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xQc gives his first impressions of Overwatch 2 from BlizzCon

Published: 2/Nov/2019 19:06 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 19:19

by Bill Cooney


Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was one of the first people who got to try out everything new coming to Overwatch at BlizzCon 2019 including PvE content and the new game mode.

xQc came to BlizzCon 2019 along with Team Canada for the World Cup but took time out of his busy schedule to play the new Overwatch content on stream with chat.

Overwatch 2 was the biggest news of BlizzCon 2019 for a lot of fans and Felix was one of the first people who got to try out some of the new content.

What did Felix think of Overwatch 2?

xQc played the demo with fellow streamers Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned, Francine ‘FRAN’ Vo, and Tom ‘Stylosa’ Stewart – and of course, he started out on tank as Reinhardt.

The stream team made their way through the PvE demo pretty easily, at first at least, and the new take on Overwatch seemed to win xQc over.

The Canadian also got the chance to try out Overwatch’s new ‘Push’ game mode along with the new Toronto map it takes place on.

“This looks pretty sharp actually,” xQc said while his team began their push. “So he (the pushing robot) stops entirely when it’s being contested.”

‘Push’ is described on the official Overwatch site as: “A new, symmetrical map type that will launch with Overwatch 2, teams battle to take control of a robot that begins in a central location, then push it toward the enemy base. Either team may take control of the robot at any time. The team that pushes the robot furthest onto the enemy side wins the game.”

What else did we learn about Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon?

xQc’s Team Canada may not have gotten the result they wanted in this year’s Overwatch World Cup, going 0-4, fans did get a good look at what’s coming to the game.

The PvE Hero and Story missions give Overwatch’s heroes their own talent trees, but this feature won’t be available in PvP.

The first ‘Push” mode map Toronto was also debuted at BlizzCon 2019 and seemed to be a hit among Canadian fans, xQc included. 


Overwatch cosplayer blinks ahead with Tracer’s new look for Overwatch 2

Published: 19/Jan/2021 7:09

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Overwatch 2 is still a while away with no official release date in sight, but that didn’t stop a talented cosplayer from re-creating Tracer’s new look in the sequel, and it turned out great.

Overwatch’s characters have incredible designs, and naturally, that means their cosplays are some of the best in the world. We’ve seen them all brought to life in astonishing detail, and each one is special in its own way.

However, seven characters will have their appearances re-worked in Overwatch 2, with more expected to come later. It’s a welcome change since many fans feel like some of the current character models are outdated.

Activision-Blizzard has outlined all the changes on their official website. Tracer’s new model is particularly exciting. The differences seem subtle at first. However, a closer look reveals a wealth of changes.

In essence, they’ve switched her ‘retro’ look to something more modern. Her glasses have been replaced with a more combat-ready pair. They’ve also given her smaller gloves, a sleeker jacket, and a refined chronal accelerator.

Overwatch 2 Tracer cosplay
Activision-Blizzard revealed Tracer’s new look at BlizzCon 2019.

A talented cosplayer named Gustavo, better known as TheCrayonThief on Instagram, has been waiting for Overwatch 2’s release date to be announced like everyone else. However, he couldn’t resist and decided to create Tracer’s new outfit from scratch while he waits.

“I was so excited to wear this cosplay at NYCC or Blizzcon,” he said.

“However, thanks to Miss Rona, that didn’t [happen], and it ain’t [going to] happen for the foreseeable future. I’m trying to get myself motivated and upload more cosplay content.”


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Gustavo managed to capture all the new tweaks and improvements to Tracer’s outfit. It’s a detailed and well-polished piece overall, and his fans loved it.

He also shared it on Reddit, and it was well-received on there too. Collectively, it’s racked up hundreds of likes across all platforms, and there’s no doubt it will continue to climb. 

All in all, it was an excellent job, and it’ll give Overwatch fans something to enjoy while they wait for the sequel.