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Patch time! Genji Buff & Competitive Assault Tiebreaker Changes

Published by Myztic ・ Friday, April 28, 2017
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Patch time! Genji Buff & Competitive Assault Tiebreaker Changes

New patch brings Genji buff and changes to competitive assault and hybrid maps

Yesterday, Blizzard released a new patch concerning a new buff for Genji's Dragon Strike as well as a some changes to specific maps for Competitive Play. You can read about the exact changes below.

Competitive Play

  • On Assault and Assault/Escort Maps, teams now need to capture at least 33% of the objective before the tie-breaking system is activated

Developer Comments: When the new tie-breaking system was implemented on April 11, 2017, teams only needed to capture 1% to trigger the system. This occasionally resulted in confusing situations when games would end without a lot of information about how the point was captured, due to the brief capture time. To alleviate this problem, we’re requiring that teams progress past 33% before the tie-breaking system begins tracking progress. If neither team manages to cross 33%, the match will end in a draw.

BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed a crash that could occur during the end-of-round screen

Arcade

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the payload from showing damage until after the escort phase in the Overwatch Uprising brawl
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to get under the payload using certain heroes’ movement abilities in the Overwatch Uprising brawl
  • Fixed a bug that caused the payload’s health bar to interfere with the scoreboard, forcing players to hold down the spacebar to view the scoreboard in the Overwatch Uprising brawl
  • Fixed a bug that caused Genji’s “You’ve rescued me again, Dr. Ziegler” voice line to play after being resurrected in the Overwatch Uprising brawl, regardless of which hero performed the resurrection
  • Fixed an issue causing the chat window to block the ‘refresh’ button when the Overwatch Uprising leaderboards were open

Custom Games and Game Browser

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the ‘Start Game Mode’ button from appearing when creating a Capture the Flag or Elimination game

Heroes

  • Fixed a bug that gave Genji’s Dragonblade ability a slightly increased swing speed while at a higher latency. Dragonblade’s default swing speed has been slightly increased to compensate
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Genji’s Dragonblade ability from registering hits correctly
  • Fixed a bug to prevent hit effects from being inflicted on D.Va’s human form while piloting the mech

Maps

  • Fixed a bug causing glass that has been shattered by an explosion to be colored black

The patch is out right now! But it did come along with a bug concerning D.Va. This means she was disabled in Overwatch, meaning you couldn't pick her as Hero. However, Blizzard took matters in their hand to fix it as fast as they could, and as you can see here, they succeeded.

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