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Insane Overwatch trick lets Zarya fly on Oasis

Published: 3/Feb/2020 9:14

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player showed off an insane flanking route with Zarya that uses the Oasis cars to fly onto the control point.

Former Overwatch pro Riley ‘Fahzix’ Taylor showed off a trick that uses Zarya’s ‘rocket jump’ technique to launch herself off of the cars running along the side of the City Center point and over the buildings into the middle.

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‘Rocket jumping’ is a technique that uses the slight knockback from a hero’s own weapon – in Zarya’s case her secondary fire – to give a slight boost to a jump. It appears, however, that this extra momentum is amplified by the momentum of the surface off of which it’s rebounding.

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Zarya can use her alternate fire to get a slight boost when jumping.

As a result, when used with the right timing, a rocket jump off of one of the speeding cars in Oasis City Center launches Zarya into the air, carrying her up onto the high roof of the buildings surrounding the control point, from where she can rocket jump again to reach the other side.

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It’s not currently clear whether this trick is exclusive to Zarya, although it’s possible that other heroes who can perform a ‘rocket jump’ of some kind, such as Soldier: 76, might also be able to use it.

Of course, attempting to make this play does come with quite a lot of risk. If you don’t get the timing quite right, you’ll be run over by the vehicle and instead be taking a quick trip back to the spawn room. It’s certainly not the sort of thing you’ll want to try for the first time at a key point in a real game.

Nevertheless, it might be worth practicing in a private match for Zarya players, especially those who like to have as many tricks up their sleeve as possible. If nothing else, learning this trick might be worth it for the reaction of the enemy team as they try to figure out what just hit them if you ever pull it off.

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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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