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Players debate whether a leavers’ queue would work in Overwatch

Published: 2/Apr/2019 18:27 Updated: 2/Apr/2019 18:41

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch players are trying to figure out whether or not a “leavers queue” for people who leave competitive matches early would actually work.

Ask any Overwatch player and they’ll probably say that having someone leave your team in the middle of a Competitive match is one of the most annoying things that can happen in the game.

It immediately puts the team with the leaver at a 5v6 disadvantage and in most cases means an easy win for the team with all it’s players, most of the time.

The problem has been around since day one and players have been talking about different ways to fix it for almost as long, but it’s not as simple a problem as it seems.

The last thing any Overwatch player wants to see during a competitive match.

In a recent highly-discussed post on Reddit, user captainpotty asked if anyone had a good reason why a so-called leavers queue for players who leave during competitive matches wouldn’t work.

“If you leave a match, you’d join a queue full of other leavers,” they suggested. “To get back into the regular queue, you need to stick in an undetermined (5-10), varying number of games (regardless of outcome or other leavers on your team).”

The main point of the argument is that if you give leavers a taste of their own medicine, maybe the punishment would be more effective.

One of the major issues with this system would be dealing with players who leave matches due to disconnects, not because they choose to.

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“It’s difficult to make it “You get punished enough you don’t leave intentionally, but you don’t get punished for a simple disconnect,” a user named Gatonom argued.

If there were a way to figure out how to not punish players who disconnect then rejoin, or players who disconnect through no fault of their own, then an intentional leavers queue might actually have some potential.

Blizzard has said they have big plans in store for Overwatch in 2019, including new social features, but whether or not a leavers queue is in the works, or ever will be, is unknown.


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.