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Overwatch bug lets D.Va get eliminations while underwater

Published: 4/Jul/2019 20:27 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 20:36

by Bill Cooney

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A new Overwatch bug appears to allow D.Va to get kills with her ultimate when she shouldn’t be on the game’s Paris map.

D.Va’s Self Destruct does 1000 damage in a 20 meter radius around her mech which makes it powerful enough to take out any hero in the game under normal circumstances.

Now Overwatch players seem to have discovered that Self Destruct is working underwater on Paris’ first point.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe D.Va bug appears to pop up on Paris Point A.

Depth Charge D.Va

The first point of Paris opens up to water on one side and it’s a popular spot for Reddit Lucios and other heroes to try and get environmental kills.

Now it seems that D.Va has another option besides trying to knock heroes off with her boosters, instead, she can just throw her ultimate into the water and apparently rake in the kills.

It’s not the first time something like this has been found with D.Va either, several months ago a Reddit user named MingottiBBM demonstrated a similar bug on Rialto.

Overwatch player Mint provided a gif of the underwater D.Va bug on Paris that shows their Self Destruct taking out the enemy Lucio and Widowmaker when it shouldn’t be doing anything.

This isn’t to say that this bug will happen every time a player tries to pull it off, but it does appear that the D.Va in question does little more than just fall off the side while activating their ultimate.

Questions of repeatability aside, this seems like a significant bug that D.Va players could potentially exploit (not that they ever would of course).

Blizzard acted pretty quickly in fixing a Baptiste bug that was preventing healing from being amplified during his ultimate, so it wouldn’t be that surprising to see a similar response here. 

Until that happens though, players should probably keep an eye out for D.Va’s who stick close to the water and don’t look afraid to take a dive.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.