Torbjörn’s Summer Games skin is an important Overwatch milestone - Dexerto

Torbjörn’s Summer Games skin is an important Overwatch milestone

Published: 17/Jul/2019 17:38 Updated: 17/Jul/2019 17:52

by Bill Cooney


seven new skins available during Summer Games this year, but only the four new Legendary skins (along with previous years’ cosmetics) are available in event loot boxes.

Fortunately that includes Torb’s new Legendary “Surf N’ Splash” skin which apart from being the greatest Overwatch skin ever created, also makes him the first hero to get a Legendary skin for every event.

Overwatch’s favorite engineer

Blizzard’s Torbjörn favoritism was noticed by Reddit user crtoonmnky who pointed out that with Surf N’ Splash, he’s the first hero to get a Legendary skin for all six annual Overwatch events.

  • Summer Games: Surf N’ Splash
  • Halloween Terror: Viking
  • Winter Wonderland: Santaclad
  • Lunar New Year: Zhang Fei
  • Archives: Ironclad and Chief Engineer Lindholm
  • Anniversary: Cybjörn

“A few heroes were close, with McCree missing a Winter legendary and Tracer not having a Halloween skin at all, crtoonmnky noted. “But our Swedish meatball managed to beat even the game’s poster girl.”

Blizzard EntertainmentMove over Wave Hanzo, you’ve got some serious competition.

Besides being the skin to complete Torb’s Legendary set, the skin also comes with some great details, apart from looking absolutely amazing.

His Turret and his slag gun have been turned into water guns, but the best part might be his hammer which looks like an inflatable carnival prize and even squeaks on contact, as shown in this video from Reddit user Owlero.

What’s new for Summer Games 2019?

Overwatch’s 2019 Summer Games event brings back Lucioball, but this year Hammond is the ball in his new Lucioball skin, unfortunately he’s not playable and acts just like balls of past years.

There’s also a new way for players to earn the Summer Games epic skins for 2019 which again, aren’t available in Loot Boxes.

To earn the epic skins for Reinhardt, Mei and Reaper, players have to win nine games in any mode to complete the new weekly mini challenges.

Blizzard EntertainmentAmerican Reaper is the reward for winning nine games during Week One of Summer Games 2019.

With some new skins and cosmetics to collect and plenty of Lucioball to play, there should be enough to keep Overwatch players entertained, for the next few weeks at least.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.