Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – August 12, 2021

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – August 12, 2021

A new Overwatch patch is in development and now available for testing until August 19! To share your feedback or report any issues, 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 may also be available on Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and only reflects changes coming specifically to that platform.


GENERAL UPDATES

Feature Update: Custom Games Browser

New Custom Game Browser Tabs

  • Popular
  • Favorites
  • Recent
  • All Games

New Custom Game Setting

  • Mode Name

Developer Comments: Previously, it was difficult for players to keep track of the ever-growing collection of player-created game modes. The Custom Game Browser’s new tabs give these modes a chance to shine. The Popular tab shows off some of the most-played modes as well as modes that have started to trend. The Favorites tab lets you build a personal collection of modes – just select the star icon next to any mode you’d like to see in this list. The Recent tab shows modes that you have recently played. Finally, the All Games tab gives you the standard, familiar list of lobbies. We’ve also added the ability to search for lobbies by share code.

In order to help identify modes, we’ve added a new Mode Name setting right above the Description in Custom Game Settings. This Mode Name will be used to represent modes in the Custom Game Browser tabs. Creators are encouraged to reupload their modes with Mode Name filled out. (If it isn’t filled out, the share code itself is displayed instead.)

Since these new features are being used by the public for the first time, we may need to make adjustments to how the Popular tab chooses its modes. If you notice that the Popular tab isn’t showing the modes that you might expect, please be patient with us as we tune the feature to present the best collection of modes that we can.

We’re excited about the possibilities these new features will bring to Custom Games, and we’ll be watching and listening to your feedback to improve the Custom Game Browser experience.


BUG FIXES

Heroes

Mei

  • Fixed a bug with her Kneel emote that caused her eyes to not animate properly

Symmetra

  • Fixed a bug that caused the player camera to briefly appear in unplayable space when traveling through her teleporter
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Neat! I’m looking forward to trying this out!

can we fix the bug where Torbs turrets don’t hit the teleporter? This can’t be only me.

Yeah but…

Malavento?

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