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New Feature – High Precision Mouse Input (Gameplay Option)
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Derek Mulder
Overwatch Developer
An update with some clarifications and answers to common questions I’ve seen: Commands and logic still happen on tick boundaries, but for shots that were triggered between tick boundaries we re-position the game state to that sub-tick frame of reference for hit detection (for example, if you fired …
[PC] Overwatch Hotfix - November 6, 2019
Announcements
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Bill Warnecke
Overwatch Developer
A new hotfix is now live on Windows PC. Read below to learn more about the latest changes. To share your feedback, please post in the General Discussion forum For a list of known issues, visit our Bug Report forum. For troubleshooting assistance, visit our Technical Support forum. BUG FIXES Gen…
New Feature – High Precision Mouse Input (Gameplay Option)
General Discussion
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Derek Mulder
Overwatch Developer
Hi everyone! I’m Derek, a gameplay engineer on Overwatch and wanted to run through this new feature in version 1.42, and exactly what it does and how it works. First, a quick summary on how aiming and shooting happens in Overwatch. Overwatch simulates (or ticks) every 16 milliseconds, or at 62.5Hz.…
1.42 ptr concluded
PTR Feedback
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Romain Dijoux
Overwatch Developer
Thanks for helping us test the game! We are now concluding the 1.42 Public Test. The Public Test Region will not be accessible until we update it with new content in the future. As usual, we will leave the PTR Forums active so you can continue to provide any additional feedback and bug reports. Th…
1.41 ptr concluded
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Romain Dijoux
Overwatch Developer
Thanks for helping us test the game! We are now concluding the 1.41 Public Test. The Public Test Region will not be accessible until we update it with new content in the future. As usual, we will leave the PTR Forums active so you can continue to provide any additional feedback and bug reports. Th…
1.40 PTR Concluded
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Romain Dijoux
Overwatch Developer
Thanks for helping us test the game! We are now concluding the 1.40 Public Test where a lot of Dummy Bots were bravely obliterated in the Workshop for the greater good. The Public Test Region will not be accessible until we update it with new content in the future. As usual, we will leave the PTR F…
Revert hero balance back to where it was before Goats
General Discussion
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Josh Noh
Overwatch Developer
Hey there, Balance changes take time and there will of course be more to come. We’ve just barely entered into 2-2-2 role queue and released a new hero at the same time. It’s important to collect statistics/data, as well as feedback to make informed decisions. Reverting all balance changes over the…
Confirmed: Sigma nerf/Sombra buff on PTR
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Josh Noh
Overwatch Developer
Confirming this is an intended change for 1.40.
⚠️ Disabled Competive
General Discussion
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Bill Warnecke
Overwatch Developer
Now that we’ve brought competitive back I’m closing this topic to avoid confusion. Feel free to continue discussions around matchmaking and role queue in other appropriate threads.
⚠️ Disabled Competive
General Discussion
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Bill Warnecke
Overwatch Developer
Hey everyone, when Season 18 went live matchmaking values from prior seasons weren’t being respected. We’re extending the Role Queue Beta Season while we work on a fix for this bug, we expect to be ready for Season 18 early next week. (A side effect of extending the beta season, the competitive car…
Role Queue Beta Season extended
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Bill Warnecke
Overwatch Developer
Hey everyone, when Season 18 went live matchmaking values from prior seasons weren’t being respected. We’re extending the Role Queue Beta Season while we work on a fix for this bug, we expect to be ready for Season 18 early next week. (A side effect of extending the beta season, the competitive car…
⚠️ Disabled Competive
General Discussion
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Bill Warnecke
Overwatch Developer
Hey everyone, we’re looking into a bug with competitive matchmaking. We’ve temporarily disabled competitive play while we dig into the issue.
Scott Mercer
Overwatch Developer
The results of your matches in the Role Queue Beta are not being thrown out and will be used by the matchmaking systems to help determine your skill in season 18. What the blog post was trying to explain is that the Role Queue Beta season’s stats in your player profile will only be available for a …
Scott Mercer
Overwatch Developer
We’re now over halfway into the Role Queue Beta Season, and the introduction of Role Queue into Quickplay and Season 18 are just around the corner on September 1. We wanted to take the opportunity to address feedback we’ve been reading on our forums and other social media, as well as provide some in…
Seasonal Maps in Custom Games
PTR Feedback
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Romain Dijoux
Overwatch Developer
If you’ve been playing Custom Games on PTR, you may have noticed that seasonal maps were enabled for Custom Games. Unfortunately, we caught a few bugs that we’d like to fix before adding these into the selection pool. We’ll be temporarily disabling the seasonal maps from Custom Games until they are …
A few Workshop fixes coming soon
PTR Feedback
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Dan Reed
Overwatch Developer
Hi folks, it’s good to see everyone enjoying dummy bots and the other new Workshop features! We’ve fixed a few of the issues that you all have discovered, and they will be getting pushed to PTR next week (hopefully Monday, possibly later): Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Create Dummy Bot to spaw…
8/19 - Connection to server lost / Unable to connect
Technical Support
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Bill Warnecke
Overwatch Developer
Thanks for all of the information here, it’s been very useful during our troubleshooting. Our network engineers are working to isolate the problem and we’ll provide more updates as we get them, sorry for the disruption.
