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Patch Notes


Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 22, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bugs and applied stability improvements for the Workshop scaling feature

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 17, 2020

Bug Fixes



  • Fixed a bug that caused Inspire to activate from Whip Shot environmental kills


  • Fixed a bug with Guardian Angel speed after triggering the Valkyrie ultimate ability


  • Fixed a bug with the Medal victory pose appearing partially off-screen when viewed in the Hero Gallery


  • Fixed a bug that would cause Sombra to get into a bad state if she lost her target just before Hack completes


  • Fixed a bug that caused Zenyatta to appear to take damage at the end of his Transcendence ultimate ability
  • Fixed a crash related to using certain emotes while scaled
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the camera to briefly look upwards when charging as Reinhardt when set to the smallest scale
  • Fixed a bug that caused fast charge abilities to have unreliable detection when targeting small scale entities
  • Fixed a bug that caused beam weapons to look strange when scaled very small

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 15, 2020

General Updates

New Feature: Priority Requeue for Backfilled Games

If you join a game after it has started to replace a player who has previously left, you are considered to have "backfilled" into that game. After finishing a game where you backfill, you are now granted a priority requeue the next time you queue to play. You will see a small icon on the interface to denote this status. When you queue for a game with priority requeue status, the matchmaker tries to prioritize finding an appropriate game for you. This normally results in significantly lower times waiting in queue.

Custom Games Updates

New Features

  • Lopsided Teams

Lopsided Teams allows you to further customize how many players can be on each team in a custom game. While you are still limited to 12 players in total, you are now free to choose any number of slots on Team 1 and Team 2. For Workshop users, this affects how many dummy bots can spawn on each team. If the total number of player slots is 12, that defines how many dummy bots can spawn on each team (e.g. a 4v8 mode would allow for 4 dummy bots on one team and 8 on the other). If the total number of player slots is less than 12, additional dummy bots may be added to either team as long as the total number of players is within 12 (e.g. a 4v0 mode would allow up to 8 additional dummy bots on either team). We're excited to see what asymmetrical game modes you all come up with.

Workshop Updates

New Actions
  • Set Ammo
  • Set Max Ammo
  • Set Weapon
  • Set Reload Enabled
  • Disable Game Mode HUD
  • Enable Game Mode HUD
  • Disable Game Mode In-World UI
  • Enable Game Mode In-World UI
  • Disable Hero HUD
  • Enable Hero HUD
  • Disable Kill Feed
  • Enabled Kill Feed
  • Disable Messages
  • Enable Messages
  • Disable Scoreboard
  • Enable Scoreboard
  • Set Ability Charge
  • Set Ability Resource
  • Set Jump Vertical Speed
  • Disable Nameplates
  • Enable Nameplates
  • Start Forcing Player Outlines
  • Stop Forcing Player Outlines
  • Start Scaling Players
  • Stop Scaling Players
  • Start Scaling Barriers
  • Stop Scaling Barriers
  • Enable Movement Collision With Environment
  • Disable Movement Collision With Environment
  • Enable Movement Collision With Players
  • Disable Movement Collision With Players
  • Start Modifying Hero Voice Lines
  • Stop Modifying Hero Voice Lines
  • Add Health Pool To Player
  • Remove Health Pool From Player
  • Remove All Health Pools From Player
  • Set Player Health

We're pleased to bring you the ability to scale players to very small and very large sizes, but it comes with one notable caveat: Scaling players to very large sizes and moving them into spaces where they don't easily fit can impact server load and potentially cause your instance to shut down. There are two ways to mitigate this: First, you can choose one of the Workshop maps. These are designed for experimentation and can accommodate very large players. Second, you can use the "Disable Movement Collision With Environment" action. This will cause the player to pass through walls and ceilings, though the player can still stand on floors if the "Include Floors" option is set to False. (Collision with floors does not have the same server load implications.) When in doubt, you can display the Server Load values in the HUD in order to determine how scaling is affecting server load.

