A bizarre Overwatch bug has rendered D.Va’s Defense Matrix far less effective than ever before. Here’s what you need to look out for in your next off-tank session.
D.Va’s Defense Matrix has always been considered one of the strongest abilities in Overwatch. While other heroes spend minutes building up their Ultimates, a single tap from D.Va’s ability could see it eaten up in an instant.
It can swing team fights in the blink of an eye as all projectile-based damage and abilities are nullified. While nerfs ensured players couldn’t just spam the defensive ability, D.Va has still remained one of the most-played Tanks in the game.
However, that could all soon change due to a devastating new bug impacting the hero. Her Defense Matrix isn’t quite working as intended and it could just cost you your next map. Here’s what you need to be cautious of.
From D.Va’s perspective, the Defense Matrix appeared to be working as intended.
In order for the ability to work, players need to point D.V’s MEKA in the right direction at the right time. This can even be an extremely fast flick to ‘catch’ a projectile. So long as her matrix covers an ability for even a single frame, said ability should be erased. Though this has now become far more difficult to execute due to a new issue first spotted by Reddit user ‘Thorbjorn_.’
While their Defense Matrix was lined up perfectly to catch a Graviton Surge below, not all was quite as it seemed. From their perspective, the Ultimate ability was right in their line of site and should have been snatched up. From an alternate point of view, that wasn’t the case at all.
Looking from just behind the Payload showed how the Defense Matrix wasn’t lining up with the angle in which D.Va was facing. While the character and her mech were looking straight towards the Ultimate, her ability was off to the side.
There’s no telling how this happened though the player assured that they “didn’t notice any major spikes” to their internet connection. So lag can likely be ruled out as this ability could be impaired by an all-new glitch.
From a different perspective, the Defense Matrix wasn’t anywhere near Zarya’s Ultimate.
Blizzard is yet to address the issue so there’s no telling if a fix is on the way. It could simply be a one in a million instance of a fault with Defense Matrix. But it could also be far more prevalent than just this example.
If you’re a D.Va main you may want to keep a close eye on your screen every time the ability is projected in front of you. There’s a good chance it might appear off to the side without reason.
The Overwatch League season has wrapped up for 2020, but the off-season roster shuffles are only just beginning. Ahead of the 2021 season, be sure to keep your eyes right here on Dexerto as we cover all of the major OWL moves you need to know.
San Francisco walked away from the 2020 Overwatch League season as the league’s first two-time, back-to-back winners. While it was an interesting season, to say the least, the NA squad once again proved why they are the most dominant team in Overwatch history.
However, in 2021, that could all change. After all, the off-season is a wacky and wild time where players could land anywhere.
The Shock went back-to-back in OWL 2020, taking down Seoul Dynasty in the final 4-2.
We saw big movers and shakers in the likes of the Vancouver Titans and Washington Justice in 2020, and what happens in 2021 is anyone’s guess.
Before we get stuck into the big moves, there’s a few key dates in the Overwatch League transfer period you need to be weary of.
Oct. 12, 2020: Teams may begin submitting player trades for League Office review. All player trades are subject to League Office approval prior to becoming effective. Teams may also begin extending or otherwise signing their current players to standard contracts.
Oct. 16, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2020.
Oct. 23, 2020: PSAs signed using the 2020 PSA template that are not extended terminate and such Players become free agents. Players who are signed using the 2020 PSA template whose contracts extend into the 2021 Season begin receiving Base Salary at the 2021 Season rate.
Oct. 24, 2020: Teams may begin signing free agents to contracts for the 2021 Season.
Nov. 13, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any team options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2019.
Nov. 20, 2020: Players whose contracts that are not extended become free agents. Teams and players also may mutually agree to an early release from contracts prior to this date.
Jan. 4, 2021: Deadline for all teams to have a minimum of seven players signed to season-long contracts for the 2021 season. (See below for changes to player contract terms for the 2021 season.)
Players who were born on or before June 30, 2003, are eligible to sign Overwatch League contracts for the 2021 season.
October 14: London Spitfire announces the release of seven players: ALTHOUGH, Babel, Clestyn, Highly, Jihun, Krillin, and Schwi.
It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that we must bid farewell to our players. We have offered free agency to most of our players to ensure that they can find a new team to thrive in with the least amount of resistance. #AcesHighpic.twitter.com/PqRIKHGAEn
Both players joined the Uprising amid a turbulent season & we're thankful for their adaptability, resilience & hard work along the way. We wish them success in 2021 & beyond! pic.twitter.com/4q3Z3mntxM
October 6: uNKOE retires from professional Overwatch to pursue Valorant.
I can finally announce that i'm LFT on VALORANT. I would like to join an EU team. I'm not ready yet for a twitlonger, will explain later what happened this season to me. And explain why i stop OW.https://t.co/KNm62mv3ym
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