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Overwatch clip shows how Sigma’s ultimate can turn into a disaster

Published: 9/Feb/2020 1:56

by Bill Cooney

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Sigma’s ultimate ability is one of the most powerful and potentially game-changing in Overwatch, but a new clip shows how it can backfire if you’re not careful.

In Overwatch, Sigma’s ultimate propels enemies up into the air before slamming them back down, dealing 50% HP damage when they land on the ground.

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However, one dedicated Overwatch player captured a clip on Reddit that shows how Sigma’s ultimate can benefit the other team.

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Sigma’s ultimate can decimate an enemy team, but it also has the potential to backfire.

In the clip posted by user “Ryguy6603,” Reinhardt is pushing up through the enemy defenses on Anubis when he gets caught in Sigma’s ultimate ability and lifted into the air.

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Instead of dying, though, Reinhardt gets slammed down next to the enemy defenses and is able to swing away at them with his hammer, clearing the way for teammates.

This is just one example that shows how Sigma’s ultimate can go wrong when used, so players might want to make sure they’re not dive-bombing opponents onto their enemies during the process.

Reinhardt loses nowhere near the 50% health drain Sigma’s ultimate is supposed to inflict, and as a result, he’s able to wreck the defending team’s position on the high ground.

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The clip can serve both as a warning to Sigma players, and as a guide to those playing against the gravity-obsessed astrophysicist, to show he’s not completely unbeatable.

Blizzard EntertainmentSigma is one of Overwatch’s most powerful heroes, but he does have his weaknesses.

Sigma has already been out for over half a year, so players have had plenty of chances to get used to his abilities – but another examination of his ulatimate’s mechanics can never hurt.

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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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