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Annoying Overwatch bug traps D.Va under Hollywood stairs

Published: 8/Sep/2020 17:54

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players picking D.Va on Hollywood should beware of a bug that can trap them under the stairs of the attacker’s third spawn if they’re not careful.

As we’ve seen in the Overwatch League in recent matches, D.Va is seeing significant playtime, so it’s more than possible that you’ll be asked to play the off-tank in your ranked games.

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That all said, while D.Va is one of the game’s most versitile tanks with extreme mobility, defensive capabilities, decent damage and a powerful ultimate, she can be quite buggy too.

The Hollywood bug happened to French tank star Gael ‘Poko’ Gouzerch during a Twitch stream.

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D.Va after a battle against Omnics
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D.Va is the victim of many bugs in this Overwatch patch.

After being killed as Baby D.va, Poko was revived by a friendly Mercy and decided to take cover under some stairs on Hollywood. Once out of the line of fire, he activated his ultimate to re-mech, but found himself stuck.

It should be noted, that the Philadelphia Fusion star had to crouch as Baby Dva to even fit under the stairs, but when he got back into his mech, he couldn’t get out, regardless of how fast he used the boosters.

Luckily, the enemy team decided to attack him instead of pushing the payload and while Poko may have ended up feeding some ultimate charge, he did end up getting his mech destroyed and freed from his stair prison.

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This may have actually been the wrong move from the enemy, however, as leaving Poko in stair jail could have allowed them to take some remaining fights in a 6v5 and have the advantage. This would have left Poko to either quit the match and rejoin from spawn or build up enough passive ultimate charge to become Baby D.Va again.

In any case, it’s yet another D.Va bug to be aware of. As we’ve previously reported, this patch has some major issues for D.Va such as making her demech in a completely new map or even respawning in baby form.

Hopefully Blizzard deals with all these issues sooner than later.

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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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Hanzk on Hanamura
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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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Lucioball in Overwatch
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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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