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Strange Overwatch glitch traps Reaper across the map after teleporting

Published: 21/Jan/2020 17:23

by Eli Becht


Reaper’s teleport ability is a great way to cover ground in Overwatch, but it does no good when it gets you trapped inside a wall.

For the most part, Overwatch runs pretty well which is why when glitches happen, it’s all the more eye-opening.

Reaper has the power to be one of the most devastating DPS heroes in the game when he’s in the right hands. His high mobility also makes him a great choice for players who want to contest a point while their team is waiting to respawn.

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Sometimes Reaper’s teleport ability doesn’t go where you want it to.

On the verge of losing the round, Reddit user ShinWho tried to do just this and contest while he waited for backup, however, his teleport ability had other ideas.

When the player tried to teleport, the game actually moved Reaper to a random spot on the map and trapped him there, effectively losing the round for his team.

Although incidents like this are rare, it certainly does seem like they rear their ugly head at the worst possible times.

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At first glance, it might not be all that obvious as to what happened, but one Redditor thinks they cracked the code.

“It looks like you [teleported] on the Mei wall when it disappeared at the perfect time, the game didn’t know where to send you so it sent you to 0,0 which is inside a wall,” wrote SplOrange_.

We don’t know if that’s the actual reasoning behind what happened, but it does make a little bit of sense if you go back and watch the clip. At the same moment Reaper used his teleport ability, Mei’s ice wall was in the process of disappearing. It’s possible the game had no idea what to do in that situation, so it decided to banish Reaper to a wall for making it think too hard.
Whatever the case may be, this appears to be a glitch that will be pretty hard to replicate going forward, so it’s not really something players should worry about happening too much.
If it does end up becoming an issue, we’re sure Blizzard would get it addressed and fixed in a future patch.

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.