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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.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4