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Overwatch Workshop mode is literally the most random yet

Published: 4/Jul/2019 18:26 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 18:49

by Bill Cooney

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A new Overwatch Workshop mode takes RNG to the next level and randomizes everything heroes can do, except for movement and aiming.

A lot of random, unexpected stuff happens in Overwatch but the outcome of games are usually determined by the players’ actions and not RNG.

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So Overwatch Workshop tinkerer Jeyzor decided to throw player choice to the wind and create a mode that randomizes everything except for movement and aim.

Blizzard EntertainmentPlenty of random stuff happens in Overwatch already, but Jeyzor took it to a whole new level.

The “Hearthstone Simulator”

“Everything is random,” Jeyzor wrote when describing his new mode. “Your hero shoots randomly for a random duration and uses abilities at random times, including ultimates. 

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“Your hero also jumps randomly and communicates randomly,” he added. “You only have control over your movement and aim, so aim where you want your abilities to hit, if they happen to trigger that is.”

Blizzard EntertainmentYou can finally play Hearthstone in Overwatch, just not this kind.

In this mode, even when you think you’re about to finish off that annoying Ashe, a random series of events can occur to completely turn the tables and leave you wondering what just happened.

Several players joked that Jeyzor simply managed to recreate Quick Play or Competitive but the creator simply referred to it as “The Hearthstone Simulator” to poke fun at Blizzard’s RNG-based card game.

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For players who want to try out Jeyzor’s RNG Workshop mode AKA the Hearthstone Simulator, the code is: B5HEG. The latest codes for the mode can be found here.

Big changes coming to Overwatch ranked?

Possibly in an effort to reduce the amount of random things that happen during matches, the Overwatch League is reportedly switching to a 2-2-2 Role Lock in Stage 4.

We don’t know whether or not the system will eventually make it to the main game, but if it did it would be one of the biggest changes to Overwatch since the game came out.

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Stage 4 of the Overwatch League starts on July 25, so hopefully we get more word on role lock sometime before then.

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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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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.

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