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Sneaky Overwatch sniping spot lets Widowmaker dominate on Nepal

Published: 28/May/2020 18:14

by Michael Gwilliam


In Overwatch, few heroes have the same level of carry potential as Widowmaker, with her ability to one-shot half the cast. Finding the right positions to land those juicy headshots can be a bit challenging, but a hidden spot on Nepal Shrine can let skilled snipers unleash their full potential.

Widowmaker is unique in that she’s a hitscan hero with no damage drop off when zoomed in. With most hitscan heroes in Overwatch, such as Soldier 76 and McCree, their damage is significantly decreased the farther away from a target they are.

This makes Widowmaker the best when it comes to dealing damage from afar and taking over a game.

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“It’s over, Hanzo. I have the high ground.”

With these factors in mind, it’s no wonder why a sniping spot posted by Redditor pieisgoode was receiving a lot of attention online.

On Nepal Shrine, Widowmaker players can use their Grapple to reach a highground location that you would think wouldn’t be accessible, especially without sliding off.

Unintended Location on Nepal from Overwatch

Not only can Widowmaker Grapple onto this high ground with a roof-like structure, she doesn’t fall off, making it a prime perch to zoom in and take free shots.

The best part is that Widowmaker has a really good view of the point itself, and the adjacent middle high ground where enemies like to attack from.

Additionally, because of how high up she is, there’s only a few heroes than can actually fly in and cause her problems, but at the expense of leaving their time behind and using cooldown-based resources.

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Widowmaker has incredible carry potential in Overwatch.

It’s unclear exactly when this spot was discovered, and it also seems to be an unintentional spot to reach, so it’s possible that Blizzard will patch it out in the future update.

Regardless, for the time being, it’s definitely a spot to be aware of, especially if there’s a good Widowmaker player on your team or your the squad you’re facing.


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.