PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 13 days ago

“You can learn a lot about the character that inhabits a space through the details.” Dive into @javi_draws artisti… https://t.co/49n8RzOsfF

JaviDraws talks about the art industry, what Symmetra means to her, and designing sprays for Overwatch.

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PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 13 days ago

Perfect harmony. Link your Twitch and Blizzard accounts during Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge and earn limited-t… https://t.co/jcOJGm10AO

JoshNash-1223 commented on Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – November 17, 2020 14 days ago
This patch is only being rolled out to PC for the time being. Pending performance, we will look to apply this to other platforms soon.
JoshNash-1223 submitted Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – November 17, 2020 14 days ago
Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – November 17, 2020 (2)

A new patch is now live on Windows PC. 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 client crash that could occur under certain circumstances
CaLee submitted 1.54 Known Issues 14 days ago
Patch 1.54 Known Issues

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. This list will be updated accordingly.

HEROES

Doomfist

  • His “One Punch” Highlight Intro camera clips into the ground on certain maps.
MAPS

Eichenwalde

  • The broken castle door is visually missing but still has collision around the destroyed bits.
UI
  • Career Profile data for Role Queue Beta is displaying the same rating for all three roles.
MISC
  • We are aware of a crash that is affecting players on Live.
PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 14 days ago

Welcome to my reality. Teleport into battle to earn enlightening new rewards, including Marammat Symmetra (Epic).… https://t.co/RpLA7CgNfz

Earn new rewards—including Marammat Symmetra, inspired by Christie Golden’s new short story, “Stone by Stone”—by winning games and watching Overwatch on Twitch.

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PlayOverwatch submitted Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge | Overwatch Event 14 days ago
Find order in chaos in Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge!

Teleport into battle to earn enlightening new rewards including Marammat Symmetra (Epic) and watch Overwatch games on Twitch to earn new sprays.

Follow your path by playing Symmetra's Restoration Challenge now through Nov 30

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JoshNash-1223 submitted Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – November 17, 2020 14 days ago
Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – November 17, 2020

A new patch is now live on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. 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.


SYMMETRA’S RESTORATION CHALLENGE

Celebrate the release of Christie Golden’s new Overwatch short story, “Stone by Stone,” with Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge! Through November 30, earn limited-time rewards, including the new Marammat Symmetra skin, by winning games and watching Overwatch on Twitch.

Learn more about Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge on the Overwatch website.


GENERAL UPDATES

Feature Update: Minimum Latency Support

Competition is at its best when it’s fair. Historically, we’ve run tournament events like the Overwatch League and the Overwatch World Cup with teams competing head to head, in person, with local servers to provide the lowest possible latency and the best player experience.

In today’s world, with so many events and tournaments moving online and teams spread across the world, we wanted to provide a mechanism to ensure that the experience is as fair as possible, regardless of how close the teams are to the tournament’s servers.

The Minimum Latency option sets a target latency for Custom Games, leveling the playing field between competitors whether they’re 50 or 500 miles away. Players with latency lower than the minimum setting will automatically have their network traffic delayed to meet the minimum target, while players with latency higher than the target won’t have any additional delay introduced.

This feature is designed to work with a variety of network conditions, and will generally keep players within 8 milliseconds of the target setting.

We hope this feature will be useful, especially for community-driven competitions that want to Play Nice, Play Fair.


CUSTOM GAMES UPDATES

New Custom Game Maps

  • Workshop Green Screen

COMPETITIVE UPDATES

Competitive No Limits

For the first time (Season 1), experience Competitive No Limits with placement matches, skill rating, leaderboards, and the opportunity to earn competitive points. In No Limits, there are no restrictions on hero selection.


HERO UPDATES

Baptiste

Amplification Matrix

  • Width increased from 5 meters to 9 meters

Lúcio

Wall Ride

  • By default, Lúcio will now perform his Wall Jump boost immediately upon releasing Jump to leave the wall, instead of requiring a second Jump press immediately after leaving the wall
    • This new setting appears inside Lucio’s settings page as “Wall Jump On Release”
  • While using the new setting, Lúcio can cancel wall rides by pressing Crouch, which will not trigger the automatic jump
    • When using the “Wall Jump on Release” option, after crouching, releasing jump within 0.2 seconds will provide a jump boost (Jump release timing is consistent with pre-existing live server Jump re-press timing)

