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Overwatch 2 leaker claims game may have 2021 beta & release date

Published: 31/Aug/2020 19:56

by Michael Gwilliam

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Players thirsty for more news about Overwatch 2 may have to wait until early 2021 according to a leaker who has previously had accurate information about the long-awaited sequel.

Overwatch 2 was officially announced back at BlizzCon 2019, and fans got their first look at what it will contain.

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Unlike the first game, the sequel will have an emphasis on PvE story missions to push the franchise’s lore forward. While OW had some story modes exclusive to the yearly Archives Event, the sequel will be a full campaign in addition to new multiplayer maps, modes, and more.

Since BlizzCon, the developers have gone dark with very little information about the sequel being spilled.

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Fans are anxiously waiting for more Overwatch 2 news.

Some fans anticipated a trailer of sorts at this year’s Gamescom event, but were left disappointed, leading to established leaker Metro to comment on the lack of information.

“The next OW 2 content we will get to see is gonna be at Blizzcon 2021 which is confirmed as digital event early next year!” he wrote on Twitter in response to the fan backlash towards Gamescom.

BlizzCon 2020 was essentially canceled in the wake of the global health issue, but Blizzard did state that an online event would be happening in 2021. Additionally, Metro suggested that a beta or even full release would be coming shortly.

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Dexerto reached out to Metro for further clarification. During a Twitch stream, he remarked that, “the next time we’re going to see footage and new stuff of Overwatch 2 is going to be at BlizzCon 2021.”

“I would imagine, and this is speculation from now on, that them showing the game again and them having planned last year… they planned to release the game this year,” he added, suggesting that the global health issue caused the game’s delay.

According to Metro, he believes that we’re “at least going to get a beta” at BlizzCon 2021. He went on to say he was “95%” sure at least a beta would be coming, if not a full release.

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Metro gained notoriety back before BlizzCon 2019 when he leaked information about the sequel, even going so far as to say that a new hero wouldn’t be shown at the event.

Hopefully we won’t have much longer to wait until we can play the game for ourselves.

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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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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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