Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan teases new “cool” Mercy skin - Dexerto

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan teases new “cool” Mercy skin

Published: 9/May/2020 23:02 Updated: 11/May/2020 5:00

by Michael Kelly


Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan teased a potentially new skin for Mercy in a recent Discord Q&A on May 8.

While participating in a recent Overwatch Q&A on Discord, Kaplan teased at a potentially new skin for Mercy – and fans are excited.

Additionally, he gave some insight into the incredibly lengthy process behind the creation of new skins in the hero shooter.

“For Mercy, it’s fun to do light and dark skins, so good odds… she has a cool skin coming up,” Kaplan stated in regards to the hero.

With this in mind, it’s easy to speculate that Mercy might have a heavily thematic skin coming through the pipeline in the near future.

He also suggested that the particular skin in question might have been in development for quite some time.

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A new skin for Mercy could be in the works

“Skins are designed very far in advance,” he said. “They go through a very long pipeline to get made.”

With the game’s four-year Anniversary event on the horizon, it’s possible that whatever skin Mercy – or any other hero for that matter – might be receiving, could be bundled in with that event.

Judging by Kaplan’s statement that skins take “almost a year” from initial design to rollout, it’s possible that whatever skins are soon to come have been in development since last summer.

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Mercy could be receiving a new skin within the next few months

Mercy hasn’t received a skin as part of an Anniversary event during Overwatch’s lifespan, but she is widely known for having a plethora of limited cosmetics.

Perhaps in the near future, the designers could be adding to her already extensive lineup of skins.


Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

Wrecking Ball grapples
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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.