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Latest Patch NotesOverwatch PTR Patch Notes – March 27, 2020 (4 days ago)

20 Nov


Why it feels harder to Aim with Ashe

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over 1 year ago - /u/Blizz_JeffKaplan on Reddit - Thread - Direct

Currently, if you play Ashe on PC and have higher than 60 fps, the aim down site (ADS) animation can look choppy or "stepped". There is no lag going on. The ADS still happens at the correct speed. But the animation looks can feel a bit off.

In an upcoming patch, the ADS is smoothed out regardless of how high your fps is and should feel much better.

Unfortunately, right now, the patch that it is fixed in is 1.32 (1.31 is on the PTR right now). We're looking into pulling the fix forward but it's unlikely. It's a lot of code and needs a fair amount of testing so we don't want to rush it and risk breaking something else.

Apologies for the issue.

Blurry Crosshair at 1440p

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over 1 year ago - BillWarnecke on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey there, sorry for this issue. One of our UI engineers is taking a look at this and we think we may have a solution to work around this. Unfortunately it may not make it in until the 1.32 patch.

Cheers.

19 Nov


Sounds effects loud or quiet

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over 1 year ago - ScottLawlor-1589 on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey Everyone, we have a fix for this internally and hope to push it out with our next patch.

In the meantime, there is a workaround. Reset your user volume sliders back to 100 and turn the game down using the Windows volume mixer in the Windows sound options.

Thank you all for bringing the issue to our attention.

Soundbug with Ana

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over 1 year ago - ScottLawlor-1589 on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey Everyone, we have a fix for this internally and hope to push it out with our next patch.

In the meantime, there is a workaround. Reset your user volume sliders back to 100 and turn the game down using the Windows volume mixer in the Windows sound options.

Thank you all for bringing the issue to our attention.

Incoming PTR Changes

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over 1 year ago - BillWarnecke on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey folks, PTR build 53030 is now live which includes these changes. Cheers!

17 Nov


Incoming PTR Changes

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over 1 year ago - GeoffGoodman on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

This post is to track further updates to the PTR as we make them. The following changes are planned for a PTR patch that will probably come on Monday.

Brigitte

  • Shield Bash
    • Damage reduced from 50 to 5
  • Inspire Passive
    • Cooldown reduced from 1.5s to 1.0s
    • Duration increased from 5s to 6s
    • Total healing increased from 80 to 100

Dev Notes: Reduces Shield Bash’s damage reduces her total stun combo damage potential while still allowing Whip Shot and her basic melee attacks to retain their full strength. Brigitte is a hybrid tank/healer, and lately we’ve been reducing her effectiveness by reducing the power of her non-healing functionality, but we want to make sure she is still a viable pick so we’re increasing the uptime of her Inspire passive to help increase her overall healing output.

Doomfist

  • Seismic Slam
    • Victims no longer lose air c...
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16 Nov


Overwatch Patch Notes Information :page_with_curl:

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over 1 year ago - TomPowers on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Good day everyone,

If you’re looking for the most recent version of the LIVE Patch Notes, please go to this new location located here. PLEASE NOTE: LIVE Patch Notes are no longer posted in this forum.

If you’re looking for PTR Patch Notes, please look for pinned topics in this category located here.

Thank you.

1.31 Known Issues List

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over 1 year ago - Denis on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Disclaimer: This is not a complete list of all currently tracked issues affecting this build of Overwatch, rather this is a targeted list of some known specific issues with this release.

Patch 1.31


Heroes

Ashe

  • When spectating Ashe her player outline draws around her gun and scope

Bastion

  • While firing in siege mode, bastions bullet shells eject backwards

Brigitte

  • Brig’s weapon re-appears late after waving
  • Shield Bash does not do damage to barriers
  • The smoke effects from Whip Shot flicker if you move while casting it

Hanzo

  • While using the meditate emote Hanzo’s bow continuously rattles
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[Forum Suggestion] 'Set as Main Profile' Option

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over 1 year ago - Linsivi on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

This is something we are definitely looking into. :slight_smile:

That would actually be up to the community managers. I technically CAN but I will leave it up to them to add or not.

Windows Spatial Audio Review

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over 1 year ago - ScottLawlor-1589 on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

The newest 1.31 PTR has Windows Spatial Audio re-enabled. Please keep the feedback coming on this feature. These reports have been extremely valuable for us.

15 Nov


There’s never been a better time to become an Overwatch agent. If you’re ready to join your friends on the payload, now's your chance.

