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JoshNash-1223 submitted Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – May 18, 2021 4 hours ago
Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – May 18, 2021

A new patch is now live on PlayStation and Xbox. Read below to learn more about the latest changes.

To share your feedback, please post in the General Discussion forum.
For a list of known issues, visit our Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit our Technical Support forum.


OVERWATCH ANNIVERSARY 2021

We’re celebrating Overwatch’s fifth anniversary with brand new items, including Legendary skins like Funky Baptiste, Venus Moira, Junkfood Junkrat, and more! Participate in the weekly anniversary Challenges for even more amazing rewards, such as Cybermedic Ana, Bird of Paradise Echo, and the 8 Ball Wrecking Ball skin.

If you missed any Overwatch events from the previous years, you’ll be able to unlock items from past events using credits or by opening Loot Boxes. Every day, we’ll feature a set of your favorite seasonal brawls in the Arcade.

Thank you for playing Overwatch with us for half a decade. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for Overwatch 2!


GENERAL UPDATES

Feature Update: Nameplate Voice Icons

Nameplates now indicate which teammates are speaking in Team or Group voice chat channels. This feature is also available for Match voice chat channels when enabled in Custom Games. The voice icon color will match the color of the voice chat channel players are speaking in.


Overwatch League Away (White) Skins

Players who have previously earned a hero’s Overwatch League Home (Gray) skin through historical promotions will now be automatically granted that hero’s corresponding Overwatch League Away (White) skin.


COMPETITIVE UPDATES
  • Competitive Deathmatch Season 4 has begun! Now through June 8th, 2021, compete in Competitive 8-player free for all Deathmatch to earn a rank and rewards.

BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from being selected on the player list within the replay controls when using a mouse
  • Fixed a bug with team composition tips appearing on hero select in non-Role-Queue 6v6 game modes
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Hero Select from opening properly on Horizon Lunar Colony under specific circumstances
  • Fixed a bug that caused some heroes to not restore their ability charges immediately after respawning
  • Fixed a bug that caused voice lines found in Loot Boxes to not play their waveforms when inspected

MAPS

Hanamura

  • Fixed a bug that caused players to become stuck on top of some map geometry

Nepal

  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to stand on top of the bell

Oasis

  • Updated a location to no longer be reachable by players

Heroes

Baptiste

  • Fixed a bug that allowed phased out teammates to be healed by Baptiste’s Biotic Launcher
  • Fixed a bug that caused the lingering aura of an expired Immortality Field to remain on a player who leaves the expired field’s area of effect

Junkrat
  • Fixed a bug that caused Junkrat’s RIP-Tire to teleport to the floor if his ultimate is triggered from a high ledge
  • Fixed a bug that caused the default RIP-Tire portrait to appear when equipping specific skins

Roadhog

  • Fixed a bug that caused Toxic Roadhog’s hook to flicker on low settings
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You grow, girl. Trap your foes as Venus Moira when Overwatch Anniversary returns on May 18. https://t.co/5BoLiR0BVQ

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 2 days ago

Light up the dance floor. Groove past your enemies as Funky Baptiste when Overwatch Anniversary returns on May 18. https://t.co/OzmqU9L1pw

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Party on the payload! Overwatch Anniversary begins May 18. https://t.co/B3cusMt8lX

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JoshNash-1223 submitted Welcome to Season 28 of Competitive Play 12 days ago
Welcome to Season 28 of Competitive Play

Season 28 of Competitive Play is here!

Unlocked at level 25, 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.


GETTING STARTED

Before you can kick off your competitive career, every player will be required to complete five placement matches in a selected role to obtain their seasonal skill rating for that role. Within the standard Role Queue competitive mode, players will earn separate skill ratings (SR) for each role in Competitive Play, for a total of three distinct SRs. This rating will be a number between 1 and 5000, with higher values indicating a greater skill level. Players will also be assigned a tier per role based on their rating—Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, or Grandmaster – and climbing into the next tier is possible as you improve. Open Queue will utilize the same rating and tier system, but since there is no Role Queue system, you will have a separate, single SR reflective of your performance across all heroes within this game mode.

