BlizzardEntertainment submitted Announcing the 36 Teams Competing in the 2023 Overwatch® World Cup 2 days ago

The international Overwatch 2® competition returns.

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Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes – January 24, 2023

A new patch is now live on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. 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 the Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit the Technical Support forum.

HERO UPDATES Tank

Orisa

Fortify

  • Health bonus reduced from 125 to 75

Roadhog

Chain Hook

  • Impact damage reduced from 30 to 5
  • The enemy final position distance from Roadhog after being pulled increased from 3 to 4 meters

Scrap Gun

  • Damage per pellet reduced from 6.6 to 6
  • Recovery time reduced from 0.85 to 0.8 seconds
  • Reload time reduced from 2 to 1.75 seconds
  • Maximum ammo increased from 5 to 6

Developer comments: These changes aim to reduce the frustration of dying in one shot immediately after being hooked and pulled by Roadhog. Chain Hook is still a powerful utility to forcibly reposition enemy players, so it will still often lead to eliminations. Its effectiveness will now be more dependent on specific hero matchups and how the hooked target is able to respond.

Damage

Sojourn

Railgun

  • Energy gain is no longer based on damage done by primary fire. Each primary fire hit against an enemy player now grants 5 energy
  • Primary fire damage per projectile reduced from 10 to 9

Developer comments: The energy gain adjustment will help smooth out Sojourn’s average Railgun charge time because it won’t benefit as much from critical damage or damage boost abilities. Hitting armored targets or other sources of damage reduction will result in quicker energy gains than before.

Previously, damage boosts and critical damage had an amplified effect for Sojourn since it reduced the time to build energy and lowered the threshold at which her Railgun secondary fire became lethal. The reduction to primary fire damage will further slow that down as well.

Support

Kiriko

Healing Ofuda

  • Recovery time increased from 0.85 to 1 second

Developer comments: Despite Kiriko’s healing projectiles being slow-moving and single target, her average healing output per match is higher than we’d like. We’ve seen players tend to get overly focused on maximizing her healing potential and only use primary fire for extended periods of time. Rather than reduce the amount of healing per projectile, which may lead to feeling locked into focusing on primary fire even more, we’re increasing the recovery time before she can start firing the Healing Ofuda. Increasing recovery times opens the opportunity to weave in secondary fire Kunai more freely.

BUG FIXES GENERAL
  • Fixed an issue with the "Winged Sandals’ weapon charm’s ‘How to Unlock’ text
  • Adjusted footstep audio mixing to make enemy footsteps more audible
HEROES

Lucio

  • Fixed an issue with Lucio’s Hermes skin exhibiting incorrect physics

Reinhardt

  • Fixed an issue with Reinhardt’s Hammer appearing deformed during the Sweethardt emote

Sojourn

  • Fixed an issue where Sojourn’s Cyber Detective Skin would fail to load

Wrecking Ball

  • Fixed an issue with Adaptive Shield where it could be incorrectly applied before the cooldown was complete
Craig commented on I miss WyomingMist 3 days ago
CrankyHero:

Out of curiosity, do you get to play the game still? Meaning for real, on a real account, with a real ranked SR, not play testing.

Yes, I do have my main account and keeping up with it. I usually focus on getting at least my dailies done in the evening on weekdays, and then do a heavy gaming grind on weekends, which can consist of Overwatch, World of Warcraft, or other games.

I do participate in playtests though which is a really cool experience.

CrankyHero:

Or would that be considered a conflict of interest for a blizzard employee to have a formal SR?

Far from it, one of Blizzard’s core values is “Express Your Inner Geek” which means we are encouraged to explore what games and pop culture mean to us and how they impact our lives. And while I am a hard-stuck gold/plat, I still have fun.

Craig commented on I miss WyomingMist 3 days ago

Hey everyone, I have been around but lurking behind the scenes. There have been a lot of things I have been engaged with and it’s pretty exciting on what we have planned for Season 3. Yes, I have been helping a lot with the blogs, patch notes, and forum posts you see on an official level. To give an insight to my work right now, I am doing my daily check of the forums and Reddit to bring constructive feedback to the devs, and trust me they really appreciate the feedback everyone has been giving.

If there is anything I do want to debunk, is that I have not been silenced by anyone. I am still relatively new to the team, so if anything I am learning from my peers and leaders, Jodie, Andy, Jon, Jared, etc. I also work on a lot of things behind the scenes that you guys don’t get to see but that’s okay because the work I have been doing feels really impactful to the future of the game.

