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Overwatch streamer discovers major D.Va bug on the PTR

Published: 9/Jan/2019 0:13 Updated: 9/Jan/2019 20:12

by Bill Cooney

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The latest patch on Overwatch’s PTR nerfed D.Va’s Defense Matrix, but it also brings a bug that seriously affects the already-nerfed tank.

UPDATE: It’s been found that this bug only affects D.Va in certain custom game modes.

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D.Va’s nerf on the latest patch increases the cooldown of her Defense Matrix from one second to two, which isn’t a huge nerf, but it is enough time for a character like Mei to get an ultimate off.

The newly discovered bug, however, could be considered a nerf, but it would be absolutely game changing if it were actually intended to be in the game.

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The bug was discovered by Twitch streamer OverwatchScience and it happens after D.Va eliminates herself by jumping off of the edge of the map.

After she jumps off, she respawns as baby D.Va without a mech and, presumably, would have to build up ultimate to call one down.

“So that’s a bug you should probably let Blizzard know that this is happening,” OverwatchScience told viewers. “Because this isn’t right, she should come back in her mech.

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The bug only happens on the PTR, so it’s something that hopefully Blizzard will fix by the time the updates make it into the main game.

The January 7 patch also included a nerf to Brigitte and a big buff to Reaper’s self-healing ability.

There’s been no word yet on when the update will go live, but it should be in the main game before the Overwatch League’s second season starts on February 14.

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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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