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Overwatch player finally gets B.O.B. to do something useful

Published: 10/Aug/2020 23:31

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch player has finally managed to unlock the full game-changing potential of Ashe’s sidekick B.O.B. with some help from the enemy team.

Ashe and B.O.B. were introduced at BlizzCon 2018, and ever since the sharpshooting hero has been telling her Omnic butler to do “something” before sending him charging out for her Ultimate.

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Like most Ultimate abilities he’s always had plenty of potential when used in the right situation, even if he does like to run off the map from time to time.

Reddit user Ironut95 definitely managed to make B.O.B. do something, and they got a huge helping hand from the enemy team that turned this into one of the best Ashe Ults we’ve ever seen.

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You might miss it at first, but right after Ashe sends out B.O.B. he takes a huge leap forward through the air thanks to a mine from the enemy Junkrat in his path, perfectly detonated as the Omnic charges over it.

This sends him flying into the defenders’ backline, where an excited Lucio makes one of the worst boops imaginable in this situation – placing what is basically a massive turret perfectly on the payload to cut down his teammates.

To be fair, Lucio was probably pretty shocked to see B.O.B. land from out of nowhere right in front of them, but it might have been a better idea to send him back towards the attacking team, instead of right onto the objective.

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B.O.B. finally doing something, you love to see it.

Ashe’s sidekick is considered basically a standalone hero because he can contest the point, and yes, move the payload. He doesn’t get it all the way to the end of Blizzard World’s second stage in this clip, but close enough where it would take a big defensive effort to prevent the payload from advancing.

Ashe’s Ultimate here was looking pretty decent even before the enemy team decided to help out, and that little extra boost just managed to make it into the kind of wild play Overwatch is famous for.

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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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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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