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

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


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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Sonic Arrow: can’t stop won’t stop

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.


Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

Wrecking Ball grapples
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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.