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Overwatch Competitive Career High glitch is driving players insane

Published: 19/May/2020 23:20

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch players have noticed a new glitch that appears to lower your Career High SR, a stat that has no business going down in the first place.

In the vast majority of Overwatch Competitive games, only your current SR will change following a win or a loss – but there are those great days where you actually take your Career High SR up. 

This stat shouldn’t go down, and is typically used as a high watermark by players for their Competitive careers, which is why the glitch affecting it can feel so personally insulting.

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Your Career High SR should stay frozen unless you’re climbing, but a bug seems to give it other ideas.

The glitch seems to be occurring on the post-match screen for players following a Competitive match. Instead of only the current Season High changing, Career Highs are also tanking when they shouldn’t be.

The clip below from Reddit user ‘Brazinator’ shows that even winning won’t save you from the bug, which seemed determined to keep them in Silver forever.

Career High Dropping Glitch – Forever silver from r/Overwatch

While Brazinator’s current SR climbed up as expected after winning a match, their Career High appeared to drop down to 1999, simply out of spite.

The good news is that the bug only seems to affect Career Highs on the post-game screen and not in your actual stats when you go to your profile, so if this happens to you, just remain calm, and don’t immediately take to Twitter or Reddit to give Jeff a piece of your mind (it’s probably not his fault, anyway).

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No one ever wants to see their Career High go down, no matter how poorly they play.

As far as Competitive goes, we’ll be in Season 22 until Season 23 begins sometime in early July, according to Kaplan.

Ranked play in Overwatch will always be a roll of the dice, unless you manage to group with 5 other people you know well. However, your Career High should never be threatened, which is why this bug is rubbing so many players the wrong way.

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Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

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

by Brad Norton

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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.

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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.