New Overwatch Update Fixes Competitive Play Issues on PS4, Xbox One & PC

July 7, 2016Written by Jason Dunning


Released late yesterday, the newest Overwatch update for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC addresses a couple of issues with Competitive Play, including one where you’d receive a penalty even if you rejoined a match and completed it.

Here’s the patch notes that apply to all three platforms:

Competitive Play

Fixed an issue where if you left and rejoined an in-progress Competitive Play match, the game would still track the match as a loss in your placement match history and when determining the amount of Skill Rating you receive for completing a match even if your team won

  • Note: You must be present for the conclusion of the match to be eligible for the win. If you leave a match and do not rejoin again before it’s over, it will count as a loss both in placement match history and when calculating your Skill Rating adjustment.

Fixed an issue where you would still receive a Competitive Play “leave” penalty even if you rejoined a match and completed it

  • Note: If you leave a single Competitive Play match more than 3 times, you will receive a Competitive Play “leave” penalty even if you complete the match.

Blizzard adds, “Please note that many of the changes marked as [PC Only] will be rolled into a larger patch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a later date.” Some of those changes include reduced Sudden Death duration on all maps (except for Numbani and Hollywood), as well as a bug preventing Overtime music from playing on Escort and Assault/Escort maps, if the payload was nearing the final checkpoint.

Following on from yesterday’s tease about a new Overwatch hero, the Brazilian Overwatch account sent out an image with the name “A. Amari” in it, suggesting Ana Amari, a founding member of Overwatch and Pharah’s mother, will be the new hero.

[Source:, Overwatch Brazil via Eurogamer]