Overwatch Patch Notes Detail Big Lucio CTF Nerf & More

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The latest batch of Overwatch patch notes accompany the new update that is rolling out across all platforms. The main focus of the patch is nerfing Lucio for the featured Capture the Flag mode. Players should find that he is a lot less powerful, with wall riding now resulting in a dropped flag.

Here’s the full list of Overwatch patch notes:


  • Lúcio

Wall Ride

Activating Wall Ride will now cause the flag to drop during Capture the Flag matches

Developer Comments: Lúcio’s Wall Ride allowed him to reach unintended places in Capture the Flag maps, which made it overly difficult for opponents to stop him. So, we have changed the ability to cause the flag to drop instead for better balanced matches.


  • General

Fixed a typo that caused the Lunar New Year banner to display the wrong end date for Overwatch Lunar New Year

Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the client to crash after a player used the Hero Skin Selection dropdown menu in Hero Select

  • Capture the Flag

Fixed a bug that allowed Winston to pick up the flag while airborne after activating his Jump Pack

Fixed a bug that caused flags dropped near ceilings to get stuck inside of walls

  • Deathmatch

Fixed a bug that caused Mei to levitate if she used Cryo-stasis

  • Game Browser and Custom Games

Fixed a bug that prevented players from playing games in the Arcade if they were using a trial account

  • Heroes

Fixed a bug that caused hero ultimate charges to reset after the first death if a player changed their skin using the Hero Skin Selection a second before the match began

Fixed a bug that caused Zarya’s reaction animations to loop continuously after taking damage following the destruction of her Particle Barrier

  • UI

Fixed a bug that prevented the Weekly Rewards timer in from displaying correctly in the Arcade

Are you happy with the changes? Will this greatly improve the Capture the Flag experience? Let us know what you think!

In other Overwatch news, YouPorn is saying the game is hurting its traffic, new loot has been added to standard loot boxes, and the new hero is apparently going to be “meta changing.”

Source: Battle.net