Overwatch fan creates epic tower defence mode in the Workshop - Dexerto

Overwatch fan creates epic tower defence mode in the Workshop

Published: 15/May/2019 8:06 Updated: 15/May/2019 9:02

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch tower defence mode sees defending players fight off waves of attackers with a variety of power-ups to keep things interesting.

The Workshop has proven immensely popular with Overwatch players, giving them the power to influence even the fundamental rules of the game to create unique new modes.


One of the latest creations takes inspiration from the classic tower defence genre, with an Overwatch twist that means defenders must rely on their aim as well as strategy.

Hanzo’s Wild Tower Defence by u/TheRealPT0007 sees four defenders as Hanzo in static, pre-set positions as “towers”. The attacking team play as Torbjörn, and must make it to the objective, a blue orb.


The attacking team must get through the orb 20 times in order to win the game, and to do so they have 250 collective lives. Each time the defending Hanzos eliminate an attacker, the team’s life counter ticks down.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe defending Hanzo players must fend off waves of Torbjörns.

The game also has a money system with which both teams can purchase upgrades from the shop. Players gain money consistently over time, but also get bonuses for completing objectives or eliminating opponents.

The attackers have a range of options open to them, from increasing base stats like speed and health, to limited-use power-ups like freezing all defenders temporarily, creating a portal with five uses, or becoming a D.Va for one life.


The defenders, meanwhile, can simply increase their damage and projectile speed. The buffs stack without limit, meaning defenders become more powerful over time. The creator has, however, stated that they may be adding more items to the shop in future.

Players who want to try out this mode can do so using the share code Y1PWP.

[WORKSHOP] Gamemode: Hanzos Wild Tower Defense [CODE:Y1PWP] from r/Overwatch

The Workshop is currently only available on the Public Test Realm (PTR), where it’s been in testing since April 24. Blizzard have made a number of adjustments since then in response to the feedback, both addressing bugs and adding new features and quality-of-life changes.


Blizzard haven’t stated when the feature can be expected to move to the live servers. Major additions like new heroes typically remain on the PTR for three weeks before going live, but with something as complex as the Workshop it’s possible the wait could be longer in this case.


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.