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Crazy Overwatch exploit lets Tracer blink through walls on Volskaya

Published: 3/Nov/2020 18:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch exploit has been discovered that lets Tracer blink into certain walls on Volskaya Industries and even shoot through them.

The exploit, which was shown to Twitch streamer Somjuu during an early November broadcast, is relatively simple to pull off, which makes it all the more problematic for anyone looking to play the game legitimately.

By standing on a red car in the room to the right of the first choke on Point A, players can then blink straight ahead into a couple of shelves and clip through the wall.

After watching his friend do it, Somjuu failed on his first attempt, but nailed it on his second, further proving how simple the exploit is.

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The exploit even lets Tracer shoot through walls.

“What the f**k?!” he cried after getting stuck in the wall.

As it turns out, there are plenty of uses for this position as Tracer is untouchable in the wall and can shoot into the first choke or to the attacker’s left side of the point.

While Somjuu ended up falling to his death trying to get out of the wall, his friend, meanwhile, showed it was possible to clip out and potentially wreck the enemy backline.

Somjuu sent the exploit to Blizzard

That said, however, neither the streamer nor his duo partner had any intent on actually using it in a real match and just wanted to show it off for exposure.

“This needs to be like fixed!” Somjuu exclaimed and asked his chat to clip the footage. “I just sent it to Blizzard devs. I’m in their Discord… That right there is actually broken.”

It’s unclear if this bug also works with other heroes, but it’s safe to assume that it would work with Echo if she were to Duplicate Tracer with her ultimate.

 

Luckily, the exploit seems limited to this one section of the map, but hopefully, the Overwatch developers can deal with this exploit swiftly.

If need be, they could even remove Volskaya from the map pool until this issue is fixed for good.

League of Legends

Amumu nerfed again in League patch 10.24 after jungler’s win rate soars

Published: 26/Nov/2020 1:17

by Andrew Amos

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Amumu has risen up as the dominant jungler after the League of Legends Season 11 item rework. He was targeted in League patch 10.24, but the changes didn’t go far enough, with Riot shipping out a big hotfix on November 26.

Amumu was the big winner of the League of Legends Season 11 changes. While his winrate shot up on the Patch 10.22 thanks to a change to his ultimate, the new items on Patch 10.23 only cemented his place at the top of the jungler power rankings.

In the space of a month, he jumped from 48.88% win rate to 57.08%, according to stats site op.gg. His pick rate also went up tenfold, from 1.12% to 17.98%.

Sad Robot Amumu splash art for League of Legends
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Amumu has run away as the top jungler in League Season 11, but Riot are reining him in.

Given his outdated kit, it’s a small miracle the Sad Mummy has found his way back into the meta after years of being obsolete. Between Sunfire Aegis, Demonic Embrace, and Abyssal Mask though, it’s given Amumu a new lease on life.

However, Riot believes they’ve given him a bit too much of a leash to work with. After a small set of nerfs to begin with on League patch 10.24, they’ve gone one step further with an even bigger set of changes in a November 26 hotfix.

The hotfix includes a nerf to Amumu’s mana per level, the base damage on his E, as well as his ultimate stun duration. The three changes in tandem are designed to make Amumu less of a kill threat, having to conserve his resources for when the time is right.

“Amumu is still looking like a big outlier after the patch, overperforming other tanks and everyone else,” lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter said on Twitter.

Riot are hoping the changes bring Amumu in line with other tanks, who were nerfed hard via Sunfire Aegis, Frostfire Gauntlet, and Turbo Chemtank.

They’ll be keeping their eyes on the Sad Mummy until the next update, League patch 10.25, which is expected to drop on December 9.

The final update of the Season 10 cycle is currently set to include a bunch of new cosmetics, overhauls to Pantheon and Anivia, and more.