Perfect your Ana Sleep Darts in this Overwatch training mode - Dexerto

Perfect your Ana Sleep Darts in this Overwatch training mode

Published: 23/May/2019 15:26 Updated: 23/May/2019 15:50

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player has created a practice tool in the Workshop for improving with Ana’s Sleep Dart ability.

The Sleep Dart training mode is the latest creation of u/DarkyPaky, who’s also responsible for the Ana Nade Tool as well as a Reinhardt practice mode.

Ana’s Sleep Dart is a powerful defensive ability, as one of the most effective forms of single-target crowd control in the game. With no mobility options, it’s her first and most important survival tool when she finds herself targeted by the enemy – which, as a support, is likely to be very often.

Perfecting your use of the ability is key to survival, therefore, but it’s one of the trickier abilities in the game to master. Not only do you have to account for the travel time of the projectile itself, but also the delay caused by the animation to fire it.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Overwatch Workshop has proven to be an immensely popular feature.

The practice mode is set in the second control point of Hanamura, with the Ana player standing in a central circle. An enemy Doomfist will spawn in a random location around the circle and attempt to pull off its full combo of abilities. Ana, meanwhile, simply needs to identify the Doomfist and hit him with a sleep dart.

This training allows Ana players to practice for the worst-case scenario, having to account for three dimensions and both the position of the Doomfist and their own position after being knocked backwards or into the air.

Unfortunately, due to the AI restrictions in the current Workshop, the mode does require another player to be in the game on the other team in order to work, but as long as they are present everything else in the mode is automated.

Ana Sleep Practice [workshop by DarwinStreams] from r/Overwatch

Players who wish to try out this mode can do so with the share code REX9G.


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


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.