This year’s Lunar New Year event has begun with fan-favorite modes returning and fun surprises in Overwatch 2!

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted Creating visual effects for a god with the Junker Queen Mythic skin 13 days ago

Zeus Junker Queen embodies a super-charged electrical aesthetic that you see throughout.

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Jodie-11723 submitted Overwatch 2 Known Issues, January 5, 2023 21 days ago
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
  • There’s a bug with Sojourn’s Cyber Detective skin is causing her to disappear.
    • We’re disabling this skin until the issue is resolved.
  • There’s an issue with Brigitte’s GOAT skin affecting her shield’s transparency in first-person.
  • Some PlayStation players are experiencing difficulty receiving and sending invites to group up.
  • There’s an issue causing the camera to displace while using a souvenir while loading into a game.
  • Some players aren’t able to see Ramattra without going to hero gallery and selecting his “Overwatch 2” default skin.
  • Career Profile may not be updating correctly for console players, please click here to learn more.
  • Some players are experiencing an LC-208 error, and the team is currently investigating a fix for this issue.
  • Echo is playing Kiriko, Sojourn, and Junker Queen ultimate lines in English for non-English languages.
Resolved Issues
  • The issue with Hanzo’s fully-charged bow animation has been resolved.
  • Tracer’s Pulse Bomb does self-damage correctly.
  • Resolved an issue concerning the rumble effect on Xbox and PlayStation controllers.

For a full list of resolved issues, check out the January 5 Patch Notes.

Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes – January 5, 2022

A new patch is now live on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. 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 the Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit the Technical Support forum.

NEW SEASONAL MODE: BATTLE FOR OLYMPUS FFA

In this free-for-all Deathmatch mode, battle for the throne of Olympus as seven powerful gods and monsters from Greek Mythology, each with a unique Divine Power that kicks in when they use their ultimate ability. The most valiant contenders in the Battle for Olympus will have the chance to earn limited-time voice lines and player titles, to brag about their accomplishments for all eternity.

At the end of the event, the hero whose powers were used to secure the most eliminations across all matches will be crowned the new ruler of Olympus!

GENERAL UPDATES

Career Profile

  • Game Reports for completed matches in the history tab will stay persistent across sessions and reset between patches rather than every session
COMPETITIVE PLAY
  • The 2023 season of Competitive Capture the Flag begins on January 10 and can be found in the Competitive Play menu
  • The Competitive Play loading screen has been updated
HERO UPDATES TANK

Junker Queen

Adrenaline Rush (Passive)

  • Now heals for the remaining wound damage when an enemy dies with wounds on them

Carnage

  • Cooldown is now reduced by 2 seconds for each enemy it impacts

Jagged Blade

  • Thrown impact damage reduced from 80 to 50
  • Thrown direct impacts now add a 30 damage wound to the stuck target. Stacks with wounds caused by Quick Melee or returning Jagged Blade hits.

Zarya

Energy (Passive)

  • Energy degeneration reduced from 2.2 to 2 per second
  • Delay before energy degeneration begins after gaining energy increased from 1 to 2 seconds
SUPPORT

Brigitte

Barrier Shield

  • Health increased from 250 to 300

Moira

Biotic Orb

  • Dealing damage with Biotic Orb now restores a small amount of Biotic Energy
Bug Fixes GENERAL
  • Fixed a bug with Souvenirs being incorrectly placed on Ramattra
  • Fixed an issue with Kiriko’s Ofuda displaying black textures during her Whirlwind emote
  • Fixed an issue with Reaper’s animations when ending his ‘Take a knee’ emote
  • Resolved an issue with placeable abilities (turrets, mines) floating after the destructible environment they were placed on was destroyed
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in some users seeing a black screen as their Main Menu background
  • Fixed a bug that caused “Group Up” to say “I’m on my way” in unintended circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue on some consoles that resulted in blurry graphics
  • Fixed an issue where some players were not able to invite across certain consoles
  • Fixed some performance issues in the Hero Gallery on Console platforms
  • Resolved an issue where Daily Challenges were not rolling over for some users
  • Fixed an issue where the end-of-game ‘DRAW’ text would not appear for players if a colorblind setting was active
  • Resolved an issue with ‘Invite to Custom Game’ not appearing as an option in the Social Menu
MAPS

Watchpoint Gibraltar

  • Fixed some areas that allowed players to escape the map boundaries

Shambali Monastery

  • Fixed some areas where players could become stuck
  • Fixed some areas where some abilities could be ‘eaten’ by the environment
  • Fixed lighting and geometry in several areas across the map
HEROES

