Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – August 22, 2018


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Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – August 22, 2018

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

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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

Heroes

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

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