From November 20–26, we're calling on all prospective agents: assemble your teams and dive in during the Overwatch Free Trial on PC, PlayStation®4, or Xbox One!

For this free trial, we're making the ultimate team-based shooter’s entire content available including the full roster of 29 heroes—including the newly released gunslinger Ashe—and 19 maps available for play in a variety of modes, such as Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also be able to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock different customization options for their heroes.

Plus, if you decide to purchase Overwatch aft...

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Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – November 14, 2018

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over 1 year ago - JoshuaNoh-1358 on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey there! So there actually was a small change (though relatively minor) for Soldier: 76 that seems to have gotten left out of the notes. I’ll try to get those updated but people may have left for the day.

Soldier: 76

  • Tactical Visor
    • No longer makes Helix Rockets auto-target enemies.

Developer Comments : The intent of Tactical Visor is to make Soldier: 76 unable to miss during its duration. However, Helix Rockets have travel time, so if they were fired directly at an enemy they would often miss a moving target at further ranges. This change allows players to freely aim Helix Rockets while still auto-aiming his primary fire.

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – November 14, 2018

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over 1 year ago - TomPowers on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – November 14, 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 t...

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14 Nov


WyomingMyst appreciation Thread

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over 1 year ago - BillWarnecke on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

WyomingMyst is awesome! I’m a huge fan. Thanks for everything guy!

Lucio oh's cereal: Will it include a free toy inside?

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over 1 year ago - TomPowers on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

You’ll just have to wait and see!

Lucio oh's cereal: Will it include a free toy inside?

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over 1 year ago - TomPowers on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

There will not be a toy, but you will be granted a Loot Boost! :arrow_upper_right:

What is a Loot Boost?

A Loot Boost will grant you an additional standard Overwatch Loot Box the next three times you level up in-game. More details will be revealed ...

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Overwatch stuck

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over 1 year ago - BillWarnecke on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey there, we have more information about this problem in this thread.

Problems with load of the ptr client

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over 1 year ago - BillWarnecke on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey folks, we’ve addressed this issue on live and we’re working to release a patch to fix the problem. Apologies for the hassle, we very much appreciate the info from you that helped us track down the problem.

Closing this thread, further discussion can take place in the live version of this thread which is here.

13 Nov


Hey Naru, feel free to use this workaround until we patch if you’d like. I’m just trying to give words of caution so others who wouldn’t benefit from this don’t add it in!

For everyone else, thanks for helping us verify. This was difficult for us to reproduce internally because it’s a bug as a result of a certain type of hardware which we don’t actively support or test with.

We’re working on a permanent fix for this, we hope to roll it out tomorrow! Further updates will be here if needed. Thanks everyone!

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Hey there as a workaround if someone who is affected by this issue can add an additional command line argument to their Overwatch startup we want to see if this fixes the issue for you.

Note this is an advanced startup line, you’ll want to clear this line after testing. Changing startup options can lead to odd problems.

To set the command line, in the Blizzard Desktop client with Overwatch selected, choose Options > Game Settings. Find the Overwatch entry in the list, click the Additional command line arguments checkbox. In the textbox there add:

--tank_WorkerThreadCount 1

The file is probably too big to attach to the forums or email directly. Any place you can place it so we’re able to download it will work though.

Emailing the link to [email protected] is the best route to get it over to us instead of posting it here.

Thanks!

Hey there, we’re still investigating this issue internally. A dump of the Overwatch client when it’s in this “stuck” state would be helpful for us to do further investigation.

For anyone who has this specific issue and is comfortable with creating a process dump (Task Manager > Right Click Overwatch > Create Dump File) and can upload it to a location where we’re able to download it (drop box, one drive), this would be extremely helpful for us.

edit: Emailing the link to [email protected] is the best route to get it over to us instead of posting it here.

Thanks!

[RENDERING LOST] Help?

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over 1 year ago - BruceWilkie-1417 on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hello there!

Are you using an AMD graphics card? If so, could you make sure your drivers are updated, or if that’s not possible, try setting “Refraction Quality” to “Low” in the graphics settings and see if that resolves the issue for you?

Thanks!
Bruce

What if Brigitte doesn't use her shield to bash?

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over 1 year ago - GeoffGoodman on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

We do have one shield bash change we are playtesting right now, which is likely to hit the next PTR: Shield Bash no longer going through barriers.

This means it is a lot more tricky to land a clutch stun on an enemy Reinhardt, for example, but you can still use the ability to close distance and land melee hits to trigger Inspire.

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