Overwatch fan creates amazing Zarya skin concept inspired by B.O.B. - Dexerto

Overwatch fan creates amazing Zarya skin concept inspired by B.O.B.

Published: 14/Nov/2018 15:50 Updated: 14/Nov/2018 15:51

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch fan used an Ashe skin to demonstrate a concept idea for Zarya.

For Ashe, each skin doesn’t just change her own look, but also that of B.O.B., her omnic sidekick and ultimate ability.


Two of Ashe’s Legendary skins – called “Gangster” and “Mobster” – see her and B.O.B. sporting variations of a classic gangster look, with pinstripe suits and chains.

Overwatch player u/Chattywindow was apparently inspired by this skin to craft an equivalent for Zarya, who they apparently always wanted to see get a skin in this style.


Blizzard EntertainmentAshe and B.O.B. rocking the “Mobster” skin.

With some clever editing, u/Chattywindow copied the B.O.B. skin from “Mobster” onto Zarya’s model perfectly, creating a look that seems tailor-made for her.


Unfortunately for fans of the look, the fact that Ashe already has the “Mobster” skin makes a similar look for Zarya seem unlikely.

Obviously if Blizzard were to implement the idea they wouldn’t exactly copy B.O.B. as u/Chattywindow has, but even a slightly different take may well be considered too close to Ashe’s skin.


So far, Blizzard seem to have tried to keep each hero’s skins fairly unique to them, with even particular themes for the various in-game events still offering clear differentiations between different heroes.


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
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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.

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.