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What Overwatch players really want from Winter Wonderland 2019

Published: 16/Nov/2019 22:47

by Bill Cooney

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Some Overwatch players think one of the game’s best traditions should come to the home screen during the Winter Wonderland event.

Starting in 2017, Overwatch began a tradition of streaming game director Jeff Kaplan sitting in front of a cozy fire, occasionally moving for hours on end.

In 2018, other Overwatch team members and personalities joined Jeff in front of the fire, but there were still plenty of hours of awkward staring in front of a fireplace.

We probably won’t know any details about the 2019 stream until it actually happens, but Overwatch fans have come up with a way to incorporate it into the game.


A cozy Overwatch winter home screen

Reddit user DocterrificDoc posted a screenshot of a contemplating Jeff during his Yule Log stream underneath the Overwatch main menu.

“Winter Wonderland is (presumably) in a months time,” they wrote along with the masterpiece. “THIS is the menu screen we actually want to see Blizzard!”

What could Jeff be thinking about? Credit: DocterrificDoc

Overwatch does get special home screens for OWL and for every seasonal event, so why not a special one for the Yule Log stream this year?

Having it be the actual stream playing in the background would be ridiculous, and might not even be possible to do.

It’s not the first time some fans have requested Jeff be inserted into the game – a spray of his face has been requested before, but so far no dice.


What will we see in the Winter Wonderland event?

Overwatch developers gave us a sneak peek at an upcoming Sigma skin that looks made for the event, but other than that what’s coming is still up in the air.

The Winter Wonderland event also usually comes with a winter reskin for one of the game’s maps, but again, we don’t know what map it could be this year.

Things usually get rolling with the seasonal event towards the beginning of December, but no official release date has been announced just yet.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.