Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – August 26, 2021

A new Overwatch patch is in development and now available for testing. 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.



  • Our newest Free-For-All Map is Malevento, a peaceful Italian hilltop town with a cursed past!
  • Battle along the cliff’s edge for dominance of the majestic Duomo di Malevento. Circle your opponents beneath the mournful stone eyes of Caterina Pastore, a Renaissance painter with a tragic past, or plot the downfall of your enemies in the mysterious safe house.
  • Will you find victory in these twisting streets, or will the curse of Malevento claim you too?

Think this is the most appropriate gif all things considered.

Hell, It's about time.

I am running a Malvento Deathmatch skirmish in the PTR Custom Game Lobby with no timer or ending (well 5000 kills to win). Great for practice.


NERF ZARYA! In the matter of dramatically reducing ammo capacity. The shield isnt the problem. Its the fact she can just stand there 5 v 1 and whipe the whole team in seconds from the start of the match. Reduce damage or ammo capacity drastically. Or make her a glass cannon. She cant withdtand 4 nukes and hit hard.

Please answer me I have sent my problem a lot and it has not been resolved my blizzcon skins genji - symmetra that was in my console account did not reach me and we are all gone. And the junker queen weapon you gilded isn’t that anymore why? Help, I can’t wait any longer

i have q dose dps doomfist will be back some day ?

The matchmaking you made is so lame!
Make an honest game with accurate data and no malicious intent.
Your intentions are all ruined. Ruined the game, destroyed the passion for the game.
Matchmaking to match the same tier. The game got weird due to the gap between my teammates. There are only two cases where you really win overwhelmingly or lose overwhelmingly.

There are other problems besides matchmaking.
Matching must be limited to the same region.
Sometimes Korean servers match Japanese accounts or Chinese accounts.
Or I get kidnapped to an overseas server.
This causes a problem that shakes the basis of fps due to the ping difference of the game.
I love Blizzard’s Overwatch very much. You guys seem to want to throw the game away. You too feel the departure of users through game data.
Please come to your senses and get the game back to normal.

I wanna make this clear, im not typing to you to be disrespectful or anything. It seems that the patch notes , buffs and nerfs are quite far from what the community is asking for. Theres a lot of issue with the current state of the game, support are really strong, tanks arent and 1 shot dps are making the game really unfun and not satisfaying to play. Im wondering if you guys are aware of it or maybe its that people at blizzard dont care? This game when well balanced feels like no other to play and is really enjoyable. The community is super vocal and clear about what it likes and what it doesnt. I cant understand why blizzard is not considering any of it. Id like to know why are the things the way they are? Like i said this isnt to be disrespectful im really just intrigued and curious.

Thank you.


Where do i send feed back about issue’s in the game, is it here? If it is i just want to let you know, that people in my rank plat-dia is constantly leaving the comp games, and it’s giving me a hard time ranking up. The reason i play the games i do, is because i like being competetive, but overwatch aren’t really given me that competitivty when my team mate’s are leaving every second game. I would like some bigger consequences for leaving, this Is the only game where i see my team mates constantly, this comment proably isn’t going to change anything, because since Jeff kaplan, nobody has cared for improving this game, but insted just making money of it