Rumors surface of new Overwatch support hero coming in March - Dexerto
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Rumors surface of new Overwatch support hero coming in March

Published: 4/Mar/2020 18:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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French Overwatch streamer Altheaow is claiming that the game’s next hero could be teased as early as March.

During a March 4 broadcast, the streamer claimed that players should be hearing about a new hero coming either at the middle or end of the month.

“Spoiler alert, this is a support,” he said in French.

The streamer added that he was told this information by popular content creator and French commentator AlphaCast.

Notably, on March 3, AlphaCast was asked when he would do another interview with Overwatch Character Artist Renaud Galand. Alpha replied saying that around the 19th of March would be good, but left the reason why up to his chat.

“I think Althéa’s memory is playing tricks on him,” AlphaCast told Dexerto. “We only discussed supposition on Echo being released in March just like Baptiste got released in March last year.”

Baptiste did hit the live servers on March 19, so it seems this is what the streamer was referencing timeline-wise.

Overwatch’s last hero, Sigma, was released on August 13 after being revealed on July 22. While many players expected a hero to be announced at BlizzCon in November, Blizzard showed off Overwatch 2 instead.

According to Game Director Jeff Kaplan, the team has plans to release “at least one new hero” before the sequel is released.

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Who could the next Overwatch hero be?

In an interview with streamer Emongg at BlizzCon 2018, Kaplan explained that the team had more tanks and supports in development and that the next six heroes were planned out.

Since that interview, players have gotten their hands on Baptiste and Sigma – a support and tank respectively. Now the question is: who will the next hero be?

Hopefully, fans will get more information soon, and that rumors of this new hero haven’t been greatly exaggerated.

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Overwatch player’s dad goes viral after recreating every hero emote

Published: 24/Nov/2020 22:50

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch player’s dad has gone viral for recreating emotes for all of the game’s original heroes and has given us inspiration for a fantastic Reinhardt skin idea all at the same time.

Over the years the emotes of Overwatch heroes have been recreated and memed countless times, but you don’t often see the kind of dedication required to attempt one from each hero in a single go.

But, that’s just what one YouTuber Nick Luciano and his dad did in a video using various household items that’s once again making the rounds on Reddit, and we have to say that Reinhardt impression is still one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Masterfully replacing the rocket hammer for an electric weed wacker, Luciano’s father knocks it out of the park with moves that could have been the motion capture for the character himself, before realizing his neighbor was watching and trying to laugh it off with a casual “hey Carl!”

To be fair the clip at the top of the game’s subreddit is more than three years old at this point, but pops has been hard at work recreating all kinds of emotes and poses from various titles on YouTube since, Overwatch included.

What you won’t see in the Reddit post are the additional emotes performed by Luciano’s dad, released a year later. Who knew that all it took was a back pillow to make a perfect D.Va costume in just a few seconds?

Obviously, he’s not a professional YouTuber, so there’s no real regular upload schedule or any kind of consistency, but for this kind of great content, that’s just fine. He probably has dad stuff to do as well, such as mowing the lawn, and organizing various shelves in the garage.

With Overwatch 2 right on the horizon, and hopefully a new game’s worth of emotes coming along with it, Luciano and his pops will hopefully find the time to record even more hilarious imitations in the backyard.