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Weird Overwatch emote bug lets Doomfist reach new heights on Junkertown

Published: 24/May/2020 23:29

by Theo Salaun

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Doomfist was already one of Overwatch’s most mobile DPS heroes, but a new bug has been discovered that enables the hero to surpass intended verticality.

Practically every single one of Doomfist’s abilities engenders some movement. From Seismic Slam to Rising Uppercut, and Rocket Punch to Meteor Strike, the big puncher is all about that mobile action. 

But, as discovered by Rufinian and shown by ‘Asetixx’ on Reddit, even one of his emotes can be used for DPS vertical movement typically only offered to heroes like Pharah and Echo. This cannot have been intended by Blizzard’s developers when envisaging their unique hero on Junkrat and Roadhog’s hometown map, Junkertown.

 

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Doomfist’s Rising Uppercut is the hero’s principal ability devoted to upward mobility.

In Doomfist’s “Intimidate” emote, the hero casually walks around in a fittingly intimidating fashion—cracking his neck and flexing his fist along the way. In a surprise twist of intimidation, it has been revealed that there is a spot at Junkertown’s first checkpoint in which the emote will allow the hero to walk upward along a wall, instead of the typical horizontal meandering.

In a game that fits a world of fantasy where time travel and reanimation are no surprises, this trick somehow defies the laws of physics (and gravity) to a whole new level.

 

Doomfist emote trick on junkertown credit: Rufinian from Overwatch

 

While mounted atop a low surface next to the large gateway that the payload must pass through on the map’s first checkpoint, the emote allows Doomfist to bizarrely travel upward—like he’s been granted passage on an invisible elevator akin to Wonder Woman’s invisible car.

At the peak of his voyage, the hero is feet above the “Junkertown” sign, high enough to comfortably jump onto the ledge that must typically only be accessed by the surrounding stairwells.

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The first checkpoint along the payload’s route in Junkertown.

 

It’s not the sort of bug that can be abused in very practical manners, as it takes time (although not quite as long as the stairwell might take) and leaves the hero a sitting duck for opposing players. But it does certainly raise some questions.

For one, mains will be curious to know if this bug can be abused on other maps—like Eichenwalde and Hanamura, where finding surprising flanking routes can help attacking teams shock their opponents and bypass a narrow choke.

As of yet, there have been no other instances of this bug recorded and Blizzard has yet to comment—but we’re sure there will still be a fix for this seemingly unintended trick in the weeks to come.

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Simple Overwatch trick gives Sombra a huge advantage on Hollywood

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:35

by Lauren Bergin

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Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps, but it’s also one of its most challenging. Here’s a fun translocator trick for Sombra that’ll help you out on both attack and defence. 

Sombra has become one of Overwatch’s most notorious heroes both in terms of lore and as a playable character. The Mexican cyber queen is known for her flexibility: she works beautifully as a flanker, has enough raw power to dominate from the backline and can even become a support DPS.

One of the maps that sees the hacker played regularly is Hollywood, where often DPS players jump on Widowmaker or Hanzo to pop some heads. Sombra’s invisibility makes her perfect for dodging out of this full frontal sniper assault.

Another aspect of her kit that makes her the perfect Hollywood pick is her translocator, and one reddit user has a nifty trick to help you dodge attacks but still be impactful in fights.

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The Hollywood wild west set is one of the area’s most deadly to try and navigate.

Sombra translocator trick on Hollywood

Since the nerf to Sombra’s translocator which meant that it could no longer be placed on slanted surfaces, it’s been difficult to find an impactful spot to drop the tiny teleporter on Hollywood. The second area of the map — the Western themed set — is notorious for the slanted rooftops of the fake houses.

Reddit user TheOneLlama has come to the rescue though, and has given Sombra players a nice little translocator trick. If Sombra throws her translocator onto the Pioneer Hotel’s roof across from the walkway between the Bank and the Saloon, the device will land on the peak of the roof which is a flat surface.

From here, Sombra has a perfect eagle-eye view of the upcoming payload. This is perfect for defence because it means she’s there to pick off enemies, but also on attack so that she can disrupt the enemy backline.

nifty little translocate/invis spot I’d thought I should share from r/Overwatch

So, as if Hollywood’s back alleys and passageways weren’t good enough for Sombra, this little trick makes her even more dominant on one of her strongest maps. Try it out and see; you’ll be turning out the enemy’s lights in no time.