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Overwatch bug prevents Baptiste’s grenades from healing

Published: 28/May/2019 9:25 Updated: 28/May/2019 9:58

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player has discovered a bug that prevents Baptiste’s healing grenades from working in certain locations.

It seems that stairs can prevent the grenades from healing nearby friendly players, even if the grenade appears to have landed well within range of the target.


Long-time FPS players will likely be familiar with the problems that can arise with stairs, particularly with explosives or other projectiles that cause a “splash” of damage or healing on impact. It’s certainly not an issue unique to Overwatch.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste is the most recent addition to the Overwatch hero roster.

For Baptiste, this can be a particularly troublesome issue, as the grenades from his Biotic Launcher are his primary source of healing output.


As u/tastylactate demonstrates, the result can be a scenario in which it’s very difficult for Baptiste to heal from certain positions, as though his grenades appear to be landing on target, they don’t actually take effect.

The issue doesn’t appear to occur in all instances of a grenade hitting stairs, seemingly varying depending on the exact location in which it lands, and how the target hero is situated, making it difficult to predict whether or not it will render any given grenade ineffective.

There have also been reports of similar issues with Ana’s Biotic Grenade, which operates in a similar manner.


It seems to be that the problem is in line-of-sight, as the tiny edges of the stairs can technically block the sightline between the grenade’s landing point and the player, resulting in the game believing the grenade’s splash didn’t hit the player even though it seems clear visually that it should.

Given that this kind of issue has appeared in multiple titles – CS:GO, for instance, has similar issues with explosive grenades not always dealing the damage that they should – it’s not clear that this is necessarily an easy fix for Blizzard.

Until the bug has been addressed, it’s worth keeping it in mind, especially for Baptiste players who might find their effectiveness neutralized in certain locations if they’re not careful, but should be able to work around the issue by using their exo-boots to fire from a higher angle when necessary.


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

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Overwatch player Tiago
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.

Hanzk on Hanamura
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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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
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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.