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Artist brings amazing original Overwatch hero concept to life

Published: 3/Jul/2019 0:14 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 0:22

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan and artist has created an original hero for the game based on nothing more than some early character/hero concept art.

Overwatch was released in 2016 and it’s pretty entertaining to go back and see how Blizzard went about making the game and it’s unique lineup of heroes.

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Illustrator Giulio Sciaccaluga decided to take one of the concept heroes known as “Recluse” and expand them into a fully-fleshed out Overwatch hero based on little more than their headshot.

Giulio SciaccalugaRecluse looks so good, you have to wonder why she didn’t make the cut.

Giving Widowmaker a run for her money

Recluse would be a spider-themed character so there would definitely be some competion between her and Widowmaker, luckily though, Recluse doesn’t seem to be another sniper.

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“The name Recluse was there, but not that much hype surrounded the beautiful spider lady,” Sciaccaluga said of their creation. “Also she was excluded from being a future playable character, so I decided to create a true concept inspired by the original art Blizzard released and make this crazy hero real.”

Sciaccaluga did a great job of giving Recluse her own unique look that would totally fit into the Overwatch universe as well.

Giulio SciaccalugaWhatever you call those things where her arms should be, you can’t deny they look pretty cool.

She has pink hair – which means her and Zarya probably go to the same stylist – but the defining feature is definitely her large biomechanical-looking arms/wings/claws/whatever they are.

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Recluse is able to transform between human and spider form, which switches her attack from melee to ranged, respectively, and also has the ability to shoot lasers out of her mouth.

Giulio SciaccalugaDon’t make Recluse raise her voice, we’re begging you.

The craziest part about Recluse may be her Spider Bots, which she can instruct to follow either herself, an ally or an enemy around. When following an ally they would provide buffs and be detrimental to any enemy they encountered.

Recluse may not have made the cut to get into Overwatch, but that won’t stop us from wondering what the game could be like with her included, if only.

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Giulio SciaccalugaRecluse’s Spider Bots might have even inspired as many memes as Torbjörn’s turret.

When’s the next new Overwatch hero arriving?

There’s been a lot of talk about a character introduced in Baptiste’s “What You Left Behind” short story named Mauga that some fans think is a shoo-in for Hero 31.

Blizzard of course haven’t confirmed or denied anything about Hero 31 yet, but Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan did say earlier in the year that Hero 31 would arrive “sometime this summer,” whenever that ends up being.

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Whoever or whatever Hero 31 ends up being, it’s clear Overwatch fans are more than ready for another new hero to add to the roster.

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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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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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