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Game-breaking Overwatch bug sends Torbjorn’s turret to another dimension

Published: 11/Aug/2020 20:23

by Bill Cooney

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A new Overwatch gitch is letting Torbjorn send his turret to another plane of existence where it’s untouchable, but can still attack enemies wherever they are on the map.

Since day one, Tornjorn’s turret has been one of the most annoying abilities to deal with Overwatch. If you don’t kill it, it will definitely kill you – or one of your unlucky teammates.

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It’s also one of the most bug-prone items in the whole game, and now, we have another glitch popping up that – with a little help from Mei – lets Torb send the turret into basically another dimension.

Things seem to happen like this: in the clip below, Torb throws his turret straight up into the air so it will land right on top of Mei, who goes into her Ice Block just before it comes down.

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After hitting Mei, the turret falls down on to the ground, and apparently sets up in a completely different area of the map. On close inspection though, it seems that Torb’s turret has actually phased out of the map completely, and now occupies an area of space and time we can’t fully comprehend.

It can definitely still shoot though, which just makes the ability even more annoying, since the turret can no longer be seen by the enemy team.

As the enemy Tracer runs through to reach the first point on Eichenwalde she starts getting shot from apparently nowhere, just as she would if the turret were visible.

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It’s not just on Eichenwalde either; players have managed to recreate this bug on multiple Overwatch maps, which we would definitely say qualifies this one as a “game-breaker”.

The silver lining is that this bug seems to take a bit of practice to pull off, so the chances of seeing it pop up in Competitive are relatively small, though if you see a Mei and Torb paired up in one of your matches, don’t be surprised if you start getting shot from out of nowhere.

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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.