Wie bereits durch die auf dem öffentlichen Testserver durchgeführte Testphase bekannt war, handelte es sich bei dieser neuen Spielversion leider nur um ein recht kleines Update, welches zusätzlich zu den gewohnten Fehlerbehebungen eigentlich nur noch einige kleinere Anpassungen an dem Spielfeld “Blizzard World und interessante Spielbalanceänderungen für Doomfist, Mei und Sombra mit sich brachte. Wer jetzt gerne mehr darüber erfahren möchte, was für Auswirkungen dieser neue Patch auf die Charaktere von Overwatch hatte, der sollte sich die weiter unten in diesem Artikel eingebauten Patchnotes möglichst aufmerksam durchlesen.
Overwatch Patch Notes – February 27, 2018: HERO UPDATES Doomfist Hand Cannon Ammo recovery rate increased from 0.8 seconds to 0.65 seconds per bullet
Developer Comments: This change will help Doomfist more consistently be able to use his weapon as part of his combos.
Mei Endothermic Blaster Freeze (slow) duration increased from 1 second to 1.5 seconds Weapon alternate fire ammo cost reduced from 25 to 20
Developer Comment: Increasing Mei’s slow duration helps her freeze targets that are particularly elusive such as Genji or Lúcio. Lowering her alternate fire ammo cost allows her to more safely use it without costing her the ability to freeze enemies.
Sombra EMP No longer blocked by small objects (e.g. sign posts) Hack No longer gains ultimate charge from health pack healing Cast time reduced from 0.8 seconds to 0.65 seconds Now disables the following abilities: Genji—Cyber-agility Hanzo—Wall Climb Pharah—Hover Jets Lúcio—Healing Boost and Speed Boost (turns off current song entirely), Wall Ride Mercy—Angelic Descent Machine Pistol Machine Pistol spread reduced from 3 to 2.7 Opportunist Enemy health bars are now visible when health drops below 100% (formerly 50%) Her ability to detect enemies through walls at 50% or less remains unchanged Translocator Duration increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds
Developer Comment: The goal of these changes for Sombra is to remove the necessity for her teammates to take damage and heal themselves with her hacked heath packs to try to get her ultimate charged up quickly. Her ultimate will now come up less often, but there are more abilities that are disabled by Hack so it is more effective when used. Previously, Opportunist would only activate when an enemy’s health bar dipped below 50% but now the passive will reveal all damaged enemies which should help Sombra identify targets in her line of sight to pick off. Overall these changes should make her more effective and less reliant on her ultimate.
MAP UPDATES Blizzard World Some health pack sizes have been reduced Some health pack locations have been changed Additional health packs have been added
Developer Comments: Health packs are a valuable resource in Overwatch and positioning around them is key to holding ground on defense or keeping up momentum on offense. We have moved the location of some health packs and included additional ones to improve game play on Blizzard World.
USER INTERFACE UPDATES Mercy Valkyrie No longer shows enemies’ health bars unless they have taken damage
Developer Comment: This helps remove some clutter from Mercy players’ screens when they use her ultimate
BUG FIXES General Fixed a bug that prevented Capture the Flag statistics from displaying on the Career Profile if the match was played on Ayuttheya in the Arcade
Maps Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented announcement voice lines from triggering on Blizzard World