- Illari has been temporarily disabled in Competitive Play in Overwatch 2 due to a game-breaking bug that allowed her to shoot nonstop, which was caused by a recent update.
- The bug with Illari’s ammo count caused Blizzard to quickly remove her from the game, and they are currently working on a fix, but the rejoining date has not been revealed.
- Other heroes in Overwatch 2, such as Mauga, Orisa, and Lifeweaver, have also received adjustments, causing debates within the community, but the focus remains on Illari’s return and the impact of the latest buff on her performance.
Overwatch 2 has temporarily disabled Illari from Competitive Play due to a bug. Illari had a strong first impression on Overwatch 2 players, but her time in the hero shooter has been quite troubled.
One of the main features of Overwatch 2 Season 6, Illari received lots of praise for her design, lore, and skill set. Many players then began to debate whether the character was a support, as the damage output made Illari look like a DPS. It didn’t take long for Overwatch 2 to nerf Illari, but some players considered the adjustment too harsh, and the character gradually became forgotten. Months after launch, Illari has become so unpopular that she now sits among the Overwatch 2 supports with the lowest pick rate. Blizzard then decided to give Illari some firepower back with a new update, but this ended up causing yet another problem for the Inti warrior.
Overwatch 2 has temporarily disabled Illari from Competitive Play due to a game-breaking bug that allows her to shoot nonstop. Blizzard released Overwatch 2‘s mid-season patch this week, and Illari’s mysterious buff finally came to light. The hero received adjustments to the Captive Sun and Solar Rifle, the latter having its maximum ammunition increased from 14 to 16. But the change caused a new bug where Illari could shoot beyond her ammo limit, prompting the devs to act quickly and remove her from the game. On Twitter, user mL7support posted a video demonstrating the bug where Illari has a negative ammo count but continues to fire anyway. The Overwatch 2 team has confirmed that it’s already working on a fix, but hasn’t revealed when Illari will rejoin the roster.
Overwatch 2‘s mid-season patch has been causing debate not only because of the bug that disabled Illari. After giving players many headaches, Mauga has finally received severe nerfs, adjusting his health, life steal, ultimate, and more. Orisa and Lifeweaver have also been dividing the opinions of the Overwatch 2 community, as the former has received significant buffs to her primary fire, immunity to forced critical hits in her Fortify, and the removal of falloff damage. Lifeweaver was nerfed last year, but now his Thorn Volley has faster movement speed, while Petal Platform can no longer be pierced by certain projectiles.
Overwatch 2 often brings updates to keep players engaged, but new content sometimes causes bugs that hurt the player’s experience. Last year, a major bug affected Hanzo in the same way as Illari, allowing the hero to deal a large amount of damage without having to charge his arrows. Overwatch 2 players now have to wait for Illari’s return to find out if the latest buff will put the support hero in the spotlight again.
- October 4, 2022