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Player discovers the most broken character in all of Overwatch

Published: 19/Nov/2018 23:36 Updated: 19/Nov/2018 23:50

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch player has discovered that the cleaning robots on Horizon Lunar Colony don’t actually clean anything.

The Roomba-like robots are found in the attacking spawn of Horizon, and happily move around the ground until a player disturbs them somehow.

It was believed these robots were keeping the moon base clean, until Reddit user JuanDaOne1 recorded evidence that shows them unable to remove a spray from the ground.

JuanDaOne1 jokingly claimed in his post that this made the game unplayable for him, but other users defended the little robot, claiming he was doing the best job he could.

Others pointed out the robots could be vacuums instead of steam-cleaners, and therefore not suited to take spray paint off of a surface.

The cleaning robot can’t even do its job – unplayable game! 🙁 (0:33) from r/Overwatch

In the post, JuanDaOne1 said he would be happy to see Blizzard fix the issue, and reminded other users that no robots got hurt during the making of the clip because Overwatch is a video game.

With changes to Brigitte and Doomfist coming in the next patch, it’s obvious Blizzard is listening to the community, but a hotfix to a spawn room cosmetic might not be on the top of the priority list.

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Overwatch players demand fix for controversial Halloween map

Published: 21/Oct/2020 19:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s Halloween time again, and that means the Overwatch Halloween Terror event is in full swing – and with it come some unique map changes on Eichenwalde, Blizzard World, and Hollywood. However, not everyone is on board with the new decorations.

While the maps may look nice with their Halloween horror makeover, there are some significant issues with them, primarily on Eichenwalde streets phase.

The German hybrid map can be one of the more challenging points for attackers, as they need to push the payload up a narrow bridge towards the castle.

At this juncture, players used to the normal version of the map tend to use abilities that boop opponents to secure environmental kills. Sadly, the Halloween variant makes doing so nearly impossible right by the left-side doors.

The Halloween version of Eichenwalde places a fence that prevents players from being booped off the map. Normally, Winston players will activate their Primal Rage ultimate and knock enemies off the map as they push from out of the left doors to contest the point.

23-year-old South Korean tank main Sang-hoon ‘Kaiser’ Ryu took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the map’s redesign.

“3 years and this fence still exists in this Halloween map,” he said, posting a picture of the annoying fence. “Am I the only person who complains about this?”

Other players agreed with Kaiser. “The fact that the event maps make actual changes to the map that alter the gameplay is pretty dumb in a competitive game,” one replied.

The complaints aren’t anything new either. Famously, former Overwatch League pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel raged after the fence prevented him from knocking a Zarya off the map.

Halloween Sombra on Overwatch's Hollywood
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The changes to Hollywood are not as controversial.

While it’s nice to have special event versions of maps, as xQc noted in his clip, the competitive integrity of the game is damaged by major changes such as this.

Hopefully, Blizzard takes note of this when Overwatch 2 is released or Halloween 2021 rolls around and finally tears the fence down.