1.27 Known Issues

Disclaimer: This is not a complete list of all currently tracked issues affecting this build of Overwatch, rather this is a targeted list of some known specific issues with this release.

Patch 1.27

PS4 Voice Chat

  • We have been made aware of an issue that causes the Overwatch in-game voice volume to be set to max. While we are looking into this issue we do recommend setting the in-game voice volume to 60 or lower to compensate and apologize for any inconvenience.

Summer Games


  • The new Summer Games Highlight Intro’s will not display the first time you click on them in the “What’s New” section of Hero Gallery



  • During the “Lying around” Highlight Intro her hair can clip inside of her mech with some skins
  • If you use Self-Destruct after your mech has been taken down to 0hp, the black screen will not display until after you have ejected


  • Earthshatter can have inconsistent results when when attempting to hit enemies above you on ramps, ledges and other objects
  • Earthshatter is inconsistently crossing gaps in some areas


  • The “Armor Packs Created” stat does not increment if the pack is thrown directly onto a player


  • Hitting enemy objects like Symmetra’s turrets are counting as misses on her accuracy statistic



  • Higher wattage candles have been placed in the defender spawn room lanterns, causing the area to be much brighter than normal

Horizon: Lunar Colony

  • A tire swing hanging above the first point will rest at an odd angle after being shot

Oasis (Capture the Flag)

  • The underground hallway on University is very brightly lit



  • It is possible for the tutorial to get stuck if you shoot the AI bots too early
  • If Symmetra teleports the turret of an AI Bot Torbjorn, he will not upgrade his turrets to level 2
  • The “What’s New” section of Hero Gallery does not have thumbnail icons for competitive rewards
  • Sometimes when you close the game client it will crash
  • If you shoot monitors in the Tutorial, they may move but the monitor visual fx stay put

Patch 1.26

Wrecking Ball


  • Aiming the camera straight up while you are in 3rd person view can cause the camera to clip inside of the ball
  • Wrecking Ball can pop up into the air a little after being pinned by Reinhardt’s Charge


  • A friendly Mei’s icewall can destroy placed mines



  • Sleep Dart sound effect and Biotic Grenade animation can repeat when reloading immediately after performing the actions


  • D.Va cannot send her Ultimate through a Symmetra teleporter without using Boosters


  • Enemies can use a Cryo-Frozen Mei to block line of sight of Blizzard


  • The “DETECTED” notification can trigger even though she has not been detected by enemies


  • If you are standing against some protruding walls, casting a Sentry Turret may cause it to attach to that wall



  • The bell does not toll when the first point is captured


  • There is a building in the skyline that is not receiving lighting and appears pitch black


  • Announcer VO for taking and losing the lead in Team Deathmatch doesn’t play if the shift happens due to self inflicted deaths
  • Deathmatch scoreboard is not sorting player hierarchy correctly when a game begins after Waiting for Players
  • Custom Game Elimination games don’t play overtime music if Capture Objective Tiebreaker is disabled and Reveal Heroes is enabled
  • When taking damage and healing at the same time, it’s possible to trigger the “near death” gasping sound effect repeatedly
  • The “Searching for Game” UI can display for a few moments after leaving a game.
  • When you find a “Vs A.I.” match you are briefly shown the difficulty select screen again before entering the match
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Older Known Issues



  • Heroes hit by Sleep Dart may have animation issues when hit by other abilities
  • Shooting an ally that’s at full health counts as a miss


  • There are inconsistent results when using Shield Bash against a Charging Reinhardt


  • Rocket Punch does not knock back D.va’s mech as it is self-destructing
  • Rocket Punch does not damage Junkrat’s Concussion Mines


  • Sonic Arrow model disappears when it destroys some breakables


  • Some of his bombs spin in his vest holster while viewing skins in the Hero Gallery


  • The handle on top of Snowball’s head doesn’t react to physics properly in the Hero Gallery


  • Emoting with her gun equipped causes her to animate as if she’s holding her staff before correcting herself to her gun pose


  • Biotic Grasp can still briefly do damage after Moira is killed
  • Biotic Orb does not correctly bounce off of moving platforms
  • Biotic Orb will travel directly through Mei’s Cryo-Freeze instead of bouncing off
  • Biotic Orb will continue attempting to heal D.Va’s mech when it reaches zero health and is animating being destroyed
  • Healing tendrils will attach directly to invisible heroes like stealthed Sombra and a recalling Tracer
  • Sometimes Coalescence’s beam is invisible in highlights/POTG if theOTG if the clip captures it after the ultimate has started


  • Symmetra can place her Teleporter off the edge of the map in Practice Range, causing her to die instantly when ported.
  • Torbjorn’s Turret behaves incorrectly when on a moving platform and teleported by Symmetra’s Teleporter.


  • Torbjorn’s Turret destroys itself when placed too close to a wall.



  • Candelabras lose texture and lighting when hit
  • Sometimes Defender AI bots in an Eichenwalde Custom Game will attempt to go through an inaccessible door


  • Reinhardt’s Earthshatter does not effect targets standing on the moving turbine blade near the final point


  • Several health packs on the CTF version of the map are slightly out of place


  • D.Va’s Self Destruct can destroy the breakable floor through walls


  • Shorter heroes can interact with the mannequins in the Caresini shop



  • Hitting a breakable item with your melee attack, just outside of range, will cause the breakable SFX to play but the item will be intact
  • If a player is invited to a game that has all player and spectating slots full, they do not receive an error that they cannot join the game
  • The green arrows indicating you performed above you career average do not display correctly when performing better or worse than your average
  • Certain Ultra graphics video settings can cause stuttering

Custom Game Browser

  • The Game Browser does not provide any indication that AI Bots will not function in Elimination and CTF game modes
  • The camera will flash to an unintended part of the map when going from hero select to setup in custom games with bots
  • Disabling Primary fire for D.Va turns off the mechs Fusion Cannons, and her Pistol
  • The ammo counter displayed on some hero weapons may not function correctly if the Ammunition Clip Size Scalar is modified
  • Ultimates will re-enable weapons that have their primary fire disabled for the duration of the Ultimate


  • If you have the Endorsement tray open while searching for a match, it will automatically close once you’ve found a game and finished loading in


  • When viewing recorded highlights using the in game video player, footage has current video settings applied over video settings at time of recording (causing footage to appear twice as dark or bright

Sound & VO

  • Dolby Atmos can sometimes cut off sounds coming from below the player
  • Explosions sometimes play in the rear speakers for surround sound systems
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