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Overwatch’s Sigma turns into Magneto with awesome crossover skin

Published: 26/Sep/2020 21:26

by Bill Cooney

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An Overwatch fan and artist has created one of the best custom skins for Sigma that we’ve seen yet, turning the hero into the infamous X-Men character, Magneto.

We all know Overwatch fans are some of the most creative out there, with more custom skin ideas coming out for heroes in the time since release than you can toss a D.Va bomb at.

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A favorite theme of these is so-called crossover skins, which mixes Overwatch heroes with characters from other popular franchises, like X-Men, which is exactly what Brazilian artist Hugo Queiroz did with his awesome Sigma/Magneto skin.

If you’re not familiar with X-Men, Magneto is one of the most powerful mutants, who has the ability to control metal through magnetism. This isn’t quite the same as Sigma’s mastery over gravity, but it sure does make for a really good looking skin.

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Hugo Queiroz
After looking at this we want a Sigma Magneto skin as soon as possible, thanks in advance Jeff.

Sigma as Magneto is like a match made in heaven, with the red shoulder pads and purple cape fitting with the hero’s form almost perfectly. On top of that, the tank looks right at home wearing the signature helmet.

“The mix of Sigma and Magneto was so natural; I played with the Sigma once and boom, ‘he is Magneto,’ – the look and the powers,” Queiroz told Dexerto. “It took me two months to create the character, but in fact, it must have taken about 50 hours of work; I did it in my spare time between one freelance and another.”

His orbs now have a much more metallic look, with a mysterious blue glow inside. The look of his Accretion ability would probably need to be touched up as well and turned into some kind of metal, instead of the clump of rocks he throws at the moment.

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Queiroz didn’t just put together a skin design though, he went all out and rendered a fully 3D model for it, showing off Magneto Sigma from every conceivable angle.

As if that wasn’t enough, he also included a version without the helmet, to show off the hero in all of his bearded glory. We’re not sure why Blizzard hasn’t given Sigma a skin with luxurious flowing facial hair yet, but thanks to the artist, we can finally see what it might look like.

“I love Overwatch, I play at least 10 hours a week, but I would like to play more!”  Queiroz revealed. “And Sigma is undoubtedly one of my favorites. I’m already looking for my new ‘perfect match’ for the next project, and for sure a mix of Overwatch and another franchise from the geek world is in my plans.”

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Hugo Queiroz
Been wishing for Sigma with a beard? Today is your lucky day.

Sadly, Overwatch crossover skins aren’t a thing, unless you count the few that draw inspiration from other Blizzard games. This means we probably won’t see this Magneto crossover arriving in the game anytime soon, but it definitely doesn’t make this any less of a masterpiece.

If you’re in the mood for new, exclusive Overwatch skins you can actually unlock and use in-game, then you’re in luck because D.Va and Reinhardt’s new All-Stars skins are available from September 28 to October 12, 2020.

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They might not have Sigma with a beard, but they’re probably the next best thing.

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

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Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

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A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

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The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

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The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.

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