Overwatch player tests out intriguing Hollywood bug - Dexerto
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Overwatch player tests out intriguing Hollywood bug

Published: 23/Nov/2018 19:05 Updated: 23/Nov/2018 19:35

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch player decided to see what would happen when they used similar abilities in the doorway to the cafe on Hollywood’s first point.

The bug makes a small part of the doorway have the same texture as a roof in Overwatch, meaning players abilities that require contact with the ground can’t be deployed.

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It’s a bug not unique to Hollywood, as users in the comments said there were a few doorways in the game, including one by Volskaya’s second point, that have the same issue.

In the video, posted to Reddit by user spwodev, the player tests out the bug with abilities from Doomfist, Hammond, Lucio, Reinhardt and Torbjörn that all have to come into contact with the ground to activate.

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Hammond, somehow is able to activate his ground slam, while still sitting on the ground, and he ends up doing the falling animation until the ability ends.

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Lucio is unable to break it down until the player moves him, with the spot performing just like a roof in the game. Same with Reinhardt’s ultimate, which won’t drop until the player moves him out of the spot.

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Torbjörn’s turrets, unable to find any ground in the glitch zone, hopelessly move up and down, looking for a place to deploy.

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One user in the comments pointed out that Torbjörn’s turrets even resembled Mexican Jumping Beans as they bounced around the spot.

Since the bug is known about on multiple different maps, there’s a good chance Blizzard is aware of the issue, whether they plan to fix it soon, remains to be seen.

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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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