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by Published on 2018-08-23 10:59 PM

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – August 22, 2018
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing. To share your feedback or report an issue, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums.

Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently available for testing on the PTR. While many of these changes will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and therefore will only reflect changes coming specifically to that platform.

Patch Highlights

New Map - Busan
Travel to Busan, South Korea and battle for control across three distinct locales within one map: Sanctuary, Downtown, and MEKA Base.

Explore the serene setting of the Sanctuary, surrounded by an ancient temple, beautiful gardens, and historic architecture. Clash in the bustling metropolis of Downtown, where players will fight across a busy PC bang, flashy karaoke bar, and central light rail station (just watch out for the train). Contest for position in MEKA Base—home of South Korea’s frontline defense against the gwishin omnic attacks: D.Va and the rest of the MEKA squad.

Hero Gallery - Filter
View all of the cosmetics Overwatch has to offer with our new Filter feature in the Hero Gallery. Customize your search for cosmetics by category (including seasonal events or whether they're from the Overwatch League), rarity, and whether they are unlocked or waiting to be collected.

Hero Updates
Ana
  • Biotic Rifle
    • Increased the precision of the Relative Aim Sensitivity While Zoomed slider. This can be found under Options > Controls > Hero > Ana

Brigitte
  • Shield Bash
    • Now knocks down and gets knocked down by other charging targets (e.g Reinhardt and Doomfist)

Reinhardt
  • Earthshatter
    • Now will consistently hit enemies near walls
    • No longer will hit enemies that enter the damage cone after the “wave” has passed that area
    • No longer will damage enemies behind barriers blocking it, even if the barrier is later dropped or destroyed
    • Will always travel up inclines and around the payload
Developer Comments: We’ve given Earthshatter a complete overhaul to combat inconsistencies with its performance. These changes will make Earthshatter’s behavior more predictable and effective.

Widowmaker
  • Widow's Kiss
    • Increased the precision of the Relative Aim Sensitivity While Zoomed slider. This can be found under Options > Controls > Hero > Widowmaker

Game Browser and Custom Games
  • FFA Deathmatch
    • Mercy now begins the match with her Caduceus Blaster equipped
    • Blizzard World is now available to play in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch
  • 1v1 Mystery Heroes
    • Mercy now begins the match with her Caduceus Blaster equipped

Bug Fixes
General
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Torbjörn Armor Packs Created statistic from updating if the ability landed directly on a friendly target

Communication Wheel
  • [PC] Fixed a bug that caused a delay in selecting options on the Communication Wheel when cycling left using a mouse

Brigitte
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s Shield Bash movement to be interrupted when she impacted Symmetra’s turrets

D.Va
  • Fixed a bug that allowed D.Va to escape the map if she used Call Mech while standing on Mei’s Ice Wall

Hanzo
  • Fixed a bug that caused Dragonstrike Arrow size to be larger than his other arrows

Mei
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mei’s Cryo-freeze to block the line of sight for Mei’s Blizzard

Mercy
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Mercy to gain ultimate charge from using her damage beam on attacks that cannot be damage boosted
Reaper
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Reaper’s Shadow Step from going on cooldown if he was interrupted

Roadhog
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Roadhog’s alternate fire now calculates falloff damage correctly

Reinhardt
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented Reinhardt’s Earthshatter from landing if he was launched into the air during its cast

Sombra
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Sombra from destroying her Translocator if she was stunned or hacked

Symmetra
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Sombra’s Hack from canceling Symmetra’s Photon Barrier placement
  • Fixed a bug that caused Symmetra’s teleport UI to persist after being eliminated

Widowmaker
  • Fixed a bug that caused Widowmaker’s scoped shots on hero placed objects to count against her Scoped Weapon Accuracy statistic

Wrecking Ball
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Wrecking Ball’s Piledriver to deal damage twice if he slid off the environment during its duration
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Wrecking Ball’s primary fire to continue working if it was disabled in custom game

