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Overwatch bug makes Orisa more vulnerable to Doomfist

Published: 24/Sep/2019 8:12 Updated: 24/Sep/2019 8:51

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch players have discovered a bug that allows Orisa to be stunned even while using her ‘Fortify’ ability.

Orisa’s Fortify ability is supposed to grant her immunity from all movement-impairing effects, as well as offering a damage reduction, but u/Andy_GMB has discovered that this is not entirely the case right now.

Currently, it appears Doomfist’s Rocket Punch can still affect Orisa while Fortify is active. Though it doesn’t apply the full knock-back it normally would, Orisa can be stunned by the ability.

Blizzard EntertainmentDoomfist is one of Overwatch’s most notoriously bugged heroes.

As well as being one of the largest targets in the game, Orisa has no movement abilities, and even her shield is static, meaning that if she’s caught out of position at any time she can be incredibly vulnerable.

As a result, Orisa’s Fortify is critically important as her only real defensive tool in those moments, so a bug allowing her to be vulnerable to stuns even while using it could be a noticeable nerf in certain scenarios.

The stun caused by Doomfist’s Rocket Punch may only be brief, but in the fast pace of Overwatch, it could well be enough to make the difference between securing the kill and Orisa escaping to safety.

Doomfist can still “stun” Orisa’s movement when she is fortified with rocket punch. [Demonstration GIF] from r/Competitiveoverwatch

This issue is only the latest in a series of bugs identified in the game relating to Doomfist, with u/Cream-Shpee compiling a list of over 40 different issues relating to the hero and his abilities. While some – such as this one with Orisa’s Fortify – act as an unintended buff, others are effectively nerfs, while others still are simply inconsistent.

Though several have been fixed since u/Cream-Shpee’s list was put together, there are still plenty of issues affecting the character, and Doomfist players – as well as those playing against a Doomfist – will undoubtedly be hoping that this latest issue prompts Blizzard to take another look at some of the hero’s other bugs.

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Intriguing Overwatch ability idea turns Sombra into a Support DPS

Published: 24/Oct/2020 23:03

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan has come up with an alternate version of Sombra’s Hack ability that would allow her to provide powerful support to her team, much in the same way that Symmetra was once considered a “Utility” hero.

Any player with more than a few games under their belt knows that there are few things more annoying than getting Hacked by the Mexican stealth hero.

Under its effects, you can’t use any abilities, and passives like Lucio’s Wallride are unavailable as well. But what if it could be used to aid allies as well?

A similar line of thought must have occurred to ‘Jupit’ on Twitter, who came up with an alternate hack that can be used on teammates to reduce their ability cooldowns instead.

In the clip, which is not made with Overwatch itself, Sombra selects Mercy’s resurrect ability while hacking, which reduces the cooldown so she can bring back Tracer even faster.

Obviously this is just a rough (but well-visualized) concept for an ability – so it’s lacking in specifics such as how much the cooldown would be reduced by, what abilities can be hacked, and how it would interfere with her normal abilities, just to name a few.

As one of the most powerful DPS heroes out there right now, not many people are arguing that Sombra needs another incredibly strong ability. But it’s not hard to imagine how this could work if it did get added.

For example, unlike Moira who can switch between beams at a moment’s notice, the technologically blessed hacker would probably need to choose between either hacking an ally or enemy each cooldown, which could open doors to vastly different playstyles that could be developed by players.

Sombra activates EMP
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Sombra is already one of Overwatch’s most powerful DPS heroes, so she might not need such a powerful new ability.

What this does make us think of is Overwatch 2, which will feature customizable skill trees that will let us upgrade hero abilities to make them more powerful as you progress through the single-player portion of the game.

Who’s to say that Sombra won’t have a similar buff to her hack available when the sequel does roll around and Jupit is just lightyears ahead of everyone else? For all we currently know about OW2 (which isn’t much), it’s certainly plausible at least.