Insane Overwatch map exploit lets Widowmaker reach impossible heights - Dexerto
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Insane Overwatch map exploit lets Widowmaker reach impossible heights

Published: 11/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch exploit is plaguing players on Temple of Anubis facing off against Widowmakers who don’t want to play nice.

The exploit, which seems to have been in the game for at least a fortnight, makes use of a known bug Dexerto previously discussed where Tracer can Blink through walls.

However, this exploit is far worse, as it allows Widowmaker to reach locations and heights thought to be impossible and for all intents and purposes are.

Video of the exploit was posted to YouTube by user nevermindthebollocks who showed off a replay of an open queue competitive match on Temple of Anubis.

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Widowmaker exploits can easily break the game.

While in the first point spawn, the player jumps onto some cabinets as Tracer and then Blinks while on top of them towards a window. This allows the player to clip outside and then switch to Widowmaker because technically the game thinks it’s still the spawn area.

Because it’s open queue without role restrictions, another player then swaps to Tracer to perform the trick, and then to Mercy to accompany the Widow on their shenanigans.

From there, the two can go around the back of the spawn and into a new area where Widowmaker’s Grappling Hook comes into play, allowing her to reach unintended areas.

Eventually, after some grapples, further allowing the Widow to keep going upwards, it seems to reach a point where she hits the skybox, breaking the game and allows her to essentially fly. All this while being damage boosted.

Clearly, this bug is very serious and very simple to execute. The video was reposted to the Competitive Overwatch subreddit by a user hoping to make Blizzard aware of the problem.

“I posted so maybe Blizz could fix it,” they explained. “No exposure gets no patches.”

Hopefully, now that more people are aware, the developers can get to work either fixing the exploit or even removing the map from the pool until the issue is resolved.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.