Here’s how to play an entire week of Overwatch for free - Dexerto

Here’s how to play an entire week of Overwatch for free

Published: 15/Nov/2018 19:20 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 19:32

by Bill Cooney


The Overwatch team announced via Twitter that Overwatch would be free-to-play on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One for a week, from November 20-26.

The free week comes shortly after Overwatch’s newest hero, Ashe, was introduced into the game and is probably aimed at getting new players in to try the hero out.


Overwatch has offered free weekends before, but this is the first time the game is offering an entire week of free-to-play.

Some veteran players like the free weekends because it introduces a lot of new players to the game, who might not be as experienced, which means easy wins.


Console players could use the free week to try out Overwatch on PC, and decide if they want to make the switch.

Blizzard usually offers a sale on Overwatch at the end of the games free week/weekends, giving new players or those who might be looking to switch platforms a little more incentive.

Of course, the free week is also an opportunity for smurfs, veteran players who make new accounts to make other players think they’re new to the game, to get their latest accounts up and running.


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.