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Terrifying Overwatch bug makes Genji’s dashes deal double damage

Published: 24/Sep/2020 20:23

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Overwatch bug has been discovered that turns Genji into an even scarier menace in the backline with a dash capable of doing double damage.

The bug, which has been reported on Reddit and elsewhere, causes Genji’s swift strike or dash to do 100 damage with a single-use instead of 50.


This is a major deal as it means that he just has do dash in to a target dealing 100 damage, perform a quick shuriken alternate or primary fire to the enemy’s body and melee for a kill confirm.

Previously, players would have needed to land headshots with their shurikens for the combo to delete an enemy, but with this bug, it’s ridiculously easy.

Genji dashes into enemy
Blizzard Entertainment
Genji can deal double damage with a dash bug.

As Reddit user brunomald detailed in a post, “to reproduce you have to press the Swift Strike button (by standard Shift) after you dashed through a bot.”

“Usually I had to do a 180 and press it again quickly to trigger it again,” they further explained.

Meanwhile, a YouTube video by Ryu-Ichimonji shows off how the bug works. “If you dash longer than five meters away from these two bots and flick your mouse a little bit, you do 100 damage.”


“Below five meters it doesn’t work,” he added. “It’s just normal damage.”

In the comments, some players revealed they felt something was off about the DPS lately. “Decided to test this for a bit. Definitely in the game, but appears to only trigger when hitting opponents up against walls like these bots,” TekDoug wrote.

“That explains how I got one shot by a Genji when I was playing Hanzo,” another remarked.


So far this bug isn’t included in Blizzard’s Known Issue list, it doesn’t seem like the developers are aware. In any case, hopefully it gets patched out before cyborg ninjas learn to take advantage of this unintentional buff.


Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.


Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

Link on Hyrule Temple
Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.


As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.


If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.