In the past week, Attackers win 42.88%. We always try to balance toward a 50/50 win rate. We have some minor tweaks we can make to bring the map more in line. We were looking at it late last week and early this week. While it’s not perfect, it’s also not hugely out of line.
We talk frequently about adding new modes to the game and competitive play. As much as we love CTF, we really don’t think it’s suited for the game outside of the Arcade.
mchu commented on Reworks and Lore

Definitely open to making references to gameplay mechanic changes in the story, but it really depends on the example. I still believe that Hanzo’s carrying that scatter arrow around in his quiver though!

Small anecdote: when we reworked Bastion to include a passive damage resistance skill, I named the skill “Ironclad” to hint at Bastion’s (at the time unreleased) encounter with Torbjörn in the comic, Binary, as he’d be the one responsible for giving Bastion its new defenses!

TomPowers commented on 1.27 Hotfix Update

Curious, does this also include a fix to being able to purchase the OWL “dance party” Lucio emote?

Hi Lee,

You can find more insight on that subject in this post.

Thank you.

Hey everyone,

We apologize for this inconvenience. This Legendary Lúcio emote was intended to be available only for players who had purchased the Overwatch League All Access Pass on Twitch. It will be available for purchase with Overwatch League tokens at a future date.

If you purchased tokens with the intent to unlock this Legendary Lúcio emote and would like those tokens refunded, please reach out to Blizzard Customer Support.

Thank you for your patience.

TomPowers submitted 1.27 Hotfix Update

Hi everyone,

We recently pushed out an update that fixes a bug preventing users from earning their Summer Games 2018 Player Icons upon logging in. In addition to that fix, we have implemented a fix for a bug that caused players to be incorrectly banned from Copa Lúcioball.

If you encounter any additional bugs, please report them here.

Thank you for your patience.

Europe all fixed up now, sorry for that. Have a great weekend, cheers!

Hey everyone we had a brief problem with login for Europe that’s now resolved, sorry for that. Have a great weekend!

Hey folks looking at this now.

edit Europe all fixed up now, sorry for that. Have a great weekend, cheers!

Hey there we’re aware of this bug and we’re working on a fix. Apologies for the hassle. In the mean time the work around suggested in this thread is a good suggestion.


Denis commented on PS4 Voice Chat Bug
Hey everybody, sorry for this issue. Basically the patch turned up your mic volume to max. I’ve added it to the top of our known issues list, and as mentioned here, we recommend turning down the in-game voice volume to 60 or lower to compensate.
Definitely a bug, we’ll look into getting it fixed!
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First thing is this. I understand why I was banned for being toxic, but I don’t understand why I was permanently banned for saying words. Also this game is 18+ is it not, yeah sure other ages play it, but tell me this. Why do I get banned for talking how and what I want to teenagers and GROWN adults and they get butt hurt? Sure they report me, but it’s obvious they don’t give a single crap about what people say. If they really do get offended they could easily just 1. Block me 2. Do ./hidechat 3. Turn off team/match chat 4. Mute me, but no they report me because they can’t handle words they don’t even care about? From a completely RANDOM PERSON THEY HAVE NEVER MET. But when people are toxic to me and it triggers me to fire back they don’t get anything and I get stuck wasting my $60 on this game that I paid for and have been spending literally 9+ hours a day for my summer vacation. I wish to be un-banned for these reason and will mark my words never be toxic again. KFCButter#1713.

This game account has been flagged numerous times, with several verified breaches to the Code of Conduct. This toxicity and negative behavior is unacceptable. Furthermore, Overwatch is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and has a PEGI 12 rating in the UK and Europe. Lastly, I’m locking this topic. I encourage you to refrain from this type of behavior to avoid future account suspension, and more importantly, to be respectful to your fellow players.

From Overwatch player to playable hero.

A year ago Matilda Smedius answered the call, joining the cast as the voice of our 27th hero, Brigitte Lindholm. This is her story.

