Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – September 26, 2018

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – September 26, 2018

A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing. To share your feedback or report and 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.



  • Assemble Your Team timer increased from 10 to 25 seconds in the second round on Assault, Assault/Escort, and Escort maps



  • Fixed an issue that caused the PTR client to crash when logging in


  • Fixed a bug that allowed Overwatch League skin effects to display when colorblind colors were enabled



  • Fixed a bug that prevented Torbjörn’s Molten Core visual effects from displaying
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to walk through an enemy Torbjörn’s turret
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Torbjorn’s turret projectile to ricochet for a long time before planting itself in unintended places

Duplicate post, but I think this is a better place.
Could you please allow for client side OWL skins to recolor hero effects? I really enjoyed it, and it added enough value to the skins for me, and many others to consider buying more of them. I would definitely buy them if they recolored effects.

edit: i can also link 200+ comments on reddit, and 50+ on here begging for the effect recolors to be implemented on their own.


Please consider keeping this as an option.


Hey blizzard, I have money.

Would you like to have my money?

I would be willing to trade you my money in exchange for your OWL color effects.



Fixed a bug that allowed Overwatch League skin effects to display when colorblind colors were enabled"

This was great. Can we have it back?


nice increase on the setup timer :slight_smile:


Great changes overall, just wish the OWL skin effects could stay. I was about to buy some new skins but didn’t because I was expecting it to be removed :frowning:


Enemy Hanzo’s ultimate, dragon, looks blue with orange and purple enemy team colors, mb the same issue with some other ults. Enemy Doomfist’s circle on ground is red. pls fix Hanzo’s dragon, it confuses

Tooom, how long until the new changes for hog will go on PTR? I can’t wait for that :pensive:



I think Coloured effects do have a place in the game with the new colourblind settings. (Not skin based like the OWL bug, but listed under CB settings like UI)
It will be way more consistent and easy for players if they can have their hero effects set to the same colours as the UI is.


because this was the effort of the Junkrat Bagel Movement. The archnemesis of the Brigitte Spaghetti Movement

The Brigitte Spaghetti Movement


The way they said it might indicate they will bring it back in another option beside in the colour blind option
If not then that’s a huge disappointment
Well let’s hope if the community ask for the it they might add it ,but 80% that’s never the case

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Yep but if they made it so only people who enabled the option to see overwatch league colour and only on ur team and not the enemy team then it would be awesome


For me it would be even enough to have an option to see my own color on my skins like my equipped skins. No need to see others, but my shots, skills, etc in my color would be really nice

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Honestly the OWL effects added massive value to the skins and made me want to but more of them, if possible maybe make that an option to toggle on or off, so people who don’t want it can have the game as it was but those of us who loved it (myself in particular yelled very happily about it on twitter and instagram) can keep it?

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So why the color effect is not enabled on the ult and ability like when i put a red for the friendly and blue for enemy and hanzo ult is still blue can you fix this .