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Overwatch exploit makes Baptiste’s Immortality Field invincible

Published: 21/Oct/2019 21:23 Updated: 21/Oct/2019 21:25

by Bill Cooney

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A new Overwatch exploit seems to make Baptiste’s Immortality Field practically immortal when placed in a certain spot on Dorado.

Immortality Field is one of the most powerful abilities in Overwatch, but it’s vulnerable to enemy damage – or it’s supposed to be at least.

Now, a new exploit has been discovered by players that seems to prevent Baptiste’s powerful ability from being damaged, giving the team that uses it an extreme advantage.

What’s the exploit?

Insomniac8 posted an explanation and video of them testing the exploit on the official Overwatch forums and Reddit.

“There’s a spot in Dorado where Baptiste’s immortality field becomes immortal against some heroes and abilities,” they explained before showing the video.

The spot appears to be on the grey stone wall just to your left as you walk through the gate following the first checkpoint.

As Insomniac8 shows in the video, when the Field generator is up against the wall, it seems to be invulnerable to damage from Moira’s ultimate.

That’s not all, Insomniac also tested a large number of damaging abilities from multiple heroes against the Field in the glitched spot and none seem to have any effect, besides splash damage for a select few.

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Can we expect a fix soon?

This exploit could easily turn the tide of a team fight because if you can’t destroy the Immortality Field you won’t be able to eliminate any enemy heroes within its field of effect.

With such a serious glitch you would expect to see Blizzard roll out a fix fairly quickly in an upcoming patch.

So far Blizzard hasn’t responded to reports of the exploit at the time of writing, but the Overwatch team has acted fairly quickly to similar glitches in the past – like the very annoying one that let Torbjorn’s turrets shoot through walls.

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Overwatch League’s only female pro Geguri released by Shanghai Dragons

Published: 26/Oct/2020 5:00

by Brad Norton

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The Overwatch League’s first and only female player, Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-yeon, has officially been released by the Shanghai Dragons after three seasons with the Chinese organization.

Geguri has made plenty of history throughout her time in competitive Overwatch. Not only was she the first female to crack into the South Korean APEX tournament, but she broke new ground as the first female to reach the Overwatch League in 2018.

Geguri joined the struggling Shanghai Dragons in an equally historic season. Despite having close calls multiple times, the lineup failed to win a single series in the inaugural year of competition, finishing with a 0-40 record.

With endless support from the community and a few upgrades over the offseason, Geguri and the Dragons turned things around. The team finished in 11th place during the 2019 playoffs before launching to third place in the 2020 finals.

However, her time under the Shanghai banners has now come to an end.

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Geguri quickly became a fan-favorite in the Overwatch League with her unique Off-Tank playstyle.

Geguri’s run with the Dragons spans three seasons and a total of 32 months. The South Korean off-tank rose to fame with her unique aim across heroes like D.Va and Zarya; aim that even came under question by others that accused her of cheating early into her career. Evidently, these claims were proven false through her time on stage.

The announcement of her release from the org came on October 25 alongside four other teammates. “I am so sorry that today is a sad day,” General Manager Yang Van said in the official statement. “Diya, Geguri, DDing, diem, and Luffy will leave as free agents after the expiration of their contracts.”

While the Shanghai roster is being rebuilt like many others this offseason, it appears as though Geguri isn’t stepping away from competition. In fact, all five players seem eager to play more than ever before. Leaving the team in order to seek out starting roles in the league.

“We fully understand and respect their desire for more opportunities in matches and we are quite sure that they will be able to have great performances in OWL,” Van said. “We will continuously help them to find a new team as they enter a new stage in their esports career.”

So while you won’t be seeing Geguri in the red and black jersey next year, she may still ink a deal with another OWL franchise. The Off-Tank expert didn’t play a map in 2020, though with so many roster shuffles this offseason, she may just find a new home soon.

Only time will tell where Geguri ends up. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to our offseason hub over the coming weeks for any updates.