The Rio de I Can't Spell Janeiro Olympics are underway, and with it, Blizzard has brought Lucio Ball to the Overwatch community.
This minigame is a temporary addition to Overwatch, sticking players in a 3-on-3 soccer match in which the only playable character is Lucio, who has been modified. His shot is replaced with a punch. Only running into the ball or physically hitting it can get it to move, so a character who could shoot it would break the fuck out of this game.
And then a glitch was discovered, which can break the fuck out of this game.
Some players have found a glitch that allows them to swap in a character that isn't Lucio, therefore giving their team an obvious advantage. As this allows them to achieve goal scoring more easily, yes, that does mark only the first or second time an Overwatch player has thought carefully about how to meet the team's objective and then taken action to see it through.
Not seeing the silver lining on this cheatcloud, director Jeff Kaplan took to the Battle.net forums and dished out a warning:
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.
In other news, I've never played Rocket League, but I've heard Lucio Ball is a lot like it.