Overwatch players discover glitch to access Winter BlizzardWorld - Dexerto

Overwatch players discover glitch to access Winter BlizzardWorld

Published: 15/Jul/2019 18:15 Updated: 15/Jul/2019 20:43

by Bill Cooney


Some curious Overwatch players have discovered a glitch on BlizzardWorld in the Workshop that allows access to the Winter version of the map, which turns Mei’s Ice Wall into a catapult capable of absolutely launching heroes.

Mei’s Ice Wall can be used for defense, trapping enemies and a laundry list of other things but it also turns into a medieval siege engine on the Winter Wonderland version of BlizzardWorld.

The kinetic capabilities of Mei’s wall were shared to Reddit by Overwatch player Linkyop while another user, TentraTint, shared the steps to unlock Winter Blizzard World and Mei’s trebuchet for players.

Mei’s Ice Wall can launch heroes on the Winter version of BlizzardWorld.

3, 2, 1, Liftoff

Winter BlizzardWorld is only available during Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event.

It was so bugged when it first came out, Blizzard had to disable to map for a few days so it wouldn’t crash players’ games.

One of the best bugs on the map though happens just after the second checkpoint headed into the Diablo-themed area of the park.

If Mei places her Ice Wall in the correct spot it will spin around and will launch any hero standing on top of it straight to Horizon Lunar Colony.

To get into Winter BlizzardWorld, players have to go into the Workshop and follow a specific set of instructions, as provided by TentraTint:

  1. Create a custom game. Open the settings menu, go to “Lobby”, and set “Return to lobby” to “Never”.
  2. Open the Workshop editor. Create a new “Ongoing – Global” rule.
  3. Add a “Wait” action, set for 20 seconds, then add a “Declare Match Draw” action.
  4. Start the game.
  5. Press Escape, and select Show Lobby. Open the custom game settings, and load the preset JTM06 (ENTER THIS CODE)
  6. Exit the custom game settings screen. If it worked, you will see the usual “custom game settings updated” message. Don’t worry if you see error messages saying “invalid options” and it won’t let you restart the match—this is why you set the match to end in a draw after 20 seconds.
  7. Wait for the game to end (again, it won’t take long at all) and let it restart. When it does, it should load you into Winter Blizzard World! (Or perhaps another winter map, but I’ve only seen Blizzard World.)

There are a lot of players who don’t want Blizzard to patch this and instead let them mess around on the bugged map, since they argue it’s not really hurting anyone – besides the heroes that get launched.

Blizzard EntertainmentWinter BlizzardWorld may be bugged, but some players still love it.

Speaking of Seasonal events, when is Summer Games?

We still don’t know exactly when Overwatch’s Summer Games will begin this year, but Jeff Kaplan did reveal that the event would be starting earlier this year than it has in years past.

He did say that Lucioball would be returning this year, no word on whether or not the ball will be replaced with Hammond though, and talked about a new way players will be able to earn skins in the upcoming event.

Players either really like Lucioball or don’t, there is no in-between.

Players will be able to earn Summer Games skins throughout the event by completing weekly mini-challenges that work like the Bastet and Baptiste Reunion Challenges, which means we might not have to farm quite as many loot boxes this year to get a Legendary skin.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
Blizzard Entertainment
You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.