Overwatch player shows off powerful Zarya ultimate spot - Dexerto
Overwatch

Overwatch player shows off powerful Zarya ultimate spot

Published: 15/Jan/2019 18:40 Updated: 15/Jan/2019 18:47

by Joe O'Brien

Share


An Overwatch player demonstrated a powerful spot on Temple of Anubis to catch enemies unaware with Zarya’s ultimate ability, Graviton Surge.

Zarya’s Graviton Surge can be one of the most powerful ultimate abilities in Overwatch, but every Zarya player lives in fear of having the black hole vanished by the enemy D.Va before it can take effect.

Advertisement

Overwatch Open Division player MyCrazyCat showed off a useful spot on the second point of Anubis that can offer a more reliable means of landing the ultimate successfully.

Playing on the defensive side, MyCrazyCat demonstrates a location on the left hand side of the ruins in which Point B is located that offers a tiny line-of-sight through some pillars into the central choke point.

Advertisement

By firing the Graviton Surge through this gap, MyCrazyCat is able to catch almost the entire enemy team, who are grouped up for an attempted push and unable to react to the hidden black hole.

With a relatively long travel time on the black hole before it lands from this position, it remains possible for a skilled D.Va to react to the sound cue and potentially catch it with a blind Defence Matrix. For players at most ranks, however, this spot seems likely to be fairly reliable if set up correctly.

Fortunately, it seems landing a Graviton Surge without it being stolen away by D.Va should be getting a little easier soon anyway. Currently on the PTR is a change that increases the cooldown of D.Va’s Defence Matrix to 2 seconds, meaning it should be easier to time abilities like Graviton Surge for when it’s unavailable to the enemy team.

Advertisement
Overwatch

Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

Share


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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement
Overwatch player Tiago
Avaaz
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.

Advertisement
Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
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.

Advertisement
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.

Advertisement