Overwatch uprising patch update to arrive next week with fixes

Overwatch: Origins Edition is all set to receive a major update next week that should resolve most of the issues prevalent since the release of 1.10 patch.

Quality assurance lead at Blizzard Max Thompson officially confirmed about the upcoming patch on the game’s official forums. He also suggests that there might be a delay for PS4 and Xbox One owners.

“We should have a couple of other fixes for users experiencing a handful of very specific stability issues, and we are looking to see how quickly we can deploy fixes to the issues listed above to console as well,” he said in a blog post.

Here’s a list of fixes and improvements in the upcoming Overwatch update:

  • Mei’s primary weapon and ultimate are not able to slow enemies.
  • Projectiles are not behaving correctly when shot from on top of the payload.
  • Bots not spawning during the escort phase of the Uprising event.
  • Multiple fixes to Uprising event statistics.
  • Instant wins in some game modes under very specific circumstances.

Sources also reveal of a new Overwatch Uprising bug which makes Mei doesn’t freeze in the stipulated time. The freeze delay glitch also affects Mai’s Ultimate, implying that the character is pretty much unplayable until fixed. That said, Blizzard’s Geoff Goodman said that a fix a for the same will be rolled out in the next few days.

Blizzard has also identified another bug in Overwatch. This one relates to the Uprising brawl where Omnics just do not spawn. According to Blizzard, the bug is being taken care of but no release date has been announced yet.

The Overwatch Uprising seasonal event is also set to continue until May 1. Apart from the new content, Blizzard has also confirmed of a new system to break competitive play ties affecting the games.

Even Blizzard’s development team says they’re implementing a system that tracks each team’s progress on the objective. Something similar to a system already available for Escort and Assault/Escort maps, where the team that pushes the payload the furthest.

In other related news, there’s also something in store for Nintendo Switch owners, apparently about a massive update about a potential Overwatch port. Jeff Kaplan recently said that the company is planning a Switch port for Overwatch. That said, he did admit that it won’t be easy.

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