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Strange Overwatch glitch sends Mei’s Ice Wall flying off the map

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:25 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:17

by Bill Cooney

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Mei players have noticed a bizarre new glitch popping up in Overwatch that literally sends the hero flying off the map after she activates her Ice Wall.

Usually when Mei uses her wall, it’s attached to the ground and doesn’t move until it’s destroyed or runs out on its own, making it one of the more annoying abilities in Overwatch for other players to deal with.

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This new glitch, however, solves that pesky Mei Wall problem for good, as it conveniently “yeets” both Mei and her wall right off the map when she activates it.

Cool Mei wall interaction from Overwatch

In the hilarious clip above, Mei activates her wall and Ice Block abilities at the same time, and the two seem to merge together. All it takes is one swing with Reinhart’s hammer and she goes pinballing off of the side of Lijiang Tower, along with her ice.

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Exactly why the Ice Wall and Mei decided to behave this way is unknown, but it could have something to do with Reinhardt smacking Mei as she activates both abilities in quick succession.

Usually, Ice Wall is rooted to the ground, but if the player activated both abilities close enough together, it could have attached to the Ice Block, which can be slightly moved before it hits the ground. After that, something made Overwatch absolutely lose its mind and send Mei back to her home planet.

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There is a chance that this glitch could have been stopped by canceling Ice Block, but we have to commend the player who caught the clip for not doing so and seeing this glitch out until the very end.

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It’s good to note that this clip happened in a custom game using regular rules, which shouldn’t outright be the cause of this, but is a good detail to keep in mind. At any rate, Mei players might want to keep an eye on their walls, just to make sure they don’t get thrown off the map as well due to this weird bug.

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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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Overwatch player Tiago
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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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