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Overwatch artist gives Soldier: 76 a sweet fairy tale skin

Published: 15/Jul/2019 21:16 Updated: 15/Jul/2019 23:18

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch fan and artist Toysovore created a new Soldier: 76 skin for his original “Once Upon a Time” event.

Toyso came up with the idea for an original event called “Once Upon a Time” several months ago and already has awesome skin ideas for Reinhardt, Widowmaker, Doomfist, and more.


Now, Soldier has joined the party with a great skin inspired by the Fairy Tale Hansel and Gretel that turns him into a young lad who just wants some sweets.

Blizzard Entertainment“Trick or Treat.”

“Who is nibbling at my house?”

Hansel and Gretel is the classic tale of two children being sent into the forest by their parents to get eaten by a witch, but save themselves by pushing her into the oven instead.


Soldier: 76 has been turned into Hansel (not Gretel) with some lederhosen worn from his adventures in the forest.

The former Strike Commander Morrison doesn’t look like a small hungry child, instead he looks more like Geralt in some Witcher 3 fairy tale mod.

ToysovoreThe skin makes Soldier look a little like Geralt from the Witcher series.

But it’s not just Soldier that got a makeover – his weapon and healing pod have both been constructed out of gingerbread and candy salvaged from the witch’s house.


Now that soldier has his Hansel skin, that raises the question of who will be Gretel? Something which only Toyso probably knows the answer to.

Soldier’s gun has never looked so delicious.

A new way to unlock skins in Overwatch

Toyso’s Once Upon a Time event might not be real, but the very real Overwatch Summer Games are coming right up, according to Jeff Kaplan.

Along with the return of Lucioball, there will also be a brand new way for players to earn skins during Summer Games 2019.


Blizzard EntertainmentPlayers will have a new way to unlock skins this year during Summer Games.

Players will have the chance to earn new skins by completing mini weekly challenges in Overwatch, similar to the Bastet and Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge, but exactly how the new system will work remains unknown.


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
Blizzard Entertainment
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
Blizzard Entertainment
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.