Overwatch Patch Notes

Junkrat changes and Deathmatch game modes in latest Overwatch patch While everyone else is busy blowing up Illidan or chasing an Argus or whatever over in World of Warcraft‘s patch 7.3, Overwatch also put out a pretty massive patch today. The end of a competitive season always means balance changes, so they’re jumping right out of the gate with a ton of them before season...

The Overwatch PTR is live with Junkrat buffs and Deathmatch mode After a developer update video from Jeff “Jeff from the Overwatch team” Kaplan was released earlier today, we figured another PTR was waiting in the wings. It was! We were excited enough about the Deathmatch he discussed that we wrote a whole post about it. It’s coming with a new arena, Chateau Guillard, where we...




Loot Box changes and Highlights live on Overwatch PTR A new build has hit the Overwatch PTR, featuring the new Highlights options mentioned in the latest Developer Update. In addition, there’s a selection of bug fixes to heroes, maps, and the user interface. At the moment, no hero changes are on the list — but the new Loot Box updates and Highlights are both...

Newly buffed Bastion nerfed in latest Overwatch patch Bastion received a big rework in the Overwatch patch that went live on Tuesday, but his new Ironclad passive has already gotten a significant nerf. He’ll still have more survivability than he used to, but shouldn’t be quite so intimidating to other players. There are a few other defensive nerfs in the mix, too — including...

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Latest Overwatch patch addresses Competitive Play issues A new patch for Overwatch was released yesterday for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The patch — most of which is PC-only for now — has a few bug fixes, but mainly addresses some of the issues players have been experiencing with Competitive Play. Players should no longer automatically receive a loss or...

Latest Overwatch balance patch nerfs melee and more Overwatch has received a new balance patch today which, first and foremost, rebalances the Quick Melee ability. Note this isn’t melee abilities in general — it doesn’t refer to Reinhardt’s hammer, Genji’s sword, and so forth — but refers specifically to the Quick Melee attack every character can perform when they push the default hotkey V....




Latest Overwatch beta patch brings big balance changes Hear that? That was the sound of hundreds of Overwatch beta players crying out as their favorite hero was nerfed. Tonight’s Overwatch patch brings, as Blizzard describes it, “pretty significant balance changes.” In addition to changes — both nerfs and buffs — to a lot of heroes, there are also matchmaking improvements and loot box...

Overwatch beta is back online with all new content [Updated] It’s official, the Overwatch beta has returned! The beta has come back online with a brand new patch featuring a new progression system, two new maps, a new game mode, balance updates, new progression skins, and private game updates. Our favorite Overwatch update? Definitely the patch note “Jeff Kaplan’s beard progression has been reset” — and...