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Overwatch Players Are Using Symmetra's New Shields To Break The Game

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Overwatch’s Symmetra overhaul is live on the game’s PTR, and people are really putting her new kit through its paces.

Thanks to the magic of custom games, Overwatch players have taken to spawning as many Symmetra shields as possible and watching as they sail into the sky like celestial frisbees. Until they collide with something, they never de-spawn. On the upside, it looks really cool! Case in point: this video by PCBangBros:

On the downside, it causes a horrible noise, excruciating lag, and eventually crashes the game’s servers. Observe, in this video by PV Plays:

Here’s another by CrossGameMedia:

That’s not the only questionable aspect of Symmetra’s holographic crockpot lids. Apparently Reaper can teleport on top of one and then, well, fly. Here’s a video of that by Aigey:

I implore you to watch the last portion of that video, starting at 1:16. It’s so magnificent that I almost hope Blizzard doesn’t fix the glitch.


Oh, and then there’s this, which just seems cruel:


On the upside, I think Symmetra’s gonna seriously shake things up once Blizzard irons out the kinks. Watching players use her to tank, block D.Va ults, and embarrass McCrees brings a tear to my eye and a song to my heart. Have you gotten a chance to try video game character and definitely not male enhancement pill Nu-mmetra? What do you think?