This Overwatch glitch makes Mercy’s wings extend and glow, perhaps too glorious to be an accident

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 05:29 GMT

Overwatch players are spamming emotes to make Mercy shine like the techno angel she is.

Overwatch is a pretty polished game, but here’s a glitch that slipped through the net. Not that we’re complaining, mind; we wouldn’t be surprised to find out this one was let through intentionally.

Discovered by rosilia on the Overwatch subreddit, the glitch is activated by hitting the hello emote while airborne. Mercy’s wings extend considerably and glow brightly, which just looks rad.

Some players have joked that the glitch is Mercy’s E ability, blinding her opponent temporarily – or that it’s a hidden reference to Diablo 3.

If you can’t get it to work, here are the OP’s instructions:

“I basically jump and hold down space, and quickly let go to say hello with the communication wheel before holding space again. I did this for about ten minutes and every time was successful. I haven’t tested it out with the keybinded version yet though.”

Commenters in the thread said the glitch only works while Mercy’s pistol is activated, so try that too.

Mercy mains say they’ll be spamming the heck out of this in Overwatch. While it’s maybe a little bit distracting, many players seem to feel Blizzard could just let this stand and call it a feature. It’s just too lovely.

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