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More information on Overwatch’s newest hero Ashe – Abilities, PTR release date, and more

Published: 2/Nov/2018 21:17 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 21:34

by Bill Cooney


Ashe is the newest hero to come to Overwatch and the Overwatch team gave fans all the information on her kit and when she’ll be coming to the PTR at BlizzCon.

Ashe will come into overwatch as a DPS hero, and her kit is filled with weapons that can cause some serious damage to the enemy team.


Her rifle, the Viper, can be shot from the hip or zoomed in to deal more damage, kind of like a hybrid between McCree and Widowmaker’s weapons. It has a long, one bullet at time reload time, but shots can be fired individually just after they’re loaded.

She also has a secondary ability called Coach Gun that deals damage and knocks both Ashe and her opponent away from each other, it can also be used to give the hero a boost.


Her other secondary ability is Dynamite, and it’s exactly what the name implies –  a bundle of explosives that has a long cooldown after it’s thrown until it blows up, it can be shot by Ashe to be detonated as well. 

Her Ultimate calls in a robot helper, B.O.B., who acts as a high damage dealing turret and sort of a 7th hero for the team. He moves forward through the battlefield upon being called in before stopping on contact with an enemy or a wall to begin firing.

Developers gave no release date for the new hero or when she would be available on PTR, but she is available to play on the floor at BlizzCon.


Looking at the time between Moira’s announcement at Blizzcon and when she was available to play on PTR, November 6, we can assume Ashe will probably be in game pretty soon.

Ashe has already got the Overwatch community going crazy, and players are chomping at the bit to get the chance to try the game’s newest hero out.

For more on everything Overwatch related that Blizzard announced at BlizzCon, be sure to check out our official hub


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.