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Hilarious Sigma glitch could be best part of Overwatch Anniversary 2020

Published: 20/May/2020 23:08

by Bill Cooney

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The Overwatch Anniversary event is in full swing, and players have noticed a fantastic new bug that lets Sigma jam out on the main menu.

Anniversary 2020 kicked off on May 19, and besides bringing a load of new skins to unlock, we also finally got dance emotes for Sigma and Echo.

Called “Dans,” which is Dutch for “dance,” Sigma’s emote sees him gracefully gliding around with his orbs – but it doesn’t seem to be limited for use during matches.

Reddit user Marshardt posted a clip of the glitch, which we have to say is one of the funniest things we’ve ever witnessed happening in Overwatch.

As the main menu background pans around, every hero with a new skin for the game’s fourth anniversary is standing at attention – except for Sigma, who’s apparently just vibing in his own world and busting some sick moves.

This new bug has to be THE funniest glitch I’ve seen in OW from r/Overwatch

As far as glitches go, this one has no effect on gameplay whatsoever, and it’s extremely entertaining – so much so that devs should really consider adding it as a feature for everyone to enjoy for the rest of the event.

Sick moves aren’t even the only glitch affecting Sigma on the main screen, either. Another Reddit user named ItisNitecap discovered one that lets you change his skin while on the main menu.

Game bugged out and I was able to customize main menu screen from r/Overwatch

The existence of both of these visual bugs at the same time raises the possibility that both of them could happen at once, so you could potentially change Sigma’s look as he’s busting a move.

People in the Overwatch community are obviously already aware of the hilarious glitches, but so far no one seems to want them removed, because honestly, Sigma breaking it down while all the other heroes stand stone still would be funny – even if we didn’t play the game.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.