Overwatch League away skins are now available on the PTR - Dexerto
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Overwatch League away skins are now available on the PTR

Published: 15/Nov/2018 19:06 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 21:51

by Bill Cooney

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In the latest PTR update, players who purchase an Overwatch League skin will also receive the team’s away skin for the same hero. 

The changes were noticed and posted to Twitter by Overbuff, where they mentioned that this is only on PTR, so it could be subject to change.

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For example, if a player purchases a Boston Uprising Reaper, they’ll also get the Boston Uprising away skin for Reaper.

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It should work retroactively as well, so that means when the patch goes live players will have a bunch of new items in the Hero Gallery.

Also, players who already have away skins for heroes, from the Overwatch League All-Access Pass, will get home team skins for that hero as well.

 This means those that bought the All-Access pass during Overwatch League’s inaugural season will receive at least 12 new skins if the changes go through.

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Away skins were hugely popular with fans during the first season of Overwatch League but there was no way to unlock them unless you bought the All-Access pass, until now. 

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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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