Overwatch star m0xyy slams game for being 'unfun' in explosive rage - Dexerto
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Overwatch star m0xyy slams game for being ‘unfun’ in explosive rage

Published: 8/Nov/2019 4:39 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 5:05

by Brad Norton

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Popular content creator andOverwatch after questioning his time playing in the Top 500.

Blizzard recently unveiled Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019 and showcased an assortment of new content set to release in the near future. From a fleshed out PvE system to new heroes and a new PvP mode, there was certainly a lot to digest.

Unfortunately for current players, there were absolutely no announcements regarding the current state of the game. With Blizzard vice president, Jeff Kaplan explaining the company has “no idea” when the sequel is coming, it’s clear many current Overwatch players are on edge.

In a November 7 broadcast, the streamer was mid-way through a closely contested match on Hanamura that featured the likes of 2019 Overwatch League champion Matthew “super” DeLisi of the San Francisco Shock.

Having successfully climbed to the Top 500 players in his region, m0xyy switched from Tracer to Doomfist in a defensive attempt to force a draw. In the midst of his first engagement on the hero however, he snapped and started to question why he was even dedicating his time to the game.

Blizzard - OverwatchM0xyy recently sat atop the leaderboards with OWL pro’s in Junkenstein’s Revenge.

“Do I actually even want to play this game?” he asked, and added he thinks the game is “so bad.”

In the midst of venting his frustrations, a teammate playing Hammond booped the target he was attacking, knocking them out of range of a Seismic Slam. Having planned on stunning the Sigma, instead m0xyy came crashing down to the ground with his abilities on cooldown.

“He booped him,” the streamer said, before freaking out and audibly smashing his keyboard. For a few moments his character was left defenseless in the middle of the battlefield, but surprisingly wasn’t picked off as the streamer exploded.

As an experienced Overwatch player with a golden portrait border and a clearly dedicated competitor having reached the Top 500, it seems as though the hundreds of hours spent grinding are finally starting to take their toll. 

M0xyy eventually lost that match and explained that he’s “over it.” However in spite of his rage and the amusing outburst, he continued to grind on-stream for another few hours, even climbing another 100 spots and reaching rank 145 on DPS.

There’s no telling just when Overwatch 2 might be released to spice things up but for the time being, here’s a rundown on everything we know about the sequel thus far.

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Sneaky Overwatch spot makes Genji the ultimate flanker on Hanamura

Published: 21/Nov/2020 0:54

by Theo Salaun

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Genji was already one of Overwatch’s sneakiest flankers, but then the game’s players discovered an absurd spot on Hanamura that lets you simply defy physics to dive behind enemy lines. 

Genji is a slender, bionic ninja with speedy abilities and, typically, a penchant for subterfuge. There is perhaps no spooky sight more familiar to Overwatch’s beloved support players than an enemy Genji who has stealthily snuck past their tanks and DPS teammates to seek out blood.

On a normal day, the metal menace uses some combination of his speed, wall-climbing, and dashing abilities to enjoy unique flanking routes that are difficult for enemies to predict or counteract. But, a recently exposed Hanamura trick allows him to suddenly surprise the back line on Point A.

Hanamura’s Point A features a central structure enclosing the point, which is shaped rectangularly, with four wide openings and numerous gridded windows. There’s a big bell in the middle of the point and the whole thing feels very elegant. Still, this new Genji trick can ruin the peace enjoyed by enemies standing near the bell.

To all my fellow Genji players I found a nice way to dash right into the enemy backline from Overwatch

As shared by ‘Yeast_chanxxx’ on Reddit, a Genji can stand atop the balcony facing Hanamura’s Point A structure and use his dash ability to slice through the gridded window. This allows you to bypass the traditional chokes of the main point and get right into the action. It requires your dash to be available, your angle positioning to be accurate, and, in the future, will likely require a patch.

This trick has to be entirely unintentional, as even players’ bullets have trouble traveling through those windows. If it’s difficult for an attacker to shoot through those wooden grids to destroy a turret sitting behind, then it doesn’t make any sense that a 35-year-old ninja can slip through them instantaneously.

Overwatch Genji in-game
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Genji is bigger than a bullet.

For now, the spot remains in the game and Genji mains who frequent Reddit will be sure to try and take advantage of it. Although some, including a commenter who goes by ‘Inuit195,’ may simply not want to abuse the glitch.

Inuit195 had a simple question when they first saw the video of the bugged, physics-defying trick: “Wait can you be banned for using this glitch?”

The answer is likely no, as Blizzard have typically sought to address glitches by patching them out of the game rather than by punishing people who use them. For now, fans are eagerly awaiting an answer: is Genji able to shapeshift or is this a bug?