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Overwatch to ‘take action’ against Lucio Ball bug exploiters

Recently Blizzard added a new game mode to Overwatch called ‘Lucio Ball', which appears to have been inspired by Rocket League, except instead of driving cars, you are running around as Lucio. Since then, players discovered a bug that could allow them to play as other characters in this game mode and Blizzard really doesn't want you to exploit it.

Blizzard is already working on fixing the bug so expect this exploit to disappear in the next Overwatch patch. However, until then, Blizzard will apparently start “taking action” against those still using the exploit after being warned.

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Writing on Battle.net, Overwatch director, Jeff Kaplan said: “Apologies for this bug. We've attempted to fix it numerous times and have had unrelated issues preventing the fix. We hope to have a fix this week. In the meantime, we are in discussions with our Customer Support group to start taking action against those deliberately using the bug to play heroes other than Lucio. Please do not exploit this bug. Fair warning.”

We don't know exactly how Blizzard intends to punish bug exploiters in this instance but still, you probably shouldn't risk it.

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KitGuru Says: I haven't tried out the new Lucio Ball game mode yet myself but it looks pretty fun. The bug to bring other characters into the game could break the entire mode so I can see why Blizzard is trying to discourage it. Hopefully it gets fixed soon. 

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8 comments

  1. No fun allowed

  2. It was fun the first few times i saw it, but one night I saw a non Lucio every other game and it stopped being fun. Especially with Meis locking up my computer forcing a hard reset, and Symmetra… Symmetra really is a nightmare in that mode. You can die during the countdown when you’re unable to move and her turrets are invincible.

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  4. sounds hilarious/godawful

  5. How did Mei crash your PC?

  6. If she makes an ice wall, it locks up your computer. If you aren’t in fullscreen maybe you can get out of it, but I was. The first time someone specifically told them not to use ice wall.

    No, I have no idea why this happens. But it still does. I’ve seen it three times.

  7. Irishgamer Gamer

    Cheating starts off fun but in the end spoils it for everyone

  8. Well, your computer maybe. I was playing since closed beta and never experienced that on my PC either windowed or fullscreen exclusive mode. Have you tried updating video drivers?