Cheeky Overwatch exploit lets Genji pass through walls on Volskaya - Dexerto

Cheeky Overwatch exploit lets Genji pass through walls on Volskaya

Published: 2/Jul/2020 2:15

by Bill Cooney


A new exploit allows Overwatch’s resident Cyber-Ninja to pass through certain walls on Volskaya, but other heroes can also take advantage of it as well.

Genji is one of the most popular Overwatch heroes on the current live patch, and as a result, we’ve seen a ton of new glitches, bugs and exploits pop up for him, including this wall on Volskaya that Genji can phase right through.

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Genji has been getting a lot of love from the devs recently.

Walls that aren’t all the way there aren’t anything new to Overwatch, we’ve seen plenty of examples in the past where heroes can pass through the map, but this one might be the most egregious wall exploit yet.

The clip below from Reddit user Jerpp4 is just one recent example of the exploitable spot, which is right next to the final point, which is why it’s more impactful than most other wall glitches before.

Just found out Genji can go through this wall in Volskaya Industries from Overwatch

Using this exploit, it would be easy to deploy a quick Dragonblade from where the enemy wouldn’t be expecting during the heat of battle on either attack or defense.

But it’s not just Genji that can take advantage of this spot. Other examples have shown heroes being killed from D.Va bombs on point while in the spot, which means damage is able to pass through the space as well.

Right off the bat, you’d think Torbjorn’s turret would dominate from this spot, and you’d be right. It too is able to send damage through, while mostly being blocked off behind the wall.

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Yes, Torb and his Turret can take advantage of this spot as well.

In theory, Tracer should also be able to blink through this area, but if she doesn’t have Pulse Bomb using her for this exploit might not be as useful as Genji or Torb.

Knowing Blizzard though, it’s probably only a matter of time before this spot gets patched out, and while we don’t advocate for the abuse of exploits, it would probably be smart to keep an eye out for this in your next match on Volskaya.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
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You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.