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Insane Overwatch bug gives Torbjorn’s turret devastating damage boost

Published: 11/Mar/2020 18:28

by Bill Cooney


If you feel like you’ve seen an increase in the number of Torbjorns in your Overwatch matches lately, you’re probably not that far off because a new bug allows his turret to receive a huge damage boost.

Overwatch players seem to have discovered a bug that boosts Torb’s turret while the hero himself is receiving the buffs – an effect that wasn’t happening, or at least wasn’t widely known, before the most recent patch.

Normally, when Torbjorn receives a buff, it shouldn’t transfer over to his turret, which should stay dealing a steady 14 damage per second. Except, on the current live patch, this isn’t what’s happening.

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The bug makes Torbjorn into a dangerous opponent to go up against on the enemy team.

A clip of the bug side by side with a clip of how the Turret normally operates was posted by Overwatch Workshop guru DarwinStreams.

For the test, Torb is unboosted in the left shot and damage boosted by Mercy, Ana’s ultimate and Orisa’s Supercharger on the right.

The regular turret slowly ticks down the enemy Roadhog’s health bar like normal, but the damage boosted turret absolutely melts the opposing tank in less than half the time.

“In this video, Mercy+Nano+Bongo gives you 33 dmg per shot instead of 14,” Darwin explained. “Took 4.2 seconds to kill a full hp Hog. Go damage boost your Torbs.”

“That might explain the unusually high number of Torbs I met yesterday,” one Reddit user by the name of ShibLife commented, but it isn’t only Torb and his turret that benefit from this bug.

Players have already discovered that the glitch also seems to work with Ashe and B.O.B. – when Ashe is boosted while her Omnic butler is also out, he gets the buff as well.

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The bug also seems to affect damage boosting Ashe and B.O.B.

While plenty of players seem aware of the bug, neither Torbjorn nor Ashe are listed on the Overwatch Forum’s “Known Issues” thread for the bug at the time of writing.

Darwin himself admitted it would probably take a few weeks for the issue to be patched out, so in the meantime, get out there and lock in Torbjorn or Ashe, or if you don’t feel like abusing the system, keep an eye out for those crafty Torbs who do.


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.