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Overwatch Patch Notes (January 23rd 2018) - Blizzard World, Cosmetics Update

Catch up on everything that's new in Overwatch as of today!

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A new set of patch notes have been released by Blizzard to accompany last month's launch of Blizzard World, and the new batch of cosmetic items that have been added to the base Loot Box pool.

Blizzard World is a brand new hybrid map for the game, and sees players compete to push or prevent a payload from reaching its destination within a theme park. Note from the notes below that it will not be available in Competitive Play until the next competitive season begins.

Finally, more than 100 new cosmetic items have been added to the basic Loot Box pool. New Legendary Skins, Emotes and Highlight Intros are now available to loot. These are not part of a special event, and so keep in mind that you're not guaranteed to see a certain proportion of them appear in the regular boxes you open.

Here are the full patch notes:


New Assault/Escort Map: Blizzard World

Relive where you took your first steps in Azeroth, where you confronted the Lord of Terror, and where you spawned your first zerg rush—all of these epic memories come together on Overwatch’s newest Assault/Escort hybrid map, Blizzard World! This theme park brings the magic of Blizzard’s many worlds into one place so your most epic memories can come to life as you attack and defend the payload across Azeroth, Tristram, and the Koprulu Sector.

The Blizzard World map will be disabled in Competitive Play until the start of Season 9. It will be available in Quick Play and Custom Games starting today.

Cosmetics Update

Starting now, loot boxes have been infused with over 100 cosmetics inspired by Blizzard World, Overwatch animated shorts, and more! Collect new legendary skins, including: Barbarian Zarya, Black Cat D.Va, Crusader Reinhardt, Ecopoint: Antarctica Mei, Kabuki Hanzo, and emotes such as Mercy’s Parasol, Sombra’s Marioneta, and Tracer’s Bomb Spin. Additionally, players will discover new highlight intros like Bastion’s Reconfigure, Soldier: 76’s Lights Out, Winston’s Roll, and many more.



Fixed a bug that caused weapon accuracy on the career profile to be displayed as 100%


Fixed a bug that caused Junkrat’s Concussive Mine and Steel Trap to disappear if he placed them before using RIP-Tire.

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