Strange Overwatch bug makes Reinhardt’s Fire Strike invisible - Dexerto

Strange Overwatch bug makes Reinhardt’s Fire Strike invisible

Published: 24/Jun/2020 23:01

by Bill Cooney


A group of Overwatch players has discovered a glitch that makes Reinhardt’s Fire Strike completely disappear for Genji after he deflects it.

Genji saw a nice set of buffs in a recent Overwatch update on June 16 that increased Deflect’s duration from 1.5 to 2 seconds – but this new bug is throwing players trying the upgraded hero out for a loop.

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Genji can deflect physical projectiles, which includes Rein’s Fire Strike.

Usually, anything deflected by the Cyber Ninja can be seen flying back towards opponents, aimed at wherever Genji’s crosshairs are at the moment of contact.

However, this new glitch actually seems to make Fire Strike completely disappear once the hero deflects it, making it seem like you missed it or it passed through your ability anyway.

[BUG] Deflected Firestrikes are currently invisible for all but the enemy. from r/Overwatch

Sure enough, Reddit user ‘Zhotograph,’ who captured the clip up above, was able to see the Fire Strike reflected back at him as Reinhardt, but when playing Genji it vanished into thin air when deflected.

Unfortunately, there were only two players testing this out, so we don’t know exactly based on the video if the ability is visible or not to the Genji’s teammates, as well.

Obviously, if it does turn invisible for all allies, that would make it a much bigger problem than just for Genji, since teammates wouldn’t be able to see if anything was deflected or what exactly happened, either.

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Good news Genji players: you’re not losing your minds, those Fire Strikes really are disappearing.

Genji has seen his popularity with players spike since the June 16 Overwatch update that increased the amount of damage his primary and alternate fire does, so this glitch might be popping up more and more until Blizzard eventually implements a fix.

If you’re one of those players once again giving Genji a go, just be careful not to get too confused when facing off against a Reinhardt if the Fire Strikes start disappearing.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.