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Overwatch Competitive Career High glitch is driving players insane

Published: 19/May/2020 23:20

by Bill Cooney


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).

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.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.