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What’s the most damage you can do in Overwatch?

Published: 31/Dec/2019 23:04 Updated: 31/Dec/2019 23:05

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch player has managed to do more damage with one shot than most players can achieve in an entire game.

Reddit user zhpete used McCree, Genji, Baptiste and Zenyatta to deal more than 34,000 damage in a single instance.

That amount of DPS is certainly reachable in some situations over entire games, but for a single shot of Deadeye, it’s pretty ridiculous.

Zhpete’s first experiment started with five Baptiste bots stacking Amplification Matrix in front of McCree, who used Deadeye.

The red Roadhog stood no chance and promptly got deleted by over 16,000 damage, an absurd amount for a single instance – but pete still wondered if there was a way to do more.

As it turns out, with a little help from the Reddit hive mind, they discovered a way to increase the damage done with Deadeye by more than 100%.

Each side has its Baptiste team (5 red, 4 blue) stack their ultimates in an X in the middle, with the blue Zenyatta putting a Discord Orb on McCree.

Then, red McCree uses his ultimate, which goes through all of the Baptiste ults to the blue Genji, who deflects it back through the stack to deal more than 34,000 damage to the gunslinger.

Could you ever pull this off in a game? Probably not, but since there are six heroes on each side, it improves from completely impossible to extremely unlikely.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe only way to acheive the most damage was to send McCree’s ultimate back at him.

There was plenty of discussion on the latest clip of how to possibly increase the damage even more, but zhpete said they believed they had the max available.

“As far as I know this is the highest possible single instance of damage,” they explained. “Bap windows each add 100% damage and can stack, which is more than any other damage boost. Zen discord orb makes the target receive an extra 25% of the total amplified damage, so 1.25 x 500% = 625% which is greater than 600% from 5 windows.”

Whether or not even more damage can be inflicted than this remains to be seen, but so far this is a good candidate for the most damage done with a single shot in Overwatch history.

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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.