Game-breaking Overwatch bug makes Reaper invincible on Hanamura again - Dexerto

Game-breaking Overwatch bug makes Reaper invincible on Hanamura again

Published: 4/Nov/2020 21:48

by Theo Salaun


Just months after being reported and patched, Reaper is, once again, teleporting into a Hanamura hiding spot that makes him an absolute terror to enemies as an invincible shadowy figure.

Back in July 2020, it was discovered that there is a staircase leading toward Hanamura’s second point that Reaper is able to Shadow Step inside of. Teleportation is a finicky science and, therefore, it is unsurprising that practically every patch is forced to address Reaper’s ability to teleport into “unintended locations.”

But, unlike most of the shotgun-wielding ghoul’s bugs, this Hanamura one appears to have somehow, someway made its return to the game’s 2CP map. Players are not thrilled about this issue and are trying to, once again, bring it to Blizzard Entertainment’s attention in hopes that it gets fixed.

While this glitched location is new to some players, it brings back unhappy memories for others. No matter which group you identify with, one has to imagine that the game’s fans would rather that this fix comes quickly and, in a vast departure from the previous occurrence, permanently.


As shown by Reddit’s ‘Jammie___Dodger,’ the secret spot is found right at the top of the stairwell that attackers typically use to begin their assault on Point B from its overlooking balconies. If the infamous member of Talon looks downward somewhere between the top two steps, he is able to teleport directly into the stone stairwell.

This leads to Reaper being within the impenetrable rocky location, yielding a comfortable sight line toward the attackers Point B spawn and a dangerous spot for ambushes.

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Reaper is stealthy and does not want to be blamed for how OP his teleportation can sometimes be.

While it’s not the most useful glitch in the world, it can be taken advantage of, on defense, to shock enemies with a surprise Death Blossom from behind as they move toward the second point. 

As shown in the past, you can also shoot enemies through the staircase and emerge from it very easily. But it appears that they can not harm you in return, until you make your exit. This compounds the bug’s impact and makes it a definite priority for Blizzard to patch out as soon as possible.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War leaderboard bug completely crashes the game

Published: 17/Nov/2020 16:01

by Jacob Hale


A bug in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is causing the game to crash if players attempt to look at their leaderboards.

For many players, leaderboards are incredibly important: they let you see how you rank against your friends and the wider Call of Duty playerbase, comparing stats and seeing where you excel or where you could improve.

So, if you have attempted to take a look at your own or a friend’s stats in Black Ops Cold War, you’ve likely encountered some bugs, including your game crashing completely.

Here’s what we know so far, and how you can see your stats without leaderboards.

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Black Ops Cold War has already racked up a huge playerbase, as expected — but there are some issues.

Leaderboards crashing Black Ops Cold War

In some cases, players are reporting that the leaderboards are simply showing nothing — no friends or global leaderboards, instead just an empty screen with no data.

Obviously, this is frustrating, but you could expect that before long, it will start to be a populated list that properly follows developments in players’ CoD careers as they play.

However, some players are reporting that the issue is far bigger than simply a leaderboard with no information, and it’s actually causing players’ games to crash when attempting to access them.

Black Ops Cold War leaderboards crash
Leaderboards are causing games to crash.

How to view Black Ops Cold War leaderboards

Of course, there are some solutions for players to take advantage of while waiting for leaderboard issues to subside.

The first is the Call of Duty Companion App, in which you can sign in to your Activision account and track your and your friends’ performances.

Alternatively, you can use Tracker Network, which compiles all of your data across multiple games, including Black Ops Cold War. All you have to do is put in your username or Activision ID and it will return a bunch of stats, sometimes even more in-depth than even those you can get in-game.

So, while leaderboards are off-limits and potentially game-breaking, your best bet is to avoid them and take advantage of one of the available alternatives.