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Blizzard permanently cuts the price of Overwatch

Published: 27/Jan/2019 21:18 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 21:20

by Mike Kent


Blizzard have announced that they are permanently reducing the price of the Overwatch Standard and Legendary Editions.

The Standard Edition has been reduced from $39.99 to $19.99, while the Legendary Edition – which comes with a variety of hero skins and also some rewards for other Blizzard games such as World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm – has been reduced from $59.99 to $39.99.


The move comes in a gaming marketplace increasingly dominated by free-to-play games. With options ranging from League of Legends to Fortnite available for free, major titles are under more pressure than ever to justify their premium price tags.

Though Overwatch hasn’t gone quite so far as free, Blizzard will be hoping the price cut is enough to entice potential players who might not previously have been willing to pay release price for a more than two-year-old game.


The Legendary Edition comes with a variety of skins.

Rumors have also suggested that Overwatch is struggling to maintain its sizeable player base, amid growing frustrations about the state of the game and a lack of new content to keep players invested. An injection of new players could help rejuvenate the game.

Overwatch isn’t the first major title to get a price cut in recent months. In December 2018 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive went free-to-play, leaving Overwatch as one of the last major esports games that still has an entry fee.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Overwatch player Tiago
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.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
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.