Overwatch developer Blizzard has released a new update for the multiplayer shooter on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
In addition to releasing new Olympic-themed Summer Games content like new skins, poses and items, Blizzard has made tweaks to Competitive Play, balanced maps and fixed some bugs.
Players who quit a Competitive match before the end will now have to wait 10 minutes before joining another.
The amount of time provided for team assembly has also been reduced on certain maps, while the Watchpoint: Gibraltar map has been adjusted to provide better balance for attacking and defending teams.
Xbox One and PS4 users can expect an even bigger patch that incorporates recent changes made on PC.
This is on top of the brand new Summer Games content, which will be available until August 22.
You can check out some of the new Olympic-themed features in the gallery below:
Overwatch Summer Games update is live on Xbox One and PS4

Thu, July 28, 2016 The Overwatch Summer Games update adds a new map and game mode, not to mention new sprays, poses and lots of Olympic-inspired outfits.


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Overwatch Summer Games update is live on Xbox One and PS4

The patch notes for Overwatch?s latest update in full:
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


  • Added L?cio 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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

New Overwatch Hero Ana in action

Tue, July 5, 2016 New Overwatch Hero Ana has a healing sniper rifle and Biotic Grenades.


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Overwatch's newest Hero Ana in action

As Blizzard previously suggested, Overwatch balance changes that were recently made on PC, have been incorporated into larger Xbox One and PS4 update.
This includes tweaks to characters like Ana and McCree, as well as more bug fixes and tweaks to Competitive mode.
Here's the Xbox One and PS4-specific changes in full:
Competitive Play

  • Attacking teams now have 4 minutes to capture the first point on Assault maps (down from 5 minutes)

Biotic Rifle

  • Rate of fire increased by 20%
  • Magazine size increased from 8 to 10

Developer Comments: While Ana has been very well received, she was showing to be a little bit weaker overall. In addition to helping her feel better to play, these changes should also increase her healing and damage output.
Peacemaker Primary Fire

  • Damage falloff range decreased by 10 meters
  • Damage falloff amount is unchanged
  • As a result, even with this change, McCree?s effective range is still higher than it was at launch

Alternate Fire

  • Rate of fire increased by 15%


  • Recovery time (i.e. the amount of time before McCree can fire again) decreased from 0.5 seconds to 0.35 seconds

Developer Comments: McCree?s latest range increase helped him quite a bit, but it was a bit too much in the right hands. This change weakens his long range damage somewhat, but still keeps it stronger than it has been in the recent past. The other changes combine to allow him to land more alternate fire shots on targets that he has hit with Flashbang.

  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the killcam to show a black screen
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused players to lose the ability to select a hero using a controller on the hero select screen


  • Targets of Ana?s Sleep Dart will no longer instantly recover when damaged (recovery time is now 0.5 seconds)
  • The correct hit pip sound will now play whenever one of Ana?s darts impact with a barrier
  • All of Ana?s in-game sounds now have proper occlusion

User Interface

  • Fixed a bug that caused ?Attack? and ?Defend? indicators to not always display on the hero select screen
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause L?cio, Mei, and other models to only partially render (or disappear)
  • Fixed a bug that caused the scoreboard to sometimes display the wrong stats if you switched hero mid-match
  • Fixed a bug in Competitive Play that caused the numbers on the post-match skill rating bar to not increment correctly