This fan-made Torbjörn Overwatch animation seems a little fishy - Dexerto

This fan-made Torbjörn Overwatch animation seems a little fishy

Published: 16/Oct/2018 18:52 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 7:13

by Bill Cooney


One of Overwatch fan and artist Catalyst’s latest animations on Twitter takes Torbjörn and reimagines him as a fisherman in the great white north.

The animation is a recreation of Torbjörn’s “Refreshing” highlight intro, except instead of gulping down some piping hot liquid metal, he’s throwing back a bucket of some freshly caught fish.

He’s been given a new skin as well, complete with yellow fisherman rubbers, goggles, and a hook, which looks to be snagged from Roadhog’s Ice Fisherman skin, but fits in here so well you can hardly tell.

After tearing through all those fish, Torb lets one rip and belches a bit, sending fish flying and putting the cherry on top of this amazing fan animation.

Catalyst joined Twitter at the beginning of October and has been sharing his impressive Overwatch creations ever since – including one that’s as funny as it is hypnotizing of Torbjoörn repeatedly tossing Hammond. 

Hopefully Catalyst continues to make his entertaining Overwatch art to share with the community because Torbjörn burping up those fish is hilarious.

There’s been a ton of great Overwatch art created in October due to the underlying feeling of spookiness, and although this Torbjörn animation may not be scary it is one of the funniest fan creations ever.


Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam


Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.