Overwatch’s New Map Blizzard World Now Available on PTR

New hybrid Assault/Escort map now available on Public Test Server for PC players.

Posted By | On 21st, Nov. 2017 Under News


Overwatch Blizzard World

PC fans of Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch rejoice – Blizzard World is finally available on the Public Test Realm server thanks to a recent update. To access it, you’ll need to download the PTR build separately, selecting it from the regions available through the Battle.net launcher.

Blizzard World is an amusement park featuring properties like Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo (complete with some of the voice actors from those franchises). It’s a hybrid Assault/Escort map that moves from Stormwind to the Nexus, bypassing numerous other attractions along the way.

Though we’re not sure when exactly it will release for live servers, Jeff Kaplan noted at BlizzCon 2017 that early 2018 is the target. That will be around the same time that several Blizzard-themed skins release for numerous heroes like Zarya, Widowmaker and so on.

You can check out the full patch notes for the PTR update below which includes the ability to remove all AI opponents in a custom game lobby at once.

GENERAL

A.I.

An option to “Remove All A.I.” in the custom game lobby can be accessed by Right Click > Remove All Bots

BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed an issue that caused the arcade card for Limited Duel and Mystery Duel to not list all currently disabled characters.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented certain sound effects from playing when navigating the Options menu with a controller

Heroes

  • Fixed a visual bug that caused Ana’s Biotic Rifle ammo clip to detach when her Captain Amari skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that caused Doomfist’s Seismic Slam to create performance drops when repeatedly used with no cooldown
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Mei’s Cryo-freeze from clearing the healing debuff caused by Ana’s Biotic Grenade
  • Fixed a visual bug with Moira’s Biotic Orb that sometimes caused Biotic Grasp’s healing spray effects to display instead
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Moira from being able to pass through enemies when using Fade
  • Fixed a bug that caused Moira’s eyelashes to detach from her face during her Heroic highlight intro
  • Fixed a visual issue with Moira’s Oasis skin that caused her knees to clip through her knee guards while crouched
  • Fixed a bug that caused Reaper’s shotguns to animate incorrectly when discarded on the ground
  • Fixed an issue that prevented highlights captured by Zenyatta players from recording correctly when the Cultist skin was equipped

Maps

Fixed a bug that caused a performance drop when players shot at the gold coin piles in the last Defender spawn of Junkertown


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