Overwatch 2 community demands Kiriko bug be fixed
Jun 24, 2023
Despite being one of the newest heroes in Overwatch 2, you may have noticed a lack of people playing Kiriko as of late. That’s due to an ongoing bug that Blizzard still hasn’t addressed.
Overwatch 2 has an abundance of heroes on its roster and is looking to continue increasing the amount of support heroes in upcoming seasons. But Overwatch players are demanding that developers fix existing hero Kiriko first.
What is the bug affecting Kiriko?
Kiriko is a dynamic support hero that’s known for her agility and fast healing. But her mobility has been significantly impacted due to a bug with her Swift Step ability.
It was reported a while back that Swift Step was not working as intended, not allowing players to consistently teleport. This often led to players dying since they were relying on Swift Step to escape danger. Due to the negative impact the bug has on gameplay, players are rightfully calling it game-breaking.
But so far, Blizzard has done nothing.
In Season 5, Overwatch 2 fans noticed that the bug had actually worsened instead. On Reddit, one player ranted: “This was bad enough, but ever since the start of Season 5 things have gotten much worse for Kiriko players to the point that she feels practically unplayable. There is absolutely zero consistency to where the teleport will land you. You used to be able to count on the ability placing you a few feet away from the target in the direction you came from. If there was a wall in the way you’d be placed a bit closer to them next to the wall.”
Other players added that it’s not just a lack of movement — some have experienced falling through the map.
The Overwatch 2 community is shocked that Blizzard has still not addressed the ever-worsening bug. At this point, Kiriko is not a viable option in competitive play due to her inconsistency and wonky gameplay.
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