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Unusual Overwatch bug teleports Baby D.Va across the map

Published: 7/Apr/2020 1:35

by Bill Cooney


A bizarre Overwatch bug seems to be teleporting D.Va from her Mech to an entirely different spot on the map, and it could be an example of the game’s mechanics getting confused.

D.Va is unique among Overwatch heroes because she has two different forms: her Mecha, which players start out in, and so-called “Baby” or Pilot D.Va, who pops out when the robot is destroyed.

Usually, her pilot form appears in the same general area where her Mech was destroyed, but a clip from Reddit user NabitDMO shows something much different happening instead.

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D.va got hit with a bit of a nerf.

In the clip, D.Va gets pinned by an enemy Reinhardt immediately following his Earthshatter and charged away from her team and the payload.

She takes enough damage to be knocked out of her Mech, but rather than landing where it was destroyed, Baby D.Va is tossed across the map instead.

This is something that definitely doesn’t seem like it should happen normally, but it might not be as “random” of a glitch as it seems at first.

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If you look closely, you’ll see our hero actually uses her boosters just before being pinned. After it’s destroyed during the charge, it seems like Baby D.Va ends up where her Mech would have gone if it could have completed its boost.

This could certainly be considered a bug then, since Reinhardt’s charge should cancel out D.Va’s boosters entirely, except that’s obviously not what happened.

Exactly what caused Overwatch to get so confused on this is unknown, but it seems pretty likely that you’d have to get the timing down precisely in order to replicate this glitch.

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It’s a wild-looking bug, but you probably shouldn’t expect to see it appear in your games.

The good news is that the glitch did teleport the player to relative safety, but with nothing more than D.Va’s pistol to help them survive, they still didn’t last very long.

While Hana Song might not be getting a new ability for herself, the combo of her ult and Symmetra’s teleporter is still a formidable option.


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl


Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.