Overwatch Update Version 2.86 Full Patch Notes (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Overwatch update version 2.86 is available to download now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Here are the full patch notes for this update.

The new update for Overwatch Origins Edition adds a brand new hero: Echo. In addition to the hero, there are a number of bug fixes, gameplay adjustments, and more.

Get the complete Overwatch update 2.86 patch notes below.

Overwatch Update Version 2.86 Full Patch Notes (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch)

NEW HERO: ECHO (DAMAGE)
Echo is an evolutionary robot created by Dr. Mina Liao and programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence, versatile enough to fill multiple battlefield combat roles. Having joined up with the Overwatch team to defend Paris against the Null Sector incursion, Echo is seeing action as a full-fledged member of Overwatch for the first time. Echo fires three shots (Tri-Shot) at once, in a triangle pattern. Echo fires a volley of Sticky Bombs that detonates after a delay. Echo uses Flight to surge forward quickly, then can fly freely to avoid danger or maneuver to a more strategic location. Using Focusing Beam, Echo channels a beam for a few seconds, dealing very high damage to targets with less than half health, including barriers. With Duplicate, Echo targets an enemy hero and clones them, gaining all of their abilities and potentially changing a team fight in an instant.

GENERAL UPDATES
New Feature: Training Partner

Within the Practice Range, use the Training Partner Spawner to create a bot of any hero on which you can test your abilities.

General

The Overwatch team has opened servers in a new datacenter to improve the gaming experience for players in the Middle East. Servers will be available beginning April 14, 2020
Added a “Patch Notes” button on the main menu and within the options menu. Selecting this button will open a web browser with the latest available game updates

COMPETITIVE UPDATES
The new Competitive Open Queue will be available in the Arcade for roughly 4 weeks. This mode will use standard Competitive Play rules, including hero pools, but will have no role restrictions or role queues.

HERO UPDATES
Tracer

Blink

Improved the accuracy of Tracer’s blink movement such that Tracer will more likely end up where the crosshair is pointing

Developer Comments

Tracer will now blink around and over obstacles more easily to move towards the crosshair location. For example, if you aim alongside the corner of a wall, Tracer will blink past the corner
Tracer cannot blink through a space where she otherwise cannot fit normally
Tracer cannot blink over an obstacle which she otherwise cannot jump over normally, with the jump originating from Tracer’s height at the start of the blink movement
We hope that these changes to Tracer’s blink will feel more responsive than before.

BUG FIXES
General

Fixed an issue preventing switching to the next hero when team spectating D.Va in Custom Games
Fixed an issue preventing Team FFA settings and some Hero settings from being pasted back into Custom Game Settings via copy-paste
Fixed a bug that could cause voice lines from opposing teams to be heard at Hero Select screens on certain maps
Fixed a bug where knockbacks were not working correctly if the target was moving down a ramp
Alt+Tab now will cancel saving a highlight, instead of causing problems with playback
Fixed an issue where support players were getting incorrect credit for some plays, when determining the play of the game

Maps

Blizzard World

Fixed a bug that allowed players to stand in an unintended location between the first and second point

Busan

Fixed a bug that caused Sombra’s translocator to float when thrown in certain spots

Dorado

Fixed a bug that could cause players can get stuck between the scooter and wall

Havana

Fixed a bug that could cause players to get stuck on some bushes

Hollywood

The capture area for the first capture point no longer extends outside of the visual capture boundary

Ilios

Fixed a bug that could cause players to get stuck between a wall, plant, and tree

Heroes

Moira

Fixed a bug that prevented Moira’s Fade icon from appearing disabled when she is stunned

Mei

Fixed a bug where an already frozen enemy getting hit by Blizzard would cause the frozen visual effect to end too early

Tracer

Fixed a bug where the Pulse Bomb’s “Stuck” message would sometimes appear on the wrong target

Workshop

Fixed an issue preventing Big Message and Small Message from displaying messages in Practice Range

Overwatch is available now for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.


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