Best Overwatch Cosplay From PAX West 2018
PAX West is home to some amazing cosplay every year and this year was no exception. The show brings together fandoms from across TV, movies, video games, comics and more and, as expected, everything from Fornite to League of Legends, and Marvel to DC were all well represented. Of course, Overwatch, the competitive shooter filled with unique, quirky, and iconic characters also had very strong representation.
In this gallery, you'll find some of the coolest Overwatch cosplay we saw at PAX, including amazing costumes for Mercy, Junkrat, D.Va, Roadhog & more. For even more cosplay, make sure to check out our round-up of all the best costumes we saw during PAX West Day 1 as well as cosplay seen at the Fortnite mini-golf course. For a broader look at everything happening at PAX West 2018, be sure to check out all of our coverage of the event.
For players of one of Overwatch's most popular heroes, D.Va, there's an opportunity to get a brand new skin inspired by her new animated short. D.Va's Nano Cola Challenge is a special event that is taking place until September 10 and allows players to get their hands on a range of sprays and a new skin, after meeting certain conditions. For the two new D.Va sprays you've got to win three games of Overwatch in Quick Play, Competitive, or Arcade. With six wins you'll also get a player icon on top. And at nine wins you'll score the Nano Cola D.Va skin. You can read more about the unlocks in D.Va's Nano Cola Challenge here.
The D.Va related updates for Overwatch don't stop there. The next new Overwatch map is called Busan and is themed around D.Va, Busan, taking place in her home, South Korea. "Explore the serene setting of the Sanctuary, surrounded by an ancient temple, beautiful gardens, and historic architecture," Blizzard said of the new Control map. "Clash in the bustling metropolis of Downtown, where players will fight across a busy PC bang, flashy karaoke bar, and central light rail station (just watch out for the train).
"Contest for position in MEKA Base--home of South Korea's frontline defense against the gwishin omnic attacks: D.Va and the rest of the MEKA squad," it continues. "Teams must fight to hold each of the three stages to establish complete control of the city that refuses to surrender its way of life to any threat." And if you haven't already, make sure to watch the new D.Va short called "Shooting Star."