Overwatch player figures out how to make a basket with Brigitte - Dexerto

Overwatch player figures out how to make a basket with Brigitte

Published: 26/Nov/2018 18:57 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 20:13

by Bill Cooney


Some Overwatch heroes don’t even have to try to make a basket in the spawn on some King of the Hill maps, but for others like Brigitte, it can be a little trickier.

Basketballs and hoops are located in the spawn rooms of several King of the Hill maps, and it’s become sort of a minigame for players to try and make baskets before the round begins.


Over the weekend, a post on the Overwatch subreddit claimed that Brigitte was in need of a buff because she was unable to hit the basketball into the net at all, and a good amount of users seemed to believe that was true.

That was, until one Redditor, who actually knew what they were talking about, decided to prove without a doubt that Brigitte was able to ball out.


The clip, posted to Reddit by user spwodev, shows Brigitte line up in front of the basketball and aim a good distance above it, after a well-placed swing, and a few more bounces, the ball falls through the hoop.

Spwodev said the shot didn’t come easy, in fact, it took him a whopping 93 tries to get it just right and make the basket.

Did I hear “Buff Brigitte” ? from r/Overwatch

The situation is similar to when Overwatch first came out and players were convinced that Reinhardt wasn’t able to make a basket, until one user posted a YouTube video showing it was indeed possible and that players just had to use Firestrike.


It seems to be a pretty exact process to make baskets with Brigitte though, so even though it is technically possible, players probably won’t see it too often before matches.


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.