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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


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.


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.


Sneaky Overwatch spot gets you to Watchpoint Gibraltar’s high ground fast

Published: 22/Nov/2020 21:26

by Julian Young


In any competitive shooter, good positioning and map control are key factors to achieving victory. The Overwatch community has once again shown how smart movement can benefit players, this time with a clever trick to gain the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Overwatch is a unique title that requires team coordination and individual skill to overcome opponents. Heroes need to synergize their abilities with teammates and perform well on their own to defeat the other team.

Outside of individual skill and good teamwork, positioning and map control are two additional factors to consider when a team plans and executes their strategy. Players are always looking for new ways to exploit their surroundings to help outsmart their enemies.

While many movement techniques are well-known in the Overwatch community, there are still some tricks that not all players are aware of.  In a video posted user ‘Hovspian’, they show off a lesser-known shortcut players can use to reach the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Found a new shortcut to highground on Gibraltar second from Overwatch

In the clip, the player is in the interior room located near Checkpoint B: a fairly open space with bits of cover in various spots and a vehicle hanging from the ceiling. They walk towards a forklift that is holding some containers, and then jump on top of the vehicle’s glass windshield.

From there, they jump onto the containers the forklift is holding, and then to the nearby ledge that lines the interior wall. From that position, they survey the room and show off an impressive vantage point where they can shoot down at any enemies in the open space below.

Overwatch Watchpoint Gibraltar Map
Blizzard Entertainment
An Overwatch player has shared a nifty trick to gain the high ground on Operation: Gibraltar.

While this may not be a new discovery for some Overwatch veterans, not every player knows about it. One user responded shortly after the post went live saying they were not familiar with this particular move, and thanked Hovspian for sharing it. For those unfamiliar with the movement on display in the clip, this climbing maneuver could prove useful in future matches.

Whether they are playing a damage, tank, or support role, all can benefit from movement that provides them with an advantage. This video is another example of how players can outsmart the competition with their movement skills, and add another trick to their existing arsenal.