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Overwatch finally comes to Smash Ultimate with incredible Doomfist mod

Published: 17/Aug/2020 8:17 Updated: 17/Aug/2020 8:23

by Andrew Amos

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Smash Ultimate already has its fair share of crossovers, but the Overwatch community isn’t yet represented. Enter this incredible Doomfist mod that brings the Nigerian fighter to life in the fighting game, giving fans the crossover they have so longed for.

Look, saying something is “the most ambitious crossover event in history” has been a little over done. Avengers memes aside, Smash Ultimate would definitely be in consideration for that title.

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Taking fan-favorites from titles like Sonic, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Street Fighter, ARMS, and more, it’s at times seemingly easier to rattle off titles Nintendo hasn’t put a crossover in for in Smash Ultimate.

Captain Falcon in Smash Ultimate
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Captain Falcon of F-ZERO fame is one of many franchises represented in Smash.

Overwatch is one of them, however. The Blizzard-developed FPS title is seemingly a pipe dream away from being included into Smash. However, that hasn’t stopped the community from trying to realize their dreams.

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Smash modder ‘CashClay’ has created an incredible Doomfist reskin for Smash Ultimate that looks exactly like what Sakurai would have in mind. The Nigerian Talon agent fits perfectly into the brawl-style fighter, getting up close and personal with his opponents.

The mod features his signature uppercut, as well as Doomfist’s Rocket Punch, allowing him to dash across the stage for huge damage. To make this concept as ‘realistic’ as possible in Smash, CashClay modelled his kit off a reskin of Captain Falcon.

Falcon’s kit fits Doomfist perfectly, although if he was actually to make his debut in Smash you’d expect Nintendo to work in his Seismic Slam and potentially his Meteor Strike ultimate as a Final Smash.

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This isn’t CashClay’s first rodeo when it comes to Smash mods. They have also created a great reskin of Ninja, using Metal Gear protagonist Snake as a model.

The reception from both sides ⁠— Smash and Overwatch ⁠— has been overwhelmingly positive. While the Overwatch community has commonly always petitioned for poster girl Tracer to get a spot in Smash, Doomfist definitely fits the bill better.

That was the thought of lead developer Jeff Kaplan when he was asked that question back in July in a Reddit AMA, and a stance he’s held steadfast for years.

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However, he did admit Doomfist would be the most logical. “I think a lot of people can immediately see Doomfist gameplay applying to Smash,” he said when asked yet again back in October 2019.

Tracer in Overwatch
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Tracer has always been a leading candidate for Overwatch heroes making the crossover to Smash.

This would please lead hero designer Geoff Goodman, who said the Nigerian brawler was created with a healthy dose of fighting game inspiration. “He’s kind of a fighting game hero already! He’s certainly inspired by fighting games.”

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With still a handful of DLC characters expected for Smash, there’s still time for Jeff and the rest of the Overwatch team to petition for a hero’s entrance. However, if all else fails, Overwatch fans can still get their fix with this amazing mod.

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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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Hanzk on Hanamura
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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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Lucioball in Overwatch
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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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