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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

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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.
https://twitter.com/millionart/status/1084936841252429824

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.

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Seagull explains why Overwatch 2 will focus on PvE campaign over PvP

Published: 25/Oct/2020 22:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer and former Overwatch League pro Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned delved into why he believes the sequel’s campaign will be getting more attention from the developers than the multiplayer PvP.

While Overwatch 2 was announced at BlizzCon 2019 to much fanfare, a lot is unknown about the sequel. What we do know, however, is that the game will feature a campaign mode that should push the story forward drastically.

Additionally, there will be at least one new PvP mode in the form of ‘Push,’ new maps, and several new heroes added to the roster.

According to Seagull, while the competitive multiplayer component is in a good spot, Blizzard’s devs are probably pivoting the franchise.

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Overwatch 2 will have new heroes.

As Larned explained, they’re doing this to “better appeal to all the casual players who love the Overwatch universe, but stopped playing because they don’t want to play PvP.”

“How many people do you know who see Overwatch cinematics and say ‘that looks so f**king cool’ and then they log in, but they don’t want to play a hardcore sweaty PvP game?” he further noted.

He continued to compare the casual player base to fans of World of Warcraft and Destiny, where there is a heavy focus on PvE content, and how Overwatch 2 will appeal to them.

“And then you have a dev team who is all former MMO developers who worked on f**king Titan for like a billion years before that game got canceled,” he added. “Of course they’re probably going to make the coolest f**king PvE game. It’s like the best sequence of events.”

“They have an audience that really loves the universe…of course they’re going to go down that line,” Seagull claimed. “That seems pretty straightforward to me.”

With BlizzCon 2020 moved to February, it’s looking like we’re going to learn a lot more about the game and how it will appeal to both casual and ladder players in 2021.

But, if you’re anything like Seagull, you can’t wait to see how the team handles the long-awaited, highly anticipated sequel.