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Overwatch’s new subtitles could be the ultimate Sombra counter

Published: 25/Jun/2019 19:40 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 19:47

by Bill Cooney

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One of the biggest features in Overwatch’s June 24 PTR update is the addition of subtitles and players have discovered they might be one of the best counters to Sombra so far.

Sombra’s stealth allows her to get behind enemy lines to hack and disrupt the enemy team and unless you’re are an Overwatch League pro like Diem, it can be hard to detect her until she decloaks to hack or throw out EMP.

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Now, after the June 24 PTR update, players have discovered that Overwatch’s new subtitles seem to let players know when a cloaked enemy Sombra is close.

Blizzard EntertainmentSombra is the last hero you want to hear behind you during a fight.

“Been here all along”

Sombra isn’t completely undetectable when she’s in stealth mode, she’ll appear briefly while stealthed when right next to an enemy and she still throws out voice lines that can be heard by the opposing team as well.

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It’s the voice lines that seem to be her downfall with the new subtitles feature, which turns in-game dialogue between heroes during a match into text on the bottom of the screen.

@TheWizardGrimmThe new subtitles on Overwatch’s PTR look like this.

It includes all dialogue including Sombra’s voice lines while she’s stealth, which gives players visual confirmation that she’s close and they should keep an eye, or ear out.

Subtitles are still on the PTR, so there is a chance that Blizzard could lock Sombra’s audio from appearing while she’s stealthed or some other change to get rid of the dead giveaway.

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Big changes coming to Overwatch Competitive?

According to a report from June 24, the Overwatch League will be switching to a 2-2-2 Role Lock system for Stage 4 of the current season.

The League hasn’t confirmed or denied the rumors but if a role lock is put in place, it could be a sign of things to come for regular players as well.

Jeff Kaplan has teased “big changes” coming this Summer for Overwatch along with Hero 31, but whether or not this includes some kind of role lock remains to be seen. 

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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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