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Overwatch releases new Assault map to the PTR

Published: 30/Jan/2019 23:31 Updated: 30/Jan/2019 23:43

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch fans got a pleasant surprise on Wednesday when a new Assault map was released to the PTR.

The new maps is called Paris, and the announcement was made to fans with a somewhat cryptic tweet from the main Overwatch account.

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Soon after, Blizzard revealed that the new Assault (also known as 2CP) map was called Paris, and would take players to the City of Lights.

Paris is an Assault map, which means teams will have to capture two Control Points, one after the other, like on Temple of Anubis, Horizon Lunar Colony, and others.

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Players will “Battle their way through narrow streets and corridors before colliding alongside the Seine.”

There will undoubtedly be hints at upcoming heroes and events hidden throughout the new map, now the race is on to find them first and get that sweet, sweet Reddit karma.

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Busan was the latest map to be introduced to Overwatch, and it made it to the main game in September 2018 after being introduced during the Summer Games 2018 event.

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Fans have been wondering when a new map was going to come out, and it seems like Blizzard made sure to get them one before the start of the Overwatch League.

There’s still no word on when Paris will make it to the main game from the PTR, but stick with Dexerto and follow us at @OverwatchTXT for all the latest Overwatch updates.

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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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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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