Overwatch player gets trapped by frustrating Hanamura glitch - Dexerto
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Overwatch player gets trapped by frustrating Hanamura glitch

Published: 10/Jun/2019 19:01 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 19:09

by Bill Cooney

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One Blizzard recently announced fixes aimed at getting rid of an exploit that allows Torbjorn’s turrets to shoot through walls on certain maps.

Now, Reddit user ph7zoonit has posted a video that shows it’s possible to get stuck in a ceiling on Hanamura with no way out.

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Blizzard EntertainmentHanamura seems to be eating players.

A Tracer-sized hole, at least

While defending Hanamura’s first point as Tracer, ph7zoonit gets backed into the room with a small healthpack just off of the point, and clips through the ceiling after the enemy Mei deploys an Ice Wall right underneath them.

In the room, they’re unable to do anything other then try and get out and not even Tracer’s Recall seems to be able to get her out.

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To make things worse, they get stuck just as the enemy team takes the first point, essentially making it a five on six matchup for the second point.

A hero like Pharah would be able to eliminate themselves and be able to respawn, but so far we don’t know whether any other hero can get stuck up there, or if Tracer is just the right size to clip through.

Is there a fix coming soon?

Like we mentioned earlier, Blizzard released a patch last week that fixed a bug that allowed Torbjorn’s turret to shoot through walls, but this is the first we’ve seen of this particular glitch.

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We don’t know yet if this is a repeatable glitch, or if it was just a weird, one time thing, but it’s definitely something you don’t want to happen during a Competitive match.

With the Anniversary event coming to an end on June 10, we could very well see more Overwatch updates coming soon.

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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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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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