This incredible fan-made Overwatch skin puts an inventive spin on Reinhardt - Dexerto
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This incredible fan-made Overwatch skin puts an inventive spin on Reinhardt

Published: 4/Dec/2018 23:09 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 23:21

by Bill Cooney

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Reinhardt is one of Overwatch’s most popular heroes, and this skin concept by fan and artist Nolan192 takes the hero and pushes him full steam ahead with some awesome train details.

One of the game’s original heroes, Reinhardt got a cinematic short of his own last year that introduced Brigitte to fans as well.

While changes in the upcoming patch might not solve all of the struggles that Reinhardt players face in the GOATs meta, this skin concept should help ease the pain. 

Nolan192’s design, which he calls “Trainwreck”, reimagines Reinhardt as an old steam train engine, complete with cowcatchers on his shoulders.

Reinhardt really resembles a train engine in this concept, with lights on his shoulder and face, and even smoke coming out of a smokestack behind his head.

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Reinhardt’s last new skin was “Crusader”, introduced along other Blizzard-themed skins and the BlizzardWorld map in 2017.

But with the Winter Wonderland event recently announced for December 11, we could see a new, seasonal Reinhardt skin before too long.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.