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Powerful Overwatch exploit lets Mei see through her own Ice Wall

Published: 25/Mar/2020 6:52

by Brad Norton

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A newly discovered Mei exploit in Overwatch is giving players an extreme advantage as teams are temporarily able to see through her Ice Wall.

While the Overwatch community has grown more and more tired of Mei’s kit over the years, the controversial hero has a devastating new trick up her sleeve that could easily swing a team fight in her favor.

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From odd LEGO-themed glitches to camera-tilting effects, Mei’s Ice Wall has long been a glitchy mechanic in Overwatch and this new exploit might just be the most absurd discovery to date.

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Mei’s Ice Wall has led to a number of unintended interactions lately.

While Ice Wall can be a crucial ability in the midst of a heated team-fight in order to block off certain lines of sight or even stop an enemy flank in its tracks, a new unintended function lets players see straight through to the other side.

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Experimenting with the hero on the Practice Range on March 24, Reddit user ‘Jumpy652’ uncovered an awkward interaction when standing close to the wall on a slanted surface.

When coming into direct contact with the wall on a set of stairs for instance, certain sections of the wall turn invisible, allowing players to see right through to the enemy team waiting on the other side.

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With a five-second duration and 400HP per section of the wall, this may not sound like the most ridiculous exploit on paper. However, in practice, this subtle discovery could have major ramifications moving forward.

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As Mei remains one of the most powerful heroes in the game, the Damage-based hero ends up in a wide array of compositions at all levels of play from bronze-ranked competitive games to the Overwatch League.

Peering through to the other side sets out an imbalanced state of affairs as one team is able to gain the upper hand by keeping track of opposing players at all times. Even with a wall standing between them.

Potentially putting an end to fight-winning flanks, or clutch individual plays, being able to see enemies that think they’re hidden, provides an undeniable advantage.

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Mei’s Ice Wall could be the reason why you lose your next team fight.

While developers at Blizzard are yet to comment on the matter, an issue this severe is likely to be patched out in the very near future.

Until then, watch out for cheeky teams trying to exploit the bug by sticking close to their Ice Walls — you’ll never know if they’re using this glitchy x-ray feature or not.

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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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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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