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Bizarre Overwatch bug saves player from certain death

Published: 22/Nov/2019 13:06

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player was saved from certain death by a bizarre bug that caused them to be launched back onto the map.

While playing a game on Nepal, a Roadhog thought he had managed to pull the enemy Orisa off of the map, until they were miraculously saved by an apparent glitch.

The Roadhog – played by reddit user abady66, who captured the moment – and the Orisa were dueling across the pit surrounding the Nepal Sanctum control point when the Orisa, standing on the point, was able to hit a Halt! that pulled Roadhog off the edge.

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The bug seemed to result from an unusual interaction with Roadhog’s hook.

With a well-aimed hook, however, Roadhog seemingly managed to bring the Orisa with him. As they fell, however, something very unusual happened – Roadhog died, but Orisa was thrown upwards, almost hitting the ceiling before coming down to land back on the control point.

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One commenter came up with an explanation for the unusual interaction, with Just-a-tush stating that it could be a result of a very specific timing in conjunction with how Roadhog’s hook works. Due to the Roadhog dying at the moment the game tried to reposition the hooked Orisa, instead of being held in-place she was launched upwards.

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If this explanation is correct, it would seem that this bug is unlikely to occur frequently – the exact combination of movements at a very specific time appears to be required in order to result in this issue.

This isn’t the first time that Orisa has been involved in bugs that produce unintended movement, although it might be the most spectacular. Other issues have previously occurred with her Fortify, allowing her to be knocked back despite using the ability which should protect her.

Fortunately, it seems most players shouldn’t have to worry about this particular glitch too much, as it seems extremely unlikely to be reproduced with any regularity.


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.