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Blizzard add Golden B.O.B. to Overwatch PTR and it’s glorious

Published: 15/Nov/2018 10:38 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 12:02

by Joe O'Brien


Blizzard have responded to fan requests with an epic update for B.O.B. on the latest PTR patch.

The latest update to the Overwatch PTR is proving quite a popular one. Not only have Blizzard responded to fan complaints by introducing another nerf to Brigitte, but they’ve also addressed criticism relating to one of players’ new favorite characters.

This year’s BlizzCon introduced Ashe as the game’s latest hero, but for many players the new hero herself was somewhat overshadowed by B.O.B., her omnic sidekick and ultimate ability.

B.O.B. became an instant fan-favorite character, but upon his addition to the game alongside Ashe on November 13, many noticed that he had been left out of the “golden weapon” set for Ashe.

Golden weapons can be purchased with competitive points, earned by competing in the competitive season. For each character, the golden weapon skin usually covers every weapon that the hero uses – Genji, for instance, gets both golden shuriken and a golden sword.

DBLTAPD.Va’s Light Gun (aka the Bunny Blaster) and MEKA Fusion Cannons both get the golden treatment.

For Ashe, however, despite B.O.B. technically being a weapon of hers, unlocking her golden weapon set had no effect on B.O.B.’s appearance.

A recent petition from Overwatch fans hoped to see the “golden weapon” for Ashe represented in some way in B.O.B., perhaps by giving him a golden hat or some other small recognition of the player’s golden status.

Blizzard have frequently shown they’re willing to listen to fan wishes, and in this case they’ve gone above and beyond.

The latest PTR patch features an update to B.O.B. to give him a proper golden form – not just a single golden element but his entire body.


Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin


OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.