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Insane Overwatch glitch produces a forest of Roadhog hooks

by Bill Cooney
Blizzard Entertainment

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A new visual glitch in Overwatch is throwing players for a loop by hanging a ton of Roadhog hook models in the air making it almost impossible to see what’s going on.

Roadhog’s hook is arguably one of the crazier abilities in Overwatch, as it can snatch unsuspecting enemies and may or may not be bound by the laws of physics.

One thing the hook isn’t supposed to do, as far as we know, is leave a bunch of copies of itself in the air, which is just what happened in a match shared by Reddit user RockStar5132.

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Support heroes live in constant fear of Roadhog hooks.

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In RockStar's video, the players encounter a literal forest of Roadhog hooks floating menacingly in the air, a sight that would catch anyone off guard.

There are so many of the hook models around the point that it's almost impossible to see enemies, teammates, or even what's happening right in front of Reinhardt.

As expected, with almost zero visibility, Reinhardt doesn't last long and is taken out by the enemy team, who also may have been affected by the visual glitch as well.

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In the clip, other players are chatting about the hooks in-game, but the glitch doesn't show up on the enemy D.Va's killcam.

But if other players besides RockStar said they were seeing the same glitch, there's a good chance the enemy team had to deal with it as well, which at least made the absurd situation more fair.

It's unknown whether or not the glitch was around from the beginning of the match or if it only popped up on the third and final map, but it seems way more likely it was only around for one round.

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Turns out hooking players is just the second most annoying thing Roadhog can do.

Blizzard has yet to acknowledge the bug, so it's more than likely just a rare visual glitch that somehow popped up rather than something a lot of people encounter regularly.

Interestingly enough, players are still able to play normally while the glitch is in full effect. If encountered, however, a good strategy might be to just switch to Roadhog to see how many hooks you can get on the map.