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This great Overwatch skin concept takes Ashe and B.O.B. hunting

Published: 15/Jan/2019 20:09 Updated: 15/Jan/2019 20:29

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s latest gunslinger Ashe has been the focus of a lot of great fan art since she was released, and now one fan has made an amazing skin concept for Ashe and B.O.B. that gives the Omnic Butler an awesome disguise.

B.O.B. is Ashe’s ultimate ability who charges in then acts as a super powerful turret, and definitely rivals the hero herself in terms of popularity with fans.

After Ashe’s golden weapons were revealed when the hero made it to PTR, fans even successfully petitioned Blizzard to include B.O.B. in the golden weapons set.

The “Hunter Ashe” skins were made by game concept artist Jack ‘millionart’ Frost, and the highlight of the concept is definitely B.O.B.’s awesome bear disguise.

Millionart said they always thought B.O.B.’s melee animation, when he’s first called into battle, reminded them of a bear so they decided to design him “dressed as a bear and his master poacher Ashe.”

Bear B.O.B. would probably be even more terrifying to see charging at you than he already is during an Overwatch match.

@millionartThe concept skin for the Overwatch character gives B.O.B. a grizzly look.

Ashe’s skin looks good too, as the artist gave her a stylized approach reminiscent of someone’s rival in the latest Pokemon game.

The pair got a skin during the most recent Overwatch event, Winter Wonderland, and team skins for all the expansion Overwatch League teams were just released for all heroes.

Still, this awesome concept proves without a doubt that B.O.B. needs to start getting more attention when it comes to Ashe skins.


Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam


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.