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“Combat mode engaged.” :hamster:

Today Wrecking Ball is rolling into Competitive Play. Wrecking Ball did not intially enter Competitive Play when he was released because we wanted to give players some time to learn this hero before being placed into the competitive fray. That time is now over…

Good luck and have fun, heroes!

He has different arm attachments, the claw one being the one he uses primarily while engineering (and on the battlefield).
TomPowers commented on Audio cutting out

I thought this was an issue with my headphones or my computer.
I got new headphones and I played on a few of my friend’s computers. But have come across the same issue.

but whenever I get into a game, the whole audio for the game just cuts off completely. No sounds, no cheesy voice lines, no music. And its a scary experience.

Update: Turns out it even happens when you’re saving your Highlights! I have a saved POTG and the Audio cuts out near the end when the Overwatch Logo appears.

Hi all,

We are currently investigating reports of some players experiencing audio issues.

When in the middle of an intense fight, sometimes the game will request more sound data than the memory pools can hold. On some machines, it can take a few moments to fix these memory pools which results in the sounds not playing. We apologize for the current inconvenience and are actively working to resolve this.

Thank you for your patience.


I don’t care who you are, you should lose the right to play this game forever if you speak like that. This morning I log on hoping to see multiple “action has been taken” notifications, yet there is nothing.

I truly hope all of you blissfully ignorant of the aftermath of suicide remain blissfully ignorant, but those of you who even “jokingly”(what a twisted mind you’d have to have to consider something like that a joking matter) tell that to another stranger, let alone someone who is solo queuing in qp stuck with a group of five bullies… why are these people still holding the privilege of playing overwatch? Blizzard is responsible for enabling this behaviour to continue more or less unchecked(an automated system based on number of reports is not what I would consider checked in even the slightest sense of the word).

Things like this and racism should be taken with zero tolerance, instant permanent ban on communication at least, preferably an account ban so they are forced to go outside and learn about reality, yet there is the threshhold of reports even for cases like this. I bet that group of five spent their entire session abusing the singled out teammate stuck with them, and I’m willing to bet that this is a common occurrence. Who’s to say if they will ever get chat banned because of the automated report system.

Only one of my friends plays overwatch, most of the people I am friends with don’t play video games because they’ve grown out of them or are athletically inclined. I play overwatch because it’s good for my hand-eye coordination. I don’t really care that much about the game itself, but I do value it and I try my best to be an upstanding member of the community. Something has to change.

I’d like to hear why blizzard is so conservative about matters like this and other forms of discrimination experienced in game. Why do these people have a right to play video games?

Hi Dandy,

I’m sorry you had that experience in that match. You’re absolutely right, that type of behavior is unacceptable. If you haven’t already, please report the players that harassed you and avoid them as teammates.

In the future, if you find yourself in a similar scenario, we’d recommend you block the players in-question, immediately remove yourself from voice comms, report the player(s) in-question, and continue to use the Avoid as Teammate functionality.

I understand that this reply may underwhelm or be disheartening, but this is the best means to help us identify and ultimately investigate these type of negative players. We’re working hard to reduce toxicity in Overwatch, but our system isn’t perfect.

I wish you all the best. Keep your chin up.


I dint know if it’s across all platforms but the last 30 seconds of a match the voicelines are wrong for who’s in the lead. Example

Say you have 2 flags captured on your team and the enemy has 0, last 30 seconds of a match soldier 76 will say:
“Were gonna lose, push the attack!”
but actually we are in the lead.

now vice versa

Say you have 0 flag captures and the enemy has 2, last 30 seconds you will hear:
“Just hold out a little longer and we win” when actually if we dont get flags were gonna lose.

This bug has been in for a long time now and needs to be fixed.

Anyone else notice this but me?

Thank you for looking out GhostPants, we’ll investigate this. :+1:

If you come across anything else you suspect might be a bug, please share it here.