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A small patch has hit the PTR with only bug fixes, for Havana, the Workshop and Genji!
PTR May 31 (source)
Havana PvP – Fixed a bug that could cause the payload to get stuck leaving the Distillery checkpoint. Fixed a bug that could cause the Play of the Game animation to be cut off before it ends. Workshop
Fixed a bug that prevented Sombra and D.Va from using their Ultimate abilities when using the ‘Set Ultimate Charge’ action to grant 100% Ultimate charge Fixed a bug that prevented players from focusing on the Rule checkbox when using a controller. Fixed a bug that prevented the "Stop holding button" from clearing the action when using a wait before the action. Fixed a bug that caused players to always be returned to the Custom Game Browser when backing out of any game, if the player had been to the Custom Game Browser previously. Heroes
Genji Fixed a bug that prevented Genji’s damage boost from being applied to deflected projectiles.
Jeff Kaplan took to the forums to talk about the success of the Workshop and the custom game modes players have been coming up with, focusing on how many hours have been spent in the top ones for NA, EU and Korean servers! Unfortunately these stats only cover the live version of the Workshop, which has only been around for 10 days, but the numbers are pretty impressive nonetheless.
Apparently Uno is very popular in the US particularly, as it's topping the charts for both western regions combined. Here a video showcasing the mode in action:
And here are the stats themselves, including the codes so you can check the modes yourselves in the game. Korean players seem to really be enjoying the Workshop creations, as they've spent a lot of time on them in these 10 days:
Live Workshop Stats (source)
Wow, the response to the Workshop has been overwhelming. You all are creating some amazing content!
We just got some stats that I figured you’d all be interested in.
Thanks so much for all of this great content!
First off, here are the NA/EU Charts:
link duration hours num matches avg players desc WMVZC 1370 1556 11.3 uno 9DFF3 1246 899 8.2 floor is lava parkour 9J4NE 1048 1261 8.2 mcree hot potato JWY47 942 1271 9.5 hammond racing 9655A 940 1469 8.2 gun game 6ZBX5 897 1094 8.2 dva bumperkart 4QY7N 765 1966 8.2 flappy bird TGT12 681 823 9.0 floor is lava BD9WP 633 1291 8.2 dva racing PJTY1 598 493 9.0 endgame 0V9FF 598 657 8.5 emote to kill W2ZMG 596 843 9.0 dva space battle Y1S15 586 817 11.3 play as two heroes BE2J7 550 726 8.2 portal gun R98SS 540 592 9.0 “tea” mode 7KR0G 519 641 8.2 top down overwatch 8E1CK 503 708 8.2 bastion turret ffa P3DNC 491 1010 9.0 flappy bird NVFTS 423 753 9.0 3rd person mode 2SQKT 394 574 8.2 super smash bros E5NGZ 389 698 8.2 helicopter mode JBWH8 386 660 8.2 surfer mei PH0BJ 340 558 9.0 lucio racing 7DC42 328 491 8.2 hero gauntlet From our Global Insights group:
"In NA, someone has managed to recreate UNO, the card game. Surprisingly, it has the most hours played out of any link. This may be a result of consolidation; there is only 1 version of UNO floating around, but hundreds of accuracy trainer variations.
Workshop has been extremely well received in KR; the most popular game mode in KR has a total of 5667 hours played so far, more than 4x the top link in NA. It is called “High Blood Pressure Marathon” (혈압마라톤) which is a mode with no cooldowns, infinite ultimates, and some other crazy things mixed in."
And here are the KR top charts (forgive any localization issues or typos here):
link total hours num matches avg players english korean BJFYV 5447 4870 18.6 High Blood Pressure Marathon 혈압마라톤 XSC7P 4858 8994 21.0 RPG w/shop RPG 상점모드 NMJZD 3098 3129 14.0 Infinity Stones 흙수저 맥크리 1T630 2873 2996 15.1 Crossy Road 길건너 친구들 9H9N7 2245 3814 20.6 RPG w/shop, no cheat key RPG 상점모드 키트키X 07CDJ 1943 1734 12.6 Ratating Bomb 폭탄돌리기 V42EB 1813 2205 12.8 Death Jump Rope 죽음의 줄넘기 PDQXT 1648 1533 17.6 Freeze tag 얼음땡 YD66G 1640 1674 18.2 Cop and Thief 경찰과 도둑 9YV2E 1640 2628 12.0 battle royale battle royal
Here come the patch notes for today's update, featuring the already announced Anniversary event, but also bringing the biggest update to Overwatch in a long time to live servers - the Workshop has arrived! You can check out a detailed walkthrough for the new tool here.
