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Blizzard Has Released Another Teaser for the Next Overwatch Hero

Published: 27/Jun/2018 3:28 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard has revealed another teaser for what is presumed to be the next Overwatch hero.

The latest hint may have given us the first look at the game’s 28th hero, the seventh new addition since the game’s release.

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Blizzard began the process of revealing something big with an obscure first hint several days ago, a mysterious indicator that something big is on its way. As is becoming typical of such reveals, the first hint offered very little concrete evidence, acting more as an announcement of an upcoming reveal than a clue in itself.

The second clue changes little – it’s still the same setting and camera angle – and yet it changes everything, as it offers what may well be the first look at the game’s next hero, albeit very briefly.

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Blizzard hasn’t even technically confirmed that the teasers are for a new hero, although history suggests that this is indeed what’s coming. Both the cryptic nature of the hints and their timing is in line with past releases.

Although the two years since the release of Overwatch might not be long enough to absolutely confirm the pattern, so far Blizzard does seem to have had a consistent schedule for new hero releases. A new hero has been added every July, November, and March since the full release. If that schedule holds, the next hero should be added within the coming month.

Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu also commented on the post, although his own hint was even more cryptic than the official one – assuming it’s any sort of hint at all.

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With the two clues coming within mere days of each other, and assuming the new hero is indeed on track for a July release, it can be expected that more clues will be coming shortly.

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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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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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