WORKSHOP UPDATES

General

  • Increased max Workshop Element Count to 32768
  • Added Type field to Start Forcing Player Outlines
  • Added Spray options to Communicate, Is Communicating, and Is Communicating Any
  • Added Sort Order field to Workshop Settings Values and increased the max Workshop Settings Count to 128
  • Allow Button, Disallow Button, Press Button, Start Holding Button, Stop Holding Button, and Is Holding Button now accept Button Values
  • Create Beam Effect, Create Effect, Create HUD Text, Create Icon, Create In-World Text, Play Effect, and Start Forcing Player Outlines now accept Color Values and support options for Color Value Reevaluation
  • Added Black, Gray, Rose, and Violet color options
  • Added a new option to the Apply Impulse action allowing horizontal and vertical velocity to be modified together (instead of each considered separately) when canceling contrary motion

New Workshop Actions

  • Log to Inspector
  • Wait Until
  • Set Knockback Dealt
  • Set Knockback Received
  • Set Environment Credit Player
  • Start Assist
  • Stop Assist
  • Stop All Assists
  • Create Progress Bar HUD Text
  • Destroy Progress Bar HUD Text
  • Destroy All Progress Bar HUD Text
  • Create Progress Bar In-World Text
  • Destroy Progress Bar In-World Text
  • Destroy All Progress Bar In-World Text

New Workshop Values

  • Color
  • Custom Color
  • Workshop Setting Combo
  • Workshop Setting Hero
  • Evaluate Once
  • Update Every Frame
  • Magnitude Of
  • Number of Slots
  • Spawn Points
  • String Contains
  • String Length
  • Last Assist ID
  • Is Communicating Any Spray
  • Player Stat (limited to current match stats)
  • Player Hero Stat (limited to current match stats)

Developer Comments: Evaluate Once can be used to isolate a part of a reevaluating parameter and “freeze” it at its initial value. One way this can be useful is when a reevaluating parameter (such as an effect’s position) makes use of a For loop’s control variable. For example, if you want to create a vertical stack of effects that move with a player, you could loop over a Create Effect action using Global.Y as your control variable and “Position Of(Event Player) + Vector(0, Evaluate Once(Global.Y), 0)” as your position (with reevaluation enabled). Doing this, the position of each effect would move along with the player, but thanks to Evaluate Once, the vertical offset for each effect would be frozen to the value of Global.Y when that particular effect was created (instead of the final value of Global.Y when the loop ends).

Update Every Frame increases the rate at which certain values will update. For example, “Position Of(…)” only updates 12.5 times per second, but “Update Every Frame(Position Of(…))” will evaluate 62.5 times per second for conditions and other logical checks and as fast as your framerate for visual output, such as effects and camera. This value can be used to create highly sensitive positional triggers and smooth movement for effects and camera work. Depending on your usage, this value could have a significant impact on server load, framerate, or both, so use it only when needed. That said, executing a single condition or action that contains an Update Every Frame is still much more performant than repeatedly executing an action in a tight loop to try and achieve the same result.


BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed a bug with Capture the Flag that caused the overhead flag to not appear properly during sudden death
  • Fixed a bug that would cause colorblind friendly names for duel and elimination game modes to not appear properly
  • Fixed a bug that would default players to the legendary loot box screen even if players did not have one available

Heroes

Doomfist

  • Fixed a bug that caused VFX to not appear correctly during the One Punch highlight intro

D.Va

  • Fixed a bug that caused with her footstep sound effects when equipping the Shin-Ryeong skin

Hanzo

  • Fixed a bug that caused an animation issue with his Hero Select animation

Pharah

  • Fixed a bug that caused Pharah’s eyes to face the wrong direction in her HUD portrait when equipping the Lifeguard skin

Sombra

  • Fixed a rare bug where Sombra’s translocator could be on cooldown after use if it was shot at the same time it was used
  • Fixed a bug that would cause Sombra to not receive a detect notification when being seen or receive a detect notification without being seen by an enemy
  • Fixed a bug that would allow Sombra to see her translocating animation if she was killed while triggering that ability
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause translocate to display incorrectly when viewed within a replay

Wrecking Ball

  • Fixed a bug that caused his gun to clip into his mech during the Medal victory pose