Bastion

  • Fixed an issue where Bastion’s sound effects could loop at the location of death
  • Fixed an issue where Bastion’s whole screen would turn yellow when healed by a Brigitte Repair Pack

Kiriko

  • Fixed a bug with Swift Step in Capture the Flag that would send the Flag to the destination instead of dropping it where the ability was activated

Mercy

  • Fixed Mercy’s Guardian Angel sometimes allowing her to escape Ramattra’s Ravenous Vortex

Ramattra

  • Fixed an issue with missing assets on Ramattra’s Hero Information page
  • Fixed an issue with Ramattra’s Primary Fire effects not displaying the correct amount of projectiles for other players
  • Ramattra should now play rumble effects on gamepads/controllers
  • Ramattra can no longer have more than one barrier active at a time. Note: This could not happen in standard modes, only Custom Game or modes with low cooldowns

Tracer

  • Fixed an issue where Pulse Bomb would not damage Tracer if it was ‘Stuck’ to an enemy

Are you ready to harness the powers of ancient Greek deities?

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Hello everyone,

We are currently aware of and investigating an issue that is preventing our Winter Wonderland Twitch Drops from starting today. Continue to follow our official Twitter feeds at @PlayOverwatch and @BlizzardCS for updates to our Twitch Drops schedule. Thank you for your understanding, and Happy Holidays!

We’d like to talk about something where we’ve seen a lot of feedback and concerns: matchmaking in Overwatch 2.

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted A Sweet Holiday Surprise! Introducing Legendary Gingerbread Bastion 37 days ago

Log in and play to earn coins and collect the all-new Legendary Gingerbread Bastion Skin for only 1 Overwatch Coin

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted Overwatch World Cup to Return in 2023 40 days ago

The competition will feature new ways of spotlighting countries and regions on a global scale!

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted Join us for the AverageJonas & LuluLovely Community Tournament 41 days ago

Watch teams featuring your favorite content creators compete for a $25,000 prize pool!

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted Join us for the AverageJonas & LuluLovely Community Tournament 41 days ago

Watch teams featuring your favorite content creators compete for a $25,000 prize pool!

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BruceWilkie-1417 commented on Constant crashing intel ARC A770 42 days ago
Hello all - just a quick note to let you know we’re working with Intel on the Arc GPU crashes. I’ll post back here when we have more info.
Craig commented on Why are you changing Orisa Blizz? 42 days ago

We decided to give Orisa and Ramattra an adjustment in order to give them more competitive options to stand up to Roadhog. Originally we planned to adjust Roadhog in this patch, but we could not adjust him due to a technical issue with our hotfix today. We’ll keep an eye on all of these heroes and expect more updates in a future patch.

Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes – December 15, 2022

A new patch is now live on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. 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 the Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit the Technical Support forum.

Heroes Tank

Doomfist

Rocket Punch

  • Cooldown increased from 3 to 4 seconds

Power Block

  • Minimum damage mitigated required to empower Rocket Punch increased from 80 to 100 damage

‘The Best Defense…’ passive

  • Temporary health gained per target hit with abilities decreased from 40 to 35 health

Orisa

Terra Surge

  • Now pierces through barriers upon impact

Augmented Fusion Drive

  • Damage falloff range increased from 15 to 25 meters

Ramattra

Nemesis Form

  • Movement speed increased by 20%
  • Armor bonus increased from 150 to 225

Void Barrier

  • Cooldown reduced from 15 to 13 seconds
Damage

Sojourn

Railgun

  • Primary fire spread increased by 28%

Disruptor Shot

  • No longer slows enemy movement

Power Slide

  • Cooldown increased from 6 to 7 seconds

Tracer

Pulse Pistol

  • Damage reduced from 6 to 5.5
Support

Ana

Biotic Rifle

  • Damage and Healing increased from 70 to 75

Biotic Grenade

  • Effect duration increased from 3 to 4 seconds

Kiriko

Protection Suzu

  • Invulnerability duration reduced from 1 to 0.85 seconds
Craig commented on Why can't I be a Yeti? 43 days ago

Hey everyone. I get that it can take a while to actually be selected as the Yeti in Mei’s Yeti Hunt, but here is a tip to keep in mind to make it easier. If you are playing on your own, remember to consistently queue for the Yeti and complete your games as Mei, this helps increase your chances every game.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: heroes get cozy cosmetics, maps are blanketed in snow, and the arcade modes get a unique, icy twist!

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