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Frustrating Overwatch bug is making Mercy’s resurrect more difficult

Published: 5/Aug/2020 19:54

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mercy mains have discovered a new Overwatch glitch that is making resurrecting their fallen teammates a bit more of a challenge.

The bug, which is believed to have begun with the 2020 Summer Games event update, makes it so that Mercy is no longer able to see the souls of her eliminated allies.

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Instead of the full visual with the hero’s portrait and the souls, showing where Mercy will need to perform Resurrect, players are only seeing the portrait.

This can have negative consequences, as sometimes the teammate’s body and their icon will have an object in the way, preventing Mercy from performing the Resurrect.

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Mercy mains can't see the soulsReddit user GoddesssApple showed off the strange Mercy bug.

In a post on the official Overwatch forums discussing the bug, user Toefti wrote, “It is really annoying and also affects the game… If an ally dies on an edge, the soul falls off but the portrait does not and we do not know where to go.”

Basically, the fact that the souls, which are a visual indicator of whether or not Mercy can perform a resurrect, are no longer there can result in Mercy players putting themselves in dangerous positions.

It’s unclear exactly what caused the issue, but according to users on the forums and Reddit, the problem began with the Summer Games patch, which went live on August 4.

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On the bright side, Overwatch developer Matt Whited made it clear that the team is investigating the bug, so hopefully, we end up seeing a fix soon.

“Thanks for the report. We are actively looking into this issue,” the developer replied.

For the time being, it may be best if players actively communicate if they are safe to Resurrect just to make life a bit easier for supports running Mercy. There’s no indication as to when this bug will be fixed, but until then, it’s something players should be aware of.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.