Baptiste and Hammond also receive some fixes to how their abilities interact with moving platforms and there's a whole lot of bug fixes as usual.
May 21 (source)
New Seasonal Event: Overwatch Anniversary 2019
Celebrate Overwatch’s third anniversary with brand new items, including Legendary and Epic skins like Riot Police Brigitte, Academy D.Va, Carbon Fiber Doomfist, Honeydew Mei, Orbital Pharah, Gargoyle Winston, and many more! Did you miss any Overwatch festivities over the previous years? Don’t worry—you’ll be able to unlock items from past events using credits (or by opening Loot Boxes!) Relive the thrill of previous seasonal brawls in the Arcade, with a brawl of the day rotating throughout the Anniversary celebration. Thank you so much for playing Overwatch with us over the past three years! Your continued support and enthusiasm help drive us to keep creating. We look forward to celebrating with you in-game!
We’re excited to share a new in-game feature called the Workshop! The Workshop greatly expands the game customization features available in the Game Browser by providing a simplified game scripting system. Enhance the Overwatch game modes you know and love with new game rules, new victory conditions, adjustments to the hero movement and abilities, and much more. Once you’ve designed an awesome new game mode, create a code to share it with your friends or the whole community*! To get started using the Workshop, see our Workshop blog post. We’re excited to see what you come up with! (* Codes created in China cannot be shared with the rest of the world. Codes created outside of China can’t be used by players in China.) Note that Workshop is a complex feature that we’re still iterating on, so we may need to adjust or turn it off as we work to improve it. Please post any questions or issues in the Workshop forum.
Immortality Field If it lands on a moving platform, it will move along with the platform
Minefield If a mine lands on a moving platform, it will move along with the platform BUG FIXES
Fixed a bug where Immortality Field would become stuck under some objects Fixed a bug where Immortality Field would behave oddly when placed on a moving platform Fixed a bug where a healing grenade would appear in his Biotic Launcher when it is out of ammo Fixed a bug where the healing grenades from the Biotic Launcher wouldn’t hit teammates when deflected by Genji’s Deflect D.Va
Fixed a bug where D.Va’s speed when using Boosters decreased dramatically when flying over some platforms Genji
Fixed a bug where Genji couldn’t climb up certain pillars on the Havana map Hanzo
Fixed a bug where Hanzo couldn’t climb up certain pillars on the Havana map Moira
Fixed a bug with Moira’s Scientist skin where her lab coat would clip into itself while using the Erlenmeyer victory pose Orisa
Fixed a bug where damage boosting from a teammate’s ability (such as Baptiste’s Amplification Matrix) would count towards Orisa’s damage amplified statistic when using Supercharger
Some event rewards (Skins, Icons, etc.) aren’t translated into Japanese. We’re working on finishing up these translations. We’ll add these translations in an upcoming release. Workshop
The in-game link to the Workshop Forum will currently send you to the English, Chinese, or Korean forum, depending on your region. This will be fixed in an upcoming release. Workshop isn’t completely translated into Japanese. We’re working on finishing up the translations. We’ll add these translations in an upcoming release.
The 2019 Anniversary event has arrived! We have all the brawls returning, a whole lot of old and new skins and dances, and a whole lot more. First off there's this great intro video featuring a lot of stats from last year:
Earn a Legendary Anniversary Loot Box Just for Logging In!
To celebrate Overwatch’s third anniversary, we’re adding a cavalcade of new skins, highlight intros, emotes, and sprays, plus making all seasonal brawls and items from past years available once again! That’s not all: log in between May 21 and June 10 to earn a Legendary Anniversary Loot Box containing at least one legendary item. Don’t miss Overwatch’s biggest anniversary celebration yet!
THE BRAWLS ARE BACK
PLAY YOUR FAVORITES OUT OF SEASON!
A different seasonal brawl will be featured in the Arcade each day (full schedule here).
Lunar New Year
And here come the new skins for this year, featuring possibly the best skin of all time, the new Winston Gargoyle:
Overwatch's three year anniversary is coming up tomorrow and we have both new and returning cosmetics! For the new stuff we have 6 legendary and 3 epic skins, as well as new dances for Ashe, Baptiste and Hammond, and the returning stuff also features old brawls.
We're also getting a free trial for a week, lasting until May 28th, whereas the event itself ends on June 10th. We also got the first new legendary skin with this pretty amazing Winston gargoyle one: