Overwatch players discover a game-breaking bug on Eichenwalde - Dexerto

Overwatch players discover a game-breaking bug on Eichenwalde

Published: 21/Jan/2019 10:23 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 17:05

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch players have discovered a major bug exploit with Symmetra on Eichenwalde.

A Symmetra bug gives her the ability to reach a location in which she is effectively invulnerable but still able to deal massive damage over what is already perhaps the toughest choke point for attackers to break through.

The bug appears to be with Symmetra’s teleporter, which was changed in her rework to a regular ability rather than an ultimate. Since the change, however, players have noticed some instances in which the teleporter can create some strange interactions with the game’s geography.

In this case, it appears Symmetra can use the teleporter to get inside the roof of the building on the left side of the bridge that acts as the first choke-point in stage one of Eichenwalde.

Once inside, it seems Symmetra can place turrets within the wall that will still target enemies outside, meaning they can deal damage but not be destroyed. Symmetra can also fire at the enemy while remaining largely invulnerable.

Overwatch player u/lea87crzz encountered a team taking advantage of the bug.

via Gfycat

While the wall will block most attempts at removing the Symmetra, one possibility to deal with this exploit could be to use Hanzo’s ultimate, Dragonstrike. While it’s obviously frustrating to have to use an ultimate ability to counter a bug, it at least offers a potential counter should you run into this in a match.

It’s also advisable that players do not attempt to use this bug themselves. Even though it’s currently possible to do so, Blizzard have historically been willing to punish players retroactively for utilizing clear exploits like this that obviously break the intended rules of the game.

*Update: January 21* 

It appears the exploit can also be used on the first stage of Dorado. Overwatch player u/PuddleLake captured footage of multiple members of an opposing team using the exploit to reach an invulnerable position while defending.


Sneaky Overwatch trick lets Pharah & Mercy easily capture the point on Eichenwalde

Published: 24/Feb/2021 13:04

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Eichenwalde can be a pretty tricky map to take Point A on, but this perfect Pharah and Mercy combo will help you get a sneaky backcap. 

Pretty much every Overwatch fan knows that the Pharah/Mercy (dubbed ‘Pharmercy’) combo can be a nightmare to deal with. With the Middle Eastern DPS Rocket Boosting herself through the skies, getting pocket healed by our favorite Swiss Medic, the duo can be pretty unstoppable.

While players recently found a fun Junkrat combo that’s the perfect counter for Pharah on Eichenwalde, another Reddit user has found a sneaky backcap tactic that will keep her safe from the Australian’s explosive assault.

So, get ready to grab a Mercy main and take to Eichenwalde, because you might just be able to steal the show.

Pharah can be a nightmare to play into on Eichenwalde, especially with Mercy!

Pharah & Mercy Eichenwalde trick

A seen in a thread on the Overwatch Reddit, if you run Pharmercy on Eichenwalde then you can sneak around the castle’s exterior wall and sneak onto Point A.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to do so:

  1. Take a hard right when you leave Attacker Side Spawn.
  2. Use Pharah (or Echo) to Rocket Boost around the wall, hugging tight to the buildings.
  3. Follow the wall along until you find the gap in the ramparts by Point A.
  4. Jump on the site and let the chaos ensue.

This trick is perfect because it hides both characters from enemy sight, and also allows them to dodge the notorious choke point that leads up to the point.

As soon as they realize they’ve been duped it’ll force Defenders off the front line, therefore breaking their formation. Alternatively, if they aren’t paying attention then they’ll just drop the objective without even noticing.

On today’s episode of the adventures of a mercy main, I present a Pharmercy duo backcap within 30 seconds of comp round one. Seen stuff like this posted here by others, but honestly never thought it would happen for me lol. Super awesome feeling. from r/Overwatch

If you fancy taking to the beautiful aqua skies of Eichenwalde, then this is the perfect trick for you. Give it a go and see what happens, after all, you’ve got Mercy to keep you safe!