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Overwatch Origins #1: D.Va

Overwatch #1 D.Va: Taking a closer look at D.Va aka the Gremlin God


Overwatch has quickly become one of my favorite games ever. Blizzard have created another title that immerses you in intense competitive game play but also keeps the classic humor that Blizzard is known for, from the character models to the Lore and backstory of the Overwatch world this is definitely going to be a title that is around for a long time. In this Article I would like to introduce my main Mechwarrior D.Va. 

D.Va is a former professional gamer who now uses her skills to pilot a state-of-the-art mech in defense of her homeland.

Twenty years ago, South Korea was attacked by a colossal Omnic monstrosity that rose from the depths of the East China Sea. The massive, lumbering construct caused catastrophic damage to coastal cities before it was driven back beneath the waves. In response, the South Korean government developed a mechanized armored drone unit, called MEKA, to protect urban environments in future engagements with the Omnic threat.

The government’s fears proved to be well-founded, as a disturbing pattern of attacks emerged. Every few years, the monstrosity would rise from the sea to assault South Korea and its neighbors. The Omnic learned from these encounters, often reconfiguring itself in a different form and appearing with new weapons and capabilities. Each incident ended in a stalemate, with the monstrosity defeated but not destroyed.

As the Omnic continued to adapt, it eventually disrupted MEKA’s drone-control networks, forcing the military to place pilots in the mechs. Scrambling to find suitable candidates, the government turned to the country’s professional gamers, who possessed the necessary reflexes and instincts to operate the mech’s advanced weapons systems. Top stars were drafted, including reigning world champion Hana Song, also known as “D.Va.” Famous for her elite skills, D.Va was a fierce competitor who played to win at all costs, and she had a well-earned reputation for showing no mercy to her opponents.

Seeing her new mission as a game, D.Va fearlessly charges into battle alongside the rest of her MEKA unit, ready to spring to her nation’s defense at a moment’s notice. Recently, she has begun to stream combat operations to her adoring fans, and her growing following has turned her into a global icon.





Fusion Cannons are D.Va’s bread and butter move, Dealing more damage the closer you are to an opponent but sacrifices movement speed while using it. use this ability to keep pressure on tanks and to pick off weaker characters like Hanzo or Tracer.


Boosters let D.Va to fly for 3 seconds in any direction she is facing and also knock back enemies allowing for strategic set ups, evasion, chasing down enemies or covering ground faster. keep an eye on the cool down, think one step ahead and you will find that you will be very hard to kill. 


Defense Matrix is a shield that protects D.Va from projectiles (bullets, rockets and shrapnel) and can be used while the boosters and engaged and also while walking. Keep in mind that the Defense Matrix will not protect from explosion damage or poison damage.


Self-Destruct is a passive ability (an ability that will cast automatically) and is used in two different ways. The first way this ability is used is when D.va’s mech dies she is ejected and will usable until her ultimate meter is full and she will call another mech in. The second is D.Va having a full ultimate meter while inside her mech will allow her to fly her mech into a group of characters and explode doing massive damage, just keep in mind hiding behind walls will negate the damage fully so try to combo her ultimate with a  team mate’s stun like Junkrat or Mei.


While D.Va is out of her mech her cannons are replaced with a Light Gun which inflicts decent damage as well as her base speed doubling make her difficult to deal with if given space. (Also known as ‘Gremlin Mode’) maxresdefault.jpg


After surviving in Gremlin Mode long enough D.Va will be able to call a brand new mech down and will be given full health and her Defensive Matrix will be off cool down. Keep in mind that while getting into her mech you will be completely blind for 0.5 seconds.



Overwatch Origins #1: D.Va

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