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GTA 5 player uses Up-n-Atomizer for very first time, ends in disaster

Published: 16/Sep/2020 11:40 Updated: 16/Sep/2020 11:45

by David Purcell


GTA Online’s Up-n-Atomizer weapon costs a whopping $400,000 to buy, but players need to be careful where they point the powerful blaster when firing it. This GTA 5 player found that out far too late. 

There’s a plethora of weapons and items to pick up at Ammu-Nation. Over the counter, you can pretty much pick up anything you can imagine, including mysterious futuristic guns like the Atomizer.


Its blast is so powerful that you can pretty much stop anything in its tracks on GTA Online, from cars to enemies approaching.

There’s a time and a place for testing things out for the first time, though. Ammu-Nation even has a firing range in the back for experimenting with new purchases, but one Reddit user had other ideas and took to the streets. Soon enough, they learnt their lesson.

Atomizer in GTA
Rockstar Games
The Atomizer looks as crazy as it is in GTA 5.

GTA 5 Up-n-Atomizer fail

On September 15, the user posted a video to the GTA Online subreddit, showing off their first experience with the blaster.

It could have ended a few ways for this first rodeo, but deciding to fire right at a bus was probably not the best idea in the world. Soon after, it flipped – due to the sheer might of the gun – and came crashing down on top of the player.

Somehow, they just brushed off the huge fail and fired a second Up-n-Atomizer shot at the vehicle, flipping it back into its normal position.


Testing Up-n-Atomizer For The First Time from gtaonline

This hilarious footage just goes to show the things that can happen when you don’t know what you’re doing. Maybe next time they will try another expensive gun, like the Widowmaker – which costs $500,000 in its own right.

Players have found all sorts of weird and wonderful ways of using these weapons in the past. One thing is for sure, though, if you’re in a gunfight don’t go shooting at moving buses. It could seriously backfire.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.


According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

Overwatch player Tiago
Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.