Bliz­zard has released anoth­er patch for Over­watch. This patch brings a bunch of new cos­met­ics, Leg­endary Skins, Bal­anc­ing fix­es and a lim­it­ed time co-op brawl. Check out the full patch notes below.

This year, take com­mand of the agents of Black­watch and face off against Talon in an excit­ing new brawl, Ret­ri­bu­tion. Play­ers also get a sec­ond chance to stop an omnic insur­rec­tion as last year’s Upris­ing mis­sion returns for a rematch. You’ll earn Archives Loot Box­es as you play, unlock­ing new cos­met­ics based on moments from Overwatch’s past includ­ing leg­endary skins like Black­watch Moira, Scion Han­zo, Sol­dier: 24 Reaper, Talon Doom­fist, Spec­i­men 28 Win­ston, and more.

Gen­er­al

  • Play­ers can choose to “Avoid as Team­mate” with a drop­down menu in the Career Pro­file

Devel­op­er Com­ments: The addi­tion of the “Avoid as Team­mate” option gives play­ers the abil­i­ty to craft their online game­play expe­ri­ence. Up to two play­ers can be select­ed with this fea­ture. If you use the “Avoid as Team­mate” option on a play­er, the match­mak­er will no longer place you on a team with the avoid­ed play­er for one week.

  • An option to tog­gle Voice Chat Mode has been added under Options > Sound

Report Menu

  • The “Poor Team­work” drop­down menu option has been removed
  • The “Grief­ing” drop­down menu option has been renamed “Game­play Sab­o­tage”

Devel­op­er Com­ments: Due to play­er con­fu­sion about the most appro­pri­ate cat­e­go­ry to report play­ers for poor or tox­ic game­play, we are remov­ing the Poor Team­work option from the report­ing sys­tem. Play­ers should instead use the Game­play Sab­o­tage option when play­ers active­ly harass or dis­rupt their own team with game mechan­ics or their actions. Play­ers should not be report­ed sim­ply for per­form­ing poor­ly, since every­one occa­sion­al­ly has a bad game.

Heroes

  • Sombra’s “Ene­mies Hacked” com­men­da­tion card now also dis­plays her offen­sive assists
  • Brigitte’s Gold­en Weapon vari­ant will now also give her a gold­en shield
  • Changed Mercy’s Valkyrie voice line

HERO UPDATES

Brigitte

  • Bar­ri­er Shield
    • An option to “Tog­gle Bar­ri­er” has been added under Options > Con­trols > Brigitte

D.Va

  • Micro Mis­siles
    • Explo­sive dam­age reduced from 6 to 4
  • Boost­ers
    • Impact dam­age reduced from 25 to 10

Devel­op­er Com­ments: D.Va’s burst poten­tial is a bit too high, so we’re reduc­ing the dam­age of her Micro Mis­siles and Boost­ers impact. Pri­or to this change, each mis­sile dealt 3 impact dam­age and 6 explo­sive dam­age. We’re reduc­ing explo­sive dam­age from 6 to 4 but leav­ing the impact dam­age the same, the net result being 21% dam­age reduc­tion.

McCree

  • Added addi­tion­al voice lines for Life­guard McCree

Mei

  • Endother­mic Blaster
    • Now pierces through ene­mies

Devel­op­er Com­ments: This change helps Mei com­bat mul­ti­ple tar­gets that are clumped up and makes it eas­i­er for her to keep freez­ing a spe­cif­ic tar­get if anoth­er ene­my gets in the way. This change also helps her ulti­mate more con­sis­tent­ly freeze ene­my tar­gets, espe­cial­ly if they are near each oth­er. Note: While her shots now pierce ene­mies, they still do not pierce bar­ri­ers such as Reinhardt’s shield.

Reaper

  • Death Blos­som
    • Reloads Hell­fire Shot­guns after use
  • Wraith Form
    • Move speed bonus increased from 25% to 50%
    • You can now can­cel the abil­i­ty by press­ing the Shift or Pri­ma­ry Fire hotkey

Devel­op­er Com­ments: These changes help Reaper use Wraith Form more con­sis­tent­ly as an escape, but they also open up new options, such as chas­ing down key tar­gets.

