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How to stop dying so much as Mercy in Overwatch

Published: 17/May/2019 23:33 Updated: 18/May/2019 0:06

by Bill Cooney

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A new guide from Overwatch YouTuber Kappachino shows how players can cut down on their deaths as Mercy through some simple positioning tips.

Mercy has been around since Overwatch came out but she’s gone through major changes throughout the life of the game, most notably a massive change to her ultimate that took away the infamous mass-Rez.

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Like all other heroes though, there’s still plenty players can do to get better with Mercy and Kappachino’s latest video goes through how to make Dr. Ziegler less of a target for enemies.

Blizzard EntertainmentMercy can bring other teammates back from the dead, but she’s usually target #1 in a team fight.

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Kappachino’s video goes into a ton of detail about how to better survive while flying around with Mercy, but there are four main principles that he focuses on.

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Those are: utilizing corners as cover, using the “trickle effect” on Mercy’s beam, positioning yourself on high ground and being aware of where you’re flying to.

The “trickle effect” is when Mercy’s beam clips slightly but stays connected through a wall or other obstacle in between her and her healing/damage boosted ally, so she can sort of dance around to both stay in cover somewhat and keep healing.

In the full video on YouTube Kappachino goes into detail about each of the principles and explains how to use them to better your Mercy play and stop dying so much.

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One Overwatch player has discovered that Hanzo can take out Mei even while she’s using Cryo-Freeze with a well-placed Sonic Arrow, due to a trick with the arrows momentum.

Another big-brained player shared a brand-new flanking route on Dorado that allows Mei and Symmetra to pull off a sneak attack against unsuspecting enemies.

The technique definitely takes some practice and players have to attempt it in twos, but it’s still one of the most creative flanking routes we’ve ever seen.

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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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