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Wrecking Ball ruins OW2 beta, Blizzard disables him

Published: 11:14, 03 May 2022
Paper Cutting Wrecking Ball
Paper Cutting Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball pulled a piledriver on Overwatch 2 beta which left the devs no choice but to disable him for the foreseeable future.

Having to play with one tank less in Overwatch 2 will already be a challenge for some players who are used to the six-player format but when that single tank picks Wrecking Ball, it spells out a nightmare for them. Having no defensive capability was only the beginning of the troubles for Overwatch 2 beta players as Hammond found a way to guarantee victory for himself and no one else.

Some players figured out that curling up and bumping into walls would cause others in the match to disconnect, including the hamster's own teammates. As soon as the knowledge of the issue spread, the beta testers found themselves unable to join a game properly as everyone was constantly getting backfilled and kicked almost at the same time.

Fast forward to the early hours of May 2, 2022, Blizzard decided to disable Wrecking Ball for the time being, only noting that there was an issue that could cause players to crash.

With the internet being what it is, people had already documented the problem and it can be pretty fun to watch Hammond kicking everyone out but we would hazard a guess that this wasn't nearly as funny to those on the receiving end.

Blizzard Wrecking Ball a.k.a. Hammond, last hero added to Overwatch Wrecking Ball a.k.a. Wreck the Wall

Either way, the beta continues without Wrecking Ball, who might or might not return.

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