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Overwatch patch notes: 9th August 2016 - Overwatch

Respawn times and Payload speeds tweaked in latest patch to hit the PC client.

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A new patch has just gone live for the PC version of Overwatch. The changes included with the update will be applied to the console version of the game at a later date, alongside other outstanding changes.

The patch tweaks defender respawn times, slows down the Payload on Watchpoint Gibraltar and applies a number of assorted bug fixes. You can no longer play Lucioball using a non-Lucio character either!

Map Balance Updates

  • Respawn time for defenders has been standardized to 10 seconds on all maps
  • Payload speed has been slightly reduced on Watchpoint: Gibraltar

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a bug causing incomplete character models to load on the Hero Selection screen
  • Fixed a number of bugs causing various crashes and instability issues

Competitive Play

  • Fixed a bug that prevented user interface elements from displaying in some languages
  • Fixed a bug that caused the placement matches screen to display when some players would disconnect and rejoin a match


Estádio das Rãs

  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to spawn as heroes other than Lúcio


  • Fixed an issue which allowed players to get stuck outside the normal boundaries of the map

Temple of Anubis

  • Fixed a bug causing a portion of the city wall to display incorrectly on all graphics settings

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