Overwatch developer, Blizzard Entertainment, recently added a new game mode to the game called Lucioball. The Rocket League inspired game mode was added to the game to celebrate the 2016 Olympics.
In Lucioball, every players plays as the support hero, Lucio, and the objective of the game mode is to get the giant ball into the goal. In this game mode, players can not hurt their opponents and can only interact with the ball, however, some players have discovered an exploit that allows them to spawn in as a different Overwatch character.
This allows them to use any weapons that their character has, giving them an advantage over their opponents. This is an exploit that ruins the experience of players while playing Lucioball. Players discovered the bug last week, and have since made Youtube videos about them. This bug does not allow players to choose their character, instead, it gives them a random hero.
On the Battle.net, Game Director, Jeff Kaplan, commented on a forum regarding the bug by saying:
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.
So players who use this exploit can expect to be punished, even on their first offense. Blizzard might even permanently ban a user’s account for using this exploit.
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