Michael Chu Confirms MEKA Pilots' Names and Mech Names
Blizzard's own Michael Chu posted on Reddit the names of the MEKA pilots and also revealed that their mechs have names as well!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
All the MEKA pilots' mechs have names!
  • Casino -> La Princesse Sereine (usually shortened to La Princesse)
  • D.mon -> Beast
  • D.Va -> 토끼 (Tokki)
  • King -> 신** (Singijeon)
  • Overlord -> Mastermind

Custom Overwatch Nike Shoes at Fan Event in South Korea
Some custom Overwatch Nike sneakers were spotted at a fan event in South Korea recently. They were designed by UPBOY and are currently not on sale to the public.


by Published on 2018-08-22 11:25 AM

Overwatch Animated Short - Shooting Star
A new Overwatch Animated Short has been revealed!



Overwatch - Upcoming Control Map: Busan
Travel to Busan, South Korea and battle for control across three distinct locales within one map: Sanctuary, Downtown, and MEKA Base.

Explore the serene setting of the Sanctuary, surrounded by an ancient temple, beautiful gardens, and historic architecture. Clash in the bustling metropolis of Downtown, where players will fight across a busy PC bang, flashy karaoke bar, and central light rail station (just watch out for the train). Contest for position in MEKA Base—home of South Korea’s frontline defense against the gwishin omnic attacks: D.Va and the rest of the MEKA squad. Teams must fight to hold each of the three stages to establish complete control of the city that refuses to surrender its way of life to any threat.

by Published on 2018-08-20 08:48 PM

New Overwatch Animated Short at gamescom
It looks like we will be getting a new animated short at gamescom!


Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment will be showcasing its games and celebrating its community at gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany, from Tuesday, August 21, to Saturday, August 25. Attendees will have the chance to enjoy the latest playable content and plenty of activities for Overwatch®, World of Warcraft®: Battle for Azeroth™, Heroes of the Storm®, StarCraft® II, Diablo® III, and Hearthstone® at the Blizzard booth in Hall 7 of the Koelnmesse. There’s also a full stage schedule, beginning with the unveiling of new content for Overwatch on Wednesday, August 22.

A calendar of main stage activities can be viewed on the new “Blizzard at gamescom” website (http://gamescom.blizzard.com) and mobile application, available on the App Store and the Google Play Store. The site and app also feature a catalog of merchandise that can be purchased at the Blizzard store in Hall 5, including some brand-new and convention-exclusive items, and visitors can create a personal wishlist in advance to facilitate their shopping experience. Some items from the gamescom collection can also be purchased directly on the European Gear Store.

In addition, the Blizzard at gamescom app allows attendees at the event to take an Augmented Reality tour of the Blizzard booth for the chance to win prizes.

Those who can’t make it to gamescom 2018 in person can watch the daily Blizzard at gamescom show via the website starting at 5:00 p.m. CEST Wednesday, August 22, through Friday, August 24, and 4:00 p.m. CEST on Saturday, August 25. Hosted by actor and presenter Naomi Kyle and well-known YouTuber Mark “Turps” Turpin, the show will include live-streamed and pre-recorded content, with spectators having the ability to change camera angles.

Overwatch
  • Blizzard is kicking off the first public day of gamescom 2018 with the Overwatch: New Content Reveal on the main stage starting at 11:15 a.m. CEST on Wednesday, August 22. Followed by the new content reveal will be the European premiere of a new Overwatch animated short, which will also be available to view on YouTube.
  • German Overwatch World Cup 2018 team members will battle participants from the audience in Lúcioball showmatches live on stage on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the Overwatch: Lúcioball Challenge.
  • Overwatch heroes D.Va, Lúcio, and Brigitte will come to life as their voice actors perform on stage in the Overwatch: German Voice Actors Panel at 11:00 a.m. CEST on Friday, August 24, followed by a signing session.
  • Attendees at gamescom will be able to enjoy some fun in the sun at the Blizzard booth with Summer Games-themed activities, including custom surfboards, face painting, community Lúcioball tournaments, a working Pachimari claw machine, and more.
by Published on 2018-07-30 09:51 PM

Overwatch League Grand Finals Highlights
Today we are taking a look at some of the best moments from the Overwatch League Grand Finals!


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