Respawn penalties apply to the WRONG TEAM
Bug Report
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Bill Warnecke
Overwatch Developer
Thanks for posting this Ziegler, also appreciate the very clear video showing the problem. We’ll get this fixed.
Role Limits in Quick Play
General Discussion
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Bill Warnecke
Overwatch Developer
Hey Eggkookoo, we are aware Vs AI is still affected. We’re targeting a fix for that mode in an upcoming bug fix patch, but I don’t have an ETA for that update yet.
Role Limits in Quick Play
General Discussion
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Bill Warnecke
Overwatch Developer
Hey folks, we’re rolling out a server side bug fix now to all regions and platforms which will remove the unintended role limits from Quick Play. As Molly mentioned above, Role Queue will be fully available in Quick Play beginning on September 1. Cheers!
1.42 Known Issues List
Bug Report
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Cathy Lee
QA Analyst
Patch 1.42 Known Issues Disclaimer: This is not a complete list of all currently tracked issues affecting this build of Overwatch, rather this is a targeted list of some known specific issues with this release. HEROES Brigitte Shield Bash does slightly less damage when impacting an enemy that ha…
Please stop pushing out this exact same update without testing it inhouse
PTR Feedback
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Cathy Lee
QA Analyst
Hi ReinkDesigns, Can you tell us exactly where you encountered this issue? Please be as detailed as possible i.e. map location, hero you were on at the time, ability you were using at the time, what was happening around you, if your camera was angled, etc. Thanks so much for letting us know about t…
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – October 23, 2019
PTR Feedback
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Fixed! You shall not pass, typos!
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – October 23, 2019
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – October 23, 2019 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 …
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – September 24, 2019
PTR Feedback
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – September 24, 2019 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 availabl…
[Sept 24] Overwatch Crashing After 1.40.1 due to Mismatch Spoke/Text Language Setting
Technical Support
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Chris Avina
QA Lead
Thanks for the report. We are actively looking into this issue.
Career Profile Bug
Bug Report
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Hey everyone, We’ve identified a bug that prevents Competitive Season 18 stats from being shown in the Career Profile until placement matches are finished in any role or playing one match in each role. We’re actively investigating solutions and will update with more information when we have a fix. …
Role Queue enabled for Competitive Season 18!
Competitive Discussion
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Hey everyone, Season 18 of Competitive Play is here – and with it, Role Queue! Unlocked at level 25, Competitive Play is designed for those players who want to put their skills to the test, and offers a more serious experience than our Quick Play or Arcade Modes. GETTING STARTED Before you ca…
Role Queue Launch Times
General Discussion
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Thanks to everyone that has been participating in our Role Queue Beta Season! We’ve been reading all your feedback and we look forward to officially launching Role Queue to Competitive Play and Quick Play soon. As you may have read previously, we’ve been planning to enable Role Queue for Competitiv…
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – August 22, 2019
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – August 22, 2019 A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report and issue, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums. Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently av…
ESP Exploit/Glitch built into the game
Bug Report
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MaxThompson-1393
QA Manager
Feel free to reply with steps and delete the post. We have the ability to examine deleted posts on our side. Thank you for the report.
Role Limits in Quick Play
General Discussion
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Hi there! The issues causing role limits to be placed on Quick Play today have been resolved. Reminder: Role Queue will be enabled for Quick Play on September 1st. Full details here: https://playoverwatch.com/news/23060961/
Role Limits in Quick Play
General Discussion
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
We’re aware of a bug that is incorrectly applying role limits to Quick Play matches. We’re currently investigating and will update when resolved. If you’d like to help us test Role Queue, jump into the Role Queue Beta Season available now until September 1. Role Queue will be fully available for Qu…
Role lock without role queue?!
Bug Report
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Chris Avina
QA Lead
Thanks for the report. We are actively looking into this issue now.
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – August 1, 2019
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – August 1, 2019 A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report and issue, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums. Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently ava…
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 31, 2019
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 31, 2019 A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report and issue, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums. Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently avai…
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 25, 2019
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 25, 2019 A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report and issue, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums. Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently avai…
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 24, 2019
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 24, 2019 A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report and issue, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums. Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently avai…
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 23, 2019
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Molly Fender
Community Manager
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – July 23, 2019 A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report and issue, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums. Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently avai…
Frame Drops Server Wide?
Bug Report
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Chris Avina
QA Lead
Please let us know if you are still experiencing this issue. We rolled out potential fixes across all platforms.