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Game-breaking Overwatch exploit scores easy wins on Busan with Hammond

Published: 4/May/2020 1:43

by Bill Cooney


Wrecking Ball can be one of Overwatch’s most annoying heroes on some maps, and now it seems another map has been found where he can contest the point almost indefinitely.

Every Overwatch player has run into those Hammond players who insist on contesting point by grappling on to the center of a point and spinning around.

Usually, this is only possible on maps with a structure of some kind in the middle of the point, like Oasis Gardens and Nepal’s Shrine stage, for example, but now players have discovered you can actually pull it off on Busan’s Mecha Base as well.

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There doesn’t seem to be anywhere for Hammond to grab on to on Mecha Base, but it’s definitely there.

Reddit user ilias_kalliakmanis is the one we have to thank for bringing this 100 percent reproducible exploit to our attention.

On the Mecha Base capture point, there’s a small, raised part running through the center of the circle. At first glance, you wouldn’t even think to try and grapple on to it since there’s almost nothing there. Until now, that is.

As ilias shows, it’s definitely possible to grapple onto the line, and then spin around the point annoying any enemy that isn’t playing as Sombra or Mei.

*EXPLOIT* This fat line model thing in the center of the point on Busan Mecha Base is collidable and it makes for Wreaking Ball spin grapples. Blizzard please fix. from r/Overwatch

Even though ilias was begging Blizzard to remove this, most of the responses in the comments were thanking him for bringing this cheese strat to their attention.

It’s definitely a strategy you don’t see every day, but it’s not really taking advantage of a glitch or a bug so whether or not developers will remove it remains to be seen.

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As if Hammond wasn’t already annoying enough before this.

So, the next time Busan comes up in the map rotation, keep an eye out for Wrecking Balls trying to pull a fast one and steal an easy win.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.