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

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

Published: 19/Jun/2020 23:38

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.