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Patch Notes for April 27, 2017

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The previously announced change to how ties will be broken in competitive play, with players now needing to capture at least 33% of a point for the system to take effect, was implemented today, along with some fixes to the Uprising brawl and Game Browser, as well as Genji's Dragonblade getting a few adjustments and more bug fixes.

It also seems that the patch added a pretty serious bug, making Blizzard disable D.Va in all regions for the moment:

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GENERAL

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. If you’d like to know more, click here.

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
  • [PC] 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
  • [PS4] The “Handle With Care” Achievement now correctly states the payload must remain above 80% health
  • [PS4/XB1] The Overwatch Uprising scorecard now correctly tracks stats from Sombra’s Hack
  • [PS4/XB1] The Overwatch Uprising scorecard now correctly tracks Ana’s healing stats

 

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
  • [PS4/XB1] Fixed a bug causing D.Va’s hair to appear inflexible during her Selfie highlight intro when her Palanquin skin was equipped
  • [PS4/XB1] Fixed a bug causing the ice on Pharah’s Frostbite skin to stretch when her Flair emote was activated
  • [PS4/XB1] Fixed a bug causing textures to flicker during Roadhog’s Feast highlight intro
  • [PS4/XB1] Fixed a bug causing Soldier: 76’s cape to clip during the Push-Ups emote when his Strike Commander Morrison, Daredevil: 76, or Stunt Rider: 76 skin was equipped

 

Maps

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

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