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Overwatch streamer shows the correct way to fall off the map

Published: 20/Nov/2018 1:01 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 1:12

by Bill Cooney

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Players attempting to reset after a lost fight should make sure they jump off of the map, to avoid giving the enemy team ultimate charge, according to Nathan ‘KarQ’ Chan during a recent stream.

While streaming with Connor Fitzyhere Fitzpatric KarQ demonstrated that if he was touched before he fell off, it would count as an elimination.

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But, if the streamer jumps before going off the map, it resets to make it a self-elimination, thereby keeping the enemy team from gaining any ultimate charge from it.

This is especially useful in teamfights, when the fight is clearly lost and a full reset is the team’s best option.

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“If you’re a Roadhog and you need to reset, and you just walk off, you might give them a shit-ton of ult charge,” KarQ explained. “You need to jump to reset that last movement ability.”

If players get touched after they jump on the way down, the enemy still gets ultimate charge, but that only applies to melee, so if a character is hit with a ranged weapon on the way down, it doesn’t count. 

Ultimates are the most powerful, game-changing abilities in Overwatch, so anything players can do to prevent the enemy team from charging theirs up will probably help in the long run during a match.

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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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