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Overwatch bug prevents Baptiste’s heal from working

Published: 22/Mar/2019 14:58 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 17:25

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch players have discovered a bug that impacts the range of Baptiste’s Regenerative Burst ability.

Baptiste arrived on the live Overwatch servers on March 19, giving the full player-base the chance to try him out in real matches.

Players are already discovering tricks and tactics with Overwatch’s 30th hero, but the greater exposure also seems to have turned up some bugs that the testing on the Public Test Realm (PTR) missed.

In particular, one bug has been identified which can determine whether or not Baptiste’s Regenerative Burst ability actually heals team-mates within a certain range.

Baptiste Healing Bug

Baptiste’s Regenerative Burst is supposed to be an area-of-effect ability. In theory, it doesn’t need to be targeted, it will simply heal any friendly players within a certain range – 10 meters, to be precise.

Blizzard EntertainmentPlayers are starting to figure out all of the intricacies of playing Baptiste.

Bizarrely, it seems that there’s a bug with this ability, however, that means Baptiste’s aim actually impacts its effectiveness. If a team-mate is at the very edge of the effective radius, whether or not they get healed by the ability can depend on whether or not Baptiste is looking at them.

Overwatch streamer mL7 demonstrated that not only does Baptiste need to be facing in the right direction, but he actually needs to be aiming directly at the team-mate in question.

As his teammate uses Regenerative Burst in front of the streamer without looking at him, there’s no healing reaching mL7, but as soon as Baptiste looks up, his Pharah starts healing instantly.

As this seems like a clear bug it’s likely that Blizzard will look to fix it, but in the meantime Baptiste players may do well to remember that actually aiming at a particular team-mate might impact whether or not they benefit from the heal.

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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.