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Confusing Overwatch glitch is stopping Genji players from dealing damage

Published: 10/Jul/2020 8:48

by Brad Norton


Genji players already have it rough in Overwatch, but a newly discovered bug could make things even worse, as his iconic dash isn’t quite working as intended.

Genji’s Swift Strike ability is absolutely vital to his overall kit in Overwatch. Every ability can blend seamlessly together with this dash acting as a link between them all. If you’re a true DPS expert, timing his movements with other cooldowns will be second nature.

Unfortunately, a new issue may just throw you for a loop. While the lunge attack is supposed to deal damage with anything in Genji’s path, there’s a new inconsistency. Players may no longer be able to damage anything within a 15 meter distance.

At the very end of the strike, enemies should still display that they’ve been impacted by the blade. A visual cue will appear around them as Genji’s strike connects. However, this indicator is still appearing even when damage isn’t dealt.

PSA: No reg on genji at max dash range. You can clearly see the slash effect but no damage is done. Not sure if this is known among the community but it happens sometimes to me in ranked from Competitiveoverwatch

While testing the hero in the Practice Range, Reddit user ‘Capnthomas’ noticed something suspicious on July 9. Training Bots would appear to be impacted by the Swift Strike, but no damage followed through.

The animation was still in play as Genji’s Shurikens were not equipped at the moment of impact. It immediately looked as though the bot was hit, though nothing happened. No damage was sustained and the Swift Strike cooldown was not reset.

This can be absolutely critical in a competitive match. Genji is a rather niche pick as it is, but having his chain of eliminations cut short by this bug could outright cost you a game.

Typically, if a single enemy is low but they’re surrounded by the rest of their team, Genji is the best pick. He can dash in, get the pick, and quickly dash back to safety. With this new issue in play, that very same play could now get you killed for absolutely no value.

Overwatch Genji dash through Tracer
Genji’s Dash-reset is one of his fundamental tricks. It may no be as effective until this issue is resolved, however.

Similar issues have also been appearing for the hero while in motion. “If I slash with Genji then turn really quickly I will get the effect on the enemy but no damage is done,” another player explained.

There’s no telling what exactly caused this issue to appear, though Blizzard is yet to address the matter. Genji has slowly been getting back into his old form as more top-level players have found success with the hero. However, it may be short-lived as nerfs could soon be on the way to shut him down once again.


Insane Overwatch Junkertown spot lets Widowmaker shoot through walls

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:26

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to take the high ground on Junkertown second should beware of a sneaky wall where Widowmaker players can shoot through to score headshots.

Widowmaker thrives when she can dominate at a range and use her one-shot one-kill snipes to her advantage. The very threat of potentially having your head taken off from a mile away forces players to act differently.

Junkertown is one of the maps where the hero gets the most value with its long sightlines leading to all sorts of pick-off potential. And, as it turns out, some walls on its second point can be shot through if timed right.

As Twitch streamer Kragiee showed, while playing as Torbjorn, he attempted to duel a Widow at range and called it out to his team.

Widowmaker on Hanamura
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Widowmaker’s ability to one shot heroes is a massive threat.

After his turret was destroyed, the player started using the hammer’s melee and ended up getting shot right through the wall, confusing his chat.

“WHAT?” many viewers wrote, trying to make sense of what they had just witnessed.

Once the dust had settled and the match ended, the streamer reviewed what just happened using the replay viewer.

Amusingly, Kragiee’s hammer and claw seemed to have clipped through the wall, causing the Widow player to see exactly where he was.

However, while the hammer and claw may have clipped through, it didn’t explain why or how the Widow was able to score a headshot onto the Torb.

As some users pointed out in the chat, there seems to be a small gap where the character fired her shot that allowed the bullet to go through the wall and connect onto the Swedish builder hero.

It’s also possible that Torbjorn’s head clipped through just enough so that he was vulnerable despite technically being on the other side.

Regardless, it’s something that both all players should be aware of in the event they find themselves in a duel on the second point and need any advantage they can get.