Overwatch Patch Notes -> 10/13 + 10/16 2020 (1 Viewer)


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Patch Notes

October 13th:

Halloween Terror 2020

Overwatch Halloween Terror returns!
During this pulse-pounding in-game event, expand your collection with spooky new cosmetics and experience new twists in the chilling tale of Junkenstein's Revenge, our limited-time PvE brawl. Get ready for a shock with Junkenstein’s Revenge Challenges, diabolical twists on Dr. Junkenstein’s sordid plans. Two will become available each week, totaling six in all. Plus, overcome weekly challenges with wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade to earn a series of unique rewards!

Throughout the event, unlock new seasonal items—including legendary skins like Flying Dutchman Sigma, Karasu-Tengu Genji, and Werewolf Winston—to add to our growing collection from previous years.


General Updates

Feature Update: Improved Profanity Filter
We are making changes to how the Profanity Filter works to give players more control over the types of words they see. Instead of a simple On/Off Profanity Filter, there are now three levels of profanity filtering provided.

  • FRIENDLY – We’ll do our best to filter all words currently identified by our constantly-updated list as obscene, vulgar, or offensive. This is the most family-friendly setting.
  • MATURE – You may see some obscene or vulgar words with this setting, but we will filter language identified as extremely offensive.
  • UNFILTERED – Nothing will be filtered. Please be aware that you may see extremely offensive language. This setting is not recommended.

Along with the new three levels of filtering, we now will allow players to have different profanity filter settings for each communication channel. These channels include:

  • GENERAL CHAT
  • MATCH CHAT
  • TEAM CHAT
  • PARTY CHAT
  • WHISPER

As an example, you could use the stronger FRIENDLY profanity filter option for more public channels such as GENERAL CHAT or MATCH CHAT, but use the MATURE option for the more private PARTY CHAT.

PLEASE NOTE: Using Any of the profanity filters doesn’t make it okay for players to use offensive language, and we encourage you to report these examples if you encounter them.

See Blizzard Entertainment’s In-Game-Code of Conduct for more information on acceptable behavior. Using language reported by the community and deemed offensive by Blizzard will result in severe account restrictions.

Feature Update: Elevator Adjustments

"Elevators will now wait at the bottom of their track until a player boards the platform. After a short delay, the platform rises rapidly upward. Once the elevator reaches the top, it pauses briefly before returning to the bottom.
We've received quite a bit of feedback about the unreliability of the looping elevators in Hollywood and Volskaya Industries. In an effort to improve that experience, we have re-designed the elevators in both maps so that they no longer endlessly loop. We hope that this change will make elevators a quicker and more reliable form of vertical transportation, while granting nearby players fair warning that the elevator is in use through updated sound effects."

Competitive Updates

Competitive Team Deathmatch
Season 3 of Competitive Team Deathmatch has begun!


Hero Updates

Red - Nerf's
Yellow - Neutral
Green - Buff's

Reinhardt
Earthshatter - Added a voice line stating, "For the Crusaders!", that allies will hear when Reinhardt uses Earthshatter


Soldier: 76
Heavy Pulse Rifle
  • Bullet spread removed
  • Constant recoil added
  • Bullet damage reduced from 20 to 19
  • Ammo increased from 25 to 30

Sombra
Translocator - Improved smoothness of Sombra's First Person camera when Translocating short distances to a Translocator that is in view


Widowmaker
Grappling Hook - Grapple will now bounce off a surface if the distance between you and the hook is under 2 meters, canceling the hook and not costing any cooldown



Bug Fixes

General
  • Fixed a bug that caused highlights saved from Experimental games to not load properly
  • Fixed a bug that caused heroes to load slowly when switching heroes from the Hero Select screen
  • Fixed a bug with skill ratings not appearing in the Career Profile for Competitive Arcade seasons
  • Fixed a bug with the "All Seasons" option not appearing within the Career Profile menu
Heroes
Baptiste
  • Fixed a bug that caused Baptiste’s eyes to not blink during his idle animation
D.Va
  • Fixed a bug that caused the spray menu to display "Empty" in the top slot while a spray is equipped
  • Fixed a bug that displayed the Korean flag incorrectly on the Taegeukgi skin
Echo
  • Fixed a bug with Echo's Duplicate voice lines not playing in the correct language
Lúcio
  • Fixed a bug that caused Lúcio's legs to unintentionally extend when landing on uneven terrain
Pharah
  • Fixed a bug with the Lifeguard skin model not displaying properly on low texture quality settings
  • Fixed a bug that caused Pharah's eyes to not animate properly when equipping the Lifeguard skin
Reaper
  • Fixed a bug that caused Reaper's shotgun pattern to still be affected by random rotation
Reinhardt
  • Fixed a bug that prevented "Storm, Earth and Fire" achievement from triggering
Zarya
  • Fixed a bug that caused beam hit effects to display incorrectly on barriers
Custom Games
  • Fixed an issue with the Door Health Scalar custom games setting for Junkenstein
  • Fixed an issue with the Difficulty custom games setting for Junkenstein
Workshop
  • Fixed a bug with Ashe’s Dynamite in hand to not scale to the size of the projectile
  • Fixed a bug with Brigitte’s Whip Shot not displaying properly when triggered rapidly without a cooldown
  • Fixed a bug that caused Reinhardt’s Earthshatter to not consistently hit targets when model scale is increased
  • Fixed a bug where Ashe's B.O.B. would not smoothly scale up/down with Ashe
  • Fixed a bug where Call Mech placed the location of the new mech incorrectly at varying scales
October 16:

Hero Updates

Red - Nerf's
Yellow - Neutral
Green - Buff's


Soldier: 76
Heavy Pulse Rifle - Reduced camera shake to make recoil feel smoother


Bug Fixes

General
  • Fixed a bug where players could get stuck on a black screen after hero selection in Junkenstein’s Revenge


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