Overwatch Ptr

Ecopoint: Antarctica adds new stuff from the Mei short, breaks our hearts We were extremely excited to see the new Overwatch animated short as it went live from Gamescom. We laughed, we cried — well, mostly that crying part. If you thought Bastion’s cinematic was a tearjerker, Mei’s new animated short Rise and Shine was a full-on sobfest. This post will spoil the short so if you haven’t seen it...

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...




Don’t stockpile your Overwatch Loot Boxes Overwatch recently announced improvements for in-game Loot Boxes and how they work — namely, reducing duplicates and increasing credits received. Naturally, when something better is on the horizon, players want to wait to take every possible advantage. This led to a lot of talk about stockpiling Loot Boxes until the patch in order to maximize...

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...

Improvements to Highlights and Loot Boxes on the way to Overwatch Overwatch players have been asking for a way to save Highlights from matches, and change is on its way. In the latest Developer Update, Jeff Kaplan covers the new features of the evolved Highlights feature, coming soon to Overwatch. The game will still continue to gather highlights as you play, and suggest top highlights for...

New Overwatch assault map Horizon Lunar Colony now on PTR Lore hints from earlier this week have paid off — a new Assault map, Horizon Lunar Colony, is coming to Overwatch soon on all platforms, and is now available for play on the PTR. The new map features some great high ground options for snipers, as well as good flanking routes and low ground alternatives....




Lucio’s healing nerfed on latest Overwatch PTR Sorry, Lucio fans, but the Overwatch PTR is hitting this healer hard. Most notably, Crossfade’s radius has been decreased to just 10 meters (from 30 meters), with Sound Barrier getting a smaller decrease to 20 meters (from 30 meters). Blizzard wants to make Lucio less of a must-have hero for Overwatch matches, making his auras a...

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Ana nerfs rolled back in latest Overwatch PTR update Ana fans, rejoice, because the nerfs to her Biotic Grenade — which cut its damage and healing in half — have been rolled back. (Her Biotic Rifle nerf remains, however.)  The Overwatch team seems to be taking balance changes a day at a time, and the latest updates include only four changes. Aside from Ana,...



Ana nerfs and more hero changes on the Overwatch PTR Sorry, Ana fans, but a new patch on the Overwatch PTR has put a damper on Ana’s healing and damage. It’s not the only change in this patch: Orisa has already gotten some tuning, Sombra’s stealth and translocator have been buffed, and tweaks to Junkrat, Winston, and Zenyatta. But so far, most of the outcry is...

Overwatch PTR patch brings Bastion changes, Server Browsing and more A new patch has hit the Overwatch PTR server introducing a new search feature for custom games, a way to radically customize games, and a few hero changes as well. As promised in yesterday’s dev video, players will be able to search for custom games with the new Server Browser so they can find exactly...

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Overwatch PTR live with Roadhog nerfs, plus changes to Ana and D.va The next Overwatch patch is live on the PTR, and it looks set to break up powerful three or four tank teams that use Ana for healing support. The crazy AOE healing of Ana’s biotic grenade encouraged teams to stock up on high-health tanks, which Ana could keep up easily (especially when paired with Lucio) — but...

Roadhog Chain Hook nerf coming to Overwatch Some incoming nerfs in Overwatch feature welcome changes for anyone who isn’t playing Roadhog. Roadhog’s Chain Hook ability will now better detect line of sight, and won’t be able to toss players off cliffs (probably). If you’ve played against a good Roadhog before, you know that Chain Hook can do some crazy line of sight things,...

The Oasis map is live on Overwatch PTR and it’s hilarious A new build of the Overwatch PTR just came online, and despite some hefty patch notes the only change since the previous build appears to be the still-in-development Oasis map. This high-tech city is located in the Middle East, and like the rest of Overwatch’s maps, it’s gorgeous. It adds jump pads to the game, which...

Overwatch PTR is live with Sombra, Arcade Mode and new map The big reveal everyone was waiting for at BlizzCon, Sombra (check out a gallery of all her skins), has hit the Overwatch PTR today. Along with this offensive-based hacker also comes the newly announced map Ecopoint: Antartica map and the Arcade Mode which incorporates the weekly brawl feature but with rewards. Other notable changes include...

Sombra skins hot off the PTR This afternoon the Overwatch PTR updated with the long-awaited Sombra patch. It was notably difficult to get on the servers. With the servers misbehaving, we figured you might want to peruse the new Sombra skins at your leisure, without the stress of waiting in a lengthy queue. There’s also a little sneak peek of one...

Overwatch PTR online with big hero balance changes One player’s “balance change” is another player’s “nerf,” but we’ll go with Blizzard’s verbiage here. The Overwatch PTR is now online with bug fixes, changes to leveling XP requirements, and hero balance tweaks. Blizzard plans to experiment with balance while the PTR is online, so the current list isn’t necessarily the final list: First: don’t panic...