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Patch Notes

April 6, 2021

Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – April 6, 2021

Overwatch Archives 2021

Experience the past. Fight for the future.

Find out how heroes made history as we take another trip through the Overwatch Archives from April 6 – April 27. Dive into story-driven co-op missions from pivotal moments in the past, test your mettle against new deadly new Challenge Mission modifiers, and earn historically-inspired loot along the way!

Learn more about this year's Overwatch Archives Event on the Overwatch site.

Competitive Update

Season 4 of Competitive 6v6 Lockout Elimination has begun!

General Updates

Nvidia Reflex

Added Nvidia Reflex support for PC users with supported Nvidia GPUs. Enabling Reflex from the graphics options screen can reduce input latency. Reflex enabled GPUs can also enable the flash indicator option to aid in measuring input latency when using Reflex Latency Analyzer equipped monitors, more details can be found in our technical support forums.

Bug Fixes

General
  • Fixed a bug that caused specific ability effects to persist on targets after a player swaps off the hero that applied the effect
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from using the escape menu to leave a custom game under certain circumstances
  • Fixed a bug that would cause heroes to become stuck against some buildings in midair
  • Fixed a bug with the Bounty Hunter game mode that caused Sombra to be detected when invisible if the Bounty Target buff expires
  • Fixed a bug that caused player ragdoll models to fall through the terrain when skipping kill cam playback
  • Fixed a bug that caused heroes knocked back by Doomfist's Rocket Punch to not always break railings
  • Fixed a bug when calculating the "Weapon Accuracy - Best" stat
Maps

Dorado

  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to grapple to an unintended location
Heroes

Echo

  • Fixed a bug that caused Echo Duplication visual effects to not appear properly in high resolution screenshots

Mei

  • Fixed a bug that caused enemies to remain frozen during Blizzard after they were knocked out of the area of effect

Symmetra

  • Fixed a bug that allowed her turrets to be placed in unintended locations

Winston

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Winston to be knocked back during Primal Rage while being affected by Zarya's Projected Barrier
Workshop
  • Fixed a bug where the Create Dummy Bot action did not work for slots 13 through 23 (when the Spawn More Dummy Bots extension was enabled)
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.