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Overwatch Ana ‘Plague Doctor’ skin looks game ready

Published: 28/May/2019 12:09 Updated: 28/May/2019 12:45

by David Purcell

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Overwatch‘s online community have put together a collection of astonishingly creative takes on the game’s characters since it first launched, but giving Ana a new ‘Plague Doctor’ look might well be the most intriguing combination yet. 

Ana is one of the most popular heroes in the game and has an interesting backstory, having been involved in the army as a sniper, but this new concept would certainly be an interesting next step for the versatile figure. 

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The concept, which was first posted online by JSmilesDaniel on DeviantArt, has since attracted a large amount of attention on Reddit, with many fans of the game applauding its creator for their execution of bringing two very different characters together seamlessly. 

Blizzard EntertainmentReaper already has two Overwatch skins called Plague Doctor and Nevermore, which only differ in color.

The concept features a long beak mask, very similar to that of the plague doctors that used to treat – or record information of – patients of the bubonic plague during outbreaks between the 17th and 19th centuries. 

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While the masks might not fit their role in modern times, they certainly have a distinct look and it’s worked perfectly when fused together with an Overwatch hero like Ana. 

Bringing together elements of both characters, the concept includes the iconic bird-like headwear, covered by a huge cape which spreads over the head and body, giving it a very different look when compared to what we’ve come to expect from Ana. 

JSmilesDaniel, DeviantArtHere’s what Ana could look like with a Plague Doctor-inspired makeover in Overwatch.

“I want it, I need it. I don’t play Ana, but I’ll rock that skin” one Redditor said, and they weren’t alone in sharing their admiration for its design. 

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“This should be her second Halloween skin under the name ‘alchemist,’ since she’s the alchemist class in Junkenstein’s revenge,” another said, clearly in hope that something like this will eventually be available in-game. 

There is, of course, already a plague doctor inspired skin in Overwatch and that’s been given to Reaper. However, there’s nothing stopping a repeat of the theme in the future and if there’s anyone that would rock the outfit, fans seem to be leaning towards Ana. 

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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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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.

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