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[ALL] Overwatch Patch Notes – September 13, 2016

by Dash on September 14, 2016

A new patch is now live. 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 our Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit our Technical Support forum.

General Updates



General



  • Players should now see fewer Plays of the Game featuring Mercy’s Resurrection ability
  • Increased payload speed on Eichenwalde


User Interface Updates



  • A new Competitive Tier legend has been added to the Competitive Play info screen
  • A new Match Complete splash screen has replaced the former Round Complete splash screen in competitive matches


Bug Fixes



  • Fixed a bug which prevented the Triple Kill announcement from being played after a kill streak of 3 or more
  • Fixed several issues causing some players obtain a skill rating that's higher than their actual rating
    • Note: A very small number of people were affected by these issues, but those who were affected will have...
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Play Overwatch Free September 9 - 12 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

by Dash on September 7, 2016


If you haven't had a chance to play Overwatch now's your chance! You can join the fight for the future for free on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Gather your friends and try out Blizzard’s team-based shooter during the Overwatch Free Weekend September 9–12!

This weekend, Blizzard is making Overwatch's full roster of 22 heroes and 13 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the latest Weekly Brawl. You'll also be able to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock different customization options through the Hero Gallery. If you like what you see and decide to buy Overwatch: Origins Edition, you'll also get to keep whatever progress you made during the weekend.

For more details and to learn how you can participate, click here.
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Overwatch Patch Notes - September 1, 2016

by Dash on September 2, 2016

A new patch is now live. 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 our Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit our Technical Support forum.

Patch Highlights



Competitive Play Season 2



We've made some big changes to Competitive Play in Season 2. The most noticeable change is the introduction of skill tiers, which we hope will better communicate players' relative skill levels. Competitive Play will put a greater emphasis on skill tiers over specific ratings, and as such, a player's tier will be more prominently displayed throughout the game. We've also switched the skill rating system to a 1-5000 scale to give players more detailed information about how each match affects their specific rating.

Sudden Death is also going away in Season 2. Instead, matches that are tied when the clock runs out end in a draw—though, it should be a rare occurrence. Because of this, we've made some changes to our game modes in Competitive Play to help reduce the...
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