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Obscure tips and tricks for every Overwatch hero

Published: 10/Jun/2019 15:38 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 16:01

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch YouTuber KarQ and Dallas Fuel coach Jayne have provided an explanation of some of the more obscure hero tips and tricks in the game.

While mastering the basics is the best way to improve as a player, Overwatch has enough nuances and complexities between all the different heroes and abilities that it’s also possible to build up a repertoire of clever tricks that other players might not be expecting, and thereby gain a slight edge.


Overwatch YouTuber KarQ brought in Dallas Fuel coach and popular streamer Jayne to go over some of the more obscure interactions and strategies for each of the game’s heroes.

As Jayne highlights, they’re not all the most obscure trick possible, but rather the tricks that are obscure but still have enough use to be worth knowing.


Some of the tips are simply reminders of some of the less obvious elements of particular heroes’ kits – for instance, Sombra’s Translocator actually acts as a “cleanse”, removing any movement effects or other impairments like the anti-healing debuff inflicted by Ana’s Biotic Grenade, or the burn from Ashe’s Dynamite.

Blizzard EntertainmentSombra’s Translocator acts as a “cleanse”, removing negative effects.

For other heroes, there are quirks of how ability interactions work that most players might not be aware of. For example, D.Va can hit two melee attacks in quick succession if timed properly with her rocket boosters. Widowmaker can also use her Venom Mine as a barrier when dueling her opposite number – by placing it in front of her head, she will be able to shoot through, but the enemy will hit the mine.

Meanwhile, some hero tips are simply about using existing abilities or techniques in more effective ways. Zarya’s rocket-jump, for instance, is always a faster means of returning from a respawn than simply running. Hanzo’s Lunge can be used to fast-peak an enemy Widowmaker, making it almost impossible for the Widowmaker to hit the shot and giving Hanzo an advantage in a head-to-head he would usually be outmatched in at range.


Obviously, many of these tips are quite situational, . It’s worth knowing them, however, not only to be aware of what your own hero might be capable of, but also what the enemies could potentially do.


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
Blizzard Entertainment
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.