Might push map Esperança be the subsequent factor Blizzard pulls from Overwatch 2? There is a truthful probability after one participant found a glitch that may trigger some very irritating deadlocks.
Reddit consumer u/ilax300 (opens in new tab) posted an indication of the glitch utilizing assist hero Mercy. It utilises a rock near the center of the map, one which seems to haven’t any collision. The participant was ready to make use of Mercy’s sitting emote, scooting her into the nook of the rock earlier than floating down and vanishing totally. Not solely is that an issue in and of itself, the place can also be shut sufficient to the target for hidden gamers to contest it, rendering the robotic unmoveable and leaving the enemy group fairly rattling confused.
I gave the glitch a attempt myself. Certain sufficient, I used to be capable of get Mercy to vanish with relative ease, solely having a tiny a part of her knee poking out. I additionally tried it with a few different smaller heroes who I’ve sitting emotes for. Lucio’s bouncing hair offers him away, whereas Moira’s genuflection leaves her head poking out of the highest of the rock.
I roped in options producer Imogen to examine Widowmaker and, shock shock, she by some means vanishes even simpler than Mercy. I do not possess it personally, however Tracer’s emote additionally appears to be like like it might make her fully hidden. A touch upon the Reddit thread confirmed that Kiriko’s kneel emote does the trick too. There’s an opportunity Genji’s sitting emote might squeeze in, although I feel his sword might give him away.
Overwatch 2 has confronted its justifiable share of issues since launching in October. Although we have had no maps eliminated thus far, we’ve got seen three heroes quickly banished. Torbjorn and Bastion have been eliminated (opens in new tab) a mere week into launch, with each having main capability exploits inflicting issues in matches. They have been finally introduced again, however not lengthy after noticed Mei frozen out of the sport (opens in new tab) due to a glitch along with her ice wall.
Mei was set to return throughout the mid-season patch on November 15, however that is additionally been delayed due to a “essential subject.” (opens in new tab) Hopefully, Esperança will not be going anyplace. However with Blizzard getting right into a behavior of pulling issues for weeks at a time, there’s an opportunity we’ll be waving goodbye to the map for a short while. Some gamers are calling for ranked modes to disable using emotes totally, particularly since this is not the primary time it is occurred. Again in Overwatch 1, plonking Junkrat in a bush on Eichenwalde (opens in new tab) would contest the payload. I assume Blizzard will quickly nix the emote whereas it throws a little bit of collision onto the offending rock.