Overwatch’s New Busan Map Is Live With Hero Updates For Ana, Brigitte, Reinhardt, And Widow

By Sato . September 12, 2018 . 8:00am

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Following the reveal of D.Va’s animated short last month, Overwatch released its new Busan map on its PTR servers, but it is now live along with some hero adjustments in a new patch.

 

In case you missed it, here’s the trailer showing the Busan control map:

New Map – Busan

Travel to Busan, South Korea and battle for control across three distinct locales within one map: Sanctuary, Downtown, and MEKA Base.

Explore the serene setting of the Sanctuary, surrounded by an ancient temple, beautiful gardens, and historic architecture. Clash in the bustling metropolis of Downtown, where players will fight across a busy PC bang, flashy karaoke bar, and central light rail station (just watch out for the train). Contest for position in MEKA Base—home of South Korea’s frontline defense against the gwishin omnic attacks: D.Va and the rest of the MEKA squad.

 

Hero Gallery – Filter

View all of the cosmetics Overwatch has to offer with our new Filter feature in the Hero Gallery. Customize your search for cosmetics by category (including seasonal events or whether they’re from the Overwatch League), rarity, and whether they are unlocked or waiting to be collected.

 

Hero Updates

General

Developer Comments 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. 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.

  • Fixed a bug that would cause some weapons that fired multiple shots at once to inconsistently deal critical damage (e.g. Doomfist’s Hand Cannon, D.Va’s Fusion Cannons, Genji’s Shurikens, Reaper’s Hellfire Shotguns, Torbjörn’s Rivet Gun)

 

Ana

  • Biotic Rifle
    • Increased the precision of the Relative Aim Sensitivity While Zoomed slider. This can be found under Options > Controls > Hero > Ana

 

Brigitte

  • Shield Bash
    • Now knocks down and gets knocked down by other charging targets (e.g Reinhardt and Doomfist)

 

Developer Comments Currently, when two charging targets hit each other, they both fall down and are briefly stunned. You can see this interaction with Doomfist’s Rocket Punch and Reinhardt’s Charge abilities. Brigitte’s Shield Bash previously wasn’t included in this group, which meant that if she used Shield Bash against these other abilities, she would generally stun them and not be affected herself. This change makes it so if she uses Shield Bash against Charge or Rocket Punch, both players will be knocked down.

 

Reinhardt

  • Earth Shatter
    • Now consistently hits enemies near walls
    • No longer hits enemies that enter the damage cone after the “wave” has passed that area
    • No longer damages enemies behind barriers blocking it, even if the barrier is later dropped or destroyed
    • Always travels up inclines and around the payload

 

Widowmaker

  • Grappling Hook
    • Now retains momentum when used on environments or structures without a ledge (e.g. walls)

 

  • Widow’s Kiss
    • Increased the precision of the Relative Aim Sensitivity While Zoomed slider. This can be found under Options > Controls > Hero > Widowmaker

 

Competitive Play Updates

General

  • Grand Master players can now group with players within 350 Skill Rating, up from 250 Skill Rating

 

 

Game Browser and Custom Games

General

  • Modified the Respawn Time Scalar custom game option to prevent respawn times longer than the default

 

FFA Deathmatch

  • Mercy now begins the match with her Caduceus Blaster equipped
  • Blizzard World is now available to play in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch

 

1v1 Mystery Heroes

  • Mercy now begins the match with her Caduceus Blaster equipped

 

Map Updates

Rialto

  • Payload travel speed has been slightly increased
  • Amount of time the payload pauses at checkpoints has been reduced

 

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


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