"Unbearable" Overwatch bug is causing Brigitte to ruin ally abilities - Dexerto
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“Unbearable” Overwatch bug is causing Brigitte to ruin ally abilities

Published: 28/Jul/2020 21:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch bug has been discovered, and it completely turns Brigitte into a griefer for allied teammates.

Discovered by Sombra streamer ‘Fitzy,’ the bug makes it so that when an ally receives Brigitte’s Repair Pack, their screen will glitch out by the time the ability’s effect wears off.

Repair Pack heals for 110 HP over two seconds and can be applied even when an ally is at full health. Once those two seconds are over, any hero who received the Repair Pack will have an ability that requires the holding down of a mouse button to appear canceled.

In a Twitter video, Fitzy went through every ability that is affected by the bug – and there are some major issues that arise from it.

The biggest problem seems to be to the detriment of Reinhardt players, as makes it seem like they’ve dropped their shield.

Apparently, several other players have had unfortunte run-ins with the glitch, as quite a few voiced their grievances over the matter in the comments.

“Fitzy, you’re a genius, THANK YOU for finding this,” Twitch streamer ‘Flats’ replied. “This was unbearable on Rein, because I kept ‘dropping’ shield, and it messed with my brain.”

Other heroes had pretty significant visual issues with the interaction, as well. For instance, while holding down the button to Rocket Punch, Doomfist will suddenly look like he canceled the charge.

A Symmetra trying to launch a fully charged beam attack will have the energy appear like it’s being fired late, or was interrupted somehow.

Another weird interaction comes when Zenyatta is trying to launch a full volley of orbs. Right as the Repair Pack runs out, the attack appears to be extremely delayed.

For Mercy players, her beam will look like it disconnected from an ally as soon as Brigitte’s ability wears off.

Finally, it also seems like Brigitte has been the reason for Wrecking Ball players “falling through maps.”

According to Fitzy, it only happens when Hammond has grappled onto a payload. It certainly explains all the bizarre clips that have popped up recently, with Ball players freaking out as their screen gets turned inside out.

Thus far, Blizzard hasn’t announced a fix is in the works, but we can only expect some sort of patch to be in development as this visual bug is completely ruining games for many players.

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Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.