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Weird Overwatch glitch puts teammates in the wrong spawn room on Lijiang

Published: 27/Jan/2020 5:49 Updated: 27/Jan/2020 5:54

by Brad Norton

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Entering the first team fight on Control Center in Lijiang Tower, this Overwatch team was left helpless as one of their players spawned in a completely different location.

Six vs six is the standard throughout competitive Overwatch. While certain game modes mix up the formula and change the total player count, six players to a team has been the norm since Overwatch was released in 2016.

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Caught entirely off guard as they entered a team fight on Lijiang Tower, this unfortunate lineup was stunned as one of their players spawned in the wrong location without warning.

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Just like each Control map in Overwatch, Lijiang Tower features three unique stages.

It’s a little known secret that all phases of each Control map are set in close proximity of one another. This allows for rapid transitions to the next stage between each round, rather than having to sit through lengthy loading screens that halt the momentum of a match.

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Having just dropped the first round in a January 26 game, it was time for the action to head to the Control Center on Lijiang Tower. Crashing around the spawn room as per usual, it wasn’t until moments later that the team realized they were down a player.

Looking back over the map in the replay, it dawned upon them that one of their DPS players had spawned in on the Night Market section of the map instead. All alone in a spawn room of her own, Mei had nowhere to go as the doors failed to open at the beginning of the round.

Our Mei was a little out of position. from Overwatch

Shedding light on how the situation came to be in the first place, the player outlined how they “had a leaver after the first round.” A new player joined in shortly after, “glitched and stayed on the first map.”

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Lacking a player obviously comes with a litany of downsides. Fortunately, it was only a Quick Play match and not a game on the competitive ladder, yet one team was still left to fend for themselves with only five heroes in which to do so.

That means one less ultimate, and only half the potential output coming from your DPS characters. 

Overwatch Mei and D.Va in combat
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If only Mei had D.Va’s Boosters and was able to fly back up to her team.

Perhaps leaving and joining back in could have resolved the issue, or maybe it would have just spawned them back in on another section without their team. There’s no quite telling.

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Amusingly, this glitch happened to occur on Lijiang Tower, simply adding to the list of amusing bugs for Mei on that particular map of late.

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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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