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Overwatch: Reinhardt Jousting is an epic way to improve your charges

Published: 27/May/2019 14:56 Updated: 27/May/2019 15:09

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch Workshop Reinhardt Jousting mode offers an enormously fun way to practice your charges.

The Overwatch Workshop has proven to be one of the most popular features the game has ever had, giving players the ability to create their own game modes with a huge degree of control over the rules.

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The Workshop produced lots of creative game modes while in testing on the PTR, and having released to the live servers on May 21 it’s now in the hands of the entire player-base. One player has now used the mode to create a Reinhardt Jousting mode that is both fun and practical.

There’s little more satisfying in Overwatch than pinning someone with a Reinhardt charge, and with u/LordFapHammer’s Reinhardt Jousting mode you can now play a mode in which pinning enemies is the only objective.

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Blizzard EntertainmentReinhardt has been a staple of Overwatch throughout the game’s various metas.

The mode takes place in a circular arena situated above the Horizon: Lunar Colony, with red rings to mark the sides and the endless expanse of space acting as an epic backdrop to the gladiatorial battle.

Aside from the setting, the mode operates as a fairly simple free-for-all, in which multiple Reinhardts compete for victory. Naturally, charge is the only ability available, and operates on a one-second cooldown – long enough that it can’t be simply chained together, but short enough to keep the action flowing.

Reinhardt’s health has also been reduced to 225, to guarantee that if he is pinned against the wall he is eliminated, rather than being able to survive a pin as he ordinarily would at full health.

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I present to you my friend’s game, Reinhardt Jousting. from r/Overwatch

While it’s mostly just a fun game mode, Reinhardt jousting could have some benefits for your broader skill-set with the German tank. Charge is the main ability Reinhardt can use for proactive plays, and while successful charges are largely a matter of decision-making, the ability to calculate the timing and angle needed to pin an enemy is still necessary, which this mode will help to hone.

Those who want to try out this mode can do so by importing it with the share code PG86P.

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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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