The latest Overwatch Public Test Region patch added long-awaited fixes for Reinhardt's ultimate, Earthshatter.

Reinhardt's ultimate, Earthshatter, will now hit enemies consistently near walls. It will also always travel up inclines and around the payload. "No longer will damage enemies behind barriers blocking it, even if the barrier is later dropped or destroyed," the ​Overwatch patch notes read. It will also no longer hit enemies that enter the damage cone of Earthshatter after the initial "wave" passes through the area.


The developer comments explained the changes further. "We’ve given Earthshatter a complete overhaul to combat inconsistencies with its performance. These changes will make Earthshatter’s behavior more predictable and effective," the post read. 

Earthshatter had many bugs that ​would prevent it from working as intended. Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan ​promised changes for Reinhardt would come early April, but significant fixes for Earthshatter were only added in Wednesday's patch. 


Brigitte's Shield Bash was​ nerfed in the patch, too. Players entering the PTR can also experience a ​new control map, Busan, and try out ​Mystery Deathmatch.  


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