Overwatch

Overwatch Update Jan 6: Full Patch Notes Detailed

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The latest Overwatch update has been deployed, bringing some much needed buffs to some of the game's popular heroes.

Even a game as long-running as Overwatch can do with a little readjustment every now and then. This latest patch might not be the biggest, it certainly adds in some welcomed buffs. Moira players will be pleased to see that they can jump much higher while using the Fade ability. Cassidy fans can now do a Combat Roll while in the air.

Sadly, this latest patch wasn't without its hiccups. A recent buff to Hanzo accidentally introduced a bug, allowing Storm Arrows to shoot through barriers and ignore some shield abilities. Thankfully, it's now been fixed after a tactical redeploy.

Here are all of the latest patch notes to head to Overwatch on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

Overwatch Update Jan 6: Full Patch Notes Detailed

Bug Fixes

  • Hanzo
    • Fixed a bug that caused Storm Arrows to go through barriers

Hero Buffs

  • Moira
  • Fade - can now jump much higher while using this ability

  • Reinhardt
  • Earthshatter - now deals an additional 200 damage within 1.75m of the impact area

  • Hanzo
  • Storm Arrows - arrows ricochet once upon impact

  • Cassidy
  • Combat Roll - can now roll while in the air

  • Torbjörn
  • Rivet Gun - ALT Fire - ammo cost decreased from 3 to 2

  • Wrecking Ball
  • Grappling Claw - now has a maximum grapple time of 6 seconds