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Pacifist Overwatch team shows how to win without needing a single kill

Published: 7/Jan/2020 17:39 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 17:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Normally if you’re playing a round of Overwatch and you finish with no kills, chances are you’re having a really bad game. However, for one team, they found a way to win without ever sending their opponents back to spawn.

Reinhart player and Reddit user Captain_Lesgate uploaded a video clip of a near-perfect Temple of Anubis attack that stunned the opposing team.

Right after leaving spawn, Lucio speed boosted the team to the choke where they were met by incoming fire from an enemy Bastion on the high ground. With their shield up, keeping his team alive as Rein, Captain’s squad headed right towards the mega health pack where Symmetra then placed a teleporter right onto the point.

Blizzard EntertainmentWho needs kills when you have magical plays?

With the entire attacking team through the teleporter and on the point, all they needed was 33% progress on the objective to win the match.

Of course, there are a few things that need to be pointed out. While the team didn’t need to kill anyone on the enemy team to win, they would have already full held their opponents on defense and most likely had to fire their weapons to do so.

Additionally, as cool as this play was, the enemy team was horribly coordinated or already in a defeatist state of mind to not even contest the objective. As you can see in the footage, the only enemy player who seems to want to stop the objective from being captured is the enemy Roadhog can’t get on the point in time.

When you don’t need to kill anyone to win the game from Overwatch

Meanwhile, the opposing Torbjorn can’t seem to decide whether to hop on the point or not being feet away from it before navigating away. If he had contested, it’s possible the Roadhog would have been able to and thus allow for the Bastion to melt away the rest of Captain_Lesgate’s team.

Fortunately for him, the team managed a flawless victory in record time.

Speaking of Captain_Lesgate, the tank player noted that they nearly screwed up the entire plan by going left out of spawn instead of right. “I had a bit of a brain fart but luckily it turned out well,” they said, acknowledging the lapse in judgment.

Blizzard EntertainmentSome good heals helped make the play a success.

Next time you’re on Temple of Anubis, see if you can try this play out, but be wary about giving it another go if the first time fails and telegraphing your teleport to your opponent.

The good news is that Temple of Anubis is back in the Season 20 map pool so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice this unique play.

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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.