The Overwatch development team may have just introduced a fix for Genji’s Ultimate ability just a couple of weeks ago, but it appears that Blizzard will have to go back to the drawing board. A terrifying new Genji glitch has been discovered that gives players unlimited use of Genji’s Dragonblade attack.
The glitch was discovered during a recent Overwatch by Majorawesome1, who accidentally stumbled across the bug during a Competitive Play match on the game’s Route 66 map. It was not known at the time how the bug came about, but thanks to some in-depth exploration from Reddit user Findanother1, it appears players can recreate the glitch under the right circumstances.
In order to trigger the infinite Dragonblade glitch, first Genji needs to be hooked by a Roadhog, who must die while pulling in his target. At this moment, the Genji must immediately trigger both his Swift Strike and Ultimate ability simultaneously within one frame in order to land this unorthodox “combo” and thus trigger the infinite Dragonblade glitch.
While this glitch makes Genji ridiculously overpowered – each sword swing does a massive 120 damage – the circumstances and steps required to replicate this Dragonblade glitch is incredibly difficult to pull off successfully, particularly in a Competitive Play setting. As a result, players (and especially support mains) should not need to worry about this problem too much for now.
Despite the low chance of pulling off this Genji glitch, it remains a problem to be remedied, and luckily for players, Blizzard is already on it. Overwatch lead software engineer Bill Warnecke responded to the Genji Dragonblade Reddit thread, writing that the team is working on a fix before thanking Findanother1 for their extra effort in researching and replicating the glitch. With Blizzard currently hard at work on new maps, characters, and other features, it may take some time before the patch is released and hopefully it will come prior to the end of Season 4 and the commencement of Season 5 of of Competitive Play.
It ultimately remains to be seen when this fix will be implemented, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that it will come during the next major Overwatch content patch, which is likely to be released around May 24 for Overwatch‘s one year anniversary.
Overwatch is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.