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Overwatch bug makes Orisa much more vulnerable to Doomfist

Published: 5/Apr/2019 12:06 Updated: 5/Apr/2019 12:17

by Joe O'Brien


A major Overwatch bug is preventing Orisa’s Fortify from making her immune to Doomfist’s knockback.

Fortify offers Orisa a 50% damage reduction for four seconds, but perhaps more importantly it also makes her immune to any knockback or other movement-impairing effects for its duration.

The ability is a fairly major part of Orisa’s kit as she is one of the most immobile heroes in the game, even among other main tanks. Winston can leap into fights or away from danger, and even Reinhardt can use charge to reposition if necessary, while Wrecking Ball is one of the game’s most mobile heroes.

Also being one of the largest targets in the game, Orisa would be very vulnerable to being pushed out of position without Fortify by a variety of abilities, and have a difficult time reclaiming her positioning.

Blizzard EntertainmentOrisa was the third hero added to Overwatch after the game’s release.

Positioning plays a huge role in the success of a tank, both in their own survival and in their ability to perform their role of defending the rest of the team. For Orisa, with her lack of mobility and stationary shields, it’s about holding ground, and Fortify is key in allowing her to do that.

Unfortunately, a bug appears to be threatening that ability, as the most recent major update to the game seems to have allowed Doomfist’s Rocket Punch to knock back Orisa while she’s using Fortify.

The bug doesn’t occur in all instances, with Orisa only being knocked back if she’s moving towards Doomfist when the hit lands. It’s also not as big a knockback as it would be if she weren’t using Fortify at all, but the immunity that Fortify is supposed to provide seems to be compromised.

The patch did make adjustments to the way knock-backs work, and it’s possible that this change has had an unintended consequence. As Fortify is quite clearly not working as intended in this case, Blizzard will hopefully fix it quickly.

In the meantime, however, Orisa players should keep in mind that Fortify won’t necessarily save them from Doomfist’s knockback, although it can be avoided if you manage not to walk towards Doomfist as he lands the hit.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

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

by Brad Norton


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
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.