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Patch Notes

October 26, 2021

Overwatch Retail Patch Notes - October 26, 2021

Hero Updates

Cassidy
  • Introduction of new hero name

Bug Fixes

General
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to not receive full credit towards matches played when playing Junkenstein's Revenge
Heroes

Brigitte

  • Fixed a bug that caused her mace chain to appear as the wrong color in highlight and emotes if the Vampire Hunter skin is equipped

D.Va

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Black Cat skin to have a missing decal on the golden gun

Mercy

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Valkyrie ultimate ability outro sound to not play properly in both first and third person

Soldier: 76

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Grillmaster highlight intro to be unavailable
October 12, 2021

Overwatch Retail Patch Notes - October 12, 2021

Seasonal Event: Halloween Terror 2021

  • Overwatch Halloween Terror returns!

  • During this spine-chilling in-game event, expand your collection with spooky new cosmetics and experience our limited-time PvE brawl in the chilling tale of Junkenstein's Revenge. Face the terror of six Junkenstein’s Revenge Challenges, diabolical twists on Dr. Junkenstein’s sordid plans. Plus, overcome weekly challenges by playing Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade to earn a series of unique rewards! Throughout the event, unlock new seasonal items—including legendary skins like Draugr Reinhardt, Satyr Lucio, and Vampire Hunter Brigitte—to add to our growing collection from previous years.

Competitive Team Deathmatch

Season 4 of Competitive Team Deathmatch has begun!

General Updates

  • Tuned reverb (or acoustic spaces) to address feedback regarding clarity in certain interior locations

Hero Updates

Mercy
Guardian Angel

New Hero Setting Guardian Angel Target Priority

Facing Target Only" (Previously "Guardian Angel Prefers Beam Target: Off")

  • Guardian Angel will only ever fly to the ally you are aiming at.

"Prefer Beam Target" (Previously "Guardian Angel Prefers Beam Target: On")

  • Guardian Angel will fly to your beam target if you have one, if not it will attempt to use the ally you are aiming at.

"Prefer Facing target" (NEW)

  • Guardian Angel will fly to the ally you are aiming at. If there is not one, it will attempt to use your beam target.

Behavior change

  • Holding down the button for Guardian Angel while using "Toggle Guardian Angel: On", will now activate once a valid target is found.

Bug Fixes

General
  • We’ve made additional changes to improve the detection of AFK players at the start of a match, including when attackers are forced back into their spawn rooms by an aggressive defense.
  • Fixed a rare bug that could cause players to die immediately after the respawn timer expires before returning to the spawn room
  • Fixed a bug that caused the waveform asset on voiceline previews to not animate properly
Maps

Busan

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Symmetra turrets to shoot through one sided collision around the point on the Downtown map

Lijiang Tower

  • Fixed a bug that caused some third person sound effects to sound muffled when near the point on the Night Market map
Heroes

Ana

  • Fixed a bug that caused the reticle effect on her scope to appear incorrectly when the Haroeris skin is equipped

Ashe

  • Fixed a bug that caused her ankles to bend awkwardly when positioned on certain uneven terrain

Bastion

  • Fixed a bug with the Sand Castle skin description that references Summer Games 2021 rather than Summer Games 2020

D.Va

  • Fixed a bug with the MEKA Activated highlight intro being centered incorrectly when previewed in a loot box on the Kanezaka map

Echo

  • Fixed a bug that caused several Mercy skins to not display their friendly clone visual effects hair overlays when using the Valkyrie ability

Genji

  • Fixed a bug with deflect sound effects not ending if the ability is canceled early if the Pacific All Star Genji skin is equipped

Mercy

  • Fixed a bug that could cause Guardian Angel to be canceled if the target moves away quickly

Reinhardt

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Reinhardt to perform an extra jump after falling from high area while performing Earthshatter

Sombra

  • Fixed a bug that caused spectators to be unable to see an invisible Sombra while spectating her in third person

Symmetra

  • Fixed a bug that caused Photon Barrier to continue to block damage after the visual effects despawn

Torbjorn

  • Fixed a bug that caused both the hammer and rivet gun to appear together during the Overload emote if the Ironclad or Chief Engineer Lindholm skins are equipped
Live Patch Notes

These patch notes represent general changes made to the Live version of Overwatch and the balance changes listed affect Quick Play, Competitive Play, Arcade, and Custom Games.