Overwatch’s Genji transforms into Borderlands 2's Zer0 in epic skin idea - Dexerto

Overwatch’s Genji transforms into Borderlands 2’s Zer0 in epic skin idea

Published: 10/May/2020 21:31

by Michael Kelly


The worlds of Overwatch and Borderlands 2 collided for one artist who drew up a fan-made skin that takes elements from both games.

The artist of this hypothetical creation is known as D0114R on Instagram, who has made art for other games including World of Warcraft and Resident Evil 2.

This skin in particular, which is created for Genji, takes heavy inspiration from Zer0, the playable assassin character from Borderlands 2.

This crossover is totally understandable and well-warranted, as both characters wear a mask covering their face and equip a large sword. The inspiration that they draw from each other is certainly obvious.

In his recreation, D0114R portrayed Genji fully equipped in armor resembling Zer0 as he appears in Borderlands 2.

Additionally, the artist recreated his Dragonblade and shurikens in the same art style and light blue color scheme as the character’s appearance in BL2.

And while many game companies don’t take initiative on community skin designs all the time, Overwatch (and frankly, Blizzard as a whole) is a bit of an exception.

If anything, the game is known for taking the community’s suggestions to heart as some fan-made concepts such as Symmetra’s Oasis skin and Orisa’s Sanye skin have made it into the game. Additionally, if we look beyond OW, Blizzard has implemented fan-created designs for characters in games like Heroes of the Storm, as well.

In a recent Discord Q&A, the game’s lead Game Director, Jeff Kaplan, said that the team “loves community suggestions and pays close attention”.

Zer0 is the playable assassin character in Borderlands 2.

With this in mind, it’s easy to go back and look at many other community skin concepts that might have a chance at making it into the game.

But with issues of intellectual property and copyright claims in mind, it’s fair to say that we might not see a crossover between Blizzard and Gearbox unless there’s some major circumstantial changes on the horizon.

Regardless, it’s fun to speculate about crossover events, especially in the vein of skins for some of the game’s most popular characters like Genji.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.