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Sneaky Overwatch flank with Junkrat catches enemies off-guard

Published: 27/Jul/2020 0:56

by Bill Cooney

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Junkrat can be one of the most frustrating Overwatch heroes to go up against under any circumstance, but a cheeky new flank on Hollywood could make him even more of a pain to deal with.

When it comes to Overwatch’s DPS heroes, almost none of them are more annoying to fight than Junkrat. Not only can he deal out lots of damage, but he has high mobility thanks to his mines thrown in as well.

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Besides from making him even more of a headache to shoot, the mines also allow him to reach areas or take routes that you would expect to see heroes like Pharah, Echo, or D.Va do.

If you’re lucky, you can even get behind the enemy team sometimes without them realizing it, as is the case with this clip below, and throw a serious wrench into their plans, or just eliminate them all. Really, either one works.

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The left side (from the defender’s point of view) of the chokepoint on Hollywood is perfect for this, as Junkrat can actually use two mines in quick succession to super jump over the wall, and cause chaos.

In the clip above, the player was smart enough to save their ultimate for just this occasion, and somehow managed to get it off before the attackers knew what hit them.

Clips like this really do make you wonder about Blizzard’s decision a while back to make it so his abilities/ultimate don’t damage him, but hopefully, the poor attacking team used this tough experience as a learning opportunity.

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Junkrat is quite the showman, we’ll give him that.

The only thing the attackers could have done would be to shoot Junk out of the sky mid-flight and just dodge his death grenades, but that would require actually seeing him beforehand to work.

Once he hits the ground with RIP-Tire though, it’s basically all over. So if you do attempt this move, be sure to save your ultimate for it, then sit back, relax, and wait for your POTG at the end of the match.

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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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