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Woody Overwatch skin idea would be spot-on for McCree

Published: 20/Jul/2020 1:41

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch fan has come up with the perfect concept for a new McCree skin – one based on Woody the cowboy from the popular Disney series Toy Story.

Whether you prefer your Overwatch cowboy character Ashe or McCree flavored, most people still think of the game’s original wild west-inspired character as its quintessential cowpoke (sorry Ashe fans).

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There’s no shortage of creative Overwatch fans out there either, and FumbleBee0718 has returned with another skin concept, this time turning McCree into Toy Story’s Woody.

We have to say, Jesse does pull off Woody’s trademark cowskin vest and red bandanna quite well. The only thing that doesn’t seem to be included (at least that we can see) is “Andy” written in marker on the bottom of his boot.

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The fact that McCree doesn’t already have a “reach for the sky” voice line is a crime.

His name might not be drawn on McCree’s boot, but Andy does get an homage on McCree’s Peacekeeper, where his name is carved in with the appropriate, child-like style.

Finally, even his Stun Grenade has been reskinned to the mischievous climbing monkeys, and we can only hope they would come with the appropriate sound effects when used as well.

Sadly, the only time Blizzard has worked with an outside entity for Overwatch skins is the Bastion LEGO one, and since Disney likes to keep a tight lid on trademarks, we wouldn’t hold our breaths for this to become a real thing.

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There are plenty of crossovers that would be perfect for McCree.

FumbleBee has been on a bit of roll lately, as they were the same user to come up with the fantastic idea for a Buzz Lightyear skin for Baptiste, and made us really want a Disney/Overwatch skin pack.

As we said, we probably won’t see skins like this in-game anytime soon, but we do have the Summer Games event coming right up in August, which is sure to bring a load of new skins for us to unlock. Whether that will include McCree remains to be seen, but he hasn’t gotten a skin from the event for a few years, so he might have a better chance than most heroes.

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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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