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Overwatch players discover massive Reaper Teleport exploit on Hanamura

Published: 12/Jun/2020 22:42

by Theo Salaun


Blizzard developers fix an unintended Reaper Shadow Step exploit in nearly every Overwatch patch, and that pattern should continue as fans have discovered a new bugged teleportation spot on Hanamura.

Reaper is a sneaky, dangerous character that can stealthily appear from the shadows and dismantle your team’s backline. Already potent given his abilities and damage output, the hero doesn’t need any help—let alone the ability to even further defy physics.

In the most recent exploit discovered by fans, Reaper is able to teleport inside of the staircase popularly used by attackers on the way to Hanamura’s Point B high ground. He can then walk out of literal stone, unseen by enemies, and devastate their push.


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The stairwell just behind a Sakura tree is the most popular path to Hanamura’s Point B.

While Reaper’s Shadow Step is innately scary, it does permit some counterplay: there is an obvious audio cue and a very vivid visual cue when he teleports. This exploit doesn’t seem to hinder the audio cue, but it would hinder an opposing team’s ability to see exactly where he is.

As shown by ‘AppleChoose’ on Reddit, the shotgun-wielding character is able to teleport directly below him when standing on the stairwell and then hang out within the seemingly impermeable structure until he decides to emerge and wreak havoc.


Great, cant wait to see this ingame ( I didnt find this ) from Overwatch

It remains unclear whether or not enemies are able to see the trademark red haze surrounding the hero when he Shadow Steps or if there is any indication of his character model visible from the outside.

Similarly, although audio cues like footsteps and voice lines are impacted by surrounding scenery—it is also unknown exactly how muffled Reaper’s sounds are when he is within the stone stairwell.

One can only hope that these details won’t need to be discovered and that Overwatch’s developers will jump in and patch this out as soon as possible. Although they don’t typically discuss bug fixes in advance, unless particularly egregious, this one is likely to be a top priority for the team and it would be surprising for it not to be fixed within a week.


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Reaper’s Shadow Step has a bright red visual indicator for opposing players.

As noted by ‘Odurawza’ on Reddit, this appears to be a PC-specific bug. That’s at least a positive for console players, who have been dealing with a nightmarish game chat bug for a couple weeks now.

This leaves the onus on Overwatch’s PC base though, as players must consistently lay out justice by reporting players who exploit the bug until Blizzard eventually patches it and hands out punishments for those who took advantage of it.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.