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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


Creepy Overwatch skin idea would be D.Va’s scariest cosmetic yet

Published: 30/Nov/2020 21:03

by Bill Cooney


An Overwatch fan has come up with a new skin for D.Va that would actually make her MEKA into a nightmare-inducing monster straight out of a fairy tale.

D.Va is, rightly so, one of the most popular heroes in Overwatch, and could be considered the face of the franchise, if Tracer hadn’t already locked that spot up.

Even though she just got two new skins for the 2020 All-Stars and Halloween Terror events, this obviously wasn’t enough for cosmetic-starved D.Va fans.

To keep things moving right along, artist Jouste has come up with a cosmetic based on Baba Yaga, a witch from Slavic folklore who lives in a hut that walks around on chicken legs.

Baba Yaga hut“Mom, can you come pick us up now? The cabin is walking around.”

As you would expect, in lieu of a cabin in the woods, D.Va only has her Mech, and chicken legs actually look extremely natural on it, since they both bend the same way.

Similar to her Halloween skin, it’s also become a house as well, but instead of a spooky haunted Korean temple, it looks more like the residence of an evil babushka, complete with a beak coming out of the front door.

Hana herself is sporting your classic pointed witchy hat with twigs, feathers, and frizzled hair to really sell the whole “living alone in the middle of nowhere” look.

Finally, even her Bunny Blaster sidearm has been made over, and now sports an adorable little frog holding on to the bottom who has a great front-row seat to watch D.Va frag out.

DVa Baba Yaga
Imagine just walking through Eichenwalde forest and suddenly a chicken-legged MEKA bursts out of the trees.

We don’t know which heroes will be getting Winter Wonderland skins for the next Overwatch seasonal event up on the calendar, but we wouldn’t mind it at all if Blizzard continued to bribe us all by giving D.Va another new skin to try and unlock.

Winter Wonderland usually gets going around the first or second week of December, but stick with Dexerto to find out the exact dates as soon as they’re announced.