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Crazy Overwatch Wrecking Ball rollout takes over Hanamura with ease

Published: 29/Jan/2020 5:34

by Brad Norton


The first objective on Hanamura features one of the toughest choke points in all of Overwatch, but this remarkable Wrecking Ball rollout could shut down your next opponents in the blink of an eye.

While Lucio is often the master of ridiculous rollouts in Overwatch, Wrecking Ball occasionally steals the spotlight with some extraordinary plays on various maps.


Crashing out of the attacking spawn room on Hanamura, this Tank player threw the enemy team for a loop as he swung around Point A with seemingly reckless abandon and almost single-handedly guaranteed a team fight win.

Overwatch's Wrecking Ball relaxing.
Hero 28 in Overwatch, Wrecking Ball was introduced in July, 2018.

Flanking routes at the start of Hanamura are few and far between. A high ground opening allows mobile heroes such as Pharah and Genji to make their way through while a Tracer can quickly Blink through the choke and into the building on the right. However, none of these options are particularly sneaky. 


Rushing straight through the middle of the map, Reddit user ‘kobubu’ recently uncovered a cheeky Wrecking Ball play that caught their opposition by surprise and led to a stunning elimination. 

Navigating their way on top of the first objective, they fired out a few shots from afar while waiting for the Grappling Claw to recharge. Dropping back down and hooking from behind enemy lines, they majestically looped around the central chokepoint, whipped straight back into hostile territory and slammed into an enemy Soldier: 76. All before they even had a chance to react. 

Hanamura 1st point in-and-out Wrecking ball rollout from Overwatch

While a number of enemies could have countered the crazy play, from Ana hitting a Sleep Dart, to Reinhardt charging or even landing his Earthshatter on the moving target, the player still made it through relatively unscathed.


“You’re way too precise with those hooks and landings,” Reddit user ‘MountainSage58’ responded. “That’s intimidating.”

Shedding some insight on how they devised the highlight-worthy moment, the skilled Wrecking Ball player explained how they have well over 300 hours on the hero. Undeniably a veteran of the hamster, it might be tough for newcomers to execute without being caught out in the process.

If there’s ever an enemy Wrecking Ball in your backlines on Hanamura however, at least now you know to be wary of such an over the top maneuver.


Wrecking Ball rollouts have been in vogue recently, with another Redditor discovering a new trick that allows the hero to blitz out of spawn at maximum speed the moment doors open.

Perhaps combining both tactics could help your team set a new attacking record on Hanamura if executed just right. 


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
Blizzard Entertainment
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
Blizzard Entertainment
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.