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Frustrating Overwatch glitch causes Brigitte’s shield to deploy sideways

Published: 1/Jul/2020 0:52

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch players have stumbled onto a new Brigitte glitch that causes her shield to deploy facing the side, instead of in front of the hero as it’s supposed to.

Brig’s shield might not be as beefy or large as her mentor Reinhardt’s, but it does a good job of protecting herself and any other squishy heroes in a pinch – that is, if it decides to deploy the right way.

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Brigitte’s shield is much less effective when not facing forward.

That’s the problem with a new glitch popping up for the support hero, which apparently causes her shield to deploy to her left side, rather than straight out in front, which obviously won’t block damage as intended.

In the clip below, Brig starts out with her shield working just fine, before she hops on point and tries to stall a little longer. As she deploys the shield, it covers her side, but leaves her wide open to the enemy McCree just off the point.

So my brig shield went sideways from Overwatch

With no shield (or at least no shield in the right place), Brigitte is predictably annihilated by McCree, and it’s safe to say this isn’t some bizarre interaction between the two heroes, either.

One user suggested in the comments that the glitch could be due to Brig deploying her shield just as McCree activated Deadeye, but that doesn’t explain why it was still to the side after – or why she was able to be finished off by some regular shots.

Additionally, the bug shows up in the killcam replay, which makes the possibility of this being a bizarre interaction even smaller.

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This bug could be a latency issue, but based on the clip, that seems unlikely.

Finally, it could be a latency issue, but there’s none of the telltale signs that network problems are to blame, like rubber banding and choppy, delayed animation (plus, the latency counter in the top left of the clip stays at a steady 54 ms throughout).

Brigitte did receive some substantial nerfs in the June 30 retail patch affecting the amount of armor she can give with her Repair Packs, but as far as we know, a sideways shield update was not included. So, if you want to avoid the chance of this bug happening, the best course of action might be just not picking Brig until Blizzard rolls out a fix.


Overwatch 2 reportedly won’t release in 2021, new heroes “unlikely”

Published: 26/Jan/2021 20:47

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Overwatch 2 report is further casting doubt on the sequel releasing in 2021, but it hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of new heroes coming out for the current game.

Lots of new rumors about Overwatch 2 have been swirling lately, with notable insider Metro, who originally leaked info about the game prior to its announcement, claiming development is proceeding very slowly.

Now, an Overwatch League source has reportedly claimed that the 2021 season will only be played on one game.

According to a report from The Game Haus’ Robert Hanes, a team source revealed that the reason the season was delayed to April was for teams to get players’ visas approved and so the league could figure out the format.

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We’ve been waiting on Overwatch 2 news for what seems like forever.

This, unfortunately, rules out any hope fans may have had that the season’s delay was a sign that Overwatch 2 would be releasing soon.

While this doesn’t rule out a potential beta version of Overwatch 2 being released, especially with BlizzCon 2021 in February, it’s unlikely we get the full game in any capacity.

That all said, the source does have some potentially good news. When asked about new heroes coming in the 2021 season, the source said “TBD on new heroes, but seems unlikely.”

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Overwatch 2 is heavily focused on PvE gameplay.

Previously, the Overwatch devs have said that Echo would be the last hero released for the original game, so even getting a “to be decided” on this could give us a touch of hope.

If development is going very slow, it’s possible the devs may throw fans a bone in the form of a new hero to tide them over in the meantime.

The OWL season is scheduled to begin in April and conclude a few months later. Assuming a new hero isn’t revealed at BlizzCon, the only logical point to introduce a new character could be in-between one of the four tournaments.

Push game mode in Overwatch
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“Push” is a new game mode coming to Overwatch 2.

This narrows down the possible timeframes where a new hero could make their way to the game while still being playable during the season.

In any case, we’ll hopefully learn a lot more about Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon, but at this rate, don’t expect to see a release date.