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Broken Overwatch glitch lets players shoot through Eichenwalde wall

Published: 19/May/2020 0:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer Mihai ‘ML7’ Lupascu discovered an interesting – and potentially busted – Overwatch glitch on Eichenwalde that allows for projectiles to pass through a wall.

While playing in a Reinhardt arcade mode during a queue for a competitive match, the Romanian support specialist noticed a wall in the area leading into the Eichenwalde castle appeared bugged, with a strange black line visible through it.

“Is this a bug?” he asked with a confused look on his face. After lining up a shot, the streamer used his Fire Strike, and was stunned to see the projectile pass through the wall.

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“Wait, what?!” he exclaimed, completely in shock at what he had witnessed.

Mere seconds later, Lupascu quit the arcade game to load up a custom game on Eichenwalde so he could try to replicate the wall glitch with Ana – his main hero.

“There’s no way,” he laughed while approaching the spot.

Lo and behold, ML7’s Biotic Grenade managed to pass through the wall. Not only that, but Ana’s Sleep Dart also passed through. “Are you f***ing kidding me?!”

Given how this unique interaction was so easily duplicated, it was clear that this wasn’t a miracle of quantum physics, but rather a genuine issue with the game that could potentially have some serious impact.

Just imagine a team clumped up on the other side of the wall thinking they’re protected when suddenly they get slept, grenaded and hit with a Fire Strike.

Upon some further testing, ML7 also discovered that the wall trick only works one way, so those on the other side won’t be hit.

Nonetheless, it’s a pretty significant glitch that could end up costing players games if abused. Hopefully, Blizzard is aware of the problem and fixes it before the Anniversary Event goes live on May 19.

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Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton

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An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

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Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4