Overwatch PTR Patch update notes for January 9 bring changes to many heroes
Overwatch is one of the best team-based multiplayer first-person shooting games that has been developed by Blizzard. The game was released in 2016 and since then it has been running strong. The game features more than 30 playable characters & they are called Heroes.
In December,Overwatch Director, Jeff Kaplan possibly teased a new hero, Junker Queen during the Christmas Eve Yule Log stream & playing Lego. While holding its piece, he guessed her role, by saying the following:
I wonder if the Queen is ever going to be a hero,” Kaplan said. “What would she be? She’s not going to be Support, right? That doesn’t make a lot of sense.”
Well, it is still not clear when the Junker Queen will mark her entry to the game. But today, a new PTR update has gone live for Overwatch. The latest update to the game has added some new Custom game options. The Lobby section of the game features a new option “Data Center Performance”.
This option provides the game creator with more control over where the game will be hosted. Apart from this, the latest update to the game has also made some changes to Heroes. You can check the complete PTR patch notes for the January 9 update down below.
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – January 9
CUSTOM GAME OPTIONS
The Lobby section of Custom Game Settings has a new option “Data Center Preference”. This option provides the game creator with more control over where the game will be hosted. The default “Best Available” choice automatically provides the creator with the best quality connection available to them. We only suggest choosing a specific datacenter if no single datacenter can simultaneously provide the best connection to all players. This is usually only the case when the players participating in the custom game are located in different geographic regions of the world.
- Maximum duration reduced from 8 to 5 seconds
- Cooldown increased from 20 to 25 seconds
- Amplification Matrix ultimate cost increased by 20%
Endothermic Blaster (Primary Fire)
- Slowing effect now reduces enemy movement speed from 20-70%, down from 30-90%
- Slowing effect duration reduced from 1.5 to 1.0 second
- Cooldown decreased from 5 to 3 seconds
- Damage reduction reduced from 50% to 40%
Storm Arrow (Primary Fire)
- Maximum projectile speed reduced from 125 to 110
- Uppercut recovery time increased from 0.2 to 0.5 seconds
For a quick refresher, Sigma is the latest hero to have been added to Overwatch Roster and it is an absolute fan favorite for players who take the role of Tank. Sigma has the power to control gravity, which he received when his scientific experiments went wrong.
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