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Devastating Overwatch bug lets heroes shoot Junkrat’s tire through walls

Published: 25/Sep/2020 17:17

by Michael Gwilliam


Junkrat mains need to be alert for a brutal new bug that is allowing other Overwatch heroes to shoot and destroy his Riptire Ultimate even when it’s behind a wall.

Riptire can be one of the most effective Ultimates in Overwatch with the ability to deal a whopping 600 damage when detonated directly at an opponent. The trade-off comes with the tire’s extremely low health.


With only 100 HP, Riptire is the least durable out of any physically spawning Ultimate, especially when compared to Ashe’s B.O.B. – who boasts a whopping 1200 health.

Additionally, while Riptire can actually go through health packs to regain HP, allies cannot actually heal the tire, meaning that it has extremely low survivability.

Junkrat attacks Temple of Anubis
Blizzard Entertainment
Junkrat mains need to beware of a brutal tire bug.

At 100 HP, there are dozens of abilities that can destroy Tire in a single shot such as Soldier 76’s Helix Rocket, a single shot from Pharah or Hanzo, Reinhardt’s Firestrike, or a direct alternate fire shot from a charged up Zarya.

Now, a bug that allows enemies to shoot Riptire through walls has been plaguing games.

In this clip, featuring PlayStation’s top Junkrat player CODCode904, who has been steadily climbing the ranks on PC into top 500, his tire is shot at by a Sombra despite the Ultimate clearly being on the other side of a wall.


“What the f**k?” the Junkrat main swore. “How did Sombra kill that tire? She shot it through the wall.”

In the next round, the Twitch streamer recalled what the issue was. “The wheel thingy goes through objects. Goes through walls,” he explained. “King’s Row, that hotel first point, that’s a wall that it goes through.”

Looking at another clip, this time from streamer BlestNa, we can see what CODCodeis referring to. As you can see, part of the tire clips through the wall, letting Ashe take aim at the Ultimate and destroy it with ease.


Hopefully, this bug is patched soon as it’s a major blow to Junkrat’s kit and something that those playing as the Australian Overwatch hero and against him should be aware of.

Until then, be sure to use your tire more liberally and aggressively so it’s not behind walls waiting to be destroyed.


Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.


Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

Link on Hyrule Temple
Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.


As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
YouTube/David R
Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.


If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.