The second closed beta take a look at for Overwatch 2’s PvP is now reside for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC. If you weren’t chosen for the beta, then the (*2*) might be bought for entry. Blizzard has launched patch notes for a similar, indicating what’s new and what’s modified.
The latest addition is the Junker Queen, an aggressive Tank wielding an axe. She can assault from mid-range with a shotgun, throw a knife and recall, and inflict Wounds on enemies which deal injury over time. Damage over time from Wounds regenerates well being however she will additionally use Commanding Shout for a short lived HP enhance (together with growing her allies’ motion pace).
As for different adjustments, Paraiso in Rio is a brand new Hybrid map set in Lucio’s house city. Cross-platform multiplayer is additionally reside, permitting console and PC gamers to match collectively. It’s value noting that since there’s no Competitive Play, Hybrid and Payload maps in Quick Play – no matter which Queue – will use Competitive guidelines. All different elements stay unchanged.
Check out among the patch notes under and full notes here. The Overwatch 2 PvP beta is reside till July 18th.
Overwatch 2 Beta Patch Notes – June 28, 2022
Console and Cross-Play Testing
- The Overwatch 2 Beta will likely be cross platform and out there to gamers on Windows PC and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 consoles. Our main objective for the Overwatch 2 Beta is to check our console and cross-play capabilities. Players from totally different platforms can play with and towards one another. This provides the workforce the chance to stress-test our sport and see what gamers from totally different platforms take into consideration Overwatch 2!
Temporary Change to Quick Play
- With Competitive Play at the moment unavailable within the OW2 beta, we’ve made a short lived modification to our Quick Play queue, offering each Role Queue and Open Queue as choices. Quick Play video games will even use aggressive rulesets for every map’s sport mode.
- For Hybrid and Payload maps, each groups play Offense AND Defense in the identical method as aggressive play, with the winner decided by which workforce performs higher on offense. All different options of Quick Play are unchanged. This contains components equivalent to matchmaking, dealing with of leaves, and permitting gamers to backfill into video games in progress.
Scatter Gun (Primary Fire)
- Pump Action Shotgun
Jagged Blade (Secondary Fire)
- Active: Throw the blade and re-activate to tug it again, together with any impaled enemy
- Passive: Wound enemies with Quick Melee or Throw, dealing injury over time
Commanding Shout (Ability 1)
- Temporarily improve well being and motion pace for your self and close by allies
Carnage (Ability 2)
- Wound all enemies in entrance of you, dealing injury over time
Adrenaline Rush (Passive)
- Heal from all injury over time dealt by wounds
- Charge ahead and wound enemies; dealing injury over time and stopping them from being healed
New Hero Looks
- All heroes have new Overwatch 2 unique appears. Select “Classic II” from the Skin choose display screen within the Hero Gallery to verify them out.
Dynamic Rendering Scale
Added “Dynamic Render Scale” to PC to enhance efficiency when GPU restricted.
- If Dynamic Render Scale is enabled, “Render Scale” might be set to “Custom” and supersedes the earlier “Limit FPS” possibility, permitting for the flexibility to specify a minimal and most decision scale.
- Minimum decision might be lowered to enhance efficiency
- Maximum decision might be elevated to enhance visible constancy
- Total sport time prolonged from 8 minutes to 10 minutes
New Hero Pings
- Symmetra can now ping her teleporters for her allies
- Ana now has distinctive ping VO and visuals when pinging sleeping enemies
- Junkrat can now ping the placement of enemies in his traps via partitions
- This locations a novel kind of unmoving Last Seen ping
Ping Visual Updates
- Ping icon visuals up to date however are nonetheless a piece in progress – pending last artwork
Low and Critical well being indicators added to enemy ping icons
- These indicators seem when you possibly can see an enemy’s well being and subsequently ping them. The following skills/occasions may cause you to see an enemy’s well being:
- Sombra’s Opportunist
- Sombra’s Hack
- Mercy’s Valkyrie
- Widowmaker’s Infra-Sight
- Confirm and Cancel visuals added
- Canceling a ping removes it from the world
- Confirming a ping informs your allies that you simply see their communication with contextual responses
- Last Seen pings now have distinctive visuals
- Last Seen pings are unmoving pings and are solely positioned if you lose line of sight of an enemy that was beforehand pinged
- Offscreen pings now animate to attract consideration
Ping Wheel Updates
- Opening the ping wheel now additionally robotically fires a contextual ping
- This will assist with pinging enemies if you unintentionally open the wheel
- The ping wheel now remembers the placement your crosshair was aimed when the wheel opened (as an alternative of if you choose on the wheel)
- World pings will now be positioned at that location
- The ping wheel now has a bespoke lifeless zone, smaller than all different wheels (Comms, Emote, Voice Line, Response)
- The ping wheel now has a again button
- All wheels have the again performance for controller