This Overwatch artist’s creation could be the greatest Hanzo concept skin ever - Dexerto
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This Overwatch artist’s creation could be the greatest Hanzo concept skin ever

Published: 1/Feb/2019 2:29 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 2:39

by Bill Cooney

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There’s a lot of great Overwatch skin concepts created by fans out there, but this concept for Hanzo from artist ‘EmBBu’ could be as close to perfect as one can get.

Hanzo is either hated or loved by Overwatch fans, with very few falling in between; what makes this skin concept so great is that it can be enjoyed by members of the different camps at the same time.

EmBBu posted the concept to Twitter, where they said they were still amazed someone had paid them to create the masterpiece.

embbuhttps://twitter.com/EmBBuChuu/status/1091053816504561664

The concept features Hanzo reimagined as a Subway Sandwich Artist, ready for his shift whipping up ‘Five Dollar Footlongs’ for the hungry masses.

He has the appropriate Subway branded hat, shirt and apron that are probably required for dress code, and some nice non-slip shoes for working in the kitchen.

The best part of this skin has to be his ultimate, where EmBBu replaced Hanzo’s dragons with two massive and delicious looking subs twisting around each other.

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Sadly, this skin will probably never happen in real life due to numerous copyright and trademark reasons, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome.

Maybe if Subway becomes a big Overwatch League sponsor someday, they’ll make skins like this one real, it would probably have to be a pretty big sponsorship though.

Hanzo wasn’t the only hero to get a fast food makeover this week, as several creative Redditors made Ashe and B.O.B. into a pair of baristas.

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Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.