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Overwatch hero Ashe still has a ridiculous hitbox issue

Published: 17/Jan/2019 14:51 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 15:04

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch players have noticed a distinct hitbox issue with the game’s newest hero.

The 29th
hero on the Overwatch roster, Ashe, has now been in the game for more than two months, but it seems her hitbox still isn’t quite right.

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Specifically, the hitbox for her head is hilariously oversized, meaning it’s possible to land headshots for the big damage multiplier on her even, in some cases, if the shot should actually have missed entirely.

It’s not even simply the case that Ashe’s hat – distinctly larger than her head itself – is counted in the hitbox, although the headbox does encompass the hat. It also extends, however, a significant distance above her head and even beyond the brim to the side of the hat.

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Ashe isn’t the first hero to have issues with her headshot hitbox, it’s been a fairly common problem. Perhaps the most notable example was Hanzo, who had a period in which the hand drawing back on his bow could block incoming bullets that should otherwise have hit his head.

This also isn’t the only issue that Overwatch players have identified with Ashe since her release. Most significantly, players discovered an issue with her aim-down-sight animation that made her aim feel clunky and disconnected.

It remains to be seen whether Blizzard will address the hitbox issue, which may not be limited to Ashe. On the one hand, it does allow for shots that should clearly miss to hit, although on the flip side a situation in which a shot appeared to hit the model but didn’t catch the hitbox would be as frustrating, if not more so.

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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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