Overwatch Workshop mode finally lets players Ice Skate with Mei - Dexerto

Overwatch Workshop mode finally lets players Ice Skate with Mei

Published: 16/Jun/2019 16:47

by Connor Bennett


One creative Overwatch workshop mode gives players the ability to spray out their own ice track while playing as Mei.

Blizzard’s release of the Overwatch Workshop has given fans the chance to create pretty much whatever they would like insider the Overwatch realm.


Some players have created new characters, others have adjusted the current crop of in-game heroes, while a number of creators have made new game modes. It the new selection of modes that have taken the fancy of many fans – with this new idea centered around Mei carving out a niche of its own.

Mei is one of the more popular heroes in Overwatch.

In a post to the Overwatch subreddit, Mornedii, showed off their new idea – Mei’s Ice Skating. Now, the idea isn’t confined to an area that you’d label as an Ice Rink but instead, players can traverse the different in-game maps with their ice spraying abilities and create their own path.


There isn’t a limit on the amount of Ice you can spray either, with the weapon being given unlimited ammo in the mode. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do damage and eliminate your friends.

You can try and finish them off with a few blows but that won’t really impact a players health all that much. Build up some significant speed, however, and you’ll be able to eliminate them with a killer punch. The faster you go, the more damage you will do.

However, there are a few kinks to the mode that have to be figured out but according to Mornedii, those problems are on Blizzard’s end. As it stands, having over eight players in a game will cause the server to crash but that is being looked into as the new idea evolves.


Redditors praise new Workshop mode

Yet, that hasn’t stopped other Redditors from showering praise on the ingenious new mode. “Omg I always wanted this and someone made it into a thing! Tysm, this should be in the actual game,” commented one impressed fan.

Another, bannanatide22, added: “That. Is. AWESOME!”

What is the workshop code?

As ever, these workshop modes are evolving and change from time-to-time so if you’re a fan of the idea, you’ll have to keep up-to-date with Mornedii’s posts for any sweeping changes.


However, if you want to play the mode in its current state then you will need the current code which is: 8PJMN.


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
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.

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.