This fantastic fan-made Overwatch skin gives McCree some Canadian flair - Dexerto
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This fantastic fan-made Overwatch skin gives McCree some Canadian flair

Published: 24/Oct/2018 21:26 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 21:34

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch doesn’t have any Canadian heroes yet, so one fan took it upon themselves to give McCree a skin that would make him fit right in the Great White North.

The skin concept was posted to Twitter by Overwatch fan and artist x0mbi3s, who also detailed steps involved in making this awesome concept on their timeline.

The concept itself is filled with all kinds of awesome detail, like tiny little maple leaves hidden in the engravings on McCree’s robot arm.

He’s also been given a Mountie hat along with the appropriate red jacket to make him look like a true Canadian law enforcement officer, ready to catch a maple syrup thief or beaver poacher.

The best part of this whole skin might be the belt buckle, which has been remade to say “EH!” reflecting the unique dialect of the Canadian provinces.

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McCree recently got a new “Undead” in-game skin with the Halloween Terror event that has proved pretty popular with fans.

Hopefully x0mbi3s keeps making awesome art like this because this McCree skin is one of the funniest Overwatch fan creations yet.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.