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Lucio’s new Winter Wonderland skin in Overwatch is absolutely wild

Published: 6/Dec/2018 19:24 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 19:34

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch has revealed a new skin for the 2018 Winter Wonderland event called “Arctic Fox” Lucio, that’s sure to become an instant fan-favorite.

Lucio already has his “Andes” skin for the Winter Wonderland event, which features snowboarding goggles and a blue santa hat.

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He didn’t get a holiday skin last year, but it looks like 2018 is once again Lucio’s time to shine with the best Winter Wonderland skin of the year so far.

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The “Arctic Fox” skin gives Lucio a helmet with little fox ears, and a big fluffy tail where his dreadlocks would be; so this skin should really appeal to certain internet subcultures out there.

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His armor reads “Snow Fox”, which could mean Lucio has picked up a sponsor between now and 2016, when he last had a winter skin, who got him some cool new gear with which to shred the slopes.

Even though he’s from Brazil, Lucio seems to be a major winter sports enthusiast, with two hockey and now two snowboarding skins, unless this is meant to be an outfit for some kind of futuristic winter rave, which also makes sense.

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event begins December 11, and we’re sure to see plenty more awesome seasonal skins revealed before then.

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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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