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Strange Overwatch bug gives Ashe’s gun extra ammunition

Published: 1/Sep/2020 21:52

by Michael Gwilliam

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While Ashe was one of the many Overwatch heroes up for a nerf in the latest patch, the Deadlock Gang leader seems to have found a way to buff herself, thanks to a new bug.

The August 31 Overwatch update nerfed Ashe significantly, lowering her scoped damage from 85 to 80 and reducing her Viper’s ammo capacity from 15 down to 12. While the former may be unaffected, her gun can now load more bullets than it’s technically allowed to.

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During a recent Twitch stream, popular Overwatch player ‘Jay3’ noticed he was somehow able to exceed Ashe’s allotted ammo capacity, managing to load 13 shots into the gun.

The whole chain of events started when he tried to reload his gun, having no shots left. Before he could even put a single bullet in, he was slept by an enemy Ana and then hooked by a Roadhog.

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Ashe may have been nerfed, but she still found a way to get extra ammo.

With some help from a Nano Boost, the Hog had no issues with swiftly dealing a final blow to the Florida Mayhem streamer. However, he would soon rise from the ashes more powerful than before.

Right after being Resurrected by his Mercy teammate, Jay3 started to reload his gun even though it was already at max capacity. As such, he ended up with 13 shots. Even on his screen, his ammo count read 13/12.

“Wait, did you guys see that? I just loaded 13 bullets! Clip that!” he screamed to his chat. “I’m not lying!”

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The extra bullet ended up being a deadly one too, as he used it to explode the Dynamite he tossed to take down an enemy Zenyatta.

“I got rez’d and reloaded and had 13 f**king bullets in a 12 bullet magazine,” he swore, clearly bewildered at what transpired.

It’s unclear what exactly in the sequence of events resulted in Jay3 being able to overload his rifle. It could be the fact he died while reloading in conjunction with the Resurrect itself, or it could be directly related to the Mercy alone.

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Nonetheless, it’s something that Blizzard should be trying to fix before the next patch goes live. Until then, Ashe mains will get a little bit of a buff under particular circumstances.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.