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Overwatch adds battle royale twist in new Workshop mode for hero shooter

Published: 17/Aug/2020 5:27

by Brad Norton

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While Blizzard seemingly has no plans for a battle royale mode in Overwatch or its upcoming sequel, community members have taken it upon themselves to design the experience with a stunning new Workshop creation.

Since its release in 2016, Overwatch has predominantly stuck with a handful of core modes. Assault, Control, Escort, and Hybrid are the competitive staples of the popular hero shooter. Occasionally limited time playlists spice things up through Lucioball or even Capture the Flag, but that’s about it.

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An entirely new mode is on the way in Overwatch 2 called Push, however. This will mark the fifth core playlist in almost five years as another team-based showdown. Though one commonly requested feature is still missing from the series. A battle royale mode hasn’t ever been teased by the developers.

Instead of waiting for a future mode that might never come, players have designed their own version. Thanks to the tools available in the Workshop mode, we have a clear look at how a battle royale experience might play out in Overwatch.

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“A true battle royale comes to Overwatch,” thanks to Reddit user ‘TheDonOfDons’ who has provided two unique variations. The first is a simple deathmatch experience with one key twist. Loot is scattered across the map in four distinct rarities, similar to other battle royale experiences.

However, the main mode on display is referred to as ‘Last Man Standing.’ In this version, players will find a more authentic survival-based mode where death is permanent. Loading into a match as a solo player, you’ll have a few rounds of more relaxed looting before the intensity ramps up.

In this initial phase, kills don’t matter but the loot you acquire couldn’t be more important. Whatever you’re able to scavenge here will transfer through to the ultimate showdown at the very end.

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Once all players are geared up and ready for battle, one final round will begin and this time, dying will see you kicked out of the match entirely. A lethal zone is constantly closing in all the while, no different from any other battle royale game. So you’ll need to think fast and do the best you can to outlast all other competitors.

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Loot can be found in four different rarities in this unique battle royale experience.

There are 20 unique forms of loot to be uncovered each time around. From invisibility to instant-Ultimates and plenty more. You’ll want to make sure you’re well equipped for the final fight.

These Workshop creations currently work across Eichenwalde, Blizzard World, and the Black Forest maps. You the creator codes to access both battle royale modes in Overwatch are as follows. Last Man Standing: D4KZY. Loot n Shoot: HE2GR.

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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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