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Overwatch streamer experiences crazy visual glitch during match

Published: 6/Dec/2018 22:36 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 22:46

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch players have discovered quite a few visual glitches and bugs in the game, but none are quite as psychedelic as the glitch streamer EeveeA_ had happen during a recent stream.

Glitches or visual bugs usually aren’t a big problem in a polished Blizzard game like Overwatch, but when they do pop up in the game they can be anywhere from hilarious to almost game-breaking.

The glitch in this clip wasn’t really game-breaking, but it would make it incredibly hard to see what’s actually going on around you.

As Eeveea_ attacks the point with Zenyatta, spots of pink begin to appear on her screen, and when she busts out Transcendence, things become a full blown acid trip.

After following the rays from Transcendence for awhile, the magenta blobs move to cover the whole screen, making Overwatch look like some vapor wave video on YouTube.

“This looks far worse for me than it does for you all,” Eevee_ reassured chat. “Am I really have to going to play the rest of the match like this?”

Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly how long the effect stuck around based on the clip, but it seems like something that would go away once you got into a new game, if not, it might be your graphics card, not Overwatch that’s malfunctioning.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.