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Controversial Overwatch map temporarily removed due to crazy bug

Published: 18/Sep/2019 0:34 Updated: 18/Sep/2019 1:02

by Brad Norton


Paris, one of the most controversial maps in Overwatch, has been temporarily removed from the game due to a ridiculous bug in the latest patch.

In a September 17 balance update, not only did Blizzard introduce Bastion’s Brick Challenge, a novel way to earn some unique in-game items, but they also implemented a number of tweaks to certain heroes.


From lowering Zarya’s maximum damage to adjusting Sigma’s ultimate cast time, the most recent patch fell relatively in line with expectations. However, one massive oversight slipped through the cracks that forced the developers to quickly remove a map from competitive play.

Mere hours after Patch 1.40 went live, a blog post was updated to reveal that “the Paris map will be temporarily disabled due to a bug that lets players shoot through one of the spawn doors.”


Obviously not intended, Blizzard immediately pulled the map from the game as to ensure that matches aren’t absolutely unfair, especially on the competitive ladder.

OverwatchIt remains to be seen when Paris will be added back into rotation.

Released in February 2019, the Assault map (more commonly referred to as Two Capture Point or 2CP) was met with much disdain. The game mode overall, has been the focal point of much criticism throughout the three-year lifespan of Overwatch, however Paris in particular has put fans on edge.

Players were demanding major alterations to the design of the map and recently, it has been a joke in the community to intentionally back out of games whenever Paris pops up in the rotation. Regardless of the SR it may sacrifice.


Evident throughout a Reddit post on the matter, a large majority of the comments hilariously wish for the change to be permanent.

As user ‘ai2006’ puts it, with the map now out of the competitive pool, the “best time to play the game is NOW.”

OverwatchThe second capture point of this controversial map.

Funnily enough one of the notable adjustments in the latest patch, was a bug fix intended to stop Moira’s Biotic Orb from passing “through the attacker’s spawn door,” on the Paris map. Perhaps this bug fix is the culprit as to how all damage through spawn doors was somehow let loose into the game for a brief period. 


You can find the full rundown on Patch 1.40 here


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.


Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.


The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.