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Overwatch vantage point gives Widowmaker devastating Nepal snipe spot

Published: 25/Jan/2020 20:49 Updated: 25/Jan/2020 21:27

by Alan Bernal

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Overwatch fans love finding the strangest ways to get around a map like Nepal to get Widowmaker a cheeky sniping spot, and this player might have found a really effective one.

Going into its fourth year of activity, the Overwatch community are still reinventing how to approach the team-shooter in order to one-up the competition.

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Even though Blizzard’s regular patches tend to shakeup the game’s state as it is, players looking to make full use out of their heroes poke and prod through different maps to find which advantages they can find for themselves.

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There are a ton of places on Nepal for Widowmakers to get a sneaky kill.

Such was the case with Reddit user ‘Nisse_2005’ who took Widow to Nepal and might have found a useful sniping spot that could take people getting out their respawn by surprise.

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Just as they get out of their own spawn, Nisse looked toward the first level of the building to use Widow’s Grappling Hook.

It looks like it could take a couple of tries to land the hook, but once they finally got it, they were able to hoist themselves up to an obscure corner of the map.

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Perching themselves between the building and the mountain side, there wasn’t much of a line of sight to take advantage of – especially since the building they’re on takes away any kind of vision ahead of them.

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But a small leap instantly gave the player a clear look straight into the respawn of the enemy team. While it’s a brief window, a skilled player can make use of timing and the new angle to stop a teams push onto the point if they’re able to get a pick on a high-value target.

It’s these kind of sniping spots that won’t be ideal to hold all game long, but picking your moments, especially if the opposite team is regrouping, could net huge dividends thwarting an offense.

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The apex of the jump gives Widowmaker a good look into the enemy spawn.

Overwatch really shines when players get creative with heroes to take the opponent off-guard. We’ve seen Sigma players use unconventional ults to not only get back in the game, but take entire teams by surprise.

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Widowmaker players are famous for how they move around the map to get their advantages, and this snipe spot can be a dangerous tactic to add in their arsenal.

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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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