Weird Overwatch bug allows Mei to sabotage Baptiste’s Immortality Field - Dexerto

Weird Overwatch bug allows Mei to sabotage Baptiste’s Immortality Field

Published: 12/Feb/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney


A new Overwatch clip seems to show a bug or at least a very bizarre interaction between Mei’s Ice Wall and Baptiste’s Immortality Field drone.

Immortality Field is one of the most powerful abilities in Overwatch, at least when it goes where it’s supposed to.

One of the first lessons in Baptiste 101 is if a player isn’t in the line of sight of the Immortality Field drone, they won’t be in its protective aura. Mei’s Ice Wall can definitely block the field of view, but it can apparently shut down the ability altogether.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste’s Immortality Field can prevent teammates from dying, as long as they stay in its AOE.

A new clip from Overwatch Twitch streamer mL7support is called a glitch and definitely shows a weird interaction between the Ice Wall and Baptiste’s immortality drone.

While Baptiste is up on the high ground, he attempts to throw his Immortality Field down to keep Reinhardt alive from the impending Zarya ultimate, but the enemy Mei wall had other ideas.

She sent her wall up almost at the same time as Baptiste threw his drone down and instead of deploying immediately, it fell down and activated in a completely useless position under the ice.

“Where did you go lamp?” mL7 asked as he watched a replay of the match on Twitch, before realizing what happened. “Are you f**king kidding me?”

But was it really a glitch?

Mei’s Ice Wall can definitely block the Immortality Field and block the drone’s flightpath, but it shouldn’t eat it like in the clip unless the drone was thrown directly down.

If the player was aiming out away towards point and not down, you would think the drone would make it, since Baptiste is higher then the top point of the wall when it’s thrown.

In either case, the drone was definitely denied from having any sort of impact on the outcome of the fight, which is why when your Baptiste going against a Mei, it’s good to save your Immortality Field until her wall is safely on cooldown.

If Mei places her wall just right she can deny Baptiste’s Immortality Field.

Mei’s wall did receive a recent update on the PTR that makes it show progressive damage, but that wasn’t live at the time this so-called “glitch” was clipped, so it couldn’t have caused what happened either.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.