August 2, 2016 Patch

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August 2, 2016 Patch

Platform(s)
PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Previous patch
July 26, 2016 Patch
Next patch
August 9, 2016 Patch
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All Patch Notes


Patch Highlights[edit | edit source]

New Seasonal Event: Summer Games
Crack your knuckles, stretch those hamstrings, and turn up the volume — the Summer Games are here! From now through August 22, players can earn Summer Games Loot Boxes, collect over 100 seasonal items, and challenge their friends to a futuristic soccer match in our new brawl: Lúcioball!

To learn more about the Summer Games, click here.

General Updates[edit | edit source]

Competitive Play
  • Players who leave a competitive match before its conclusion will now have to wait for at least 10 minutes before joining another competitive match
  • During subsequent rounds on Assault maps (Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, and Volskaya Industries), the amount of time provided for team assembly has been reduced
Miscellaneous
  • Added Lúcio as an AI hero in Practice vs. AI, Play vs. AI, and Custom Game modes
  • Several minor, behind-the-scenes improvements have been made to the in-game matchmaker

Map Balance Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Made several minor adjustments across Watchpoint: Gibraltar to ensure better balance for defending and attacking teams

User Interface[edit | edit source]

  • Made several minor improvements to the way hero selection tips work:
    • The "No Builder" and "No Sniper Hero" warnings have been removed
    • "No Support Hero" now reads as "No Healer" (does not apply to Symmetra)
    • Hero selection tips are no longer displayed during team assembly in a Brawl
  • Zenyatta's Transcendence speed increase is now noted on the Hero Details screen
  • Players can now select which type of Loot Box (standard or seasonal) they'd like to open next
  • [PC Only] Players can now set an FPS cap by selecting "Custom" from the “Limit FPS” dropdown

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

General
  • Fixed a bug where Widowmaker’s “Noire” skin and the Origins Edition skins would not count towards unlock progress of the “Decked Out” Achievement
  • Fixed a bug where “The Path Is Closed” Achievement could not be obtained by D.Va while in her mech
  • [PC Only] Fixed a bug where players were unable to use the “Join Game” option from the social menu on their friends
  • Fixed a bug that caused Custom Games to ignore the “Return to Lobby” setting when the game mode was set to Competitive
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Tutorial to become unplayable after players switched heroes
  • [PC Only] Fixed a display bug with the mouse cursor for Windows systems using a 16-bit desktop
  • [PC Only] Removed developer option to disable all shadows via the settings file
Maps
  • Fixed a bug causing the “old timey” end-of-round music filter on Hollywood to remain active after leaving a match
  • Fixed a bug that kept the 30-seconds-remaining music from activating correctly on Payload maps.
Heroes
  • Fixed a bug that was affecting the majority of Ana’s “Most in Game” career statistics
  • Fixed a bug that caused Ana’s Biotic Grenade to miss an allied Reaper while in Wraith Form
  • Fixed a bug with that caused Junkrat’s “Jester” and “Fool” skins to incorrectly display during a Highlight Intro
  • Fixed a bug that kept Soldier: 76’s Ultimate charge meter from displaying progress gained for the Tactical Visor ability in the Tutorial
  • Fixed a bug that caused the visuals and sound effects on Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer to malfunction when hitting an enemy
  • Fixed a bug that caused Widowmaker’s “Widow’s Kiss” spray to be replaced by the “Je Te Vois” spray
Competitive Play
  • Fixed a bug that kept grouped players from being able to rejoin a match when disconnected
  • Fixed a bug that caused a player’s Skill Rating to be displayed incorrectly when rejoining a match in progress
A.I.
  • Fixed an issue hindering Ana from restoring allies to full health
  • Fixed an issue allowing Reaper to use Wraith Form to escape in situations where he should be stunned