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Bizarre Overwatch glitch lets Tracer “super jump”

Published: 16/Jan/2020 12:44

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player encountered a bug on Blizzard World that launched Tracer into the air in a type of “super jump.”

While attacking the first capture point on Blizzard World, Reddit user awimsatt was battling for the high ground on the ‘Flight to Duskworld’ ride as Tracer when something bizarre occurred.

After attempting to Blink over one of the griffin carts that runs along the ride’s tracks, Tracer was launched into the air and over the roof of the building, ultimately landing back near the capture point.

Tracer’s new super jump glitch from r/Overwatch

Another player, Reddit user ScorelessPine, was able to recreate this bug, and came up with a theory as to what was going on.

It looks like using Tracer’s Blink may preserve some of the momentum she had before the dash. The ‘Flight to Duskwood’ ride features a slight ramp as it comes out into the open, and it seems that if Tracer uses her Blink at the right moment from on top of the griffin as it turns upwards, this momentum will cause her to go flying into the air.

Tracer might be one of the game’s fastest heroes, but the one thing her kit lacks is vertical mobility. Fortunately for anyone who might be concerned about how powerful a flying Tracer could be, it doesn’t look like this glitch can be exploited in the wider game.

With the bug apparently being tied to an interaction in this very specific place, it doesn’t appear that it can be used as a deliberate technique for a tactical advantage beyond very niche circumstances on Blizzard World – unlike, for instance, the Brigitte Shield Bash bug which originally allowed her to use a variety of slanted surfaces to launch her skywards.

Blizzard have yet to respond to the glitch, but as it doesn’t appear to have a massive effect on gameplay, players shouldn’t have to worry too much about how long a fix may take. For those that do wish to try it themselves, however, it certainly seems to make the ‘Flight to Duskwood’ ride more thrilling.

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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

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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.