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Overwatch PC Update August 28 – Full Patch Notes

Published: 28/Aug/2018 19:36 Updated: 28/Aug/2018 20:16

by Virginia Glaze

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Following D.VA’s animated short and the Busan map reveal at Gamescom 2018, Blizzard has released Overwatch’s version 1.27.1.1 patch notes in full on August 28.

Overwatch’s August update includes a new challenge to win exclusive D.VA + Nano Cola content, as well as a few bug fixes in regards to the game’s heroes, the Hero Gallery, and game sound.

Players can earn unique Nano Cola sprays, player icons, and even a skin for Korea’s M.E.K.A. pilot. Wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, and Arcade mode will earn users this new content – but only for a limited time.

In addition, bug fixes have been implemented across the games Hero Gallery, fixing descriptions of skins and heroes, as well as fixing issues with heroes themselves. A change in the game’ s sound was implemented, as well. The full list of changes can be read below:

PC Patch Notes

D.VA’S NANO COLA CHALLENGE

We’re celebrating the release of D.Va’s action-packed animated “Shooting Star” short by making some special content available to unlock in-game. For a limited time, your wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will all earn you additional D.Va sprays, a player icon, and a new epic skin: NANO COLA D.VA!

When you’re not playing to win, you can watch sponsored Twitch broadcasters to unlock even more D.Va-themed sprays!

BUG FIXES

Hero Gallery

  • Fixed a bug that prevented flavor descriptions from displaying when a skin was selected
  • Fixed a bug that prevented hero descriptions from displaying in the Hero Gallery
  • Fixed a bug that prevented cosmetics’ unlock requirements from displaying in the Hero Gallery

Heroes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented some of Roadhog’s voice lines from playing with his Lacrosse skin equipped
  • Fixed a bug that caused Symmetra’s Sentry Turrets to fall through the environment when thrown into a Teleporter
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Symmetra to teleport players into certain vehicles on King’s Row and Numbani
  • Fixed a bug that caused Winston’s Jump Pack damage to not falloff properly

Sound

  • Fixed an issue that prevented sound from playing after a memory-intensive team fight

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Sneaky Overwatch spot gets you to Watchpoint Gibraltar’s high ground fast

Published: 22/Nov/2020 21:26

by Julian Young

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In any competitive shooter, good positioning and map control are key factors to achieving victory. The Overwatch community has once again shown how smart movement can benefit players, this time with a clever trick to gain the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Overwatch is a unique title that requires team coordination and individual skill to overcome opponents. Heroes need to synergize their abilities with teammates and perform well on their own to defeat the other team.

Outside of individual skill and good teamwork, positioning and map control are two additional factors to consider when a team plans and executes their strategy. Players are always looking for new ways to exploit their surroundings to help outsmart their enemies.

While many movement techniques are well-known in the Overwatch community, there are still some tricks that not all players are aware of.  In a video posted user ‘Hovspian’, they show off a lesser-known shortcut players can use to reach the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

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In the clip, the player is in the interior room located near Checkpoint B: a fairly open space with bits of cover in various spots and a vehicle hanging from the ceiling. They walk towards a forklift that is holding some containers, and then jump on top of the vehicle’s glass windshield.

From there, they jump onto the containers the forklift is holding, and then to the nearby ledge that lines the interior wall. From that position, they survey the room and show off an impressive vantage point where they can shoot down at any enemies in the open space below.

Overwatch Watchpoint Gibraltar Map
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An Overwatch player has shared a nifty trick to gain the high ground on Operation: Gibraltar.

While this may not be a new discovery for some Overwatch veterans, not every player knows about it. One user responded shortly after the post went live saying they were not familiar with this particular move, and thanked Hovspian for sharing it. For those unfamiliar with the movement on display in the clip, this climbing maneuver could prove useful in future matches.

Whether they are playing a damage, tank, or support role, all can benefit from movement that provides them with an advantage. This video is another example of how players can outsmart the competition with their movement skills, and add another trick to their existing arsenal.