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Overwatch PTR Patch Notes: Widowmaker Changes, Reinhardt Fixes, More

Blizzard Entertainment has released the Overwatch PTR Patch Notes for players everywhere on PC only. This latest update to the test servers is a sign of what’s to come in the near future for the live servers on all three platforms. The update includes some changes to Widowmaker, a lot of fixes for Reinhardt, and so much more. Let’s go ahead and take a look.

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes Explained: Updates

GENERAL UPDATES

General

  • Added visual outlines to make allies visible through walls

HERO UPDATES

Widowmaker

Grappling Hook

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

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes Explained: Bug Fixes

BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed a bug that caused players to sometimes slip off railings

Heroes

Brigitte

  • Fixed a bug that caused Brigitte to abruptly change directions when she stopped holding her Barrier Shield

Doomfist

  • Fixed a bug that caused Doomfist’s Seismic Slam to cancel when using Symmetra’s teleporter

Reinhardt

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Reinhardt to pin targets that were behind him when using Charge
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Reinhardt to pin some targets when he turned during Charge
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Reinhardt to use Earthshatter while standing on an enemy’s head
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Reinhardt’s Earthshatter from sometimes hitting enemies standing on a payload
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Reinhardt’s Earthshatter from traveling up certain inclines
  • Fixed a bug that caused Reinhardt to abruptly change directions when he stopped holding his Barrier Field

Roadhog

  • Fixed a bug that caused Roadhog’s Chain Hook to sometimes break after hitting an enemy

Sombra

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Sombra from translocating to a moving platform when using her Translocator
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Sombra’s Translocator from accurately indicating where Sombra would arrive when the ability was used

Widowmaker

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Widowmaker’s Grappling Hook from connecting to some ledges

Wrecking Ball

  • Fixed a bug that caused all enemies to use the same damage falloff calculation