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Snow day Zenyatta skin idea gives Overwatch hero a cozy new look

Published: 28/Dec/2020 1:13

by Bill Cooney


One Overwatch fan has come up with a great skin idea for Zenyatta that places him right in the middle of his own snowball fight, so move over Mei.

Zenyatta is no stranger to Winter Wonderland skins, since he already has two — Nutcracker and this year’s new one Toybot, but fans of Blizzard’s popular 5v5 are some of the most creative out there and have already started coming up with new ideas.

In case you were wanting more of Zenyatta in the cold, Redditor SirGawain23 has just the thing: a cozy “snowday” skin that instantly brings to mind those days where we got school off (if you live in an area that gets snow, that is).

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Zen’s new “Toybot” skin obviously wasn’t enough for some players.

Zen is of course wearing a nice warm hat and some matching mittens, which he’ll need, because his orbs have now been transformed into snowballs.

Snowpants, a puffy coat and some solid boots complete the look, but this does make us wonder if Zenyatta even needs any of this stuff, seeing as how the last time we checked robots didn’t get cold like humans.

Questions about Omnic biology aside though, this skin does seem like it would be a ton of fun, and as one fan pointed out, one of the best parts would be unlocked after you got the skin.

“With 3000 competitive points you can throw yellow snowballs,” one user noted, and based on that alone we would love to see this one brought to life.

“Gaze into the snowstorm.”

Given that Zenyatta just got a brand new skin for Winter Wonderland 2020 though, the chances of him getting a new one soon are fairly slim, but not completely impossible, since there’s another event just around the corner.

That’s right, Lunar New Year is coming right up, usually starting around the middle of January bringing a whole load of new skins and cosmetics along with it as well.

Whether or not Zen will get a skin remains to be seen, but considering he already has two, it could be a long shot.

Call of Duty

NICKMERCS creates powerful FFAR Warzone loadout after Cold War nerfs

Published: 17/Jan/2021 14:29

by Connor Bennett


Twitch star Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has got an interesting FFAR loadout for Call of Duty Warzone following the recent nerfs to the DMR and other weapons. 

The meta in Warzone is constantly evolving as Call of Duty fans try and get a leg up on their opposition in any way shape or form. 

Since the launch of Black Ops Cold War, it’s been all about the DMR, Diamatti’s, and MAC-10, but recent nerfs have got players searching for different choices. Some have gone back to the Modern Warfare weapons – the M4, AMAX, and Kilo-141, for example – while others have tried to find answers in Cold War.

The FFAR, which resembles the FAMAS from years past, has been the answer for some. It’s even got NICKMERCS trying it out and dropping a pretty nice loadout.

Black Ops Cold War FFAR 1
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The FFAR has become of the best guns in Warzone.

The FaZe Clan member unveiled the loadout he’s been using in his January 16 video, noting that, even though its an assault rifle, it might make some of the SMGs obsolete. 

“However, I do think this FFAR could replace a lot of the SMGs,” Nick said. “I think the overall kit is a pretty good kit, and if you want to have some fun, this is a great class to do that.”

The accuracy does take a slight knock in Nick’s setup, however, the FFAR does get a nice little boost to both the range and mobility. It’s not exactly going to be a sniper or a KAR, but for what it is, it’s certainly nice and up there with some of the best weapons around right now. 

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 21.2” Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammo: Salvo 50 round fast mag
  • Stock: Raider Stock

The YouTuber does note, though, that it’s probably not going to be a class you see streamers running in tournaments. But, for a bit of fun and racking up kills, it’s certainly a nice change of pace. 

Plus, when the time comes and Raven rolls out a few more nerfs, everyone will be searching for the next best thing, and the FFAR should be up there. So, you may as well get used to it, if you’re not already.