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Game-breaking Overwatch bug reported after June 18 update

Published: 19/Jun/2019 7:51 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 8:58

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch players are reporting a game-breaking bug following the recent update to the game on June 18.

Update: June 20

Blizzard have responded to the bug by disabling Wrecking Ball in competitive play on Xbox. It’s currently unclear how long it will take before the bug is fixed and Wrecking Ball can be reinstated. The bug doesn’t seem to be affecting players on other platforms, so PC and PS4 players shouldn’t have to worry.

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The latest patch introduced some major new features, including Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge and the Replays system, but it also seems to have brought with it a serious bug.

Since the arrival of the patch, players have been reporting a glitch that causes the game to crash when multiple ultimates are used at the same time.

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The bug seems to be centered around Wrecking Ball’s Minefield, which if used in combination with other ultimate abilities will result in some players’ game crashing.

The major problem with this bug is that it appears to only occur when Wrecking Ball’s ultimate is used alongside another ultimate on his own team, but only causes players on the enemy team to crash.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe bug seems centered around Wrecking Ball’s Minefield.

As a result, not only can the bug occur by accident when Wrecking Ball is in the game, but players who are aware of it can deliberately use it to remove enemies from the match. In competitive, this can mean the victims of this bug being dealt a loss and a punishment for leaving early.

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So far, this bug only seems to have been reported by console players, so PC players should be able to play without fear of their game being deliberately crashed in this way.

It’s worth noting for anyone tempted to take advantage of this bug themselves, however, that Blizzard have historically taken action against players who have exploited obvious bugs, so deliberately causing this glitch to occur could be dangerous for your account.

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Baptiste Reunion Challenge, Replays, and more

While console players may wish to stay away from competitive play until this bug has been fixed, fortunately the update also introduced some new features that you can explore in the meantime.

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The Baptiste Reunion Challenge rewards players with new themed sprays, a player icon, and the Epic ‘Medic Baptiste’ skin. Wins in Quick Play, Competitive, or the Arcade all count towards the challenge, so it’s possible to work towards it in games with less on the line should a crash occur.

Players can now also watch back their recent Overwatch matches with full observer controls thanks to the introduction of the Replays system, and the patch also brought with it some hero updates and a change to Assault that are designed to make the mode more enjoyable and less frustrating.

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Last update: June 20, 2019 – 5:00 AM EST

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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