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Overwatch player manages to get play of the game during D.Va glitch

Published: 23/Oct/2018 20:24 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 20:46

by Bill Cooney

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Random glitches seem to be part of the game in Overwatch, as one player discovered after they sent their mech to self destruct and ended up being thrown a few thousand feet into the air.

The clip was posted to Reddit by user Professor_Wayne, and in it they’re defending the first point on Volskaya right at the choke point.

Professor_Wayne sends their mech for a self destruct and ends up taking out three members of the attacking team, the only problem is that due to a glitch, they’re way too far away to see any of this happen.

Instead of coming out of the mech where they released it, Professor_Wayne is glitched high into the sky above the map and began to slowly fall down, like he was dropping into some kind of Overwatch battle royale.

This is a glitch that has been in the game for awhile, and one user in the comments compared D.Va’s coding to a “dumpster fire”.

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This glitch has sometimes happened before to D.Va players, but Blizzard has shown no signs they intend to try and fix it going forward. 

Whether or not we’ll ever see this glitch fixed remains to be seen, but at least when it does happen it’s pretty entertaining.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.