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OWL skins on Overwatch 2 models look amazing

Published: 5/Nov/2019 19:53 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 20:13

by Bill Cooney

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The Overwatch 2 announcement finally gave players a look at the new, updated skins for several heroes and one creative fan decided to see what Overwatch League skins would look like on them.

At BlizzCon 2019 players got their first look at newly updated skins for all the heroes in the “Zero Hour” cinematic and a few more in the panel afterward.

The new skins, especially Genji’s, were a hit with people in attendance and those watching at home and it didn’t take long for creative Overwatch fans to do their stuff.

Blizzard EntertainmentGenji’s hoodie was a hit with fans at BlizzCon.
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Overwatch 2 skins get the OWL treatment

Overwatch fan and graphic designer plaZma decided to see what Overwatch League skins would look like on the new character models, and it turns out they look pretty sweet.

The NYXL colors really fit with Genji 2.0 and the team’s logo placed as branding on the hoodie and his joggers make it seem like he hit up the latest Excelsior pop up shop for the look.

Tracer 2.0 is also looking spiffy in the black and gold of the Seoul Dynasty, with the lion logo on her shoulder where the Overwatch patch is.

There’s no word if Overwatch League teams will use classic or updated character models for the 2020 season, but it could depend on whether or not Overwatch 2 is even out yet.

When does Overwatch 2 come out?

Jeff Kaplan told fans at BlizzCon that he has “no idea” when Overwatch 2 will be coming out, telling fans “just let us make it great.”

Even though we don’t know when exactly Overwatch 2 is coming out, developers did tell us that the updated character models would be used in the Story and Hero Mission modes, while PvP modes will keep the classic models.

If PvP is sticking with the classic Overwatch hero models, there’s a good chance OWL teams will too, but that doesn’t make plaZma’s concepts any less impressive.

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.