“New” McCree is deadly paired with Baptiste after Overwatch patch - Dexerto

“New” McCree is deadly paired with Baptiste after Overwatch patch

Published: 20/Jun/2019 0:38 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 0:44

by Bill Cooney


June 18 patch that significantly increases his rate of fire and Baptiste’s Amplification Matrix now lasts 10 seconds instead of eight.

Players have discovered since the patch dropped that the two working together make for a pretty deadly combination that some players might not be expecting.


Blizzard EntertainmentMcCree and Baptiste make for a deadly duo after the latest Overwatch update.

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McCree’s rate of fire increase makes him able to put out more damage, which in turn just makes him more dangerous overall, but with the addition of Baptiste he becomes pretty scary.

The Immortality Field finally gives McCree a way to use his Dead Eye and not worry about getting immediately deleted, at least while the field is active.


Baptiste’s Amplification Matrix is also a great combination, which a video posted to Reddit by Biono03 does a great job of demonstrating.

Biono doesn’t even use his ultimate in the clip, he just stands behind his friendly Baptiste’s ultimate and clicks heads, which results in a massacre for the attacking team.

Players might not be used to getting out of the way of a Baptiste ultimate yet, or they might not register McCree for the threat he now poses after the buff, but this video shows we should start thinking twice before going after either – let alone the two put together.


What else was in the June 18 Patch?

Orisa got a quality of life improvement that allows her to deploy her barrier while reloading, which is a nice little present for Orisa players.

Overwatch also brought the new Replay system into the main game and to consoles off of the PTR and players have been taking full advantage by archiving some hilarious moments.

Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge is going on until July 1 as well and players should be sure to win their nine games before then, because they won’t be able to unlock the new skin once it’s gone.


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
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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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
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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.