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Unique Wrecking Ball skin would be perfect for Overwatch Winter Wonderland

Published: 2/Dec/2019 11:40 Updated: 2/Dec/2019 11:41

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch fan has created a “Snow Globe” skin concept for Wrecking Ball that would be perfect for the upcoming Winter Wonderland event.

The new cosmetics on offer are often a major highlight of events for Overwatch players, but many will go one step further by coming up with their own designs for new skins that would fit the theme of a particular event.

With Winter Wonderland the next event on the calendar – typically starting between December 11-13, although Blizzard have yet to announce an official date for 2019 – Overwatch fan Devygone has created a skin concept for the event that would see Wrecking Ball transformed into a walking snow globe.

The central sphere of the Wrecking Ball mech has become a transparent globe complete with snowman and falling snow, while its various appendages appear in a festive red adorned with snowflakes. Hammond is even wearing a santa hat.

DevygoneDevygone’s concept imagines Wrecking Ball as a walking snow globe.

The skin would fit in perfectly with the festive event and undoubtedly be among the more popular offerings for the hero, but whether Blizzard would ever actually implement a skin like this is another matter.

In order to pull off the effect properly, a ‘Snow Globe’ Wrecking Ball skin would likely have to be the first truly dynamic skin, with the features inside the globe moving along with the hero and perhaps even offering a degree of transparency.

Blizzard EntertainmentWinter Wonderland will bring some limited time game modes along with a selection of new skins.

While it would certainly be step beyond any existing skins, Blizzard have created looks with their own unique quirks before – for example, Pharah’s ‘Enchanted Armor’ skin collapses into multiple pieces when she dies.

Blizzard have yet to officially reveal any of the new looks coming for this year’s Winter Wonderland, although it seems like that the ‘Lich King’ Sigma skin shown off at BlizzCon will be among the set, with the icy appearance certainly fitting the winter aesthetic.

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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

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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.