Overwatch Patch 1.5 launched: Sombra and the Arcade go stay alongside a bevy of hero balancing, PS4 Pro assist, extra

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Overwatch gamers can now attempt their hand on the sport’s latest hero, Sombra, and take a flip within the sport’s new Arcade mode. But, there’s greater than only a new characteristic and hero to present in at the moment’s patch notes.


The replace is now stay on all platforms, and comes with the Ecopoint: Antarctica map which was introduced for Overwatch through the BlizzCon 2016 opening ceremony.

The agency additionally points a reminder that Season three of Competitive Play will finish subsequent week on November 23 at 4PM PT/7pm ET/12am UK (Nov. 24). Season Three kicks off on November 30 at on the identical instances.

During the week-long off season, gamers can nonetheless queue for matches utilizing the Competitive Play ruleset, however talent scores is not going to be affected and no Competitive Points can be awarded.

Also with Season Three, gamers can be distributed extra broadly throughout the talent tiers. This means the gamers’ S3 ranking will seemingly be decrease than it was within the earlier two.

Notes for replace 1.5 are slightly lengthy, so be ready earlier than venturing under. To learn over the developer feedback for every part of the notes, hit up the Overwatch forums.

General Updated


  • [PS4] Added PlayStation four Pro assist
  • Made plenty of knowledge format enhancements, which ought to lower load instances and scale back the sport’s space for storing necessities
  • Made a number of changes to the quantity of expertise wanted to degree
  • The quantity of expertise wanted to succeed in ranges 2 via 13 stays unchanged
  • The quantity of expertise wanted to succeed in ranges 14 via 100 has been barely decreased
  • The quantity of expertise wanted to succeed in ranges after 100 is now fixed (20,000 XP) and can now not reset after every promotion
  • Quick Play matches at the moment are restricted to one in all every hero per crew
  • Spectating – The variety of observer slots in Custom Games has been elevated from 6 to 12

Hero Balance Changes


  • Dealing injury to issues apart from gamers (like Torbjörn’s turret or Symmetra’s teleporter) now not fees final skills
  • Ultimate prices have been elevated by 25% for all heroes

Ana – Nano Boost: No longer will increase transfer velocity (nerfed)

D. Va (buffed)

  • Call Mech: Ultimate value has been decreased by 20%
  • Mech well being elevated to 200 (previously 100). Armor stays at 400
  • Movement velocity whereas firing has been elevated by 25%

Lucio: Amp It Up – Healing per second has been decreased by 10% (nerfed)

Mei – Blizzard – Ultimate value has been elevated by 15% (nerfed)

Mercy – Passive well being regeneration now prompts when Mercy avoids taking injury for 1 second (previously three seconds) (buffed)

Pharah (buffed)

Rocket Launcher

  • Minimum explosion injury has been elevated by 13%
  • Minimum explosion knockback has been decreased to zero%

Jump Jets: Lift elevated by 35%

Soldier 76 (buffed)

Pulse Rifle

  • Bullet injury elevated from 17 to 20
  • Maximum bullet unfold elevated from 2.2 to 2.four

Torbjörn (modified a bit)

  • Scrap is now robotically generated over time
  • The quantity of scrap collected from a fallen enemy has been decreased by 40%
  • Forge Hammer: Swing velocity elevated by 25%; Damage decreased by 27%

Widowmaker (buffed)

  • Venom Mine: Explosion now not damages the participant who positioned the mine
  • Widow’s Kiss: Charge charge elevated by 20%

Zarya (nerfed)

  • Particle Barrier: Power gained from obstacles decreased by 20%
  • Projected Barrier: Power gained from obstacles decreased by 20%

User Interface

General:Loading display now shows the title of the chosen sport mode when taking part in within the Arcade

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a problem that generally prevented the PC consumer from closing correctly, making the Battle.internet utility suppose the sport was nonetheless working
  • Fixed a bug stopping gamers from receiving credit score towards the Most Healing Done commendation
  • Fixed a bug that brought about the columns on Recent Players to barely overlap one another
  • Fixed a bug stopping the fourth column on the buddies checklist from being displayed correctly
  • Fixed a navigation error that might happen when making an attempt to regulate video choices utilizing a controller
  • Players will now be faraway from the Practice Range if they’re AFK


  • Fixed a bug that brought about McCree bots to Combat Roll into the properly on Ilios
  • Fixed a bug that might trigger bots to get caught in a wall close to goal B on Temple of Anubis
  • Fixed a bug that prevented bots from shifting via sure places on Volskaya Industries

Competitive Play

  • Fixed a bug that might trigger time beyond regulation to proceed indefinitely on Assault maps
  • Fixed a bug that might trigger matches to start with solely 11 related gamers


  • Fixed a bug that prevented Ana’s therapeutic stats from displaying up within the Career Profile web page
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Ana’s customized crosshairs from displaying whereas zoomed
  • Fixed a bug inflicting irregular placement of the pumpkin on Genji’s “Pumpkin Carving” spotlight intro with sure skins
  • Fixed a bug stopping Mercy’s workers from displaying up within the “Guardian Angel” spotlight intro along with her Cobalt pores and skin geared up
  • Fixed a bug stopping Reaper’s “R.I.P.” victory pose from animating accurately when the sport consumer isn’t in focus
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Tracer to make use of Blink whereas rewinding with Recall
  • Fixed a bug stopping a few of Tracer’s voice strains from activating along with her Punk pores and skin geared up
  • Fixed a bug stopping Zarya from gripping her gun’s deal with within the “Deadlift” spotlight Intro
  • Fixed a bug inflicting Zarya’s Graviton Surge to eject Reinhardt at excessive velocity


  • Fixed a typo on the bakery blackboard in Eichenwalde
  • Fixed a bug that allowed sure heroes to face on unintended pillars on Ilios
  • Fixed a bug on Lijiang Tower that allowed heroes to succeed in unintended places
  • Fixed a bug permitting Reaper to Shadow Step to unintended places on Nepal
  • Fixed a bug that allowed gamers to contest the payload from a protected space above the gasoline station on Route 66
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Pharah to succeed in unintended places on Volskaya Industries
  • Fixed a bug on Watchpoint: Gibraltar that allowed gamers to succeed in an unintended location close to the ultimate goal

Spectating: Fixed a bug that often produced incorrectly coloured well being bars when spectating Custom Games