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A new update is now available for Overwatch on all platforms that introduces the Busan map and makes a couple of changes to the game’s heroes.

Kicking things off is a bug fix for an issue that caused some weapons that fired multiple shots at once to inconsistently deal critical damage, such as Doomfist’s Hand Cannon and Genji’s Shurikens.

“While this is a bug fix, we wanted to highlight this change as it can affect gameplay by changing the damage output of the affected heroes in certain situations,” Blizzard explains. “After this fix, weapons with spread should now correctly calculate critical damage for each individual pellet that lands in a critical region (e.g. a headshot).

“The end result of this change is that it should be significantly easier to deal critical damage with any weapon that fires multiple shots simultaneously, such as Reaper’s Hellfire Shotguns and D.Va’s Fusion Cannons. In addition, we’ve changed the logic for when these weapons display a critical marker on your screen. It now requires 30% of your shots to be critical, rather than displaying it if a single pellet hits critically.”

In terms of individual changes, Brigette will now get knocked down when using shield bash against other charging targets, Reinhardt’s Earthshatter will now more reliable hit enemies by walls, and Widowmaker will now retain momentum when using grappling hook on structures without a ledge.

Read the full patch notes here.

Overwatch is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Overwatch update makes changes to heroes

A new update is now available for Overwatch on all platforms.

By Matthew Bennett | 09/12/2018 09:52 AM PT | Updated 09/12/2018 10:50 AM PT

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A new update is now available for Overwatch on all platforms that introduces the Busan map and makes a couple of changes to the game’s heroes.

Kicking things off is a bug fix for an issue that caused some weapons that fired multiple shots at once to inconsistently deal critical damage, such as Doomfist’s Hand Cannon and Genji’s Shurikens.

“While this is a bug fix, we wanted to highlight this change as it can affect gameplay by changing the damage output of the affected heroes in certain situations,” Blizzard explains. “After this fix, weapons with spread should now correctly calculate critical damage for each individual pellet that lands in a critical region (e.g. a headshot).

“The end result of this change is that it should be significantly easier to deal critical damage with any weapon that fires multiple shots simultaneously, such as Reaper’s Hellfire Shotguns and D.Va’s Fusion Cannons. In addition, we’ve changed the logic for when these weapons display a critical marker on your screen. It now requires 30% of your shots to be critical, rather than displaying it if a single pellet hits critically.”

In terms of individual changes, Brigette will now get knocked down when using shield bash against other charging targets, Reinhardt’s Earthshatter will now more reliable hit enemies by walls, and Widowmaker will now retain momentum when using grappling hook on structures without a ledge.

Read the full patch notes here.

Overwatch is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89