Overwatch Dev Tracker

13 Oct

12 Oct

    Kaedi on Forums - Thread - Direct

To the heroes of Overwatch,

We want to keep you up to date on some of the bugs and issues we’re aware of that are affecting the game. This is not a complete list of all currently tracked issues affecting Overwatch 2, rather, this is a targeted list of some known specific issues with this release.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience, and we appreciate y’all’s understanding. Our team is working to resolve these issues, and we will provide more information as soon as we have updates!

Current Issues

  • We have disabled Rialto from all game modes as we investigate an issue with the map.
  • We are investigating an issue where directing pinging a teammate with select ping commands like group up is not working correctly.
  • We are investigating an issue with the default Weapon Skin option appearing locked and requiring Competitive Points to unlock. Do not attempt to spend Competitive Points on this item, as we cannot...
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11 Oct

10 Oct

    Kaedi on Forums - Thread - Direct


Season 7 of Competitive Play is here!

Competitive Play is designed for those players who want to put their skills to the test and offers a more serious experience than our Quick Play or Arcade Modes. Players new to Overwatch 2 will unlock access to Competitive Play when they complete the Competitive Play Qualification challenge by winning 50 unranked games.


Before you can kick off your competitive career, you will be required to win five games to obtain their seasonal skill division for their selected Competitive Play mode. Within the standard Role Queue competitive mode, players will earn a separate skill division for each role...

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    Kaedi on Forums - Thread - Direct

Trick or Treat! Twitch Drops are back, and you can earn fun rewards when you watch your favorite Overwatch 2 content creators and influencers on Twitch! Link your Battle.net account today and earn spooky new rewards, available starting today and going through October 20.

  • Watch 2 hours to earn the Lilith’s Visage Player Icon
  • Watch 2 more hours to earn the Demonic Skull Weapon Charm
  • Watch 3 more hours to earn the “Bwee Bwoo-Bwoo-Bwoo” Bastion Voice Line
  • Watch 3 more hours to earn the “Something Wicked This Way Comes” Moira Voice Line
  • Watch 4 more hours to earn the Possessed Pharah Epic Skin

Earning Twitch drops for Overwatch 2 is easy! Simply connect your Battle.net account with your Twitch account, then tune into any eligible channel in the Overwatch 2 categ...

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The battle between forces of light and darkness comes to Overwatch 2! Halloween Terror 2023 has begun and brings a terrifying new game mode, fan-favorite co-op brawls, and spooky new skins to collect! Take part in the Trials of Sanctuary as you fight against Lilith Moira and the forces of darkness. Challenge yourself with returning game modes, including Junkenstein’s Revenge and the Wrath of the Bride, as you complete challenges to earn Overwatch Credits and Battle Pass XP to unlock new rewards! Keep reading to learn more.

Can You Survive the Trials of Sanctuary?

Trials of Sanctuary is a new four-player, co-op survival brawl where you can pick from six themed heroes of Sanctuary to fight against the dark legions: Demon Hunter Sombra, Barbarian Zarya, Nightraven Illari, Cleric Lifeweaver, Imperius Reinhardt, and Inarius Pharah. As you explore the dark cathedral, look for treasure chests that contain powerful loot. Some loot will boost your attack...

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09 Oct

BlizzCon® – the biggest celebration for Blizzard® games, including Overwatch® 2 – is back! Get ready for new reveals, panels, and fun. Also, don’t forget to tune in as the Overwatch World Cup 2023 reaches its exciting finale in front of the live audience in Anaheim, California! Now, you’ll have your chance to get new limited-time collectibles for Overwatch and other Blizzard games with the BlizzCon Collection granted for all live attendees, and available for all players through the Battle.net store!

Anyone coming to ...

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Welcome to another edition of the Defense Matrix, where we update you on our efforts to deter cheating and disruptive behavior in Overwatch 2. Last time, we talked about filtering out and actioning those who use inappropriate text and voice chat, keeping custom games friendly for all players, combating cheat software, and stopping those who take advantage of cheating. As we roll into Season 7, we’ll be focusing on the disruptive behavior of leaving games, along with encouraging the use of effective communication systems like the Ping feature. So, mech up, and let’s get right into it.


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    Craig on Forums - Thread - Direct

This game update will go live on October 10, 2023!


Get ready for the spookiest event of the year as Overwatch 2 transforms into a haunted battleground. Halloween Terror is back with your favorite game modes—Junkenstein’s Revenge, Wrath of the Bride, and Trials of Sanctuary, a new Blizzard crossover game mode. Team up with the heroes of Sanctuary, power up their abilities, and defeat powerful bosses, including Butcher Roadhog, Azmodan Wrecking Ball, and Lilith Moira.


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08 Oct

06 Oct

Hola amigos! Andre Abrahamian from the Hero Design Team here subbing in for Aaron this week. I wanted to share with you an in-depth journey through the most recent changes to Sombra, our notorious stealthy hacker. Since her original release in 2016, Sombra has received many changes, including a rework for Overwatch 2's launch. Now the team brings changes to this latest iteration on Sombra once again. 

When we look at each Overwatch hero, we are guided by general values to provide a great hero experience. Each hero should have clear strengths and weaknesses that can be tuned accordingly. A hero's impact on a match should be felt by you, your team, and the enemy team. That impact should be clear enough to inform counterplay so that enemies infer how to respond to a particular hero or their abilities. With these points in mind, we felt that Sombra did not have the correct building blocks for her long-term place in the game, and that is what started our latest approac...

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04 Oct

Season 7 begins next Tuesday, and we’re bringing a frightening amount of new content and a seasonal theme that is darker than ever before! We’re introducing a new Blizzard crossover game mode in Trials of Sanctuary, the Halloween Terror 2023 event, and a hot new control map featuring the tropical island of Samoa. We’re also bringing a massive balance update, including a reworked ability kit for Sombra, and new changes to the Route 66 Map! Keep reading to find out what Overwatch 2: The Rise of Darkness has in store.

Battle against Lilith Moira in Trials of Sanctuary!

In our first-ever Blizzard crossover game mode launching with our Halloween Terror event, you’ll descend into a battle against the demons of the Burning Hells in an all-new co-op survival brawl, Trials of Sanctuary. Fight as one of six different heroes: Demon Hunter Sombra, Barbarian Zarya, Night Raven Illari, Cleric Lifeweaver, Imperious Reinhardt, and Inarius Pharah, while facing an onslaught of unr...

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03 Oct

02 Oct