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YouTuber Colin Furze creates real working RIP-Tire from Overwatch

Published: 19/Nov/2019 21:47

by Bill Cooney

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Popular YouTube Colin Furze has created an actual, real-life working RIP-Tire from Overwatch in his garage using a chainsaw motor and a spare tire.

Junkrat’s RIP-Tire is one of the most recognizable weapons/abilities in Overwatch, so much so that anytime players hear “Fire in the hole!” they know to run for the nearest cover and pray that they’re not on the rat’s list.

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Furze has over eight million subscribers on YouTube for his wild invention videos that keep some fans wondering how the man still has all ten fingers attached.

For his latest project, Furze partnered with Blizzard to build a fully-functioning, remote-controlled two-stroke Junkrat Tire that even has the power to bust through a fence.

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Every Overwatch player knows and fears the sound of this image.

The closest humanity has come to a real RIP-Tire.

Furze used a chainsaw engine to power the Tire since it came with a pull-cord start, just like the ability is supposed to.

After stripping down the motor and figuring out how to propel the infernal creation, he takes some sheet metal, a laser cutter and a little time to assemble Junkrat’s ultimate.

The YouTuber rigs a way to remote control the Tire as well, since it probably wouldn’t be a great idea to just let it go on its own even if this version doesn’t explode.

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As with all RIP Tires, Furze’s IRL creation seemed thirsty for destruction and took out a poor innocent spray paint can on its first voyage.

A proper Overwatch paint job, some spikes and a stabilizer bar to keep it upright made the Tire complete before it was unleashed on the outside world.

On the endless quest for destruction and chaos that all RIP Tires share, the thing even busts through a wooden fence in Furze’s backyard.

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The poor fence didn’t stand a chance.

The YouTuber did not make the RIP-Tire able to bunny hop, nor did he rig it to explode, but he did hint at another, more powerful project in the works.

“Its good but I think we can go bigger on power and destruction so stay tuned for more,” he wrote in the video’s description.

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Only time will tell whether Furze’s next Overwatch creation is actually a self-destructible RIP-Tire or something else completely, but based on this invention it should be plenty crazy.

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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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Overwatch player Tiago
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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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