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Overwatch teases awesome new Winston Anniversary skin

Published: 20/May/2019 16:57 Updated: 20/May/2019 17:17

by Bill Cooney

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new dance emotes for Hammond, Ashe and Baptiste.


D.Va’s highly anticipated “Academy” skin was finally revealed on Sunday, May 19
(whether it “broke the internet” or not is still up for debate) and the next new skin is called “Gargoyle” for Winston.

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Blizzard EntertainmentEven if he is a centuries old demon trapped in stone, Winston still needs his glasses.

It was the age of Gargoyles…

Fans of medieval architecture and a certain 90s Saturday morning cartoon will love Winston’s new “Gargoyle” skin.

He really does look like he’s stone come to life, with some intricate-looking stone wings and what appear to be cathedral window designs throughout his armor and on his Tesla Cannon.

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The freakiest part of this skin is definitely his mouth, it’s filled with black teeth and there’s a demonic glow coming from his throat, which should make some of his highlight intros very interesting.

Finally, it’s pretty hilarious to see a giant Gargoyle Winston doing the twist and his Primal Rage form should look pretty cool as well.

What else is coming for Anniversary 2019?

We know for sure that Ashe, Baptiste and Hammond will be getting new dance emotes, because Blizzard told us so and because they’re the only heroes that don’t have one yet.

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With D.Va and Winston’s Legendary skins revealed, that leaves four more Legendary skins and three Epic skins to go, with Anniversary 2019 starting on May 21, that doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to reveal the remaining skins.

As always, players should hold off on getting their Arcade loot boxes until the event begins, to increase their chances of getting one of the new skins or new emotes.

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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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