Blizzard Warns Players Not To Use Overwatch’s Lucioball Character Glitch

Blizzard Warns Players Not To Use Overwatch’s Lucioball Character Glitch

Overwatch’s Lucioball mode is all fun and games until D.Va or Widowmaker shows up, and somebody loses an eye. Or a head. It’s a bizarre glitch, and Blizzard has some advice for people taking advantage of it: Don’t.

What began as something of a funny prank has turned into a game-breaking exploit. Some people have figured out how to reliably make the glitch occur, and Blizzard isn’t cool with that. In a forum post, game director Jeff Kaplan explained:

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 yeah, in case it wasn’t already clear, Lucioball is short for “Luci-only-oball”, which would be a very bad name for anything. Other heroes will just have to wait for their own sports, like Reinhardt Croquet, The Genji vs Tracer Arse-Olympics and Sweaty Short-Shorts-Wearing Badminton On A Sunny Country Club Court Starring Reaper.


  • It’s actually really good to know in case someone else exploits it. First game I played had a Genji and my god was it frustrating.

    • Try playing against a symmetra… placed turrets at spawn locations.. couldn’t move cos we’d die straight away, continuously…

      • We had a Torbjorn last night.. When told to stop cheating and disconnect – he replies “It’s not cheating.”

        Cheat (verb)
        To act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage

        Sure sounds like cheating.

  • and rumour has it, if you type ‘google’ into google you can break the internet. I dont know about serious harm, but maybe bored gamers shouldn’t do because it ruins the fun of it for everyone. If only we lived in a perfect world where that would be reason enough not to do it. Sigh.

Show more comments

Comments are closed.

Log in to comment on this story!