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Bizarre Overwatch bug makes Ashe’s Dynamite pass through shields

Published: 15/Jun/2020 19:45

by Michael Gwilliam


Ashe’s Dynamite has proven to be one of the most powerful fight-winning abilities in Overwatch, and a new bug is making it even deadlier.

There’s not many abilities in Overwatch that do over 150 damage without needing to headshot, but Dynamite is an exception. When tossed, it’ll explode on its own dealing damage to enemies around it or right away if Ashe shoots it herself.

Upon exploding, it’ll deal a max of 75 damage to anyone nearby, plus an extra 100 for its “burn” effect that lasts for five seconds. In total, the combo can deal a whopping 175 damage to a single target, but if placed properly, can hit multiple foes.

Because of the ability’s power, countering it is a must, with the best ways to do so being D.Va’s Defensive Matrix, and Sigma’s Kinetic Grasp, which can eat the Dynamite as it’s tossed.

Another optimal way to block against it is normally through the use of shields, but unfortunately, a new bug seems to be preventing them from doing their job, and as a result, Ashe’s value is skyrocketing.

In a post on the Competitive Overwatch subreddit, user Darkspade0 posted a clip of Dynamite passing through Sigma’s barrier.

“Not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but when blocking Dynamite with [Sigma] shield (might be other shields as well, not sure), the Dynamite has a tendency to stop in midair then zoom past the shield as though it was never stopped in the first place,” they wrote and linked to a video of the strange bug.

According to the player, sometimes the Dynamite will drop and disappear from the map while others it will “behave normally” and stop when it hits the barrier.

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Dynamite can pass through Sigma’s barrier.

This inconsistency is certainly cause for concern, especially with how Ashe has become a staple in meta team compositions as of late.

It’s unclear if Blizzard is aware of the bug or if they’re working on a fix, but it’s hard to believe that the interaction is working as intended.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.