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Arcade-style ‘Bullet Hell’ Overwatch Workshop mode is brilliantly chaotic

Published: 30/May/2019 8:23 Updated: 30/May/2019 8:45

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has used the Workshop to create an incredible “Bullet Hell” game mode.

The Workshop is a scripting tool that gives players the ability to change the fundamental rules of Overwatch when creating custom games, offering a huge scope for creativity in coming up with new modes.

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Having been released to the live servers on May 21, the Workshop is finally in the hands of the entire Overwatch playerbase, meaning even more opportunities for epic new game modes.

One player, u/Ghibliomatic, has now used the Workshop to create an Overwatch take on the classic ‘bullet hell’ genre of top-down shooters, in which players must avoid massive waves of projectiles.

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Blizzard EntertainmentThe Workshop has proven to be one of Overwatch’s most popular features.

The mode takes place in the skies above Lijiang Tower’s Garden point. Two teams of up to six players can face off in a brilliantly hectic arcade-style battle for control.

As well as surviving the incoming projectiles and trying to take out enemies, the goal for each team is to hold in the central zone marked out by a red square, for which they earn points over time. The first team to reach 120 points wins the game.

To create the requisite chaos, various heroes’ abilities have been adjusted such that they can fire out shots at an incredible rate.

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Finished my Team Bullet Hell Battle Mode – 6 characters to battle with. [Workshop] from r/Overwatch

Those that wish to try out the mode for themselves can do so by importing it with the share code VH0FQ.

The creator has also stated their intention of expanding the game mode, adding a deathmatch-style free-for-all with hazards on the map, as well as a traditional single-player scrolling bullet hell mode. This also isn’t u/Ghibliomatic’s only creation, having also been responsible for the Bastion Dogfighting mode.

Many Overwatch players have expressed their own creativity through the game via the likes of fan art, cosplay, or concept designs, but now between the Workshop and the new Replays feature, Blizzard are opening up powerful tools for players to show off that creativity with.

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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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