Absurd Overwatch bug causes Zarya's Grav to go through the map on Havana - Dexerto
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Absurd Overwatch bug causes Zarya’s Grav to go through the map on Havana

Published: 19/Jun/2020 23:38

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch bug has been discovered that could lead to heartbreak for Zarya players looking for a game-saving Graviton Surge ultimate on Havana, literally causing it to go through the map.

Overwatch League and World Cup champion Matthew ‘Super’ DeLisi was streaming on Twitch on June 18 when one of his viewers sent him a replay code from their own game, where the unfortunate incident caused the Graviton to get lost in the void.

After loading up the console quick play game and going to the appropriate timestamp, the Reinhardt main was shocked at what he witnessed.

Once the Zarya player had the ultimate available, she fired it directly at some opponents while trying to defend the third point on the escort map.

However, instead of catching three targets with the ability, the projectile went under the map and was lost forever, resulting in absolutely no value.

Super couldn’t help but laugh at what he saw. “What?” he cried. “Where did it go? What the f**k? Oh my God, it’s gone.”

It’s unclear what caused the glitch or if it could easily be repeated, but it’s definitely something that could ruin matches, especially with how powerful Zarya’s ultimate can be and how long it can take to charge.

DeLisi was also asked about what would happen if the glitch occurred in pro-play, and if there were rules that would keep the unfortunate team from not being penalized such as a match restart.

That said, Super had no clue if the league would take action. “Who knows,” he pondered. “You get f**ked, I guess.”

Hopefully, Blizzard does something to prevent this bug from effecting pro play and ruining more matches, though there’s been no word from the company yet if they’re working on patching it internally.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.