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More heroes can now sing karaoke on the Overwatch PTR

Published: 24/Oct/2018 17:29 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 17:35

by Joe O'Brien

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More heroes can now use the Busan karaoke machine on the Overwatch PTR.

The latest PTR update made a series of hero balance changes, but players are now discovering that it also added some new Easter eggs.

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In one of the spawn rooms on the Downtown section of Busan, there’s a karaoke machine. As far as most heroes are concerned it just plays background noise, but if you’re Reinhardt there’s an option to sing along.

The Easter egg is one of the most epic and popular in the game, and it seems Blizzard have recognized that popularity and are expanding it. Shortly after the new PTR patch went up, players discovered that Torbjörn can now also take part

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Torbjörn isn’t the only new hero jumping on the mic, however. After players discovered that Blizzard had added more karaoke, further tests revealed that McCree can now also sing a few lines in Busan.

Unfortunately, for the moment these seem to be the only new additions, but with how popular the feature has been even when it was only available to Reinhardt, it seems likely that more will be added further down the line.

Though the karaoke changes will undoubtedly be the most popular aspect of the patch, the new PTR update also makes substantial hero changes. Significant buffs for Roadhog highlight the balance adjustments, but Mercy’s ultimate, Reaper’s shotguns and life steal, and Symmetra’s Photon Projector also received buffs.

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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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