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Lifesaving Overwatch glitch can rescue Baby D.Va in a pinch

Published: 26/Jul/2020 19:59

by Bill Cooney

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Glitches and bugs are nothing new in Overwatch, but the ones that actually benefit players are few and far between, which is what makes this one for D.Va so fascinating.

D.Va is unique among Overwatch heroes, as she’s the only one who gets a sort-of “second life” after her mech gets destroyed and she returns as Baby or Pilot form, with only 150 HP and her blaster for a weapon.

Usually, Baby D.Va pops out of her mech right where it’s destroyed. You can hold down jump as it’s exploding to increase the distance a bit, but it really won’t matter if there are enemies waiting to finish you off.

That’s what makes this glitch such a nice little surprise for players when it does decide to happen. It will actually transport you back to spawn instead of where your mech was destroyed.

Had this lifesaving bug happen a few years back, still don’t know what caused it from Overwatch

Even though it seems like D.Va just pops right out of her mech, technically her pilot form is an entirely different character that spawns in when the mech dies.

On very rare occasions Baby D.Va will sometimes not spawn where she’s supposed to, which is why this glitch happens. In the clip above the player was taken back to spawn, but there are also examples of her appearing miles above the map as well.

The glitch is by no means new, it’s been around for years in fact, but it will still pop up from time to time on rare occasions. It seems to be completely random, so there’s not really any way to try and use it as an exploit.

There’s also one glaring issue that might not make this glitch as “lifesaving” as it seems. As most D.Va players understand, it can usually take longer to get her mech back running and gunning in pilot mode than it is to just die and respawn all over again.

Being sent back to spawn would make charging ult to get her mech back take even longer on most maps. So, when you look at it this way, you might prefer to just spawn above the map and fall to your doom instead, as it’s much more convenient.

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Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney

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A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.