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Overwatch streamer Fitzyhere gets emotional after hitting milestone

Published: 1/Oct/2018 12:35 Updated: 1/Oct/2018 12:36

by Matt Porter

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Overwatch streamer Connor ‘Fitzyhere’ Fitzpatrick became emotional on stream after hitting a major Twitch milestone.

Fitzpatrick was live streaming Overwatch gameplay to around 800 viewers, when he began to speak to his chat about the fact that it had been six months since he became a full time streamer.

Fitzy thanked those who had been around the channel before he went full time, and also showed appreciation for those who had joined his community recently.

“You guys have helped me live out a dream job,” remarked an emotional Fitzyhere, “Thank you guys. A lot.”

As Fitzpatrick began to well up at the magnitude of his accomplishment, he seemed to appreciate the humour in the situation, laughing that he “hadn’t cried on stream in forever.”

“Once I lose it, I can’t bring it back” giggled Fitzyhere, as he continued to laugh about the situation while tears rolled down his cheeks. The streamer apologised to his stream for the emotional moment, before thanking them again for supporting him.

Messages of support from his chat rolled in once the streamer got emotional. One donator commented “Fitzy, we love you”, while another posted “Fitz, we love you so much. Thank you for being an awesome streamer”, highlighting the incredible bond Fitzyhere has with his audience.

For Twitch streamers, the opportunity to become a full time content creator is a dream come true, and Fitzyhere shows how much this opportunity means to streamers.

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Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.