Zarya hits the slopes with this awesome new Winter Wonderland skin - Dexerto

Zarya hits the slopes with this awesome new Winter Wonderland skin

Published: 5/Dec/2018 19:27 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 19:31

by Bill Cooney


The first new skin revealed for this year’s Winter Wonderland event in Overwatch is “Snowboarder Zarya”, and like the name implies, it takes the Russian weightlifter and puts her right on the slopes.

Zarya is from Russia, a country famous for its winters, so she’s been an obvious candidate for winter event skins in the past.


The trend continues this year, with Legendary ‘Snowboarder Zarya’ skin as the first Winter Wonderland skin of 2018 to be revealed.

Like the name implies, Zarya looks ready to hit the slopes, maybe mess around in the terrain park a bit, before shredding some fresh powder in the trees.


Continuing with her Russian theme, the skin is covered in polar bears, from her helmet, to the charm on her backpack.

Her Particle Cannon has even been turned into a snowboard bag, complete with a carrying strap and more polar bear stickers.

Since it’s Legendary, the skin will cost players 3,000 coins to buy unless they’re lucky enough to get it in a loot box.


Zarya is only the first hero to get a Winter Wonderland skin revealed, and with 6 days until the start of the event on December 11, we’re sure to see plenty more awesome winter skins.


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.