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Overwatch players discover disastrous Mei bugs in Anniversary patch

Published: 20/May/2020 20:13

by Michael Gwilliam


The 2020 Overwatch Anniversary patch brought in a lot of new skins, upgrades to the Communication Wheel, balance changes and some unfortunate bugs with Mei.

Thus far, three bugs have been discovered with the DPS hero ranging from humorous to downright broken. Redditor rubenburgt broke down all the new weird interactions in a video.

Firstly, the least concerning of the bugs has Mei’s Santa hat with her Christmas skin fall off her head and slowly fall to the floor when using Ice Block.

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Mei’s Santa hat is currently bugged.

Mei’s “Mei-rry” skin is unique in that the Ice Block ability puts a snowman on top of the cube with the Santa hat on top.

It looks a bit weird with the hat falling off, but as we alluded to, it’s the least concerning of the new bugs.

New Mei bugs introduced in this patch. (Love the first one.) from Overwatch

The next issue is a lot more major. Teammates can no longer lock onto Mei when she’s in Iceblock and this can affect the amount of healing she ends up receiving.

While Ice Block does heal Mei a bit, the lack of extra healing prevents the ice-themed hero from getting back to full health.

In the example shown in the video, Mercy cannot lock onto the friendly Mei player with the Healing Beam, preventing her from gaining Ultimate charge by topping off her allies.

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Ice Block has some major issues with allied healing.

Finally, the last weird bug allows Wrecking Ball to pass through Mei’s Ice Block, which is a bit of a buff to Hammond as she counters him rather hard.

With Hammond now able to keep spinning and not slamming into the Ice Block, he is able to keep his momentum intact.

Out of all the Mei bugs, only this last one is noted on the Patch 1.48 Known Issues List on the official forums, but hopefully, the rest of the issues get changed too.

Until these bugs are patched, playing as Mei could give you a massive disadvantage.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.