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Overwatch bug lets Tracer pass through Blizzard World walls

Published: 24/Apr/2020 19:38

by Theo Salaun

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With every patch update, Blizzard has to fix Tracer’s ability to blink into “unintended locations.” As fans have now discovered a new bug on Blizzard World, that cycle is poised to repeat.

Tracer is a crafty character. She can teleport through the air, rewind time and, now, apparently, she is also able to squeeze through otherwise impermeable ceilings and walls.

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In one example, discovered by Redditor ‘EntenDNA,’ Tracer is able to squeeze through the ceiling of the “Pylon Terrace” structure in Blizzard world, just past the first point, and fall to the floor below.

New Tracer Out of Bounds on Blizzard World from Overwatch

 

Properly positioned, a Tracer can maneuver herself so that she is able to fall into the architecture, traversing through a limbo of cement and steel, before dropping to the lower level. Neither the starting point nor the ending point are ineligible locations, but the route is most certainly out of bounds.

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Blizzard has enlisted a two-fold approach to adjusting Tracer in their latest patches. In their April 14th patch, the hero’s blink received a quality-of-life improvement so that it would feel more accurate and natural. 

Specifically, this enabled her to “blink around and over obstacles more easily to move towards the crosshair.” 

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Tracer’s blink ability allows her to teleport instantaneously in the direction that the player’s crosshair is pointed.

 

In the latest April 21st patch, they simply fixed a bug that allowed the game’s most mobile character to “blink to an unintended location on Hollywood.”

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Teleportation and time travel are… complicated. It’s no wonder that there are issues with ensuring consistency and realistic travel for a character whose base abilities already defy common logic. 

On the plus side, with Tracer currently being banned from Competitive and Overwatch League play, at least Blizzard has time to fix this bug before it gets taken advantage of. 

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Overwatch’s Hollywood map, the last location to prompt a fix for an unintended Tracer movement bug.

 

Sure, it’s not the most practical bug to abuse—but, can you imagine the outrage one would feel if they got stuck with a pulse bomb from the ceiling? Not a pulse bomb appearing out of thin air, but instead from very real, very solid construction. 

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Honestly, it would make for one of the funniest highlights ever—so here’s to hoping someone can pull that off before the bug inevitably gets fixed in the next patch.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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