Workshop

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when swapping the parent/child relationship between two players (using the Attach Players action)
  • Fixed a bug where Disable Messages was also disabling messages sent from Workshop (e.g. Small Message and Big Message)
  • Fixed a bug where setting multiple Ability Cooldowns within the same frame could fail
  • Fixed a bug where the camera override from Start Camera could be overridden from other sources (e.g. emote cameras)
  • Fixed a bug where Wrecking Ball could leave from ball form even if the Ability 1 and Primary Fire buttons were disabled
  • Fixed a bug where the user could lose focus when interacting with the Array Value in the editor
  • Fixed a bug where Set Move Speed and Set Jump Vertical Speed couldn’t set the speed to 0
  • Fixed a bug where Declare Team Victory could fail in Elimination
  • Fixed a bug where the Start Camera and Chase Variable actions would not update smoothly at high framerates or during slow motion
  • Fixed a bug where D.Va and Echo could use their flight abilities to break away from an Attach Players action
  • Fixed a bug where values with redundant parentheses would fail to paste from text correctly
  • Fixed a bug where values with mismatched units (for example, a directional vector instead of a positional vector) would fail to paste from text correctly
  • Fixed a bug where the element count could be higher than expected when pasting from text
  • Fixed a bug where multiple 0.016-second Waits running on the same player (or the global entity) could result in some Waits taking an extra 0.016 seconds to complete
  • Fixed a bug where the Phased Out status behaved inconsistently when applied to a dead player (since Phased Out and Dead are mutually exclusive)
  • Fixed a bug where a Set variable action (not a Modify) would behave incorrectly when a previously-Chased variable was on both the left and right side (such as Global.A = 1 - Global.A)
  • Fixed a bug where a player’s current health would be incorrectly limited to the player’s original max health between executions of multiple Set Max Health actions
  • Fixed a bug where Team Score would fail in non-Control game modes
  • Fixed a bug that caused Sombra to not be detected properly when scaled over twice as large
PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 15 days ago

Group up with game director Jeff Kaplan as he discusses Symmetra's brand new short story and event, along with chan… https://t.co/KpkbMIUBRB

Group up with game director Jeff Kaplan as he talks about the new Symmetra short story and event, along with changes to the queueing system and Replay Viewer.

ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence.

0:17 - Symmetra Short Story
1:56 - Symmetra's Restoration Challenge
2:35 - Introducing Priority Pass
6:02 - Replay Viewer Updates
7:41 - Dev Update Summary
8:18 - Jeff Thanks the Overwatch Community

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PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 15 days ago

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PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 16 days ago

From light to being. From curiosity to understanding. From chaos to order. Teleport into STONE BY STONE, a brand-ne… https://t.co/XOLfys0Syp

JoshNash-1223 commented on Experimental Mode – Quality of Life November 2020 18 days ago
Following some reported issues with Pharah’s Experimental update, we have removed the ability for players to crouch mid-air to accelerate downward. This is something we may test again in the future, but will need to implement some fixes before it’s ready again.
JoshNash-1223 submitted Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – November 13, 2020 18 days ago
Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – November 13, 2020

A new patch is now live on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. 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.


EXPERIMENTAL MODE

The next experiment begins! This time we’re hoping to get your feedback on some balance and quality of life changes. We’re using the 2-2-2 Role Queue ruleset so that you can get a feel for how these balance changes might affect the live game.


GENERAL UPDATES (ONLY IN EXPERIMENTAL)

  • Support heroes no longer say “Group up with me” when they are missing health and request healing

HERO UPDATES (ONLY IN EXPERIMENTAL)

Ana

Biotic Grenade

  • Projectile now passes through allies with full health

Brigitte

General

  • Base health reduced from 175 to 150

Hanzo

Storm Arrows

  • Can now be manually canceled

Mei

Ice Wall

  • Can now be manually destroyed while dead

Moira

Biotic Grasp

  • Healing resource consumption rate lowered from 14 to 12.5

Symmetra

Teleporter

  • Can now be manually destroyed while dead

Torbjörn

Deploy Turret

  • Turret can now be manually destroyed while dead
JoshNash-1223 commented on Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – November 13, 2020 18 days ago
Due to the update causing issues for some users, we have disabled the ability for Pharah to be able to crouch to accelerate downward with her Hover Jets. This may return at a later date for further testing once this issue has been addressed.
PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 19 days ago

@UniedSomething @Zazmo_ @OW_SVB Shh. Please and thank you.

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 19 days ago
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