Skill ratings and tier icons will be visible at the beginning of every match. As you compete, your selected role or Open Queue skill rating will increase or decrease with each win or loss based on a number of factors, including your own performance and the skill of the other players in the match.

A detailed breakdown of the skill tiers, along with icons and information about the corresponding skill ratings can be found by pressing the “Information” button under the Competitive Play menu.


COMPETITIVE REWARDS

In addition to experiencing the thrill of victory, players can also unlock unique rewards through Competitive Play. Anyone who completes their placement matches in any role or Open Queue during a Competitive Season will receive a special spray and player icon.

On top of that, as you complete competitive matches, you’ll earn a currency called Competitive Points. When the season concludes, you’ll also receive a number of Competitive Points based on the highest Skill Tier you obtained during the season per role to spend on golden versions of your favorite heroes’ weapons. This also applies to your highest Skill Tier reached within the Open Queue.

Here’s the Skill Rating (SR) to Competitive Point (CP) breakdown:

Per RoleOpen QueueMax Total
Bronze 25 65 140
Silver 50 125 275
Gold 100 250 550
Platinum 200 500 1100
Diamond 300 750 1650
Master 450 1200 2550
Grandmaster 650 1750 3700

TOP 500 LEADERBOARDS

The best of the best players compete across five separate Top 500 Leaderboards. Within Role Queue, one for each role, along with an additional combined average leaderboard. The combined Role Queue Top 500 Leaderboard will be based on the player’s average skill rating across all three roles. To be eligible for a role-specific leaderboard, players must complete at least 25 games in that role. To qualify for the combined Top 500 Leaderboard, players must be eligible for all three role-specific leaderboards. Open Queue will have its own Leaderboard that will require at least 50 games played within the game mode for qualification. At the end of the season, players who earn a spot within the Top 500 players for any of these leaderboards on their platform and region will receive an additional player icon and animated spray.


Season 28 is live RIGHT NOW on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, so power up your favorite gaming machine and join the fight. We’ll see you in-game!


As a reminder, new seasons begin on the first Thursday of every other month. We’ve included a projected 2021 calendar of season start dates below!

Start Date (PDT)
Season 29 July 1, 2021
Season 30 September 2, 2021
Season 31 November 4, 2021
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JoshNash-1223 submitted Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – April 28, 2021 20 days ago
Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – April 28, 2021

A new patch is now live on PlayStation and Xbox. Read below to learn more about the latest changes.

To share your feedback, please post in the General Discussion forum.
For a list of known issues, visit our Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit our Technical Support forum.


BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed a bug that caused statistics on the Career Profile screen to extend off-screen
JoshNash-1223 commented on Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – April 26, 2021 22 days ago
As a note - We are planning on leaving this PTR up for 1 week!
JoshNash-1223 submitted Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – April 26, 2021 22 days ago
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – April 26, 2021

A new Overwatch patch is in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report any issues, 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 may also be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and only reflects changes coming specifically to that platform.


BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed a bug with team composition tips appearing on hero select in non-role-queue 6v6 game modes

Maps

Nepal

  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to stand on top of the bell

Oasis

  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to stand in an unintended location

Heroes

Junkrat

  • Fixed a bug that caused the default RIP-Tire portrait to appear when equipping specific skins
  • Fixed a bug where using RIP-Tire on a ledge could cause it to appear on the ground underneath

Reinhardt

  • Characters pinned by Charge and slammed into a wall will now be placed flush with the wall, more accurately placing them out of the range of area-based abilities (like Baptiste’s Immortality Field) when appropriate

Roadhog

  • Fixed a bug that caused Toxic Roadhog’s hook to flicker on low settings
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