Bizarre Overwatch bug on Rialto can actually eat shields - Dexerto

Bizarre Overwatch bug on Rialto can actually eat shields

Published: 5/Apr/2020 19:31

by Bill Cooney


A newly discovered bugged wall on Overwatch’s Rialto map seems to be completely draining shields that go up against it, but the good news is that it’s fairly out of the way.

Rialto was added for the 2018 Archives event and while it has seen its share of bugs like any other map, it’s generally considered to be pretty solid overall.


Part of what makes this glitch so strange, and entertaining at the same time, is that if it were located anywhere else, it would be a huge issue on Rialto and potentially break the map.

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The glitch appears in the first defending spawn room on Rialto.

As shown by Reddit user OHgoDohF*CK5, the glitched wall is located in the back of the first defensive spawn room, an area player’s don’t typically spend a whole lot of time.


In the clip, Brigitte runs into the basement wall and her shield is instantly drained. They switch next to Reinhardt, who has the same thing happen to his barrier as well.

Both heroes have to get their shields to basically clip through the wall for the drain to happen, so whether or not it would also happen to Sigma, Winston, or Orisa as well is unknown.

This all brings up the question of: how long has this glitch actually been hiding on Rialto, just waiting to be found?


OHgoDohF*CK5’s clip was recorded in a custom game, but again, that could be just because no player usually spends any more time in the defending spawn during a regular game then they absolutely have to.

It would be possible for a Reinhardt to get cornered or pushed down there if the attackers have steamrolled through the first stage, but even then he would need to be put up against the correct wall for it to happen.

Reinhardt holding shield in Overwatch
If the glitched wall was anywhere else on the map, it would be a much bigger issue.

As it stands though, this bug is one of those weird ones that you won’t find unless you go out and look for it, so if the majority of players aren’t even aware of it, there’s a good chance devs aren’t either.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.


According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

Overwatch player Tiago
Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

Hanzk on Hanamura
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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

Lucioball in Overwatch
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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.