Zenyatta goes galactic in this Overwatch fan’s great concept skin - Dexerto
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Zenyatta goes galactic in this Overwatch fan’s great concept skin

Published: 11/Apr/2019 22:09 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 23:51

by Bill Cooney

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Ever since Overwatch came out fans have made incredibly detailed skins for their favorite heroes and the latest from artist Cassandra De La Torre takes Zenyatta super far out.

Zenyatta is one of Overwatch’s original heroes and the Omnic monk is definitely a fan-favorite, in part due to his skins being some of the best in the game (see: Nutcracker, Cultist).

The skin created by De La Torre is just as good as his in game ones and like all of his best cosmetic options, it gives Zenyatta a full, flowing beard.

Cassandra De La Torrehttps://www.artstation.com/artwork/gJOmKQ

Zenyatta’s robes and hat have a similar galaxy pattern to Moira’s “Minister” skin and the Omnic pulls it off just as well as the scientist.

His orbs might just be the best part of the skin though because they’ve been transformed into spherical astrolabes, which were instruments used by medieval astronomers.

Cassandra De La Torrehttps://www.artstation.com/artwork/gJOmKQ

De La Torre also included several color variations for “Astralyatta” along with the main skin concept.

This skin really does make Zenyatta look like a fortune teller, which is appropriate because some great Zenyatta players seem to be psychic with using their Transcendence in-game.

Cassandra De La Torrehttps://www.artstation.com/artwork/gJOmKQ

Will Zenyatta get any new skins soon? 

We still don’t know if Zenyatta is getting any new skins for the upcoming Storm Rising event, which starts on April 16, but he hasn’t gotten an Archives skin yet so he’s kind of a prime candidate for one.


A leak on April 9 from the Overwatch website
seemed to indicate new skins for McCree, Baptiste, Bastion and Ashe/B.O.B. and it only seems more legit since Baptiste’s revealed skin looks a lot like the leaked image.

Even if Zenyatta doesn’t get a new skin for Archives, it won’t stop fans of the Monk from coming up with their own great ideas.

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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.