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Blizzard to announce Overwatch 2 soon according to new leaks

Published: 6/Jun/2019 21:09 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 9:02

by Bill Cooney

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According to a Blizzard insider there could be a brand new Blizzard CEO J. Allen Brack said recently that the publisher is interested in expanding the Overwatch IP, and based on the latest leak, official news on a new game set in the Overwatch universe could be coming later this year.

The news about a new Overwatch game came in a report from Kotaku about a cancelled StarCraft first-person shooter game on Thursday, June 6.

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“Overwatch 2” – No longer just a meme

In the report from Kotaku, unnamed staff from inside Blizzard confirmed that the StarCraft shooter was axed so teams could focus more on Diablo 4 and “Overwatch 2”.

Both games are expected to be headline announcements at this year’s BlizzCon, which didn’t go to well for the company last year after the disastrous Diablo Immortal announcement.

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“Overwatch 2” has been a meme in the game’s community almost since it came out, but now it seems to have become the official unofficial name of the next game set in the Overwatch universe.

According to the sources inside Blizzard “Overwatch 2,” or whatever it ends up being called, will focus more on PvE elements, and Kotaku said several people inside of Blizzard have compared the upcoming game to Left 4 Dead.

Blizzard EntertainmentAn expanded Overwatch story mode? Say no more, Jeff.

What do we do until BlizzCon now?

Overwatch just began a Double XP Weekend that goes from June 6 to June 10 to close out the 2019 Anniversary event and it’ll be the last chance for players to get any event skins until Summer Games start in August.

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Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan promised more new content coming to Overwatch this summer along with a new hero, so fans at least have one new thing for sure to look forward to before BlizzCon starts in November.

Whatever “Overwatch 2” ends up being (please Jeff, don’t be a mobile game), it’s clear Blizzard is set on making more games set in the already popular Overwatch universe.

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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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