[PC] Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – February 28, 2018


(Josh Engen) #1

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 Hero: Brigitte

An engineer with peerless armor-constructing abilities, Brigitte Lindholm is a valiant squire who fights on the front line to protect her allies.

Brigitte’s armor engineering capabilities make her a stalwart support hero, capable of holding her ground in combat while also providing healing and armor for her allies. Her primary weapon is her heavy-hitting Rocket Flail that she swings in a wide arc in front of her to smash multiple enemies at once. Whip Shot enables Brigitte to fling her flail forward, striking enemies at a distance and knocking them backward. With each blow, Brigitte’s passive ability, Inspire, heals nearby allies over time.

Brigitte’s Barrier Shield deploys a frontal energy barrier that can absorb a limited amount of damage and protect any allies directly behind her. Once her Barrier Shield is deployed, she can use Shield Bash to lunge forward and stun the first enemy in her path. Drawing on her engineering prowess, Brigitte can create Repair Packs to instantly heal wounded allies or provide armor to teammates at maximum health. When Brigitte is at her strongest, she can activate her ultimate ability, Rally—a galvanizing call to arms that generates a substantial amount of armor for nearby allies and increases Brigitte’s movement speed so she can lead them into battle.

To learn more about Brigitte, click here.

BUG FIXES

UI

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the “Restore Defaults” button from resetting all settings in the Social Options tab
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to delete characters at random in the “Save Highlight” text box if they held the delete button while their settings were below 60 FPS

Brigitte confirmed! She is on PTR! (She's a Support hero.)
(Tom Powers) #36

(Tom Powers) #37

(Tom Powers) #38

(Geoff Goodman) #39

There have been additional changes made that should now be on the PTR as well. Here is a list of changes:

HERO UPDATES

Brigitte

Shield Bash

  • Added a small delay before her shield drops after a Shield Bash
  • Added a vertical speed cap after Shield Bash
  • Please note that we are still tuning this value

Rocket Flail

  • Canceling a melee swing renders you unable to melee again until it would have completed had it not been canceled

Rally

  • Ultimate cost increased by ~30%

Inspire

  • Decreased cooldown from 2 seconds to 1.5 seconds

USER INTERFACE UPDATES

The Team Information Screen now displays the ultimate charge of your teammates

BUG FIXES

Heroes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Doomfist’s Rocket Punch from traveling forward if he had been hit by an enemy Doomfist’s Rocket Uppercut
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented players from aiming Doomfist’s Rocket Punch when facing an enemy
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to jump over Doomfist’s Rocket Punch when on an incline
  • Fixed a bug that caused Doomfist’s Seismic Slam to cancel if he wasn’t able to get close to his target
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mercy’s health regeneration to occur instantly if she took damage while at full health
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Moira’s Biotic Orb from receiving kill credit if it expired at the same time it killed an enemy
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Reinhardt’s Charge from pinning enemies

Brigitte can't combo tracer anymore
Please don't do this to Brigitte
Brigette's Super Jump Removed
Please don't do this to Brigitte
Can Someone Explain What This Doomfist Bugfix Means?