Zarya hits the slopes with this awesome new Winter Wonderland skin - Dexerto

Zarya hits the slopes with this awesome new Winter Wonderland skin

Published: 5/Dec/2018 19:27 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 19:31

by Bill Cooney


The first new skin revealed for this year’s Winter Wonderland event in Overwatch is “Snowboarder Zarya”, and like the name implies, it takes the Russian weightlifter and puts her right on the slopes.

Zarya is from Russia, a country famous for its winters, so she’s been an obvious candidate for winter event skins in the past.

The trend continues this year, with Legendary ‘Snowboarder Zarya’ skin as the first Winter Wonderland skin of 2018 to be revealed.

Like the name implies, Zarya looks ready to hit the slopes, maybe mess around in the terrain park a bit, before shredding some fresh powder in the trees.

Continuing with her Russian theme, the skin is covered in polar bears, from her helmet, to the charm on her backpack.

Her Particle Cannon has even been turned into a snowboard bag, complete with a carrying strap and more polar bear stickers.

Since it’s Legendary, the skin will cost players 3,000 coins to buy unless they’re lucky enough to get it in a loot box.

Zarya is only the first hero to get a Winter Wonderland skin revealed, and with 6 days until the start of the event on December 11, we’re sure to see plenty more awesome winter skins.


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.