Overwatch Update (September 17) Patch notes - LEGO Bastion Skin, Sigma, Symmetra and Zarya nerfed

Vaibhav Chawla Vaibhav Chawla Sep 18, 2019 Gaming, News

Blizzard has released a new update for Overwatch, and the latest update for the game has brought some nerfs for heroes including Symmetra, Sigma, and Zarya. Along with these nerfs, the update has also introduced a new legendary skin for Bastion which can be obtained by completing Bastion’s Brick Challenge.

The most notable change that has been incorporated in the latest update is that the Sigma barrier will disappear when Sombra hacks it. EMP will still destroy the barrier first if both are in range. So these changes to Sombra make her a perfect fit for the shield heavy meta.

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Bastion’s self-repair has also received some changes; now, it does not consume resources when he is in full health. Symmetra beam width has been lowered from 0.3 meters to 0.2 meters in the latest update. Also, Beam DPS per level has been lowered from 65/130/195 to 60/120/180.

Many changes have also been made to Sigma in the latest update. The explosion damage of Hyper Spheres has been reduced from 35 to 30. However, explosion damage from Accretion has been increased from 50 to 60.

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Speaking of Bastion Brick Challenge, players can unlock Legendary LEGO themed Bastion skin for themselves by winning nine games in any of the following modes : Quick Play, Competitve, Arcade. Players will also unlock LEGO themed player icons after three wins.

At six wins players can unlock LEGO sprays of Pharah and Mercy.

Overwatch Update September 17

Many bug fixes have also been incorporated in the latest update. Players will no longer get stuck while inviting players under the ‘Stay as Team’ feature. Also, leaderboards now correctly display Season 1 competitive end ratings. You can read patch notes of the latest update down below.

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Overwatch Update Patch Notes – September 17, 2019

Bastion’s Brick Challenge

Get ready to play with Bastion’s Brick Challenge and some special, unlockable in-game content! Wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will earn you themed sprays, player icons, and a new legendary skin: Brick Bastion!

Tune in to participating Twitch broadcasters while they’re playing Overwatch any time through 9/30 to earn a total of seven Bastion’s Brick Challenge sprays and icons!

HERO UPDATES

General

Ground targeted abilities (Reaper’s Shadowstep, Mei’s Icewall, Synnetra’s Teleporter, etc) will now more heavily prefer edges over placing as far away as possible.

Bastion

Self-repair

  • Self-repair no longer consumes resource while Bastion is at full health
  • Bastion now correctly initiates 0.25 sec of recovery time when canceling Self-Repair by firing

Symmetra

Primary Fire

  • Beam width lowered from 0.3 meters to 0.2
  • Beam DPS per level lowered from 65/130/195 to 60/120/180

Zarya

Primary Fire

  • Beam width is now 0.15 meters and no longer scales with energy
  • Max Beam DPS lowered from 190 to 170

Sigma

Hyper Spheres

  • Explosion damaged reduced from 35 to 30

Experimental Barrier

  • Added a toggle option for deploying Sigma’s Experimental Barrier
  • Being hacked by Sombra will now recall his barrier if it is deployed. (EMP will still destroy the barrier first if both are in range)

Accretion

  • Explosion damage increased from 50 to 60

Gravitic Flux

  • Intro cast time increased from 0.4 seconds to 0.6
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BUG FIXES

General

  • Workshop – Fixed a bug that caused the “Enable Workshop Inspector” option not to reset when using Restore Defaults
  • Workshop – The “Is Firing Primary” Workshop value now correctly reports whether Sigma is using his Hyperspheres
  • Fixed an issue where killing D.Va’s mech via Environment kill would not always grant the full amount of ult charge
  • Fixed an issue where knockbacks would sometimes be shorter than intended if the target was moving down an incline
  • Players should no longer get stuck inviting players when using ‘Stay As Team’ feature
  • Attempting to save a highlight without sufficient disk space now displays an appropriate error message
  • Fixed an issue where the first person camera would be incorrectly offset when switching heroes in some workshop scenarios
  • Competitive arcade season ratings now display a skill rating in the career profile
  • Season 1 competitive end ratings now show correctly in leaderboards
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Maps

Paris
Fixed a bug that allowed Moira’s Biotic Orb to pass through the attacker’s spawn door

Heroes

Ashe

Improved the ability for B.O.B. to get through doorways and more consistently make it to where he was launched towards

Bastion

Fixed a bug where Bastion was not entering a recovery state when immediately firing weapons after Self-Repair is used

Brigitte

Fixed a bug with Brigitte’s Repair Pack cooldown scalar not working in custom games

D.Va

Fixed a bug that allowed D.Va’s mech to block Earthshatter briefly during the destruction animation

Hanzo

Fixed a bug that caused Hanzo’s bow to flicker when switching to Sonic Arrow, when certain skins were equipped

Lucio

Fixed an issue where knockbacks applied to enemies moving down ramps would not knock back as far as intended.

Mercy

Fixed a bug where Mercy could sometimes mispredict being able to Guardian Angel to a teammate who had died behind a wall.

Orisa

Fixed a bug that caused players to be thrown further than intended when escaping the pulling effect of Orisa’s Halt

Sigma

  • Fixed a bug that caused the first-person animations for Kinetic Grasp, Accretion, Experimental Barrier return/retract, and primary fire not to play correctly when used immediately after being frozen
  • Fixed a bug that caused Hyperspheres to appear without any VFX or animation after letting the cast timer on Gravitic Flux expire
  • Fixed a bug that incorrectly allowed Sigma to gain shields after absorbing a healing orb from Moira with his Kinetic Grasp
  • Corrected various Sigma team color visual effects
  • Fixed a bug with Sigma’s Damage Blocked average per 10 min not appearing in career profile

Sombra

Fixed a bug with Sombra detection radius being affected by player aim pitch

Wrecking Ball

  • Fixed an issue preventing Wrecking Ball specific stats from showing up in the Career Profile
  • Fixed a bug with adaptive shields area being affected by aim pitch

Zenyatta

Fixed a bug that prevented Zenyatta from using a Teleporter while Transcendence is active

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Vaibhav Chawla

An avid follower of the latest technology & gaming trends. Looks for positivity & happiness around. Follows the mantra "Work Hard & Play Hard." A sports enthusiast, and Federer fan. I believe in myself & currently enjoying the journey of life.