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Snappy Lucio Orisa combo can instantly win Overwatch fights

Published: 11/May/2020 17:34

by Michael Gwilliam

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There’s few abilities in Overwatch with more combo potential than Orisa’s Halt, and when coordinated with a Lucio, the results can be deadly.

Since the release of the game, environmental eliminations have been sought after by Lucio mains of all ranks. Nothing feels better than sending a 600 HP tank off the map with one ability.

However, as players improved and their map knowledge grew, they stopped putting themselves in vulnerable positions where they could easily be booped to their demise by any hero with a knockback ability.

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Lucio can be a major playmaker.

Orisa’s Halt can change all that, though, as showcased by reigning the Overwatch League champions San Francisco Shock during their May 10 match against the Toronto Defiant.

With the score tied 5-5 on Kings Row and the Shock needing to get the payload farther than the Defiant did in their overtime push, things were looking dire. The Defiant had just scored four kills, taking out more than half of the other team.

Despite the severe disadvantage, Grant ‘Moth’ Espe and Myeong-hwan ‘Smurf’ Yoo combined Halt and Sound Wave to gather the Defiant players together and knock them all off the map.

The move instantly turned the tables Toronto and earned Moth over 40% Ultimate charge in the process.

The trick to getting this to work is all about coordination. Halt drags enemies forward to a position they don’t want to be in, such as an angle where they can be sent off the map. Working together with your Orisa to follow up on Halt can be critical to getting the most out of the ability.

While this did happen in Overwatch League with professionals, it’s not difficult to pull off and you can definitely make it work in your ranked games too. In fact, Twitch streamer EchoFlexx showed it’s very possible.

At first, the Lucio player and his Orisa teammate had issues getting the timing right on Nepal Sanctum, but by the second attempt where the enemy tried to get onto the point, they successfully pulled it off.

Normally eliminating one or two players is enough to win a teamfight outright, but three should guarantee victory. Unless, of course, you fall victim to this combo like Toronto did.

Next time you have an Orisa or Lucio on your team, try to work together. You could just find your new best duo partner.

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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.