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Insane Overwatch glitch produces a forest of Roadhog hooks

Published: 13/Jan/2020 20:55

by Bill Cooney

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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.

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.

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.

Blizzard EntertainmentTurns 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.

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

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney

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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.