Hey there, sorry for the disruption. The issue is resolved now, I hope you all have a great weekend. Cheers!

Hey everyone, apologies for the disruption, we're investigating an issue that's affecting PC Americas, Europe, and Asia regions for Overwatch. We're on it.

JeffreyKaplan commented on Our progress so far
Yourself:

Do you have any plans for LFG? (any ideas for updates?) or are you just sticking with this?

Yes, some quality of life changes are coming very soon. For example, in an upcoming patch the LFG system will persist your filters across logins.

JeffreyKaplan commented on Our progress so far
DustTheOtter:

Over a quarter of the American community is labeled as toxic and/or abusive.

I think you misread what the descriptions. That’s not what those stats are saying. Those stats are saying that cases of abusive chat or people who are abusive are down by those percentages.

JeffreyKaplan commented on Our progress so far
FaneL:

What about EU?

Korea is there but an entire continent is not?

We don’t have all the stats reported yet… sorry… I was just sharing what progress we had…

JeffreyKaplan submitted Our progress so far

Our Global Insights group just finished parsing some stats as it relates to LFG and Endorsements.

Post release of Endorsements and LFG:

The % of Competitive Matches that Contain Abusive Chat is down:

26.4% in the Americas
16.4% in KR

The % of Daily Players being Abusive is down:

28.8% in the Americas
21.6% in KR

We’re really pleased with the community’s efforts to make OW a better place! Thank you all!

And we’ll keep working on iterating on these features to make them better as well as exploring other systems to improve the gameplay environment.

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I’m locking this topic as it’s taking a negative turn. Thank you.

Hey, everyone!

Tomorrow (Thursday July 12th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PT) two of our artists, Arnold Tsang and Ben Zhang, will sit down on the PlayOverwatch Twitch channel to share some artistic insights on Overwatch’s 28th Hero, Wrecking Ball. They’ll also debut one of Wrecking Ball’s skins live during the stream!

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Hi everyone,

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TomPowers commented on SEA servers down
Hi Taskmaster, We’re currently investigating issues affecting our authentication servers, which may result in failed or slow login attempts. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Overwatch community during the Pink Mercy charity campaign, we’ve raised more than $12.7 million (USD) to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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BillWarnecke commented on Servers broken?
It’s too early to blame it on Hammond, but he’s definitely where we’re starting our investigation PositiveFac. :slight_smile:

Hey there, we're aware of a major service issue now affecting all Blizzard titles. We're investigating now. Thanks for your patience, sorry for the hassle.

BillWarnecke commented on Servers broken?
Hey folks we’re aware of a major issue affecting all Blizzard titles. We’re investigating, thanks for your patience.

Hey there, we're aware of a major service issue now affecting all Blizzard titles. We're investigating now. Thanks for your patience, sorry for the hassle.

A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing. To share your feedback or report and issue, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums.

Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently available for testing on the PTR. While many of these changes will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and therefore will only reflect changes coming specifically to that platform.

HERO UPDATES

Sombra

EMP

  • Now disables Wrecking Ball’s Minefield proximity mines for 10 seconds

Hack

  • Can now cancel her reload to use Hack

Stealth

  • Detect radius reduced to 2 meters from 4 meters

Translocator

  • Can now be destroyed with the Interact key without looking at it
  • Sound cue heard by enemies dramatically reduced

Wrecking Ball

Grappling Claw

  • Movement speed reduced from 22 meters per second to 20 meters per second

BUG FIXES

Heroes

Tracer

  • Fixed a bug that caused the camera to jitter at end of her Blink animation

Wrecking Ball

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Wrecking Ball’s Piledriver from generating ultimate charge
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Wrecking Ball to use Piledriver whenever there was clearance below him (e.g. standing on a ledge)
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JeffreyKaplan submitted Quick LFG update

It’s been a week since we introduced our Looking For Group system and it seems like the response has been really great so far. Don’t worry, we have changes and improvements coming in the next patch.

In the first week, instances of players grouping in 6-stacks has doubled. The awesome part is, 6 stacks have seen a significant improvement in queue times. But the best part is, none of this has impacted any other group size queue times or solo queue times at all. So it’s been purely a positive in that regard.

Also, you all seem to really enjoy grouping for placement matches as evidenced by these stats…

Thanks for giving the system a fair chance. We look forward to making improvements!