New Hanzo glitch in Overwatch leaves Mei no safe place to hide - Dexerto
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New Hanzo glitch in Overwatch leaves Mei no safe place to hide

Published: 17/May/2019 18:29 Updated: 17/May/2019 18:40

by Bill Cooney

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An Overwatch player has found a new exploit that allows Hanzo to eliminate Mei when she goes into her Cryo-Freeze and should be invulnerable.

Hanzo had his Scatter Arrow replaced with the new “Storm Arrow” ability in his recent rework where he also go increased mobility, but the good old Sonic Arrow didn’t change at all.

Mei’s Cryo-Freeze surrounds her with a block of ice that prevents any damage while healing her, but it seems like Hanzo’s Sonic Arrow can break through it.

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An Overwatch player known as Kyran uploaded a clip from a free-for-all deathmatch game where they shot a Sonic Arrow right at where Mei’s head would be in her Cryo-Freeze.

As you’d expect, the arrow hits the ice block and stays there until Mei unfreezes, when it goes straight into her head and eliminates her.

It’s definitely one of the weirder things we’ve seen happen in Overwatch and it seems to be caused by Hanzo’s arrow keeping it’s forward momentum, even when it hits a surface and sticks.

It doesn’t work against an Orisa or Reinhardt shield, once those break the arrows disappear, so it’s really interesting that it happens in this situation.

Just how useful it could be is up for debate, a good Hanzo could definitely use this to make an enemy Mei’s day a lot tougher, if they keep an eye on their Sonic Arrows.

More Overwatch glitches

Overwatch players have been putting up with a much more annoying bug where Torbjorn’s Turret can shoot through walls on Volskaya on Dorado.

The glitch basically allows Torbjorn, on Volskaya at least, to completely cover almost half of the first point choke point with his turret while keeping it from taking any damage.

The Torbjorn glitch should definitely be on Blizzard’s list of glitches to fix, but this Hanzo trick may be tougher to patch because it seems to come from how Hanzo’s Sonic Arrows work in the first place.

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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.