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Here’s how Baptiste is breathing life into Overwatch’s Bunker comp

Published: 9/Apr/2019 22:17 Updated: 18/Jun/2019 15:57

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s newest hero Baptiste could be the character that finally makes the so-called “Bunker” team composition as infamous as GOATS.

A new video from Overwatch YouTuber Crimson Sleeper takes an in-depth look at the history of the Bunker comp and why it could become more popular than ever with the introduction of Baptiste.

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What is the Bunker comp?

Bunker has been around since Orisa was introduced and it’s original form had Orisa, Roadhog along with either a Pharah or Junkrat and a “hard” DPS, like Bastion, Soldier or Widow. As far a supports went, the original lineup relied on Mercy for main healing and Zenyatta for the Discord Orbs.

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“Bunker comp originated with Orisa’s addition to the game and was developmentally supposed to rival the playstyles of Deathball and Dive,” Crimson explained in the video. “But typically was viewed as weaker than the established compositions due to having little lethality after being uprooted.”

Until the introduction of Baptiste, Bunker existed as a niche composition that was still used in certain defensive situations on certain maps, but never saw as widespread use as say Dive or GOATS.

It’s Baptiste’s Immortality Field that’s they key to unlocking Bunker’s true potential as a defensive team comp, Crimson Sleeper claims.

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Before Immortality Field, one of Bunker’s main weaknesses was that it could be attacked from many different angles while being stationary, “giving a Tracer with a Pulse Bomb more than enough ability to ruin the entire team’s day” as Crimson put it.

How does Baptiste make Bunker better?

Immortality Field gives Bunker the “space to breathe it desperately needed,” Crimson explained, because it prevents the comp from being rolled over by more mobile ones.

CrimsonSleeper goes into much more detail about the modern Bunker comp featuring Baptiste further into the video and also suggests that it could become a much more common sight with the new hero.

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Overwatch League teams have certainly been running more of the composition since Baptiste was introduced at the beginning of Stage 2, so it will be interesting to watch and see if the strategy continues to catch on at the pro level.

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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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