Brutal Overwatch glitch lets Tracer recall into the payload - Dexerto
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Brutal Overwatch glitch lets Tracer recall into the payload

Published: 9/Jul/2020 20:13

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch payload can be one of the most dynamic objects in the game for both attackers and defenders. It provides cover, heals up the attacking team, and as it turns out, can be used as a mobile home for Tracer players.

During a match on Eichenwalde, console player ‘schwol’ was zipping around trying to get the payload to point B so his team could enter the castle.

After his Zarya confronted the respawning adversaries, the player blinked ahead and came face-to-face with an enemy Reinhardt, Mercy, Hanzo and McCree.

Sensing the situation was dire, the Tracer was forced to use Recall to get out of the predicament, but found himself in an even worse position, seemingly trapped in the payload.

Tracer blinks in Overwatch
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Tracer’s kit is loaded with movement abilities.

As you can see in the clip, which was posted to Reddit, the player managed to recall so that their body was stuck in the payload creating a bizarre sight for both the Tracer and enemy forces.

What makes this even stranger is that the Tracer was visible for the enemy with part of the body sticking out, making her vulnerable to attacks.

The culprit of his glitch is probably the fact that the character’s last position possible to recall to was now the spot where the payload had reached.

Recalled into the payload. from Overwatch

Due to the fact schwol’s body was sticking out, the defenders were able to eliminate the DPS attacker, but not before they had some fun and staggered the 150 HP hero.

When asked of he was able to blink out of that precarious position, schwol replied that he couldn’t “recall” – a cute play on words, but unfortunately also a lack of critical information.

Nonetheless, it’s something that Tracer players should be wary of whenever they push the payload on escort or hybrid maps.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.