Moira

  • Biot­ic Grasp
    • Trans­paren­cy increased the clos­er you are to a tar­get
  • Coa­les­cence
    • Now becomes more trans­par­ent the clos­er its visu­al effects are to a player’s cam­era
  • Fade
    • Trans­paren­cy increased the clos­er you are to a tar­get

Devel­op­er Com­ments: Due to issues with vis­i­bil­i­ty, we have made most of Moira’s visu­al effects fade away the clos­er they are to the cam­era. We have also made mod­i­fi­ca­tions to Coa­les­cence to great­ly increase the abil­i­ty for foes and allies alike to see through it when fac­ing it.

Zeny­at­ta

  • Orb of Destruc­tion
    • Sec­ondary fire rate of fire reduced by 15%

Devel­op­er Com­ments: Zeny­at­ta is meant to be able to deal a lot of dam­age, espe­cial­ly for a sup­port, but his alter­nate fire burst dam­age was a bit too high. This change keeps the over­all dam­age the same but low­ers the DPS slight­ly and makes it hard­er to hit mul­ti­ple shots at very long ranges.

BUG FIXES

Gen­er­al

  • Fixed a bug that caused cam­era move­ment to be jit­tery when play­ers ran against a mov­ing ramp
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed oxy­gen tanks and fire extin­guish­ers in spawn rooms from pro­pelling after tak­ing dam­age

AI

  • Fixed a bug that caused bots to attempt run­ning out­side of the spawn room before the match began on Assault/Escort maps

