Overwatch Patch Notes: A Few Hero Updates + Fixes

Bliz­zard recent­ly updat­ed Over­watch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Most of the changes in the patch were made to heroes, even the gen­er­al bug fix­es had to deal with heroes. One of the updates deals with PC’s social sta­tus. PC play­ers can now set their online sta­tus to Online, Away, Busy, or Appear Offline.

You can see the full list of changes below, it is a short list, but changes some impor­tant qual­i­ties for heroes:

Gen­er­al Updates

  • [PC] Play­ers can now set their social sta­tus to Online, Away, Busy, or Appear Offline (Note: appear­ing offline does not pre­vent friends from see­ing you if you are placed into the same match). This option can be found under the social menu

Hero Updates



  • Wall Ride
    • The speed boost that Lúcio receives after com­plet­ing a wall ride has been increased by 65%

Devel­op­er Com­ments: A recent bug fix slowed Lúcio’s Wall Ride. This change com­pen­sates for the reduced speed. 


  • Guardian Angel
    • Play­ers can now glide past a tar­get­ed ally using the jump key
    • Cooldown no longer resets when Res­ur­rect is activated
  • Valkyrie
    • No longer resets or reduces Resurrection’s cooldown
    • Now gives play­ers a bonus res­ur­rec­tion charge

Devel­op­er Com­ments: Valkyrie no longer resets or reduces Resurrect’s cooldown. Instead, it now pro­vides an extra ‘charge,’ allow­ing you to revive an ally even if it is still on cooldown. If the bonus charge hasn’t been spent when Valkyrie ends, it will be removed.

This method makes Res­ur­rect more flex­i­ble when used with Valkyrie. For exam­ple, in the past if you want­ed to res­ur­rect two team­mates, you had to revive the first tar­get, then acti­vate Valkyrie (caus­ing the Resurrect’s cooldown to reset), and then revive the oth­er tar­get. With this change, you can now acti­vate Valkyrie and fly in quick­ly to res­ur­rect both tar­gets instantly.

How­ev­er, this still reduces the over­all num­ber of Res­ur­rects that Mer­cy can pro­vide, since Valkyrie no longer reduces its cooldown.


  • Added a num­ber of addi­tion­al voice­lines for Cultist Zenyatta

Bug Fix­es


  • Fixed a bug pre­vent­ing Mercy’s momen­tum from slow­ing down cor­rect­ly when Guardian Angel was canceled
  • Fixed a bug pre­vent­ing the visu­al effects on Sombra’s Pump­kinette vic­to­ry pose from dis­play­ing correctly

Source: Bliz­zard

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