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Overwatch players just want one simple change for Moira

Published: 20/May/2019 20:28 Updated: 20/May/2019 20:47

by Bill Cooney

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Moira players in Overwatch are still asking for Blizzard to make one simple change to their favorite hero: give her a golden backpack.

Moira was introduced to Overwatch during BlizzCon 2017 as the 26th playable character in the game and since then, she’s become a regular support pick due to the massive amount of healing she can put out.

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But after Blizzard made a massive improvement to Ashe shortly after her November 2018 release, Moira fans are wondering why the same treatment hasn’t been given to her.

Blizzard EntertainmentMoira players are still waiting for a worthwhile golden weapon.

Give Moira a golden backpack, please?

Shortly after Ashe was revealed, players begged Blizzard to make B.O.B. a part of her golden weapon set, which they did and the decision left a lot of Moira players wondering if they existed at all.

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That’s because from almost the first day Moira was released, players have been begging Blizzard to make her backpack a part of her gold weapon set, instead of just her hands.

To Blizzard’s credit, they did make her nails gold after outcry from fans, but that doesn’t really do much since you can’t see her nails, unless you’re playing Moira.

It’s popular opinion that Moira’s golden weapons are some of the weakest in the game, partly because of the fact they’re almost completely hidden under sleeves in most of her skins.

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Her backpack, on the other hand, is one of the most visible parts of the hero and making it gold would actually make Moira’s golden weapons noticeable for once.

@VonHollde/TwitterOf course Overwatch fans have already made renderings of what a gold Moira backpack would look like.

What’s going on with Anniversary 2019?

So far Blizzard has revealed two of the six new legendary skins for the event; the highly-anticipated Academy D.Va and Gargoyle Winston, which was an instant fan-favorite.

There are also three Epic skins and three new dances for Ashe, Hammond and Baptiste coming, but we don’t have any idea what they could look like yet.

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As always with a new event, players should wait to earn their free Arcade loot boxes until after the event begins on May 21, to get as much new stuff as quickly as possible.

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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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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.

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