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Overwatch players discover Ana’s “100% broken” hitbox

Published: 20/Apr/2020 19:13

by Bill Cooney

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A group of Overwatch players have put out a new video showing how Ana’s hitbox stops lining up with her hero model while she’s moving.

Overwatch players are no strangers to these kinds of issues, Ashe’s hitbox was certainly strange when she was released, and Hanzo has had chronic problems with his as well throughout the game’s history.

Ana’s glitch, however, seems to be somewhat unique in the fact that it only “breaks” her hitbox while she’s moving forward.

Blizzard EntertainmentAna’s hitbox doesn’t seem to cooperate while she’s moving around.

Russian Overwatch player DimoshaTV posted a video of the bug to YouTube, and said right out the gate that this isn’t “a server or ping problem.”

I noticed, that I miss a lot of shots shooting Ana so checked her hitbox while she’s moving,” they wrote, and sure enough the video seems to show exactly that.

While Ana is standing still, her hitbox behaves like normal, but as she leans forward to run it doesn’t seem to get the message and follow her character model.

Shooting the hero dead center where it seems her head is while she’s running doesn’t even register a hit, until you begin to move back where she would be if she were motionless.

From either the left or right side, this makes Ana considerably harder to hit and take out for hitscan and sniper heroes that rely on precision aim.

From directly behind, there shouldn’t be any issues hitting a headshot, but if your slightly to either side things could start getting a little wonky.

From straight ahead, the best idea might be to aim slightly above where her head appears as she’s running, as her crit hitbox seems to be behind her head and at the top of her back.

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The glitch only seems to affect Ana if she moves without aiming.

The good news is that if Ana is looking through her scope while moving, the hitbox should behave normally and register hits as it should.

The hitbox problem isn’t currently listed on the Overwatch Known Issues List for the current patch, but hopefully, devs take notice and fix Captain Amari to register hits like any other hero.

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How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun

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During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.