To accompany the new Busan Map, Overwatch has had some of the PTR’s latest changes hit the main game.

We covered the changes in depth when they hit the PTR last month, but here’s a round-up of the hero changes, as well as some of the bug fixes hitting the title on all platforms:

  • Fixed a bug that would cause some weapons that fired multiple shots at once to inconsistently deal critical damage (e.g. Doomfist’s Hand Cannon, D.Va’s Fusion Cannons, Genji’s Shurikens, Reaper’s Hellfire Shotguns, Torbjörn’s Rivet Gun)
  • Ana’s Biotic Rifle: Increased the precision of the Relative Aim Sensitivity While Zoomed slider. This can be found under Options > Controls > Hero > Ana
  • Widowmaker’s Grappling Hook: Now retains momentum when used on environments or structures without a ledge (e.g. walls)
  • Widowmaker’s Widow’s Kiss: Increased the precision of the Relative Aim Sensitivity While Zoomed slider. This can be found under Options > Controls > Hero > Widowmaker
  • Brigitte’s Shield Bash: Now knocks down and gets knocked down by other charging targets (e.g Reinhardt and Doomfist)

The biggest and most welcome change comes to Reinhardt’s Earthshatter, increasing its consistency:

  • Now consistently hits enemies near walls
  • No longer hits enemies that enter the damage cone after the “wave” has passed that area
  • No longer damages enemies behind barriers blocking it, even if the barrier is later dropped or destroyed
  • Always travels up inclines and around the payload

Overwatch Patch Brings PTR Changes to all Platforms - n3rdabl3

Overwatch is also seeing a map update, this time affecting Rialto, to speed up play:

  • Payload travel speed has been slightly increased
  • Amount of time the payload pauses at checkpoints has been reduced

Lastly, Overwatch has a few bugs to fix, and Blizzard has made some adjustments:

  • Fixed a bug that caused Hanzo’s Dragonstrike arrow’s size to be larger than his other arrows
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Mercy to gain ultimate charge from using her damage beam on attacks that cannot be damage boosted
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Wrecking Ball’s Piledriver from dealing falloff damage
  • Fixed a bug that allowed D.Va to escape the map if she used Call Mech while standing on Mei’s Ice Wall
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Torbjörn Armor Packs Created statistic from updating if the ability landed directly on a friendly target

You can read the full list of patch notes over at the Overwatch dev blog. The latest patch is live now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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