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Overwatch bug preventing players from unlocking some Lunar New year rewards

Published: 22/Jan/2020 0:40

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch players have noticed they’re unable to unlock the Year of the Rat spray for the game’s Lunar New Year event, even though it’s supposed to be available in loot boxes.

The first Overwatch event of 2020 started on January 16, bringing with it a new Capture the Flag mode, along with new cosmetics for players.

So far, things seem to have gone without a hitch, but players interested in completing their Lunar New Year spray collection have run into a problem.

Overwatch Lunar New Year Lucio spray
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Besides skins, there are also a number of new sprays for players to collect in 2020.

Almost as soon as the event got going, players noticed they were unable to unlock the “Year of the Rat” spray either in the hero gallery or in loot boxes.

“Has anyone actually looted the new player spray of the year of the rat symbol?” a player named “Raven” asked on the Overwatch forums. “Says that it comes from the lunar boxes, but I’ve gotten all the other new drops from this year and not that ,and that seems odd ,since sprays are usually easily all gotten from multiple boxes.”

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Raven wasn’t the only one to notice the spray wasn’t available to players.

Dexerto tested the claim and the “Year of the Rat” spray was indeed unavailable for purchase at the time of writing, but whether or not it could actually show up in loot boxes remains unknown.

What’s strange is that the other Lunar New Year sprays are available for purchase, and in previous years, the same kind of spray as “Year of the Rat” from other years was able to be bought with coins in the Hero Gallery.

The spray itself is a red rat silhouette against a yellow background; not the craziest design, but something that those completionist Overwatch fans out there definitely would like to get their hands on.

Year of the Rat Blizzard Overwatch spray
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The Lunar New Year spray in question that has so far eluded players.

It could just be a case of incredibly poor RNG on this year’s loot boxes, but that doesn’t explain why it isn’t available to buy in the Hero Gallery.

Blizzard has yet to respond the spray being unavailable at the time of publishing, but it does seem like an easy issue that could be fixed quickly once devs are aware of it.


Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.