New Values
  • Ammo
  • Max Ammo
  • Weapon
  • Is Reloading
  • Event Was Environment
  • Current Array Index
  • Input Binding String
  • Ability Charge
  • Ability Resource
  • Mapped Array
  • Workshop Setting Toggle
  • Workshop Setting Integer
  • Workshop Setting Real
  • Last Created Health Pool
  • Health of Type
  • Max Health of Type

The Workshop Setting values allow you to expose tunable values of your script to their own special section in the Custom Game Settings. With these settings, you can specify the min, max, default, and types of data (Integer, Real, Toggle) you'd like to expose to users. If one or more of these values are used in your script, a new autogenerated Workshop Settings card will appear in the settings menu, allowing you to tweak these value overrides prior to launching the game mode.

Bug Fixes



  • Fixed a bug with the hero information description for Repair Pack


  • Fixed a bug that caused additional Biotic Orb impact VFX to become delayed if bouncing multiple times


  • Fixed a bug that caused some of the VFX for Orisa's "Oh!" highlight intro to not appear properly


  • Fixed a bug that caused the rocket launcher weapon to disappear in 3P if her Rocket Guitar emote is interrupted


  • Fixed a bug that allowed two Reinhardt's to collide during Charge and not knock each other down


  • Fixed a bug that could cause Hack to mispredict or appear to take longer to complete in higher latency situations


  • Fixed a bug that allowed turrets to be placed within map geometry in Junkertown


  • Fixed a bug that caused an animation pop after casting Orb of Harmony or Orb of Discord
  • Fixed a bug causing Disable Built-In Game Mode Completion to fail in Elimination
  • Fixed a bug causing Set Max Health to apply the percentage change to your current health unnecessarily
  • Fixed a bug causing pasted Conditions to count extra towards the total element count
  • Fixed a bug preventing Ashe's self-knockback from Coach Gun from triggering Dealt/Received Knockback Events
  • If the Last Of value is given an input value that is not an array, it now returns the value given to it instead of 0 (matching the behavior of First Of)

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 1, 2020

A new Overwatch patch is in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report any issues, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums.

Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently available for testing on the PTR. While many of these changes may also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and only reflects changes coming specifically to that platform.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug with the "New" player icon tag remaining in the same location after filtering
  • Fixed a bug with the "New" player icon tag not displaying for new icons when sorting by hero
  • Fixed a bug with the Career Profile screen that caused specific languages to display overlapping strings
  • Fixed a bug with the Career Profile screen that caused statistics strings to overlap each other
  • Fixed a bug with the Career Profile screen that caused the "All Competitive Seasons" option to not display in the Competitive Season drop-down menu
  • Fixed a bug with the FFA arcade game mode that caused 1P and 3P spectating to not function
  • Fixed a bug with the FFA arcade game mode that caused the Defeat screen to display for the winning team
  • Fixed a bug with the FFA arcade game mode not adding Replays for players within the match
  • Fixed a bug in Custom Games that caused Echo's primary fire sound to play too loudly when using the "No Ammunition Requirement" setting
  • Fixed a bug in Custom Games that caused the Deathmatch announcer voice line to incorrectly state total kills remaining if the game mode was set to a custom score
  • Fixed a bug with incorrect team colors displaying for the winning team after a match concludes
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the jump landing sound effect to play if holding down the space bar
  • Fixed a bug that caused loot box unlocks to not display properly for Sprays, Player Icons and Hero Portraits belonging to voice lines
  • Fixed a bug in Tutorial that caused training bots to not display their health bars
  • Fixed a bug with the Role Select screen not appearing properly on multiple main menu screens for non-group leaders
  • Fixed a bug in Capture the Flag that caused the contesting sound effect to not change in pitch based on the flag's proximity to the capture point

Temple of Anubis

  • Fixed a bug that would cause Wrecking Ball mines to become stuck inside the terrain


  • Fixed a bug with the Deflect sound effect not matching the duration of the ability
  • Fixed a bug that would cause Genji to take projectile damage during a Deflect if too close to an enemy


  • Fixed a bug with Sonic Arrow not giving vision through walls when deflected by Genji

Wrecking Ball

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Wrecking Ball to grapple around in crab form under certain conditions
PTR Patch Notes

Upcoming heroes and maps are tested on the Public Test Region (PTR) before official launch (PC only).