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Blizzard Will Compensate Overwatch Players Impacted by Broken Lootboxes After Latest Patch

Published: 25/Jul/2018 5:22 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:08

by Joe O'Brien


Blizzard will be compensating Overwatch players who received “broken” lootboxes with replacements after a bug occurred in the latest patch.

The most recent Overwatch update brought with it a brand-new hero in the form of Wrecking Ball, along with making various hero adjustments and fixing an extensive list of bugs.

Unfortunately, the patch was also responsible for a game bug itself. After the update went live, players began to notice an issue with loot boxes – they were receiving far more duplicates of items they already owned than usual, and no cosmetics for the new hero.

Fortunately, Blizzard has responded quickly to the issue, which has been fixed within hours of it first being identified. 

As compensation for anyone who was affected by the bug, however, Blizzard will be granting one extra loot box for every loot box they received during the time it was live – a particular boon for anyone who bought a large stack of boxes to celebrate the new hero launch.

The bug only affected standard Loot Boxes, so anyone who had a Golden loot box to use or received the Wrecking Ball loot boxes by being a Twitch Prime member won’t be receiving extras of these.


Sneaky Overwatch trick lets Pharah & Mercy easily capture the point on Eichenwalde

Published: 24/Feb/2021 13:04

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Eichenwalde can be a pretty tricky map to take Point A on, but this perfect Pharah and Mercy combo will help you get a sneaky backcap. 

Pretty much every Overwatch fan knows that the Pharah/Mercy (dubbed ‘Pharmercy’) combo can be a nightmare to deal with. With the Middle Eastern DPS Rocket Boosting herself through the skies, getting pocket healed by our favorite Swiss Medic, the duo can be pretty unstoppable.

While players recently found a fun Junkrat combo that’s the perfect counter for Pharah on Eichenwalde, another Reddit user has found a sneaky backcap tactic that will keep her safe from the Australian’s explosive assault.

So, get ready to grab a Mercy main and take to Eichenwalde, because you might just be able to steal the show.

Pharah can be a nightmare to play into on Eichenwalde, especially with Mercy!

Pharah & Mercy Eichenwalde trick

A seen in a thread on the Overwatch Reddit, if you run Pharmercy on Eichenwalde then you can sneak around the castle’s exterior wall and sneak onto Point A.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to do so:

  1. Take a hard right when you leave Attacker Side Spawn.
  2. Use Pharah (or Echo) to Rocket Boost around the wall, hugging tight to the buildings.
  3. Follow the wall along until you find the gap in the ramparts by Point A.
  4. Jump on the site and let the chaos ensue.

This trick is perfect because it hides both characters from enemy sight, and also allows them to dodge the notorious choke point that leads up to the point.

As soon as they realize they’ve been duped it’ll force Defenders off the front line, therefore breaking their formation. Alternatively, if they aren’t paying attention then they’ll just drop the objective without even noticing.

On today’s episode of the adventures of a mercy main, I present a Pharmercy duo backcap within 30 seconds of comp round one. Seen stuff like this posted here by others, but honestly never thought it would happen for me lol. Super awesome feeling. from r/Overwatch

If you fancy taking to the beautiful aqua skies of Eichenwalde, then this is the perfect trick for you. Give it a go and see what happens, after all, you’ve got Mercy to keep you safe!