Last week’s Overwatch short starred fan favourite character D.Va and revealed a little bit about her personality. It also gave Overwatch fans a new character to swoon over: Her squadmate, D.Mon.
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Most D.Va cosplay you see is someone wearing her jumpsuit. Which is fine, but Gryphon's Gears was having none of that, deciding to not just build her mech, but have it be able to walk around as well.
It's no secret that Overwatch players are precious about the game's balance changes. On the internet, fans act as armchair game devs, flooding the Overwatch forums with strongly-worded opinions whenever there's an unpopular or surprising change. Most recently, the forums overflowed with salt after the popular tank hero D.Va received a brutal nerf, making her far less powerful. For months, players begged Blizzard to revive the old D.Va.
A hilarious glitch made its way into Overwatch with Wednesday's update. D.Vas are getting flung out of their mech suits and into the abyss on the 3v3 mode's Ecopoint Antarctica map.
Overwatch's PTR, or public test realm, is a blessing and a curse for players. On one hand, they get to try out new changes before they go live. On the other, if players don't love a change, there's no guarantee Blizzard will do a 180. Right now, D.Va's staring down the barrel of a big nerf, and they seem pretty set on going through with it.
Gremlin D.Va, one of Overwatch's most beloved fan creations, is canon now thanks to a new emote on the game's test server. She's got her Doritos, Dew and a custom stream overlay. She's the hero we deserve and need right now.
Last week Overwatch got a big update with a new character and a bunch of balance tweaks. The new sniper Ana got a lot of attention, but some of the less obvious tweaks are just as big a deal. Chief among them: A remarkably involved buff to the mech-driving pro gamer D.Va, which has transformed her into the high-flying terror I've always wanted her to be.