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Overwatch 2.74 Update Patch Notes | Lego Bastion skin, balance changes, and more

The Overwatch 2.74 update patch notes are finally upon us and bring more than the typical balance updates and bug fixes. They do have those bug fixes and balance changes, but they also include something a bit more unorthodox. These Overwatch patch notes have added a new limited-time event that awards players with a Lego Bastion skin in the game.

Overwatch 2.74 Update Patch Notes | Lego Bastion skin

Overwatch 2.74 update patch notes

Similar to the Ana Bastet challenge and Baptiste Reunion event, Bastion is getting the Bastion’s Brick Challenge that runs from September 17 to September 30. It doles out rewards depending on how many wins you get. Winning three times in the Arcade, Quick Play, or Competitive earns you Lego player icons if Ganymede and Bastion. Six wins earns you Lego sprays of Mercy and Pharah. And nine total victories gets you the grand prize: the Lego Bastion skin. It oddly appears to be different from both of the real-life Bastion Lego sets.

Overwatch 2.74 update patch notes

Also like those other events, there are special Lego sprays and player icons to unlock if you watch Blizzard’s sponsored streams. These unlock at two hours, four hours, and six hours, respectively. Just be sure to connect your Blizzard and Twitch accounts first. Here is the schedule:

BroadcasterSpotlight Date / TimeChannel
ValkiaSept 17 (11:00 PDT – 19:00 PDT)twitch.tv/valkia
BrickinNickSept 18 (11:00 PDT – 17:00 PDT)twitch.tv/brickinnick
GrantSept 19 (23:00 PDT – 11:00 PDT)twitch.tv/granthinds
ZondalolSept 20 (23:00 PDT – 05:00 PDT)twitch.tv/zondalol
LeeTaeJunSept 21twitch.tv/dlxowns45
WantedOWSept 22 (06:00 PDT – 12:00 PDT)twitch.tv/wantedow
DaniikillsSept 23 (19:00 PDT – 22:00 PDT)twitch.tv/daniikills
LarihmageSept 24 (12:00 PDT – 18:00 PDT)twitch.tv/larihmage
YongBongTangSept 25twitch.tv/itopicy
Drth7Sept 26 (21:00 PDT – 01:00 PDT)twitch.tv/drth7
PpatiphanSept 27 (06:00 PDT – 08:00 PDT)twitch.tv/ppatiphan
T_SvenSept 28 (05:00 PDT – 12:00 PDT)twitch.tv/t_sven
FennerSept 29 (06:00 PDT – 18:00 PDT)twitch.tv/danielfenner
Tyr0dinSept 30 (20:00 PDT – 00:00 PDT)twitch.tv/tyr0din

Overwatch 2.74 Update Patch Notes | Balance changes

There are also some small balance changes as well. The biggest general change appears to let abilities like Reaper’s Shadow Step, Mei’s Ice Wall, and Symmetra’s Teleport more easily target edges over far away distances. It was often difficult to place these as they would often jitter back and forth between edges and a far away platform.

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Bastion also got some buffs, which is fitting for since it is getting its own event. Self healing now doesn’t cost meter if you’re at full health and now there will correctly be .25 seconds of recovery between repairing and shooting. Sometimes this timing would get wonky.

Symmetra and Zarya’s beams have been scaled down too. Symmetra’s beam width is skinnier (.3 meters to .2) and her DPS per level has been changed from 60, 130, and 195 to 60, 120, and 180. Zarya’s beam is also skinnier as it is now .15 meters and the max DPS is now 170 (and was 190). No reason was given for these changes.

Sigma got his share of changes and most were nerfs. His primary fire balls now do 35 explosion damage instead of 30. His barrier now goes away if it is is out if he gets hacked by Sombra. His boulder throw, Accretion, now does more damage (60 instead of 50). Gravitic Flux, his ultimate, now takes .6 seconds to come out instead of .4, giving your opponents more time to get away.

Overwatch 2.74 Update Patch Notes | Workshop changes

Players can now make their own bots that can move, press buttons, and do other things that players can do. The possibilities seem pretty open, given all the functions theyt have. Users can also make HUD text and in world-text, which also opens the door for new modes.

Overwatch 2.74 Update Patch Notes | Full patch notes

And of course, here are the full patch notes:

Bastion’s Brick Challenge

Get ready to play with Bastion’s Brick Challenge and some special, unlockable in-game content! Wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will earn you themed sprays, player icons, and a new legendary skin: Brick Bastion!

Tune in to participating Twitch broadcasters while they’re playing Overwatch any time through 9/30 to earn a total of seven Bastion’s Brick Challenge sprays and icons!

HERO UPDATES

General

  • Ground targeted abilities (Reaper’s Shadowstep, Mei’s Icewall, Synnetra’s Teleporter, etc) will now more heavily prefer edges over placing as far away as possible.

