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October 24 Overwatch patch fixes Ashe’s “broken” Warlock skin

Published: 24/Oct/2019 21:22 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 22:13

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch patch dropped on October 24 providing access to a series of new Warcraft-themed rewards and a much-needed fix to Ashe’s Warlock skin. 

When Ashe’s Halloween Terror skin was revealed, the Overwatch community was impressed with its detail – not just with the female outlaw, but her Omnic butler B.O.B too. 

However, despite the skin’s design being well-received, many complained that the crosshair when aiming down sights was too obtrusive and made it difficult for players to see what they were aiming at. 

Blizzard EntertainmentOverwatch players can still enjoy the 2019 Halloween Terror event.

Game Director Jeff Kaplan revealed on the Overwatch subreddit that the issue was being looked at and now it appears to have been fixed in the recent October 24 update.

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A post on Competitive Overwatch shows the crosshair no longer blocking the player from seeing what’s nearby. 

Warlock Ashe now has a pretty clean scope on PTR from r/Competitiveoverwatch

Additionally, the patch introduced a series of new rewards to those who purchased Warcraft III: Reforged Spoils of War Edition.

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In total there are five unique player icons and four animated sprays that can be used to shine on the battlefield. 

The full patch notes are below.

October 24, 2019 Overwatch Patch Notes 

GENERAL UPDATES

Warcraft III: Reforged Spoils of War Edition – Battle-Wrought Rewards

If you’ve purchased the Warcraft III: Reforged Spoils of War Edition, a flurry of new rewards will be available to you!

  • Player Icons – 5 Unique player icons, each one inspired by the classic box covers of Warcraft III
  • Sprays – 4 Unique, animated sprays, each one inspired by the base unit for each race

BUG FIXES

General

  • Made stability improvements
  • Fixed some bugs that could cause sounds to play incorrectly on dual-core PCs

Heroes

Ashe

  • Warlock Skin – Adjusted Ashe’s weapon sight visual to make it less obtrusive

Orisa

  • Fixed a bug that where hacking Orisa’s Supercharger twice in a row caused it to become unhacked
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Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton

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Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
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Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.