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Sneaky Orisa Halt spot eliminates Overwatch foes from miles away

Published: 6/Jul/2020 18:53 Updated: 6/Jul/2020 18:56

by Michael Gwilliam


Orisa is one of Overwatch’s toughest tank heroes with 400 HP, extreme damage reduction, and one of the most controversial abilities in the game: Halt. Now, a special spot on Ilios can delete opponents before they know what hit them.

Halt can be a great tool to put your opponents in a position for your team to follow up on kills. With good coordination, skilled teams can pull their adversaries into Ultimates such as Dragon Strike, Rip Tire, D.Va Bombs, and even Dragon Blades.

That said, there’s always the possibility of Halt being used for cheeky environmental kills and that’s what OWL pro Myeong-hwan ‘Smurf’ Yoo did against the Philadelphia Fusion from miles away.

While holding the point on Ilios Well, the San Francisco Shock tank star fired off a Halt from the objective all the way towards the Fusion spawn.

Even before Fury on the Sigma could get his toes off the ramp, he was Halted off the platform and seemingly to his death.

Given the time remaining in the round, Fury couldn’t afford to cost his team by respawning yet again and had no choice but to pop Gravitic Flux to rise above and prevent his own demise.

Time your Halt as Orisa

As you can see from the Shock’s upload, Smurf positions his crosshair and times his shot with the Fusion’s respawns.

After about four seconds, he activates the Halt and sends Fury off the map. Getting the timing right for this can take a lot of patience and trial and error, but once you figure it out, you can really tilt your opponents in a big way.

For anyone who mains tank, learning this spot among others could help your team clutch out victories and win fights while your enemies are stuck in spawn.


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl


Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.