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The next Overwatch Halloween Terror map might have been leaked

Published: 21/Sep/2019 20:57 Updated: 21/Sep/2019 22:13

by Bill Cooney

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New leaked images reportedly show a night version of Junkertown just a few weeks away from October and the beginning of Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event.

Halloween Terror usually takes place throughout the month of October in Overwatch, and it has introduced new, spooky, reskins for several of the game’s maps in the past, like Eichenwalde and Hollywood.

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Now, a new leaked image posted on Twitter by Overwatch Insider Naeri seem to indicate that Junkertown will be the next map to get a Halloween makeover for the event.

The next Halloween Terror map revealed?

The images posted by Naeri, and also featured in a video from YouTuber Blame the Controller, shows Reaper posing in front of a nighttime Junkertown, it sort of looks like the game’s main menu, without any overlay.

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The image definitely seems to be Junkertown because you can literally see the sign above the door behind Reaper.

Blame the Controller goes a step further in his video and shows an image of the map with Reaper and a large amount of the scenery in front of the gate, removed.

He also examines the skyline of the image compared to the regular Junkertown map and even provides video that includes the Halloween music, complete with thunder.

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Blame the ControllerThere seems to be a large amount of scenery missing from the leaked image of Junkertown.

There is also a Sombra highlight intro on the dark Junkertown map, and it too shows that the water tower and broken down car in front of the entrance has been removed so developers can put different Halloween stuff in their place, BTC speculated.

The YouTuber admits that we should take this with a grain of salt, since someone could have just darkened the already existing map to make it look like a Halloween reskin, but the existence of the videos does make the whole thing seem more legit.

When will Halloween Terror start?

Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event began on October 9 in 2018, so a similar start date at the beginning of the month is likely again this year.

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We still don’t know whether Junkertown will actually be the next Halloween map in Overwatch, but with October fast approaching we should find out soon, and finally get some teasers for new Halloween Terror skins coming in 2019 as well.

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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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