Overwatch pro Surefour explains how to fix Brigitte - Dexerto
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Overwatch pro Surefour explains how to fix Brigitte

Published: 13/Nov/2018 11:41 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 11:44

by Joe O'Brien

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Los Angeles Gladiators DPS player Lane ‘Surefour’ Roberts gave his take on the issues with Brigitte and the related community backlash.

Brigitte has been at the center of a lot of discussion among Overwatch players recently, with many frustrated by her impact on the game. Some players – including Overwatch League pros – have even gone so far as to campaign only half-jokingly for her removal from the game.

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The reason for the frustrations with Brigitte stem from a mix of the individual capabilities of her kit, and the fact that as a whole they have very little downside or counter-play. The result is a hero that is a near permanent fixture of the game, has a forgiving skill requirement to play and can leave enemies feeling powerless to out-play.

While Surefour recognizes that Brigitte might need some adjusting, during a recent stream he explained that he felt simply calling for her removal – a prospect that realistically is never going to happen – isn’t productive.

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Instead, Surefour advocates more constructive feedback, and offers some of his own on the issue of Brigitte.

Identifying her Shield Bash stun as one of the more frustrating elements of her kit specifically because of how quickly it acts, Surefour suggested that adding a short delay after using the ability – as little as 0.3 seconds even – along with a visual cue that the Shield Bash is coming would give players at least some possibility of reacting and avoiding it.

Blizzard have historically been open to community feedback, and have continuously adjusted hero strengths and weaknesses over the lifetime of the game, including some major overhauls.

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They have also stated that community feedback is just one factor they take into account for such decisions, however, also looking at aspects such as play and win-rates across the entire player-base. Blizzard has yet to respond to the recent criticism of Brigitte.

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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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