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Overwatch players find under the map exploit with Pharah on Gibraltar

Published: 13/Jun/2020 12:31

by Connor Bennett

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An Overwatch player has uncovered a strange wall hack-like exploit that allows Pharah to flank the opposing team on Watchpoint Gibraltar – though it does take her out of action for nearly two minutes.  

Like any other multiplayer title, Overwatch has plenty of bugs and glitches that annoy players – but there are also a number of issues that can be exploited to give someone a leg up. In recent days one of the biggest came from Wrecking Ball being able to boop multiple opponents and eliminate them.

However, the attention has now turned to Pharah, as some players have found a way to take the hero outside the map and fly through walls on Watchpoint Gibraltar in order to flank the opposition. 

Blizzard - OverwatchPharah can regularly be spotted in Overwatch games.

The wall hack-like exploit was pointed out by Reddit user bazingazoongaza, who noted that an enemy had taken advantage of the problem in a recent game. The Redditor’s video showed the Pharah diving off the side of the map, bumping into a wall, and then being thrust inside.

Once inside, they were able to fly under the map to reach some of the capture points and set up inside the wall. As the video showed, the Pharah was able to start taking shots the opposing team but they couldn’t fire back as she was inside of the wall – though it appeared as if she was peering out.

Enemy Pharah used exploit on Watchpoint Gibraltar to glitch inside the wall (she still lost though) from Overwatch

Obviously, being able to get inside a wall and flank enemies is a pretty big issue, but as bazingazoongaza showed, it did take a while for the player to get into position.

Some calculations suggested that it would take almost two minutes to go from getting under the map to above the point – meaning the impact could be limited if the team quickly moves on.

The Redditor also added that the player who used the exploit was duly reported after the game, and with video proof, Blizzard may be able to patch things up sooner rather than later.

However, we’ll just have to wait and see if they are able to rectify the problem. In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye out for Pharah’s trying to jetpack through walls on Watchpoint.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.