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Surprise feature discovered in new Overwatch ‘Face Changer’ Sombra skin

Published: 17/Jan/2020 9:54

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch fans have noticed an interesting detail in the ‘Face Changer’ Sombra skin released as part of the Lunar New Year event for 2020, ‘Year of the Rat’.

Lunar New Year has arrived, and that means a host of new skins and other cosmetics for Overwatch players to collect.

Perhaps the highlight of this year’s collection is a new look for Sombra called ‘Face Changer’, which lives up to its name by having her mask periodically swap between several different looks.

Sombra’s mask isn’t the only dynamic element of her new skin, however. On her weapon is a smaller representation of her mask in front of the sights, and this too changes to match Sombra herself.

Sombra’s gun matches her new “Face Changer” skin. from r/Overwatch

Given that the player themselves never usually gets to see what they actually look like while they’re playing, this is a cool way of not only adding something interesting to the skin in the first-person perspective, but also letting the player know exactly which look they’re showing off to other players at any given time.

Blizzard have been known to include interesting little dynamic details like this in their designs before. Ashe, for instance, changes her grip on her weapon depending on whether or not a hip-fired shot will be perfectly accurate.

Sombra Face Changer skin in Overwatch
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Sombra’s ‘Face Changer’ skin has several masks that it changes between.

While the animation in Sombra’s ‘Face Changer’ skin may not have any practical applications, it is a fun detail that makes the look distinct from other cosmetics, and certainly deserving of its Legendary status.

Sombra’s ‘Face Changer’ is one of seven new skins added with this year’s Lunar New Year event, with Moira, Brigitte, Lúcio, Winston, Doomfist, and Wrecking Ball also getting festive new looks. As a Legendary skin, Face Changer Sombra can be acquired for 3000 credits, or by fortunate players through Lunar New Year loot boxes.

Those that don’t have enough credits or don’t get lucky may not be able to pick up the Face Changer skin this year, but there are three epic skins that will be acquirable over the course of the event by winning nine games each week.

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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.