How to save Overwatch Workshop modes before the PTR ends - Dexerto

How to save Overwatch Workshop modes before the PTR ends

Published: 20/May/2019 15:36 Updated: 20/May/2019 16:01

by Joe O'Brien


The Overwatch Workshop is likely to make it’s move to the live servers very soon, and anyone who wants their PTR creations saved will need to make sure they’ve taken the necessary steps beforehand.

The new Workshop feature is a scripting tool that gives Overwatch players a lot of control to create their own game modes.


Having been on the Public Test Realm (PTR) since April 24, players have already used the Workshop to produce a huge variety of incredible game modes, recreating other titles, coming up with their own unique modes or developing practice tools for improving in Overwatch.

According to an Overwatch developer, the Workshop is due to finally arrive on the live servers in the week beginning May 20, which most likely means that it will accompany the May 21 patch that will introduce the Overwatch Anniversary event.


Workshop modes made on the PTR won’t all be wiped out by the move to live, but in order to ensure they survive the transition, their creators will need to have generated a share code before this iteration of the PTR ends.

Regardless of whether you intend on ever actually sharing your mode with anyone else, making sure you have a share code for it is essential if you want it to carry over to the live servers.

How to generate a Workshop share code

In order to generate a share code for their game modes, players must go to create a new game in the Custom Game browser and select the mode they wish to export from their saved presets.

Any game modes you have saved will appear in the “Presets” sections of the settings.

Once the correct mode is selected, a share code can be generated by clicking the share button, which is the second logo from the right beneath the “Summary” section of the Settings menu.

The share button is under the “Summary” section on the right-hand side of the Settings.

Once the Workshop goes live, players should be able to access their PTR modes by using the “import” button to the left of the “share” button and inputting the game mode’s share code.

The Workshop currently has no system for keeping track of share codes specifically, so it’s worth noting down the codes for any PTR modes that you like, be they yours or someone else’s. Once the Workshop goes live, however, you’ll be able to import these modes and save them as a preset once more.


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.