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PTR Patchnotes - Sep 22nd 2016

Discussion in 'Overwatch' started by sycoinc, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. sycoinc

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    GENERAL UPDATES

    General

    • Static cameras are now supported in spectator mode
    • Team names can now be edited in custom games
    • Raised the volume of Hanzo's Dragonstrike voice line while wearing the Okami/Lone Wolf Skin
    • Heroes hit by Ana's Nano Boost have a new voice line that informs other players
    • Increased frequency of Reinhardt's "barrier failing" voice line
    • Custom Games can now be paused
    HERO BALANCE UPDATES

    Ana

    • Nano Boost
      • Ultimate cost has been increased by 20%
    • Biotic Grenade
      • Radius has been increased from 3 to 4 meters
    Developer Comments: So far, we haven't seen any indication that Ana is too strong overall, but her ultimate charges a little too fast, especially considering the impact it can have on a match. Also, her Biotic Grenades are getting a small boost to help her hit multiple targets.

    Widowmaker

    • Widow's Kiss
      • Scoping-in animation time has been reduced from 0.5 to 0.3 seconds
    Developer Comments: This change will help Widowmaker acquire new targets more quickly and speed up her reaction time in fast-paced situations.

    Junkrat

    • RIP-Tire
      • Ability now activates more quickly
    Developer Comments: Junkrat can be an extremely effective hero in the right hands, but RIP-Tire often felt underpowered when compared to his counterparts.



    USER INTERFACE UPDATES

    General

    • Several minor aesthetic changes have been made to the game’s Main, Social, and Options menus
    • Removed several stats that were duplicated for certain heroes throughout the career profile
    • Controller users can now choose between two aiming modes
      • Dual-Zone mode (New default): The vast majority of the thumbstick's range moves with reduced sensitivity and relatively high acceleration. However, when the thumbstick crosses to the outer 10% of its range, it will move with high sensitivity and relatively low acceleration. This mode will allow for more precise aiming, while still allowing players to turn around quickly.
      • Exponential Ramp mode (Old default): As the thumbstick moves toward the outside of its range, the sensitivity is ramped up exponentially. The acceleration remains relatively high throughout.
    • Camera movement in Spectator Mode has been improved
    Social Features

    • Certain commendations will now appear less frequently during end-of-round voting, and others will appear more frequently (e.g. Most Gold Medals and Torbjörn's Armor Packs Created)
    BUG FIXES

    General

    • Enemy players that are knocked down no longer lose their red outline
    • Fixed a bug that prevented modified key bindings from saving after relaunching the game
    • Fixed a bug that kept players from binding Take Screenshot to other keys
    Heroes

    • Fixed a bug causing Bastion’s bullet shells to eject backwards while in Configuration: Sentry mode
    • Fixed an issue preventing Hanzo’s Sonic Arrow from appearing when selected
    • Fixed a bug preventing Junkrat’s statistics from correctly tracking RIP-Tire kills
    • Fixed an issue preventing Mercy’s staff from appearing in some highlight intros while wearing the Valkyrie/Sigrún skin
    • Fixed a bug causing Tracer highlight intros to render at a lower resolution when accessed from the Highlights menu
    • Fixed a bug that allowed Widowmaker to use her Grappling Hook on basketballs
    • Symmetra's “Car Wash” achievement now correctly lists the number of beams required (6 instead of 7)
    • Fixed a time calculation issue that was causing Zenyatta's “Rapid Discord” achievement to be more difficult than intended
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Junkrat’s “Roadkill” achievement from being awarded after obtaining 4 kills with RIP-Tire
    Maps

    • Fixed a bug that allowed the payload to heal players even when they were negatively affected by Ana’s Biotic Grenade
    • Fixed a bug preventing the health bars on the Practice Range bots from displaying the effects of Ana’s Biotic Grenade
    • Fixed a bug preventing sprays from being applied correctly to some surfaces on Eichenwalde
    • Fixed a bug allowing some heroes to be seen in the sky when viewing certain highlight intros on Volskaya Industries
     
  2. Nakid

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    Big buff to Widow there. Be prepared to see a lot more of them around. Subtle nerf to Pharah too, where is the love :(

    Ana's ult did charge ridiciulously fast though.
     
    #2 Nakid, Sep 24, 2016
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    I am ready.
     
  4. sycoinc

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    you mean buff for widow
     
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  6. FusSionzZ97

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    @Nakid @sycoinc

    So apparently the new widow scope is somewhat of a nerf as well. Yes the first scope in is faster by 0.2 but there's also a 50ms delay on full charge shots, so basically the time to reach 100% charge is 0.95 seconds instead of previously 0.9.

    Explained in detail here: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20749376632 by our lord kephrii.

    Geoff has addressed it on pages 6 and 7
     
    #6 FusSionzZ97, Oct 5, 2016
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