Overwatch glitch helps create an epic Play of the Game - Dexerto
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Overwatch glitch helps create an epic Play of the Game

Published: 30/Nov/2018 14:11 Updated: 30/Nov/2018 14:16

by Joe O'Brien

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A perfectly-timed D.Va glitch made for the perfect ending to an Overwatch Play of the Game.

While fighting for Lijiang Tower’s Night Market point, Overwatch player u/Shadow_Asii found themselves surrounded by the enemy team.

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With so many players in a small space and the enemy Reinhardt frozen, thus unable to shield is team-mates, it was the perfect opportunity for a Self-Destruct.

As soon as u/Shadow_Asii used the ultimate, however, they found themselves transported high above the map, falling to their inevitable death.

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Fortunately, the self-destruct proved successful, and the player ended up with a brilliant view as they wiped out nearly the entire enemy team.

This D.va glitch, as a grand finale for this post streak from r/Overwatch

The glitch is a fairly well-known one that has been present in the game for some time, although Blizzard have yet to provide a fix for it.

While it might often be frustrating to be launched to certain death simply for using D.Va’s ultimate ability, in this case at least it arguably enhanced the spectacle of a successful play.

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As some players may be aware, the various points for each Control map are actually rendered together as one large map. Some players have previously found means of travelling between them in-game on the likes of Ilios and Nepal.

In this instance, the Garden point can be seen higher up on the left side as u/Shadow_Asii falls, and there’s also a brief glimpse of the Control Center area in the skyscraper on the right hand side immediately after the player is transported.

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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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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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