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Overwatch: Reinhardt gets powerful charge buff with Workshop mode

Published: 14/Jun/2019 13:45 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 14:19

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has used the Workshop to give Reinhardt an incredible buff to his Charge.

The Workshop is a scripting tool that has given Overwatch players a huge amount of control to create their own custom games, allowing them to bend and break even the most fundamental rules of the standard game.

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While the Workshop can be used to create fully-fledged new game modes, Overwatch players have also taken to using it to explore potential buffs or changes to the way heroes and their abilities work.

In a new Workshop mode, u/yurodd designed a buff for Reinhardt that would enable him to pin multiple enemies at once.

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Blizzard EntertainmentThe Workshop has been extremely popular with Overwatch players.

As it stands, Reinhardt can only pin a single player with his charge. While others can be knocked back, allowing for scenarios in which Reinhardt can knock multiple enemies off the map, for instance, only one can be pinned, carried with the charge, and ideally smashed against a wall for direct damage.

The mode by u/yurodd changes that however, enabling Reinhardt to pin any enemies that cross his path during the charge, making for a massive buff to the ability that could, in theory, allow him to wipe out an entire squad with a single well-timed move.

Reinhardt can now pin multiple people together. from r/Overwatch

While the ability for Reinhardt to pin an entire team’s worth of players and deal damage to all of them by charging them into a wall would likely be too powerful, it’s not impossible that Blizzard could consider some variation of this if they were ever looking to buff Reinhardt.

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Whether it be limiting how many players can be pinned, or limiting the total amount of damage that can be dealt by the ability, it would be possible for Blizzard to put a cap on how powerful this buffed charge could be while still allowing for multiple pins.

In addition to this change for Reinhardt, players have also experimented with giving him a Brigitte-style Shield Bash, as well as making changes to other heroes such as an improved animation for Genji’s Swift Strike and a hilarious new ability for Roadhog.

Anyone that wants to try out this powerful Reinhardt buff for themselves, or use it for their own Workshop modes, can do so by importing it with share code JARNT.

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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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