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Overwatch: Tips and tricks for D.Va’s Micro Missiles

Published: 31/May/2019 22:46 Updated: 31/May/2019 22:59

by Bill Cooney


D.Va is one of the most popular heroes in Overwatch, and her Micro Missiles can help turn the tide of a teamfight when used correctly.

D.Va’s Micro Missile ability fires 18 missiles over approximately 1.6 seconds and does a total of 126 damage if all the projectiles hit their mark. 


They’re also able to damage D.Va if she gets too close and are able to be used at the same time as Defense Matrix.

Beyond the basics though, it can be tough to know exactly when and how to use the ability to its full potential, so Overwatch YouTuber Kappachino put together some helpful tips for how to get the most out of D.Va’s Micro Missiles.


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Micro Missiles, not Cruise missiles

One of the best tips Kappachino shares seems like it would be really obvious and that’s to only use the ability at close range because, sure, that Widowmaker is annoying, but you probably won’t do much more than make her move away for a few seconds at a distance.

That tip also goes into Kappachino’s next point, which is to use the missiles while diving into enemy heroes, ideally starting when you’re roughly five meters away from your target.

Kappachino also suggests having a plan for what you’re going to use your micro missiles for and saving them, instead of just throwing them at the first enemy hero you spot.


He goes into a lot more detail on how to use the ability in a short YouTube video that explores the finer points of Micro Missile management.

What’s this about a D.Va nerf?

It’s true, D.Va’s Defense Matrix has been nerfed on the current PTR patch, reducing it’s range by a full third from 15 meters to 10.

“Defense Matrix is a very powerful defensive ability and can often feel oppressive from far away,” Overwatch developers said about the change. “Reducing the range on it will require D.Va to position herself more carefully to take advantage of its effects.”


This really makes you wonder if Blizzard gave players two new D.Va skins for the Anniversary event just to butter them up for the impending nerf.


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
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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.