The subsequent main Overwatch replace would require a full reinstall, Blizzard has introduced by way of the game’s official boards.
PC players have come to anticipate sizeable patches for his or her favorite games regularly, however not often do routine updates require a full reinstall, leaving followers to query precisely what sort of modifications the devs are planning to implement.
The assertion from Blizzard’s Technical Support attributes the big measurement to ‘fundamental changes to the game client.’
Customer Support consumer Drakuloth writes: “The number of back-end changes we’re putting in is substantial enough that we can’t just patch over the current content efficiently. As a result, when the next patch comes out, the client will fully reinstall itself to handle these changes.”
The subsequent replace will add new hero Ashe (and her lovable pal Bob) however we don’t but know what sort of purposeful modifications will likely be launched that may account for the reinstall.
Most possible it is going to be technical modifications that make for a smoother expertise in-game, be it sooner matchmaking or maybe a replay system. There can also be a separate consumer throughout the Battle.web app for interactive spectating on Overwatch esports matches. With the beta check for this technique, the Overwatch World Cup 2018, now completed, the builders could also be seeking to combine this characteristic into the game itself.
As the announcement acknowledges, the big file measurement might be an inconvenience to gamers who’ve metered web connections however hopefully a considerably improved game expertise will make up for it.
While there was no date connected to the announcement, it’s anticipated to hit someday subsequent week, primarily based on historic tendencies.