Symmetra Gets a Buff in the Latest Overwatch PTR Update - Full Patch Notes - Dexerto

Symmetra Gets a Buff in the Latest Overwatch PTR Update – Full Patch Notes

Published: 21/Jul/2018 1:57 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien


The latest update to the Overwatch PTR features a Symmetra buff and a series of bug fixes.

A more minor patch amid a series of major updates, the latest addition to the PTR buffs Symetra’s primary fire, while also attending to several bugs, including one that would allow Junkrat to maintain infinite ammo.

Also on the PTR right now are a host of other hero changes, including adjustments to almost the entire Support line-up. It seems that amid a series of major changes – both the addition of Wrecking Ball and significant reworks to the likes of Hanzo and Symmetra, with a Torbjörn overhaul in the works – Blizzard isn’t ignoring the more minor adjustments that might be needed.


Blizzard has been incredibly active with the PTR recently. Not only has new hero Wrecking Ball gone into testing – now with a confirmed release date – but Sombra is also set for some big changes, and there has been a near constant flow of new features and tuning of existing content in recent months.

The full patch notes for the latest PTR update can be seen below:



  • Repair Pack
    • An option to control Brigitte’s Repair Pack targeting sensitivity has been added under Options > Controls > Brigitte

Developer Comments: Coming soon.


  • Photon Projector
    • Primary fire range increased from 10 to 12

Developer Comments: Coming soon.




  • Fixed a bug that caused D.Va’s gun to disappear if Roadhog used Chain Hook on her while she used an emote


  • Fixed a bug that allowed Junkrat’s ammo to be replenished if RIP-Tire failed to cast


  • Fixed a bug that caused Sombra’s visual effects to display darker than intended


  • Fixed a bug that caused Zarya’s Graviton Surge visual effects to extend beyond the ability’s radius

Hero Gallery

  • Fixed a bug that prevented rotating hero models while viewed in the Hero Gallery when equipped with Overwatch League skins
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Communication Wheel from functioning when equipping a spray, voice line, or emote from a Loot Box