Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – March 12, 2021

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – March 12, 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 Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and only reflects changes coming specifically to that platform.



  • Added Nvidia Reflex support for users with supported Nvidia GPUs. Enabling Reflex from the graphics options screen can reduce input latency. Reflex enabled GPUs can also enable the flash indicator option to help improve the reliability of input latency measurement with Reflex Latency Analyzer equipped monitors.



  • Fixed a bug in the Bounty Hunter game mode that allowed Echo’s Winston clone to lengthen the Primal Rage timer



  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to grapple to an unintended location



  • Fixed a bug that caused Echo Clone visual effects to not appear properly in high resolution screenshots


  • Fixed a bug where the Create Dummy Bot action does not work for slots 13 through 23 while the Spawn More Dummy Bots extension is enabled

The Nvidia reflex update has no comments!?! I highly recommend trying it. It
s really hard to tell, but to me it feels like I have a bit better aim


Props to the dev team for implementing Reflex on a relatively old platform, even when there is OW2 being developed.


Will frame buffer queue data be added so that the rest of us can analyse some of the latency chain too? Helps to figure out when there’s substantial latency hitches.

Does this also mean the fullscreen optimisation issues have been fixed for the OW client?

I haven’t been able to queue up to one match on the PTS. Very confused.

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Any expected date for when this patch will go live?

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Does enabling Reflex even do anything without latest driver (461.92) that supposedly adds support for reflex in OW?

It’s been on PTR for more than 2 weeks, when does it go live??

Can’t even try it effectively as queueing seems broken on PTR. I was never able to find a match despite multiple very long queues…

tested again, I now have 230ms delay on PTR(practice range), which is a lot. I have 40 ms in the live game. same before and after Nvidia driver update from 460 to 465.