There has been a substantial bug found in Overwatch recently that directly impacts five heroes. This comes as the alignments for manual primary fire for these heroes are not being calibrated properly. That is, the bullet paths are not going in the direction that they are supposed to. This requires people who are controlling certain heroes to have to re-aim on their own.
The development team at Blizzard has announced that they are fully aware of this bug in the game. They understand that it could impact some eSports events by making it harder for some heroes to shoot properly. So, people will have to manually re-aim shots in order to be successful with them.
However, the team has announced that it is struggling to try and get a decent fix up and running for the issue at hand. The team will not be able to get the fix for the problem until after patch 1.12 is released.
The Key Concern
The main concern being discussed involves how the bullet path on a primary fire for a few heroes is being impacted. That is, a player could be harmed by one’s fire even when that person is not in one hero’s direct line of fire.
This is akin to the shots banking. They are moving in a way to where they are curving and hitting people when they are not supposed to be doing so, thus creating an unfair advantage in some cases or at least frustration.
Who Is Impacted?
There are five heroes in Overwatch who have been impacted by this issue. Each has its own calibration issue in particular:
- Genji’s primary fire and projectile have been influenced by the concern. The shots hit the left side of the target.
- Pharah’s primary and projectile shots hit the bottom right side of the target.
- Hanzo’s primary and projectile shots go a little higher into the middle-right side of the target.
- Ana’s primary fire and projectile while unscoped will get on the bottom right side. Interestingly enough’s Ana’s scoped primary fire and hitscan attacks are also impacted as a dark will not hit its target although the bullet path will go through the center of the target.
- Orisa has the most noticeable issue among the heroes. The primary and projectile fires both hit the bottom right side of the target.
Other Patch Changes
Although this problem in Overwatch is not going to be fixed in patch 1.12, there are still a few features in the game that will be included as a big part of the patch. The Horizon Lunar Colony will be added as a new assault map. Various alterations have been made on some of the heroes as a regular means of balancing out the game as well.
Various added bug fixes are also being included like with any other patch. The potential for the bullet path issue for the five years impacted to be fixed will be strong as Blizzard is looking into the issue. Still, it is unclear as to when that fix will actually come about.