins for Widow have given her different takes to her look, but this artist’s concept gives her a throwback to French culture.

In that regard, artist Floriane Tiam put together a complete look for the game’s long-range assassin that explores her French background by dressing her up in a traditional cancan-inspired design.

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The cancan is a classic dance style more notable for the skirts and petticoats that the performers send flying everywhere using high kicks and the like.

While Widow might be too busy popping off heads to get into a whole routine, this skin would be the perfect intro for a new emote to taunt her victims.

Floriane Tiam ArtStationWidowmaker’s cancan skin that could be a great addition to her catalogue of alternate designs.

Tiam gave Widow an alluring red and black design with fingerless lace gloves and a thigh-high stockings, maybe to distract her victims before they meet their untimely demise.

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The skin would also see Widow in a corset skirt and a feathery headpiece that looks enticing, right up until someone notices her intricate rifle that also received a lavish remodelling that compliments her new look.

As for her recon visors, they got a much more subtle vibe now that it got transformed into an elegant masquerade mask that reveals more about her opponent’s than hides her face.

BlizzardThe Summer Games have given Widow fans great skins through the years, and hopefully 2019 will continue that trend.

Will Widow get new skins soon?

Although Tiam’s design looks game-ready and would definitely be one of Widow’s more popular designs upon release, time will tell if Overwatch’s upcoming event will have anything new for the assassin.

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The Summer Games is expected to start in August, and Widowmaker fans will hope it’ll result in another skin inspired by her home country of France.

Whether its a sporty concept for the Summer Games or a unique twist like Tiam’s Cancan design, Widowmaker is a great character for Blizzard to explore more French-inspired skins.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.