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Bizarre Overwatch bug gets Roadhog’s hook stuck on Immortality Field

Published: 26/May/2020 0:05

by Michael Gwilliam


Baptiste’s Immortality Field is one of Overwatch’s most powerful non-Ultimate abilities, with the power to grant teammates a chance at cheating death. As it turns out, however, the move can also be extremely frustrating for Roadhog players, thanks to a new bug.

While Roadhog isn’t exactly the most optimal tank meta-wise, his hook can be extremely useful when it comes to scoring eliminations and dragging a foe right back into your team for a swift elimination.

Amusingly, the hook functions differently depending on what it’s being used on. For instance, when an enemy player throws her mech with self-destruct, Roadhog can grab it and send it either away from his team (depending on where he’s positioned) or into them, resulting in a hilarious misplay.

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Immortality Field can even keep the ones you care about from dying.

With Immortality Field, much like Torbjorn’s Turret, the hook itself doesn’t reel its target in, but it does deal 30 damage – the same as a melee – upon impact. That said, it seems that Roadhog currently has some issues hooking Baptiste’s cooldown.

Redditor ‘slyjd’ showcased in a video where their team was attacking on Junkertown and about to cap the final point.

Roadhog hooking Baptiste’s immortality field bug from Overwatch

As an enemy Baptiste appeared, the Roadhog player tried for a hook while the healer threw the Immortality Field to the ground at their feet.

Instead of hooking the Baptiste, the chain locked onto the Immortality Field as the drone rose from the floor to its aerial position, all while the hook remained attached to it.

If this wasn’t strange already, the hook stayed attached for a few seconds before finally breaking. However, it seems to have only broken because slyjd’s Tracer teammate destroyed the drone.

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If Blizzard can fix this bug, it would get a thumbs up from Hog mains.

In the killfeed, while the Tracer got credit for killing the done, slyjd got an assist as the Roadhog icon appears next to Tracer.

“Somehow managed to hook Baptiste’s Immortality Field. Couldn’t shoot or use abilities until teammates destroyed it,” the user explained.

The whole situation was very strange, with some Redditors wondering if Blizzard should make Immortality Field a real target that can be hooked away.

In any case, it’s yet another bug that seems to have emerged with the Anniversary patch. Hopefully Blizzard will fix it, along with the other issues, in time for the next update.


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.