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Overwatch: Torbjörn gets a jetpack and homing missiles in epic Workshop mode

Published: 31/May/2019 11:11 Updated: 31/May/2019 11:44

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player has created an epic Workshop mode that gives Torbjörn a jetpack and homing missiles.

The Workshop was finally released to the live servers on May 21, giving all players access to the feature that had already been immensely popular during its time on the Public Test Realm (PTR).


Not only does the Workshop give players the chance to express their creativity by developing new modes of their own with the powerful tools the feature offers, but players who aren’t inclined to create themselves can try out the modes of others with the import function.

The Torbjörn Jetpack and Homing Missile modes are the latest offerings from prolific Workshop creator Darwin, who has produced some of the most popular game modes so far.


Darwin has developed a mode in which players can fire homing missiles that will lock onto their targets and chase them if they attempt to run away. The mode also features the option to have the camera follow the projectile.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Workshop has been an enormously popular feature in Overwatch.

In addition, Darwin also developed a Torbjörn Jetpacks mode, which gives the Swedish engineer the power to boost into the air, functioning as a jetpack with vertical thrust but more limited lateral control, rather than simply being able to fly.

In combination, the Torbjörn jetpacks and homing missiles make for an epic free-for-all game mode, in which players must use their mobility to dodge in and out of cover to force the missiles to impact with walls and obstacles in order to avoid taking damage.


Those who wish to test out the homing missiles alone can do so with share code QFXS2, while the Torbjörn Jetpacks mode can be played with share code 66K3R.

Homing Missiles + Jetpack Torb [workshop by DarwinStreams] from r/Overwatch

By importing the game modes, Workshop creators could also incorporate either of these settings into their own unique modes, saving them from figuring out how to implement the abilities themselves.

Darwin is among the most prolific Workshop creators, also producing practice modes for Ana and Reinhardt, as well as fun modes like D.Va Racing – which is one of the top 10 most popular Workshop modes so far – and experimenting with concepts like “what if every hero could be ‘de-meched’ like D.Va?”.


In addition to the Workshop feature, Blizzard have also recently unveiled the new Replays system, which gives players yet another tool for improving or creating new content.


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
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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.

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.