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Patch 1.19: Overwatch League Skins Now Live

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The Overwatch League is about to begin later today and a new patch brings 312 new OWL skins!

Blizzard is determined to go big this year with the Overwatch League. Months of preparations and team announcements worldwide have led to this day, which is going to be the first day of the league. You can familiarise yourself with it by watching the preshow here, while there's also an app for it available on both Android and iOS.

A lot of people wondered whether the Overwatch League was going to be broadcast on Twitch, since it hadn't been officially confirmed. Indeed, only yesterday it was announced that Twitch will partner up with Blizzard for the next two years and it will show all OWL matches!

To welcome this big esports event, a new patch is now live in all regions. You can read the patch notes below:

Blizzard LogoJosh Engen

PATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Introducing Overwatch League Team Skins


Time to suit up! Overwatch League home-team skins are now live and can be purchased via our new League Token system, which allows players to directly support their favorite Overwatch League team (or teams!). Home-team skins are available for all 12 OVerwatch League teams and all 26 Overwatch heroes. 

To learn more about Overwatch League team skins and League Tokens, click here.

GENERAL UPDATES

General

  • Players can now watch the Overwatch League stream via the Overwatch League menu option when games are live
  • [PS4/XB1] Players can now bind all communication wheel options to a gamepad button
  • [PS4/XB1] An option to press and hold crouch rather than toggling the ability has been added under Options > Controls > Movement
  • [PS4/XB1] A slider for “Friendly Aim Assist Strength” has been added to Ana’s control options under Options > Controls > Hero. This will make it easier to aim at allies
  • Weapon accuracy is no longer increased or decreased when shooting at Genji’s Deflect or abilities that block projectiles (e.g. Winston’s Barrier Projector or Mei’s Ice Wall)

 

USER INTERFACE

Heroes

  • Zenyatta’s Orb of Discord and Orb of Harmony will now display its target’s health bar

 

BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed an issue that prevented earned items from being displayed when a Loot Box was opened
  • Fixed a bug that caused a duplicate “Current Competitive Season” selection to appear in the Career Profile dropdown menu
  • [PC] Fixed a bug that prevented players from being able to navigate in-game menus with the tab key
  • Fixed a bug that prevented UI elements for Tracer’s Blink from displaying when switching between first- and third-person view in spectator mode
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the ammo count for Doomfist’s Hand Cannon from displaying when switching between first- and third-person view in spectator mode

A.I.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Bastion and Torbjörn bots from pathing to some areas on the first point of Eichenwalde
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Lúcio bot to fall off the map while navigating King’s Row

Competitive Play
  • Fixed a bug that caused the meters remaining to display twice when players approached the final five meters on Escort and Escort/Assault maps

Game Browser and Custom Games
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Ultimate Duration Custom Game modification from properly adjusting Soldier: 76’s Ultimate length

Deathmatch
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Play of the Game highlight and the end-of-match screen to not display for the last player to die in the match

Heroes
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Doomfist’s Rocket Punch from destroying breakable objects
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Doomfist’s Rocket Punch knock back to be inconsistent if he collided with an enemy using a movement ability (e.g. Winston’s Leap)
  • Fixed a latency issue that caused Doomfist’s Rocket Punch to travel through an enemy instead of dealing damage
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Doomfist’s Rocket Punch’s directional movement to be unpredictable
  • Fixed an issue that allowed enemies to jump over Doomfist’s Rocket Punch instead of taking damage
  • Fixed a bug that caused enemy players hit by Doomfist’s Rocket Punch to sometimes move along the wall impacted instead of taking damage
  • Fixed a bug that caused Doomfist to move along the terrain if he impacted it with Rocket Punch
  • Fixed an issue that caused enemies hit by Doomfist’s Rocket Punch to impact inclines instead of traveling up them
  • Fixed a bug that caused Doomfist’s Rocket Punch to deal wall impact damage to Mercy if she used Valkyrie
  • Fixed a bug that caused Doomfist’s Rocket Punch to activate before intended if he was near Mei’s Ice Wall
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Doomfist to fall through the ground if he used Seismic Slam on inclines
  • Fixed an issue that canceled Doomfist’s Seismic Slam when it was unable to reach the targeted location
  • [PC] Fixed a bug that caused Junkrat’s RIP-Tire camera perspective to linger on the target after detonating
  • [PC] Fixed a bug that caused Junkrat’s RIP-Tire to be silent to enemies while traveling on rooftops or when airborne
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Snowball’s antenna to stretch out of proportion when Mei’s Beekeeper skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Mercy’s Resurrect “Reviving” message to remain on the targeted player’s screen after the cast was finished
  • Fixed a bug that caused players targeted by Mercy’s Resurrect to no longer see their Respawn timer if her cast was interrupted by an enemy
  • Fixed a bug that caused players targeted by Mercy’s Resurrect to no longer see their Respawn timer if her cast was interrupted by an enemy
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from using Moira’s Biotic Orb if she used Fade or died while using Biotic Orb
  • Fixed an issue that caused Moira’s “Ultimate almost ready” voiceline to sometimes play when her Coalescence was fully charged
  • Fixed a bug that caused Reinhardt’s Charge to knock back enemies instead of pinning them
  • Fixed a bug that caused the visual effects of Sombra’s EMP to display when the ability was interrupted by an enemy player
  • Fixed a bug that caused Sombra to face the incorrect direction after she teleported with Translocator
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Torbjörn’s turrets to not fully heal when he used Molton Core
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Carbon Zenyatta’s in-game portrait from displaying the correct color

Maps
  • Fixed a bug on Eichenwalde that caused the “Checkpoint Reached” voiceline to play when the payload reached its final destination
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Reaper to Shadow Step to unintended locations on Horizon Lunar Colony

The patch brings an enormous amount of 312 new skins, with Overwatch's heroes doning the colours of the OWL teams.  u/WhatsShimada has put together albums displaying all skins

Between now and February 13, you can receive 100 free League Tokens which will allow you to purchase a single skin. Moreover, you can sign up to the Overwatch League newsletter until the end of this month to get another 100 free League Tokens. 

The pricing of the League Tokens, which will allow you to purchase OWL skins, will be as follows:

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LEAGUE TOKENS WILL BE SOLD IN THE FOLLOWING DENOMINATIONS:

100 Tokens = USD $4.99*

200 Tokens = USD $9.99

400 Tokens = USD $19.99

900 Tokens = USD $39.99

2600 Tokens = USD $99.99 

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