Molly submitted Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 24, 2019 25 days ago
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 24, 2019

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 only reflects changes coming specifically to that platform.

GENERAL UPDATES

Practice Range

  • Practice Range has been temporarily disabled on PTR-only. For players looking to try out Sigma’s abilities in a solo setting, private Custom Games can still be made in the Game Browser.

Role Queue

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Ready button to be displayed when no roles had been selected, when using a controller.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to be on multiple regional leaderboards at the same time.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to appear on the Top 500 All leaderboard when 1 or more roles are still in placement matches.
  • Fixed a bug that caused players who allow the "Waiting on you to select role" timer to expire, to get into an unusable state if they were grouped in LFG.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from interacting with the role selection invite using a gamepad if inside the Play menu.
  • Fixed a bug where queue time wasn’t displayed properly while in skirmish.
HERO UPDATES

D.Va

  • D.Va Pilot ultimate cost reduced by 12%

Sombra

EMP

  • (Reworded from previous patch notes for clarity) Activation time increased from 0.2 to 0.35 seconds.

Symmetra

Teleporter

  • Cooldown decreased from 15 seconds to 12 seconds
  • Teleport re-use time decreased from 1.5 seconds to 1 second

Wrecking Ball

Minefield

  • Decreased projectile speed from 13 to 12.
BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Competitive groups being found in LFG
  • Fix rare instances of ‘avoid as teammate’ not working

Heroes

Sigma

  • Fixed a bug where Gravitic Flux would do ground impact damage to training bots before they hit the ground.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Sigma to fire more than two Hyperspheres at once.
  • Fixed a bug that cause Sigma’s “Hello” voice line to not play.
Molly submitted Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 23, 2019 25 days ago
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 23, 2019

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 only reflects changes coming specifically to that platform.

PATCH HIGHLIGHTS

New Hero: Sigma

Sigma is an eccentric astrophysicist and volatile tank who gained the power to control gravity in an orbital experiment gone wrong. Manipulated by Talon and deployed as a living weapon, Sigma’s presence on the battlefield cannot be ignored. Sigma launches two Hyperspheres (gravitic charges), which bounce off walls and implode after a short duration, damaging enemies within a sizable radius. Using Experimental Barrier, he propels a floating barrier to a location of his choosing and he can dismiss the barrier at any time. With Kinetic Grasp Sigma freezes incoming projectiles in midair, converting them into shields. Accretion allows Sigma to gather a mass of debris and flings it at an enemy to knock them down. Unleashing his full powers with Gravitic Flux, Sigma takes flight, lifts enemies in a targeted area, and launches them into the sky before slamming them back down. Learn more about Sigma on his hero page.

GENERAL UPDATES

Role Queue

  • Updated the end of match screen so that players are sorted by role.
  • Fixed a bug that made it difficult to see which Role Card was in focus when using a controller.
  • Quick Play (with Role Queue Enabled)

Feature Update: Endorsements

  • Players can now endorse each other in the following game modes:
    • Mystery Heroes
    • No Limits
    • Deathmatch
    • Total Mayhem
    • Low Grav
    • All the PVE Event game modes (Uprising, Retribution, Storm Rising)

Game Mode

  • Mystery Heroes - On Control maps, Heroes are now reset between rounds.

Workshop

New Events:

  • Player Dealt Healing
  • Player Received Healing
  • Player Joined Match
  • Player Left Match

New Actions:

  • Start Transforming Throttle
  • Stop Transforming Throttle

New Values:

  • Healer
  • Healee
  • Event Healing
  • Host Player

Developer Comment: A commonly requested feature for the Workshop is the ability to track healing, so we’ve added two new Event types and three new Values to make this possible. We’ve also added Events to make it easier to detect players joining and leaving matches. To support the creation of admin-style privileges for custom games, the owner of the game can now be detected using Host Player. Finally, we’ve added the ability to scale, invert, and rotate a player’s input throttle to make controlling characters in third person easier.

BUG FIXES

General

  • Custom Game: The Presets UI in Custom Game is now displayed in the proper order.

Heroes

Brigitte

  • Fix for Brigitte heal throws that were too loud.

Zenyatta

  • Fixed a delay in Zenyatta’s first person quick melee animation when interrupting primary fire.

Orisa

  • Fixed a bug that caused some VFX to stop playing upon successive viewings of Orisa’s “Oh!” highlight intro in Hero Gallery.

Genji

  • Fixed a bug where Genji could fail to deal damage if he rapidly used Swift Strike on a single target (PTR bug only).

Sombra

  • Fixed an animation issue with EMP (PTR bug only).
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PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 26 days ago

Sigma is ready to begin the experiment. Game Director Jeff Kaplan provides an analysis of Overwatch’s new hero.… https://t.co/wJJM7brhDH

PlayOverwatch submitted Developer Update | Introducing Sigma | Overwatch 26 days ago
Join Jeff Kaplan as he discusses Overwatch’s 31st hero: Sigma! He provides some insight into his back story, abilities, and overall strategy. Sigma is currently available for testing on the PTR.

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

00:08 – Jeff introduces our newest hero—Sigma!
00:17 – The backstory of Sigma
01:45 – The gameplay of the new tank hero, Sigma
02:14 – Sigma secondary ability, the Experimental Barrier
03:20 – The Hyperspheres
04:03 – Sigma’s primary ability, Kinetic Grasp
04:44 – Accretion
05:16 – Sigma’s ultimate ability, Gravitic Flux
07:09 – Thanks for joining us and have fun testing Sigma on the PTR!

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PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 26 days ago
PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 26 days ago

Now live! Join @A_Seagull and members of the Development Team for a first look at Overwatch’s newest hero, Sigma.… https://t.co/kEhYMtjoIt

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 27 days ago

@rudeism Sorry.

PlayOverwatch submitted [NEW HERO – COMING SOON] Sigma Origin Story | Overwatch 27 days ago
Peek inside the mind of an eccentric astrophysicist who hopes to unlock the secrets of the universe, unaware he’s been turning into a living weapon: Introducing Sigma.

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BillWarnecke commented on Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (Jeff Kaplan cover) 28 days ago

I heard there was going to be a version of this song with Dolly Parton and Megan Thee Stallion. Maybe we can get Jeff in on that. :)

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BillWarnecke commented on The servers are very laggy here in iran 28 days ago

Hey rakspak if you DM me your in game name I’ll take a look. Since there are no servers in the Middle East we sometimes see bad network quality due to general internet issues.

Since launching we’ve worked to expand to more regions. I know we haven’t gotten servers into the Middle East yet but it’s absolutely a region we’re looking at. This process can be a bit slow, sorry for that.

I didn’t see the negative comments because I came to this thread late, but a core tenet of Overwatch is together we are strong. I’d encourage anyone who considers themselves a part of this community to be a force for positive change in this world.

Cheers

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BillWarnecke commented on How has the LFG not been fixed yet? 30 days ago

Hey there, we have a fix in testing for the LFG bug. We're targeting a 1.38 bug fix patch or the 1.39 release.

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 30 days ago

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