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Overwatch Replay mode shows off Torbjörn’s crazy Turret animations

Published: 14/Jun/2019 19:06 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 19:23

by Bill Cooney

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Torbjörn’s turret has gone through a lot of changes since new Replay feature is giving players a never-before-seen look at how the turret goes from being thrown out to a fully-deployed death machine.

When deployed, Torb’s turret has 250 health and deals 56 damage a second (14 damage per shot at four shots a second) to any enemy within 40 meters, which is usually the first one the turret locks onto.

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Besides being the most annoying thing on the planet to deal with as an attacking team, there’s also quite a bit of animation that goes into constructing the turret. 

So, Reddit user Owlero used the new Replay feature to give us a step-by-step look at one of the most magical parts of Overwatch – the birth of a Torbjörn turret.

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Blizzard EntertainmentTorbjörn players love the turret almost as much as Torb himself.

“My baby!”

Torbjorn loves his turret, and after seeing the amount of work that goes into the construction of each one, it’s not hard to see why.

The turret begins life as four legs with a handle attached, but almost as soon as it gets thrown out, the handle disappears and the process begins.

As the turret begins construction, it’s like a trip down memory lane for players, with the old first form appearing briefly before being automatically beefed up to its current form.

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A lot of users said the animation reminded them of how Team Fortress 2’s Sentry Gun deployed, except Torbjorn’s turret doesn’t have a rocket launcher (any more, at least).

When does Replay go live?

We don’t know exactly when the Replay feature will go live from the PTR, but with the Overwatch League version becoming available on June 11 for players to watch matches with, it will probably be soon.

Only Blizzard knows for sure how soon that will actually be, but it’s been on the PTR for close to a month at the time of writing so a proper release probably isn’t too far off.

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With the new Workshop and Replay features, this Summer is already shaping up to be a big one for Overwatch and fans are already trying to anticiapte what will come next.

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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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