Terrifying Moira glitch will haunt Overwatch fans’ dreams - Dexerto
Overwatch

Terrifying Moira glitch will haunt Overwatch fans’ dreams

Published: 9/Feb/2020 1:00

by Bill Cooney

Share


A new glitch for Moira that affects her emotes might just be one of the creepiest Overwatch bugs in the history of the game.

Players have plenty of reason to be afraid of Moira, her Damage Orb can knock you out if she’s on the enemy side, and if she’s on your team, you have to hope she focuses on healing and not getting that gold damage medal.

Overwatch has received a number of updates in the last week, but one of them apparently contained a bug that can give players nightmares.

Overwatch hero Moira preparing for a team fight on Oasis.
Blizzard - Overwatch
Moira is capable of inducing fear in any veteran Overwatch player.

Reddit user Owlero posted a video of the supposed glitch to Reddit, and it does seem like Moira forgot how to move the muscles on her face.

As the emote starts up, her face doesn’t change at all like it’s supposed to, instead she just has the same neutral face she always has. If you’ve wondered what a good Overwatch creepypasta would look like, look no further than this monstrosity.

No matter how disturbing it is, the glitch is a relatively minor one since it only seems to affect the emote and Moira’s face.

Even though it is creepy, the glitch seems fairly simple, so Blizzard should be able to fix it or patch it out, if they manage to get to it.

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
The glitch shouldn’t be too hard to fix for devs.

Overwatch is in the middle of some major upgrades at the time of writing, including the new Hero Pool feature and more hero-specific patches, so hopefully Moira’s glitch gets fixed with the next major update.

Overwatch

When is Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2020 event? Everything we know

Published: 2/Dec/2020 21:29

by Michael Gwilliam

Share


It’s finally December, which means Overwatch’s annual Christmas event dubbed Winter Wonderland is just around the corner. Here is everything we know about the upcoming event, when it comes out and what to expect.

Like most Overwatch events, there are a couple of things to know about Winter Wonderland: it will bring new skins and a limited-time game mode.

What special game modes will the event include?

In the case of Winter Wonderland, there are two: Mei’s Snowball Challenge and Yeti Hunter.

Just as with Summer Games and Halloween Terror 2020, don’t expect to see either mode revamped too heavily. Instead, what Blizzard has been doing is added some slight tweaks to the classics.

Mei hit with snowball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
Mei’s Snowball Offensive is expected to return.

With Mei’s Snowball Offensive, every player has to play as Mei with her primary fire shooting a snowball. If you hit an opponent, they’re eliminated and the team with no players remaining loses the round.

Meanwhile, Yeti Hunt has Mei players tasked with freezing a “Yeti” in the form of Winston on Nepal Village. It will be interesting to see how or if Blizzard decides to modify the modes like they’ve done in the past.

New Winter Wonderland skins

Winter Wonderland also introduces new skins themed around Christmas or just snow-themed attire including winter sports. Some of the popular skins from years past include Santa Torbjorn, Ugly Sweater 76, Nutcracker Zenyatta and Beachrat.

Orisa gets puppy for Christmas
Blizzard Entertainment
Players can unwrap all sorts of cosmetics.

It will be interesting to see which heroes get skins this year. Notably, D.Va, Baptiste, Brigitte, Genji and Echo don’t have any Winter Wonderland skins yet, so there is a chance they get some this time around.

When will the event start?

In the past, Winter Wonderland has begun on December, 13, 12, 11 and 10 with each day falling on a Tuesday.

Based on this, both December the 8 and December 15 are likely candidates. However, the 15 would leave just ten days between the event starting and Christmas, so that may play a factor for when Blizzard decides to kick off the festivities.

In any case, the event should be a fun one, especially as Overwatch 2 looms with BlizzCon on the horizon come February. Will this be the final Christmas event in the regular Overwatch game? We’ll have to wait and see.