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A Major Update is Coming for Overwatch Map Horizon Lunar Colony

Published: 21/May/2018 21:43 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:57

by Joe O'Brien

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An update is on its way for Overwatch Assault map Horizon Lunar Colony.

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan has revealed in a recent post on the official Overwatch forums that “big changes” for the map are coming and will likey be released to the Public Test Realm near the beginning of June.

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Players got a surprise hint at what was coming for the map near the end of April, when some changes were accidentally included in a PTR patch. At that time, Principal level dsesigner David Adams said:

“Well that wasn’t supposed to happen but there you go. We have some changes that we are still working on and testing for the map so what you are seeing here may not be final. Also as an FYI it won’t be released with the next patch and no eta for when it will be released as it is still a rework in progress.”

A look at the map as it was then can be seen here:

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Jeff Kaplan has now given an ETA for when Blizzard actually intends to put the new map, which has presumably seen further changes since, on the PTR. He didn’t go into detail, although in his response to a comment which noted the ease by which the defenders can move between their spawn and Point B, Kaplan did state that it was “fixed”.

“We have big changes coming to the Horizon map. The changes will most likely hit PTR close to the beginning of June. We’ve fixed the Defender spawn room issue you noted on Point B (among other things).

More details to come as we get closer.”

Horizon was not a launch map with Overwatch, instead being added to the game in June of 2017. It’s not the first map to have received an update after being released, although it seems it could be on track for the most significant rework so far.

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

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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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.

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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.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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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.

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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.

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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.

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