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Overwatch Players Come Across Bizarre Glitch on Oasis

Published: 10/Sep/2018 23:51 Updated: 10/Sep/2018 23:59

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch players encountered a surprising glitch during a ranked match on Oasis.

Oasis is a Control map, like every other of its type featuring three distinct sub-maps, each of which is home to a single capture point. The first team to win two of the three points wins.

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During a ranked game on Oasis, however, one particular team suddenly found themselves a player short, after one member was spawned in the previous sub-map, entirely separated from the rest of the squad.

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With the Oasis spawn areas entirely covered by the “safe zone”, in which the healing outweighs a player’s ability to inflict self-damage with the likes of Pharah’s rockets – thus preventing a suicide in order to respawn in the correct location – the player apparently had to resort to leaving and re-joining to return to the correct map zone.

Though many players may not realize it, each Control map is actually one large map with three sections that are entirely separated, rather than being three separately-rendered sub-maps. Players have occasionally found ways to move between sections – although in most cases they can only be done in custom games with particular settings.

Some examples, like this one on Nepal, have been patched out. More recently, players have even discovered ways of moving between the locations on the newest Control map, Busan, while still on the Public Test Realm.

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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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