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Overwatch 3.18 Patch Notes Introduces Malevento Map, Bug Fixes

A new patch has dropped for Activision Blizzard's Overwatch, featuring a couple of bug fixes and a mysterious new map.
A new patch has dropped for Activision Blizzard's Overwatch, featuring a couple of bug fixes and a mysterious new map. / Activision Blizzard Entertainment

A new patch has dropped for Activision Blizzard's Overwatch, featuring a couple of bug fixes and a mysterious new map.

The highlight of the patch is, obviously, the new map placed in the heart of the Italian countryside. Known as Malevento, this new Overwatch location features towering aqueducts and cathedrals paired with twisting cobblestone streets and hidden rooms.

Here's what you need to know.

Overwatch 3.18 Patch Notes Introduces Malevento Map

Malevento is the latest Free-For-All map to hit the retail servers. It's designed to resemble a small town in the hilly Italian countryside "with a cursed past." Players will battle for control of the Duomo di Malevento under the downcast, watchful gaze of Renaissance painter Caterina Pastore. They'll also be able to visit the secret Talon safehouse hidden away within the winding staircases and cobblestone streets.

Pastore, it seems, is the crucial figure in the town, with her own "tragic past" being highlighted in the notes. What could she have to do with the story of Malevento?

Noted Bug Fixes

There are two bug fixes mentioned in these patch notes: one for Winston and one for Brigitte.

  • Winston players will no longer need to worry about tipping off all the players on the map with his jump landing sound effects on metal surfaces.
  • Brigitte players should notice her hair animating properly during the Kneel victory pose.

More information can be found on the official patch notes post.