The latest update to the Overwatch PTR brings with it the game’s newest Control map, Busan.
The Busan map was revealed at the Overwatch Fan Festival in Seoul, South Korea, and features points set in a traditional sanctuary, the futuristic Busan downtown, and D.Va’s MEKA base, as seen in the new Animated Short “Shooting Star”.
Blizzard has wasted no time getting the map to fans for testing, announcing with the reveal of Busan that it would be headed to the PTR immediately.
Of course, the new map isn’t the only change introduced by the patch, with several hero tweaks among the other highlights. Most notably, Blizzard seems to have been working on fixing Reinhardt’s infamously bugged ultimate, Earthshatter.
Notorious for both hitting targets it shouldn’t hit and missing targets it should, Earthshatter has been one of the most troubled abilities in the game since its release. Now, it seems Blizzard might finally have fixed it, making several adjustments to improve its consistency.
The full patch notes:
A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing. To share your feedback or report an issue, 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 will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and therefore will only reflect changes coming specifically to that platform.
NEW MAP – BUSAN
Travel to Busan, South Korea and battle for control across three distinct locales within one map: Sanctuary, Downtown, and MEKA Base.
Explore the serene setting of the Sanctuary, surrounded by an ancient temple, beautiful gardens, and historic architecture. Clash in the bustling metropolis of Downtown, where players will fight across a busy PC bang, flashy karaoke bar, and central light rail station (just watch out for the train). Contest for position in MEKA Base—home of South Korea’s frontline defense against the gwishin omnic attacks: D.Va and the rest of the MEKA squad.
HERO GALLERY – FILTER
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Developer Comments: We’ve given Earthshatter a complete overhaul to combat inconsistencies with its performance. These changes will make Earthshatter’s behavior more predictable and effective.
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