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Overwatch: Simple feature could really help out Zenyatta players

Published: 23/Jan/2019 23:07 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 23:41

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch players would like to see a way for Zenyatta to keep track of the effectiveness of his healing and discord orbs.

Zenyatta’s orbs allow him to heal teammates and increase the amount of damage enemies take, but other than total healing and assists, there’s no exact way to tell how effective players are with either.


Unlike his orbs, players can tell exactly how much transcendence healing they’ve done during a match, and Reddit user Fractales said they would like to similar system put in place for orbs.

As a Zenyatta main, I’d really like a stat that shows how much extra damage was done because of my discord orb from r/Overwatch

The simple system would show how much healing has been done by healing orbs, and how much extra damage was done because of Discord orb.


“I realize this would take Blizzard a bit of work,” Fractales wrote. “But it would be so motivating/informative for me to know. I want to be able to quantify my team contribution.”

Users on Reddit seemed to agree and quickly brought the post to the front page of /r/Overwatch, with some users even expanding on the original idea.



User GuilRosmer suggested an “Orb uptime tracking” stat that would track the percentage of the game the Zenyatta player kept both orbs in play.

“Any sort of hero specific stats which could be used by a player to improve their game, if they wanted to do so, would be really nice,” GuilRosmer wrote in the comments. “Oh? I only kept Discord Orb up for 23% of that game? Definitely can work on that. Gotta start slinging that baby out more often!

Whether Blizzard will introduce more hero-specific stats to help players improve remains to be seen, but it has been something all players, not just Zenyatta mains have been asking about for awhile.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Overwatch player Tiago
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.

Hanzk on Hanamura
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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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
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.