Overwatch players seem to really like Ana – except when they’re on the receiving end of this little trick.
The Overwatch meta is in flux at the moment as players adjust to the addition of Ana, an unusual character with healing and support capabilities.
This week’s Overwatch patch buffed Ana but you can just bet the next one is going to nerf her again, after players discovered a pretty annoying way to use her powers.
As spotted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun, YouTuber Youmuus discovered that Overwatch players will be kicked from the game for inactivity if they are stunned by Ana’s sleep darts for long enough.
Because the sleep dart has a 12 second cooldown, it takes three players layering their darts into the victim to keep them asleep long enough for it to work, but if you pull it off the Overwatch server assumes your target has gone idle and punishes them appropriately.
The good news is this trick only works in quick play, as Overwatch’s competitive mode only allows one of each character – but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating for those on the receiving end, hey.
I really don’t expect this trick to work for long; Blizzard will just have to make some changes to Overwatch’s idle detection.