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Sombra’s Overwatch dance gets the makeover it deserves in this brilliant concept

Published: 21/Jan/2019 15:08 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 16:23

by Ross Deason

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If you’re an Overwatch fan, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll love this awesome concept that makes Sombra’s popular dance emote better than ever before.

Sombra’s dance sees the damage hero laying down some pretty impressive shuffle moves, but members of the popular Overwatch subreddit are keen to see one major improvement after a concept was shared on January 21.

In a post titled ‘What Sombra’s dance SHOULD look like’, Reddit user ‘Owlero’ showed Sombra performing her routine but cycling through her various different skins as she did so.

This gave the hero a flashing multi-colored effect that makes the dance even more techno than it was originally!

You can view Owlero’s original concept below:

The concept quickly gained traction and fans were soon suggesting ways of making the idea even better. One user, for instance, suggested that the emote should only cycle through skins that the player owns.

Another asked Owlero whether it was possible to make the skins change in a time that matched the beat of Sombra’s steps – something that Owlero was more than happy to attempt:

However, It turns out that this isn’t the first time that a Sombra skin changing concept has been seen.

Users soon started to share a Sombra remix music video by a YouTuber named Dogboggle that uses her original music and voice lines and features a few dancing scenes where she flicks between outfits while shuffling:

The Reddit thread from Owlero amassed over 11,000 upvotes in the first eight hours after being posted – it is clear that Sombra fans would love to see the new emote concept added to the game!

The Overwatch community is regularly coming up with exciting new concepts for skins, heroes and more. If one is popular enough, there is a small chance that some version of it will end up in the real game eventually.

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Amazing Overwatch x Marvel crossover skin idea turns Genji into Iron Man

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:09

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Instagram artist has created what could be one of the best Overwatch skin ideas to date, combining the cyborg ninja Genji with Marvel’s Iron Man and the result is incredible.

Unlike games such as Fortnite, Overwatch hasn’t gone out of its way to pursue crossovers with large companies, meaning we haven’t gotten Marvel, DC or Star Wars inspired skins in the Overwatch universe.

However, if Blizzard ever decides to change that, Genji could be an amazing candidate to get his model reworked a touch to add in that Iron Man and bosslogic shows exactly why.

His incredible crossover takes Genji’s iconic look and mashes it over Iron Man’s armor making for a perfect combination.

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Genji as Iron Man? It actually works quite well.

The helmet maintains the style of the Shimada’s, but the coloring and lighting coming from the visor is uniquely Iron Man with the red and gold matching up nicely.

Genji’s robotic body also contrasts with the Iron Man suit, with a nice “Stark Industries” logo right in the center just for good measure. Seeing Genji double jump and Swift Strike with this skin would look great, especially with all the lights illuminating from the suit in the process.

After the skin was posted to Reddit, users starting coming up with their own Marvel-Overwatch crossovers they want to see, if the two companies ever decided to work together.

“Honestly I would give Pharah a Falcon skin and Rein a Hulkbuster armor skin. Man that’d be awesome,” one wrote.

Others suggested Tracer as Black Widow, Doomfist as Thanos, Hanzo-Hawkeye and Soldier 76 with a Captain American skin.

Hopefully, by the time Overwatch 2 releases, Blizzard can find a way to work with Marvel so these skin ideas become realities. It seems like fans would really enjoy them and they’d be a good way to market both properties.

That said, with rumors swirling that the sequel is being delayed, it could give Blizzard the time they need to secure a deal and give fans what they want skin-wise.