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Overwatch players are still getting used to Torbjorn’s new ultimate ability

Published: 12/Oct/2018 18:01 Updated: 12/Oct/2018 19:01

by Bill Cooney


Torbjörn’s newly introduced ultimate ability sprays a layer of molten slag onto the map that damages enemies, but some players, like ones in the clip below, are having a tough time realizing the damage it can cause.

The team attacking in the clip, posted to Reddit by a user named Frejky, seemed to be doing everything right; they had taken the fight to the point and looked like they might capture until they decided to ignore Tornjörn’s new ultimate.


Right after putting out his ultimate, the Torbjörn is slain by a Tracer and seconds later, his ultimate immediately wipes out an Ana and Mei who thought a stroll through some molten metal would be like a walk in the park.

Brigitte is the next to burn as she doesn’t seem to realize her shield does nothing against the molten slag sitting at her feet.


Hanzo, probably feeling left out, hops right on in and is the fourth player to die because they weren’t thinking about Torbjörn’s new ability, or they didn’t take it seriously.

Four players total fell to one Torbjörn ultimate and ended up giving him play of the game because they either weren’t paying attention or didn’t take it seriously enough to avoid.

Torbjörn’s new kit came in on the latest patch, along with Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event and his ultimate looks to be scarier than any of the new skins so far.


His new kit has already seen Torbjörn’s pick rate increase significantly, whether this continues or is just a result of players trying his new abilities out on unsuspecting enemies remains to be seen.


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
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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.