Heroes

  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed Ana’s sidearm from dis­play­ing gold­en col­oration from her Gold­en weapon when Over­watch League skins were equipped
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed Bas­tion from fir­ing pro­jec­tiles imme­di­ate­ly after going into Tank con­fig­u­ra­tion
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed Bas­tion from being knocked back while trans­form­ing dur­ing Con­fig­u­ra­tion: Tank
  • Fixed a bug that caused Ganymede’s tail feath­ers to be cropped dur­ing Bastion’s Toast Vic­to­ry Pose
  • Fixed a bug that caused Bastion’s Gatling gun bar­rel to dis­ap­pear if he took dam­age while reload­ing in Sen­try mode
  • Fixed a bug that caused Bas­tion to not ani­mate or play sound effects when trans­form­ing from Recon to Sen­try mode while trapped inside Zarya’s Gravi­ton Surge
  • Fixed a bug that caused Bas­tion to emit blood instead of oil visu­al effects when Over­watch League skins were equipped
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed Brigitte’s impact effects from play­ing when hit­ting the envi­ron­ment
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s aim to be slight­ly off­set after using Shield Bash
  • Fixed a bug that caused details to detach from Brigitte’s Rock­et Flail when she swung it
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s hero por­trait on voice line icons to have low res­o­lu­tion when unlocked from Loot Box­es
  • Fixed a bug that caused team names on Brigitte’s armor to dis­tort when Over­watch League skins were equipped
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s hand to clip through her head when her Hilar­i­ous emote was used
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s Rock­et Flail and melee sound effects to stop play­ing after a few strikes
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s shield to emit blood visu­al effects
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s Rock­et Flail to not cast a shad­ow when using her Cheer emote
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s flag to dis­ap­pear and abrupt­ly reap­pear dur­ing Ral­ly when using her Rock­et Flail
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s High Five spray to have a trans­par­ent square in her tor­so
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s Excel­sior decal to frag­ment in unin­tend­ed areas
  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte’s foot, leg, and shield to clip into the ground dur­ing her Defend­er high­light
  • Fixed a bug that caused a player’s cam­era to jit­ter when spec­tat­ing Doom­fist dur­ing his Mete­or Strike
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed Doomfist’s Mete­or Strike from land­ing where it was telegraphed when stand­ing close to a ledge
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Doomfist’s Mete­or Strike to access unin­tend­ed loca­tions
  • Fixed a bug that caused Doomfist’s Mete­or Strike to pen­e­trate angled sur­faces as he descend­ed
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed Doomfist’s Rock­et Punch from impact­ing ene­mies
  • Fixed a bug that caused D.Va to face the wrong direc­tion dur­ing her default vic­to­ry pose when posed to the left of her MEKA
  • Fixed a bug that caused the glass win­dow of D.Va’s cock­pit to dis­tort when her Palan­quin skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed the tri­an­gle tex­ture on D’Va’s MEKA con­trol stick from glow­ing when her Offi­cer skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed Genji’s dag­ger from dis­play­ing gold­en col­oration from his Gold­en weapon when an Over­watch League skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed Junkrat from being knocked back while pilot­ing his RIP-Tire
  • Fixed a bug that caused Junkrat’s skin tex­tures to have a vis­i­ble seam
  • Fixed a bug that caused Junkrat’s Orna­ment spray to appear at a low res­o­lu­tion
  • Fixed a bug that caused Lúcio’s shoul­der strap to clip into his shoul­der when dur­ing his Medal vic­to­ry pose
  • Fixed a bug that caused McCree’s Peace­keep­er to grow sub­stan­tial­ly dur­ing the hero select screen when cer­tain skins were equipped
  • Fixed a bug that caused the sym­me­try of McCree’s col­lar to dis­tort when the Van Hels­ing skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that allowed play­ers to shoot through Mei’s Ice Wall when trapped behind it
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mercy’s The Witch spray to appear at low res­o­lu­tion
  • Fixed a bug that caused a hero to unavail­able to pick in the Hero Select screen if the dead play­er had the Hero Select screen open after select­ing a new hero
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Moira’s Biot­ic Orb to float out­side the Attack­er spawn room in Dora­do before the begin­ning of a match
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Moira’s Biot­ic Orb to float out­side the Attack­er spawn room in Dora­do before the begin­ning of a match
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Moira’s Biot­ic Orb to pass through Mei’s Ice Wall
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Orisa’s Halt! to some­times affect ene­my tar­gets behind walls
  • Fixed a bug that caused Reinhardt’s Earth­shat­ter visu­al effects to dis­play after it was inter­rupt­ed by Sombra’s EMP
  • Fixed a bug that caused the cam­era to clip through the floor dur­ing Sol­dier: 76’s Light’s Out high­light
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Symmetra’s Pho­ton Pro­jec­tor beam to move plants errat­i­cal­ly on Ayut­thaya
  • Fixed a bug that caused Symmetra’s non-cyber­net­ic arm to have a gap along its seam
  • Fixed a bug that caused Tor­b­jörn to wipe his face with his ham­mer in his hand dur­ing his Refresh­ing high­light when cer­tain skins were equipped
  • Fixed a bug that caused Torbjörn’s to emit the sounds effects of his default skin when his Mag­ni skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that caused Tracer’s Alliance and Horde emotes to ani­mate at a slow fram­er­ate
  • Fixed an issue with Tracer’s neck ani­ma­tion dur­ing her Bomb Spin emote
  • Fixed a bug that caused Tracer’s Recall to acti­vate dif­fer­ent­ly based on the player’s laten­cy
  • Fixed a bug that caused Winston’s wrist twist dur­ing his Glass­es high­light intro
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zarya’s legs to clip into each oth­er dur­ing her Casu­al vic­to­ry pose when her Xuan Wu skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zarya’s Par­ti­cle Can­non would clip into her tor­so dur­ing her Check Out This Gun vic­to­ry pose when her Xuan Wu skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed tex­tures on Zarya’s nails from load­ing if an Over­watch League skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed the Zarya’s logo tex­tures to flick­er when an Over­watch League skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zenyatta’s Orb of Destruc­tion to appear it fired from his chest if he used his melee abil­i­ty imme­di­ate­ly fol­low­ing a ful­ly charged Orb of Destruc­tion

Com­pet­i­tive Play

  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed the two-minute leaver warn­ing from appear­ing in chat dur­ing off-sea­son games
  • Fixed a bug that caused ungrouped play­ers under lev­el 25 that clicked on the Com­pet­i­tive Play option to receive the error mes­sage, “All Group Mem­bers Must Be Lev­el 25”