Bastion

Self-repair

  • Self-repair no longer consumes resource while Bastion is at full health
  • Bastion now correctly initiates 0.25 sec of recovery time when canceling Self-Repair by firing

Symmetra

Primary Fire

  • Beam width lowered from 0.3 meters to 0.2
  • Beam DPS per level lowered from 65/130/195 to 60/120/180

Zarya

Primary Fire

  • Beam width is now 0.15 meters and no longer scales with energy
  • Max Beam DPS lowered from 190 to 170

Sigma

Hyper Spheres

  • Explosion damaged reduced from 35 to 30

Experimental Barrier

  • Added a toggle option for deploying Sigma’s Experimental Barrier
  • Being hacked by Sombra will now recall his barrier if it is deployed. (EMP will still destroy the barrier first if both are in range)

Accretion

  • Explosion damage increased from 50 to 60

Gravitic Flux

  • Intro cast time increased from 0.4 seconds to 0.6

WORKSHOP UPDATES

New Workshop actions:

  • Create Dummy Bot
    • Creates a dummy bot, which is a full player that has no human or AI controlling it. Using other Workshop actions, dummy bots can move, aim, press buttons, and do most things that human players can do.
  • Destroy Dummy Bot
    • Destroys a dummy bot.
  • Start Throttle In Direction
    • Either sets or modifies the throttle (directional movement input) for a given player (human, AI bot, or dummy bot).
  • Stop Throttle In Direction
    • Stops the change to throttle being caused by Start Throttle In Direction.
  • Create Beam Effect
    • Creates a beam effect between two positions (either or both of which may be a player).

New parameters to existing Workshop actions:

  • Create HUD Text
    • New SpectatorVisibility option for defining when spectators can see the text.
    • New colors have been added to Text Color.
  • Create In-World Text
    • New SpectatorVisibility option for defining when spectators can see the text.
    • New colors have been added to Text Color.
  • Create Effect and Play Effect
    • New colors have been added.

New Workshop value:

  • Is Dummy Bot
    • Whether a given player is a dummy bot.

New Workshop Inspector features:

  • Copy current variables to CSV [PC-Only] :
    • Copies the currently visible variables to the system clipboard in CSV format. These can be pasted into text and spreadsheet applications.
  • Copy all variables to CSV [PC-Only] :
    • Copies all variables throughout the Inspector history for the currently selected entity to the system clipboard in CSV format. These can be pasted into text and spreadsheet applications.
  • Copy current variables as actions:
    • Copies the currently visible variables to the clipboard in Workshop text format. These can be pasted back into a Workshop action list.

BUG FIXES

General

  • Workshop – Fixed a bug that caused the “Enable Workshop Inspector” option not to reset when using Restore Defaults
  • Workshop – The “Is Firing Primary” Workshop value now correctly reports whether Sigma is using his Hyperspheres
  • Fixed an issue where killing D.Va’s mech via Environment kill would not always grant the full amount of ult charge
  • Fixed an issue where knockbacks would sometimes be shorter than intended if the target was moving down an incline
  • Players should no longer get stuck inviting players when using ‘Stay As Team’ feature
  • Attempting to save a highlight without sufficient disk space now displays an appropriate error message
  • Fixed an issue where the first person camera would be incorrectly offset when switching heroes in some workshop scenarios
  • Competitive arcade season ratings now display a skill rating in the career profile
  • Season 1 competitive end ratings now show correctly in leaderboards

Maps

Paris

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Moira’s Biotic Orb to pass through the attacker’s spawn door

Heroes

Ashe

  • Improved the ability for B.O.B. to get through doorways and more consistently make it to where he was launched towards

Bastion

  • Fixed a bug where Bastion was not entering a recovery state when immediately firing weapons after Self-Repair is used

Brigitte

  • Fixed a bug with Brigitte’s Repair Pack cooldown scalar not working in custom games

D.Va

  • Fixed a bug that allowed D.Va’s mech to block Earthshatter briefly during the destruction animation

Hanzo

  • Fixed a bug that caused Hanzo’s bow to flicker when switching to Sonic Arrow, when certain skins were equipped

Lucio

  • Fixed an issue where knockbacks applied to enemies moving down ramps would not knock back as far as intended.

Mercy

  • Fixed a bug where Mercy could sometimes mispredict being able to Guardian Angel to a teammate who had died behind a wall.

Orisa

  • Fixed a bug that caused players to be thrown further than intended when escaping the pulling effect of Orisa’s Halt

Sigma

  • Fixed a bug that caused the first-person animations for Kinetic Grasp, Accretion, Experimental Barrier return/retract, and primary fire not to play correctly when used immediately after being frozen
  • Fixed a bug that caused Hyperspheres to appear without any VFX or animation after letting the cast timer on Gravitic Flux expire
  • Fixed a bug that incorrectly allowed Sigma to gain shields after absorbing a healing orb from Moira with his Kinetic Grasp
  • Corrected various Sigma team color visual effects
  • Fixed a bug with Sigma’s Damage Blocked average per 10 min not appearing in career profile

Sombra

  • Fixed a bug with Sombra detection radius being affected by player aim pitch

Wrecking Ball

  • Fixed an issue preventing Wrecking Ball specific stats from showing up in the Career Profile
  • Fixed a bug with adaptive shields area being affected by aim pitch

Zenyatta

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Zenyatta from using a Teleporter while Transcendence is active