Overwatch exploit removes recoil from Mercy’s pistol - Dexerto
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Overwatch exploit removes recoil from Mercy’s pistol

Published: 26/Apr/2020 20:24

by Bill Cooney

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A new trick in Overwatch lets Mercy fire her pistol with no recoil animation or screen shake that usually comes with each shot.

The infamous “Battle Mercy” meme seems to come up whenever the healer pulls out her piece, but at 20 damage a shot (not including crits) her Caduceus Blaster can make unsuspecting enemies pay when they think they’ve got Angela cornered.

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Now, an Overwatch player has discovered how to shoot her pistol without triggering the recoil animation or screen shake, which makes it much easier to accurately spam shots downrange.

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Mercy’s pistol can be much more than just a last-ditch survival tool.

In a clip, Reddit user TaroChanx demonstrated how to cancel out the recoil animation by lightly, steadily tapping the trigger button instead of mashing it wildly in panic.

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By steadily hitting the trigger, on a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller in this case, it takes away Mercy’s recoil which actually does make things easier for players to aim.

Overwatch doesn’t have the same recoil mechanics as games like CS:GO or Valorant, so getting rid of the recoil animation might not make it technically easier to aim, but removing the additional visual effects does make it much easier for you to pinpoint on a target.

After testing by Dexerto, we can confirm that this exploit also works on PC and PS4, but it’s unknown if the technique also works on Xbox One as well.

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She is also the only hero that this trick works for as well, which, considering she’s the only one that comes with a ranged sidearm, sort of makes sense.

Exactly how long this bug has been in Overwatch is also unknown – Mercy hasn’t received any major updates recently, so this bug might have been around for some time before anyone thought to bring it up.

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Mercy’s a healer, but her pistol can definitely come in clutch.

The exploit isn’t listed in the current “known issues” list on the official Overwatch forums, but it should be simple fix if and when developers decide to do something about it.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.