Overwatch hero Ashe still has a ridiculous hitbox issue - Dexerto

Overwatch hero Ashe still has a ridiculous hitbox issue

Published: 17/Jan/2019 14:51 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 15:04

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch players have noticed a distinct hitbox issue with the game’s newest hero.

The 29th
hero on the Overwatch roster, Ashe, has now been in the game for more than two months, but it seems her hitbox still isn’t quite right.

Specifically, the hitbox for her head is hilariously oversized, meaning it’s possible to land headshots for the big damage multiplier on her even, in some cases, if the shot should actually have missed entirely.

It’s not even simply the case that Ashe’s hat – distinctly larger than her head itself – is counted in the hitbox, although the headbox does encompass the hat. It also extends, however, a significant distance above her head and even beyond the brim to the side of the hat.

Ashe isn’t the first hero to have issues with her headshot hitbox, it’s been a fairly common problem. Perhaps the most notable example was Hanzo, who had a period in which the hand drawing back on his bow could block incoming bullets that should otherwise have hit his head.

This also isn’t the only issue that Overwatch players have identified with Ashe since her release. Most significantly, players discovered an issue with her aim-down-sight animation that made her aim feel clunky and disconnected.

It remains to be seen whether Blizzard will address the hitbox issue, which may not be limited to Ashe. On the one hand, it does allow for shots that should clearly miss to hit, although on the flip side a situation in which a shot appeared to hit the model but didn’t catch the hitbox would be as frustrating, if not more so.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4