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Testing Eichenwalde on the PTR!

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If you're excited for the new changes and new map, make sure to jump onto the PTR to test it all! Check out how to set up the PTR and what's available.

In order to connect to the PTR, there are a few simple steps that you need to do conduct. Here's the official guide from the Battle.net site:

Blizzard LogoPTR Connection Guide

Step 1: Restart the Battle.net desktop app.
Step 2: Navigate to the Overwatch tab on the left-hand menu.
Step 3: Select "PTR: Overwatch" from the REGION/ACCOUNT drop-down menu.
Step 4: Click "Install" to begin the installation process.
Step 5: Once the PTR client is installed and updated, click "Play" to begin!

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Once you're onto the PTR, you'll be able to test the latest additions to the game before they make it to the live servers. The most recent patch to hit the PTR has added the following:

Blizzard LogoEichenwalde on the PTR

Eichenwalde is now available for testing on the PTR. The map has been added to the Quick Play and Competitive rotations. We've also added a Brawl that specifically focuses on Eichenwalde (for those who just want to test the new map).

Two new skins for Reinhardt will also be available on the PTR for your testing.

Thank you.

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If you're looking for a full set of PTR patch notes, including hero changes and bug fixes that were implemented prior to this patch, you can check out this post.

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its cool that we'll get to play with Reinhardts new skins..... but why do we? we do skins need ptr testing? they're.....skins?

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22 minutes ago, demonardvark said:

its cool that we'll get to play with Reinhardts new skins..... but why do we? we do skins need ptr testing? they're.....skins?

Might be to do with animation testing, just in case there are some glaring flaws in what they've made. Maybe when he has Ana's ult on him the skin disappears.. WHO KNOWS

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21 minutes ago, Blainie said:

Might be to do with animation testing, just in case there are some glaring flaws in what they've made. Maybe when he has Ana's ult on him the skin disappears.. WHO KNOWS

fair point, but that would be awesome, you just see a giant hammer charging at you from across the room.

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