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Overwatch: Widowmaker outplays pro Tracer with insane Pulse Bomb counter

Published: 23/Oct/2019 19:20 Updated: 23/Oct/2019 21:38

by Michael Gwilliam

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Fighting a good Tracer in Overwatch can be a nightmare, especially when you don’t have a counter to her Pulse Bomb ultimate. However, as Contenders star Patiphan Chaiwong discovered, Widowmaker has an unlikely tool to protect against the lethal ability. 

During a round of Busan, Patiphan set his sights on an enemy Widowmaker and honed in for the kill with the primary fire, but after needing to reload, decided to hit Q and launch his Pulse Bomb at the sniper’s head. 

Pulse Bomb’s damage numbers would have been more than enough to kill the half-health Widowmaker. The explosion itself does 350 damage and there’s even an extra five damage if it sticks. But what’s crazier is that the stick can actually headshot, meaning that in total, Pulse Bomb can do 360 damage. 

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Unlucky for Patiphan, he didn’t count on the Talon agent using Venom Mine at the exact same time the Pulse Bomb was sent flying. As a result, the bomb hit the mine and never attached to the Widowmaker letting her survive.

The Thai DPS prodigy was so impressed with this play, he took a look at it in the replay feature and posted it to Twitter, writing that he “got rekt” by the mine. 

Aside from dodging the Pulse Bomb, there’s normally very little that players can do to avoid getting stuck when the bomb is getting tossed. D.va and Sigma have the ability to eat it using Defense Matrix or Kinetic Grasp and Genji can deflect the bomb back.

Most other counters involve the use of some type of defensive ability after the bomb had already connected such as Reaper or Moira fading away or Zarya activating her protective barrier. 

If you’re a Widowmaker player getting harassed by a Tracer, using Venom Mine this way can be the difference between life and death.

This may not be the craziest Pulse Bomb outplay in history though. Former Dallas Fuel star Hyeon ‘EFFECT’ Hwang went viral in 2017 after getting stuck by an enemy Tracer on Lijang Tower. 

Instead of simply using Recall to cause the bomb to drop off him, EFFECT blinked into his opponent and then Recalled using the Ultimate against his enemy.

Only time will tell what the next great big brain Pulse Bomb counter is.

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.