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Hilarious Overwatch glitch sends D.Va flying to totally different map

Published: 3/Sep/2020 7:16

by Brad Norton

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D.Va mains will need to keep their fingers crossed moving forward as a hilarious glitch is sending the Overwatch Off-Tank flying to different maps.

D.Va drops into every game with a special power that no other hero can quite match. She has two separate instances. One inside her MEKA with a massive pool of health and high mobility. Alongside her de-meched form with a surprisingly lethal Light Gun but an extremely small health bar.

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When the first batch of health is wiped away as enemies deal damage to the projectile-eating Tank, D.Va is launched out of her powerful combat suit. This transition often leaves her stranded until an Ultimate can be charged and another mech can be called in. 

While players have a slight element of control over when and where D.Va emerges from the mech, a hilarious glitch is putting a major spanner in the works. There’s now a completely random chance that a bug sends you flying to a whole new map without warning.

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While this unlucky D.Va was battling on the Lighthouse stage, they were quickly shot to the Ruins instead.

In the midst of a second-round on Ilios, Reddit user ‘dasrabcf’ was left shocked by the hilarious D.Va issue. There’s mech was taken out of commission halfway through the round but instead of emerging and landing straight on the ground, they were shot sky-high.

Without any travel time, D.Va was launched from the regular play-space all the way to the ceiling in a single frame. From here they could see the cruise ship out in the distance while they plummeted back down to familiar territory.

However, upon crash landing, they soon realized that they had been teleported elsewhere in the map. As with all Control maps in Overwatch, Ilios loads three unique stages at the beginning of the match. Lighthouse, Well, and Ruins all exist within the one full map, though players can only access one at a time; unless you happen to be extremely unlucky and encounter this bug for yourself.

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With plenty of the round still left to play out, they were stuck at a different section of the map with absolutely nothing to do. There were no enemies or teammates around and invisible textures seemed to keep them from hitting the floor. They were left stranded without any way of getting back in the fight.

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Blizzard hasn’t yet addressed this particular issue, though it’s not the first time players have been isolated on Control maps. An earlier glitch forgot to load Mei in with the rest of her team on Lijiang Tower, leaving the damage dealer to stroll around an empty stage for the first round.

It appears completely random for the time being but these issues only impact Control maps. It might be worth favoring the Sigma or Zarya picks the next time they appear in rotation.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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