A new Overwatch update is out today and the official patch notes confirm that there hasn’t been a huge amount of changes made behind the scenes. But the things included in this latest patch could still prove to be very popular with gamers moving forward. While we don’t have a ton of new content beyond cosmetics, we do have some important bug fixes listed. This includes technical glitches that have left some players unable to game together, as well as fixes for a few heroes.
The full list of patch notes for today’s Overwatch update can be found below and include the following:
- Fixed a bug that caused the “gg ez” filter to no longer work properly
- Fixed a bug that caused the “Add a Friend” button to disappear when using a controller on PC
- Fixed a bug with skill ratings not appearing in the career profile for non-role queue competitive seasons
- Fixed a bug that caused Twitch drops for Tracer’s Comic Challenge to not be received in game (rolling fix over the past week)
- Fixed a bug that caused Swift Strike to inflict double damage under specific circumstances
- Fixed a bug that prevented Blink from working properly in specific rooms
And today’s Overwatch update has also brought a number of other cosmetic items to the game, including the new OWL All-Stars skins.
The two new designs can be found in-game across all platforms and are available for Reinhardt and D.Va.
It should be noted that these new designs will not be available forever and can only be purchased over the next two weeks.
Blizzard has confirmed that gamers interested in snapping up one of the new Overwatch skins will need to do so by October 12, 2020.
For those wanting to know more about the OWL All-Stars games and the format used, more information can be found below:
Coaches will draft among the players at each All-Stars event to field two teams that will play a 6v6 match in a three-map set. In the event of a tie, an additional map will be played.
Map 1: Standard competitive 6v6 on a hybrid map.
Map 2: Teams pick opponent heroes and play on an escort map. For this map, each team will submit six heroes for a 2-2-2 comp to be played by the opposing team. Players will not be required to play their traditional roles.
Map 3: Tiny Overwatch Workshop mode—where all players start off with tiny character models, but begin to grow in size as they do damage and healing—using a control map.
Map 4 (tiebreaker, if needed): All Damage/All Tank/All Support on a first-to-2 control maps. Each round of the map will feature all players playing one specific role.
A total of US $225,000 is up for grabs during All-Stars. The prizing for All-Stars Asia is higher because there are more players participating in that region.
The North America All-Stars event is scheduled to kick off on October 3, 2020.
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