Blizzard’s subsequent huge replace for Overwatch apparently incorporates “some pretty fundamental changes” – basic sufficient that gamers can be required to reinstall their game. Details on what the patch will include are mild, however apparently a “substantial number” of “back-end changes” imply that merely patching over the prevailing obtain isn’t sufficient.
“We know that this isn’t ideal for people on metered connections, so hopefully this announcement helps you prepare for this coming update,” a buyer assist worker wrote in a forum post. They haven’t but confirmed when the replace can be launched, however outlaw gunslinger Ashe and her robo-sidekick Bob are at the moment playable on the Public Test Region. In the previous, that’s meant the hero can be launched inside a few weeks.
These two don’t appear to be the rationale for the reinstall, although – in an announcement provided to Kotaku the builders mentioned the patch tinkers with quite a lot of issues below the hood to enhance load occasions, optimise reminiscence, and repair bugs. They additionally famous that there are back-end adjustments coming to “support future content,” which has followers speculating about long-awaited options like a match replay viewer.
Overwatch requires 30GB of laborious drive area, although Blizzard notes that those that have the PTR put in can anticipate a “significantly smaller” obtain.