Absurd Overwatch glitch sends D.Va back to spawn in baby form - Dexerto

Absurd Overwatch glitch sends D.Va back to spawn in baby form

Published: 4/Sep/2020 20:28

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch’s tank hero D.Va has been taking some abuse lately thanks to some new bugs with her mech animation that is causing her to fly all the way back to spawn as her baby form.

D.Va is a unique hero with two different forms. Her mech has a whopping 600 HP and when it’s either destroyed or she uses her Ultimate, the hero enters what the community has commonly referred to as Baby form. A mechless 150 HP woman armed with just a pistol.

Normally, when D.Va is demeched, the process is either that she will die right away, survive long enough to get her mech back or be eliminated later on or even after the team fight in something called “staggering.”

However, now, a strange bug is causing the tank to launch all the way back to spawn for seemingly no reason at all.

D.va on MEKA Base
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Dva is experiencing some strange bugs.

As seen in the clip uploaded by DoctorAgentQ, the PC player gets demeched while fighting an enemy Roadhog on Lijang Tower Night Market.

Instead of popping out on point as Baby D.Va, the player emerges back in the spawn while in baby form.

Judging by the player’s reaction and comments on Reddit, it’s clear he was shocked by what transpired, calling it a glitch he had “never seen before.”

Dva glitch that I’ve never seen before… from Overwatch

If this ends up happening to you, our best advice is probably to just jump off the map as Baby D.Va so you can get your mech back right away when you respawn.

This isn’t the only strange D.Va bug to emerge lately. As Dexerto previously reported, one user encountered a demeching glitch that sent them to a completely different map.

Hopefully, Blizzard can address the issue quickly, as it would be a massive shame if the issue ends up affecting more people or even the 2020 Overwatch League playoffs.


Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.