Ayut­thaya

  • Fixed a bug that caused cer­tain hero abil­i­ties to glow blind­ing­ly bright
  • Fixed a bug that caused cer­tain tex­tures to not load
  • Fixed a bug that caused shad­ows to appear where they shouldn’t on the ter­rain
  • Fixed a bug that allowed play­ers to stand on top of door­ways
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Wid­ow­mak­er to shoot ene­mies exit­ing their spawn room

Bliz­zard World

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Pharah to fly indef­i­nite­ly when falling against the Pylon in the Star­Craft II area
  • Fixed a bug that allowed tur­rets to be built and hid­den inside vines
  • Fixed a bug that allowed play­ers could stand on a ledge above the spawn room out­side the Dia­blo area
  • Fixed a bug that caused play­ers to get stuck between a col­umn and bush in the Star­Craft II area

Dora­do

  • Fixed a bug that caused Doom­fist to get stuck between a table and cor­ner inside a build­ing while using Seis­mic Slam
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed an inte­ri­or win­dows on the last point from block­ing abil­i­ties (e.g. D.Va’s Self Destruct)
  • Fixed a bug that allowed small heroes to use dec­o­ra­tive pipes and avoid tak­ing dam­age

Eichen­walde

  • Fixed a bug that allowed sprays to be applied to the spawn door behind walls

Hana­mu­ra

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Mei’s Ice Wall to reach unin­tend­ed loca­tions
  • Fixed a bug that allowed play­ers to stand on a door­way ledge
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Pharah to regain Jump Jet fuel at an increased rate on the sec­ond point

Hol­ly­wood

  • Fixed a bug that caused Pharah’s wingtips to poke through walls

Ilios

  • Fixed a bug that allowed pro­jec­tiles to pass through rub­ble

Junker­town

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Sym­me­tra to place her tur­rets inside a wall
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed tur­rets from being built on a tele­vi­sion if it was dam­aged

Lijiang Tow­er

  • Fixed a bug that caused Win­ston to clip through out­door walls and take dam­age

Nepal

  • Fixed a bug that caused some tex­tures to not load
  • Fixed a bug that allowed play­ers to stand on a rock in an unin­tend­ed area
  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed a con­trol point holo­gram from acti­vat­ing after the start of a match
  • Fixed a bug that allowed play­ers to stand on a ledge in an unin­tend­ed area
  • Fixed a bug that caused the bell tow­er to hov­er
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Junkrat to shoot grenades through a closed spawn door
  • Fixed a bug that caused large heroes to get stuck between chairs in the spawn room

Num­bani

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Junkrat to shoot grenades through a closed spawn door
  • Fixed a bug that caused large heroes to get stuck between chairs in the spawn room

Oasis

  • Fixed a bug that allowed play­ers to stand on library arch­ways

Vol­skaya

  • Fixed a bug that allowed play­ers to stand on some ledges
  • Fixed a bug that allowed play­ers to shoot pro­jec­tiles through the ceil­ing
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Cus­tom Game spec­ta­tor cam­era to escape the intend­ed play area
  • Fixed a bug that allowed play­ers to stand on an invis­i­ble ledge

Watch­point: Gibral­ter

  • Fixed a bug that caused a rock pile in the envi­ron­ment to appear off-col­or
  • Fixed a bug that caused Gen­ji to get stuck in a spawn room wall

Prac­tice Range

  • Fixed a bug that caused tar­get dum­my arms to jit­ter when they were destroyed
  • Fixed a bug that caused the weights to defy the laws of physics

UI

  • Fixed a bug that pre­vent­ed the “Restore Defaults” but­ton from reset­ting all set­tings in the Social Options tab
  • Fixed a bug that caused play­ers to delete char­ac­ters in the “Save High­light” text box if they pressed down the delete input while their set­tings were below 60 FPS
  • Fixed a bug that caused the user inter­face to indi­cate two con­trol points on a sin­gle con­trol point map when play­ing a cus­tom game