Overwatch Hanamura Bug Causes Players to be Stuck in a Tree

Some players are stuck in a tree in Hanamura map, making them unable to move
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While trees are usually overlooked when it comes to Overwatch and are used to cover yourself from the enemy's sight, in recent gameplays, Hanamura trees catch players in a trap. During his stream, Scott "Custa" Kennedy, a former pro player and currently an analyst for the Overwatch League, was seen to be stuck in a Hanamura tree, preventing him to move. He was stuck for about thirty seconds before the enemy Hanzo sniped him, ending his misery.

Overwatch Hanamura Bug Causes Players to be Stuck in a Tree

The former Los Angeles Valiant's main support was playing Baptiste and utilized his Exo Boots ability to jump higher to the top of a tree just right outside the gate to the temple and in front of the Rikimaru Ramen Shop. This bug can be very deadly for heroes who are able to take advantage of its vertical mobility. As reported by Dexerto, other players playing Wrecking Ball got stuck when landing on top of a tree.

During the annual event Winter Wonderland, Hanamura is one of the lucky maps to get a reskin. The trees and buildings are covered in snow and shooting the trees make it rain petals. The community may wonder if the reskin could be the reason for the bug. However, back in Mar. 2020, a player that goes by the name of Ucpteddy posted the same issue. Unfortunately, Blizzard team has not addressed the problem with a solid solution.