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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
Blizzard Entertainment
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.


Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.


Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.


Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

Overwatch heroes 2020
Blizzard Entertainment
Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.