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Bizarre Overwatch glitch lets players hear enemy communication wheel

Published: 18/Jun/2020 23:48 Updated: 18/Jun/2020 23:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch bug has been discovered that lets players hear what their enemies are saying with the communication wheel, leading to some potentially hilarious results.

Overwatch’s communication wheel is a way for players without a microphone to alert their teammates about important things in-game, such as Ultimate charge, grouping up and requesting healing.

It also just recently received a major upgrade with a slew of new options available to players. For instance, they can now ask for help, tell their teammates to “fall back” and even apologize.

Now, it seems like several of the new options can be heard by both teammates and the enemy team.

Team Ireland General Manager Andy Bohan took to Twitter to reveal that players on the enemy team can hear you say: Hello, thanks, you are welcome, yes, no, goodbye and sorry.

Luckily, important information such as relaying your Ultimate charge status doesn’t seem to be affected, so the enemy won’t know if your next Ultimate is on deck by listening carefully to you.

However, it can absolutely make for some meme-worthy interactions to completely befuddle your foes and tilt them off the planet.

In the video Andy provided, the Roadhog player is able to hear a Mei say, “I’m so sorry” as she freezes him, and then sarcastically comment, “Goodbye” once the Hog is eliminated.

Mei freezes while D.va faces foes on Volskaya
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Mei players can really tilt their opponents with this bug.

The ability for opponents to hear certain voice lines wasn’t included in the recent June 16 patch notes, so it’s unclear if this was an intentional secret change by Blizzard or a bug. At the time of this posting it’s not on the “known issues” list on the official forums.

Nonetheless, it’s definitely something that you can take advantage of to try to throw your opponents off and frustrate them with sarcastic voice lines.

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Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton

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Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
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Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.