More Changes to Ana and Brigitte Added to Overwatch PTR - Dexerto

More Changes to Ana and Brigitte Added to Overwatch PTR

Published: 5/May/2018 6:32 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:48

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch heroes Ana and Brigitte have received additional minor changes on the Public Test Realm.

Both heroes have been the topic of much discussion recently. Brigitte’s addition to the competitive playlist for Season 10 brought her into sharper focus for balance discussions, which in turn shone a light on Ana’s relative standing.


For many players, Brigitte seems to be in need of a minor nerf, while Ana could use a minor buff to make her more competitive.

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan recently commented on both heroes, stating that the team were working on minor adjustments for both, but that some or all of those adjustments may not be included in this patch cycle.


The current PTR patch originally went live on May 3rd, with each hero receiving one adjustment. Another adjustment for each has now been added, although whether this is the last of the changes remains to be seen.

The full list of changes to both heroes on the current PTR compared to the live servers can be seen below:



Biotic Rifle

  • No longer impacts allies with full health
  • Increased clip size from 10 to 14



  • Maximum armor per player reduced from 150 to 100

Shield Bash

  • Increased cooldown from 5 to 6 seconds

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.