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Overwatch player creates incredible UNO Workshop mode

Published: 22/May/2019 11:05 Updated: 22/May/2019 11:26

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has managed to recreate the card game UNO with the new Workshop feature.

During its time in testing on the Public Test Realm (PTR), the Workshop was used to create a huge variety of amazing game modes, and now they’re available to all Overwatch players.

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The versatility offered by the Workshop means that new modes can include things that would never have been possible with the standard custom game creator, and don’t even need to follow the fundamental rules of Overwatch.

One fan, u/ochotonida, has taken full advantage of this capability to recreate modes that are as far removed from the class-based first-person shooter as can be, producing classic arcade modes like Pong and Snake, and now taking inspiration from outside of video games altogether to produce a version of UNO.

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UNO is a card game in which the goal is to get rid of all the cards in your hand. Each player starts with seven cards, and on each turn must either play a card matching either the number or color of the top card on the discard pile, or draw a new card from the deck.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Workshop is finally available on the live Overwatch servers.

Cards come in four colored sets with numbers one to nine, as well as “action cards” that cause the next player to be skipped, have to pick up two cards, or reverse the order of play, and “Wild”  cards that allow the player to declare the color to be matched.

In u/ochotonida’s Overwatch version, players stand around a central circle that acts as the “table” on which the game is played. The circle in the middle shows the number and color of the card at the top of the discard pile, and another beam highlights which player currently has their turn.

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The latest version of the mode has been updated with a variety of effects and other conveniences to improve gameplay. Aiming at another player shows how many cards they have left, and a player with just a single card becomes engulfed in flames. Players who are skipped, meanwhile, become frozen.

The mode also supports a variety of different locations on different maps, so players can choose their preferred scenery for their game. The mode supports up to twelve players.

Controls:

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  • [primary fire] and [secondary fire] are used to change your currently selected card
  • [jump] is used to play your currently selected card when it is your turn
  • [crouch] is used to pass your turn to the next player without playing a card, taking a card (or multiple when a +2/+4) has been played
  • [ability 2] is used to cycle the color of white cards (+4 and “pick” cards).

[Workshop] UNO Update 2.0 | Over 50 new locations on 25 maps! from r/Overwatch

Players who want to try out this game mode can do so by importing it with the share code WMVZC.

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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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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.

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