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Terrifying Overwatch mode pits Soldier: 76 against Thomas the Tank Engine

Published: 19/Mar/2020 3:11

by Brad Norton


A terrifying Workshop creation throws Soldier: 76 into a heated fight for survival against Thomas the Tank Engine.

Blizzard’s Workshop feature in Overwatch has led to players recreating iconic games inside of the popular hero shooter, as well as spawning a number of fascinating original modes.

From chess to Call of Duty zombies and even a creative marriage proposal, Overwatch has seen its fair share of extraordinary creations in the Workshop. However, a new Thomas the Tank Engine mode might be the most terrifying to date.

Taking a break from Overwatch League preparations, Boston Uprising analyst Jake ‘spackle’ Connell found himself in a custom game as Soldier: 76.

Rather than battling against friends or foes with the character’s unique loadout, he was dropped into a map with an angered Thomas the Tank Engine.

With only a few seconds to react, the ominous steam train blitzed towards a group of players in an attempt to wipe them out. Coming in contact with the speeding locomotive would be enough to eliminate even the most sturdy Tank heroes.

Running around the map in a crazed panic, players did all they could to avoid the evil-looking rendition of Thomas. Seemingly charming at first with a smile on his face, the animated figure quickly turns to a terrifying grin once locked into a charge.

Amusingly enough, the Workshop creation appears to have utilized Reinhardt’s Charge ability, simply ramped up to an absurd speed. The popular hero can even be heard grunting each time that Thomas sets up for another lethal dash.

Seemingly more and more difficult as the round goes on, the intense mode ramps up the challenge as Thomas begins to track players with greater accuracy.

Thomas previously invaded The Elder Scrolls series in a similarly creepy manner.

Locked to Soldier: 76 for the entire round, players have no choice but to run and evade the threat of Thomas the Tank Engine.

You can try out the terrifying mode for yourself using the following Workshop code: 321Z9 — but be ready to run: Thomas ain’t slowing down for anyone.


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.