Patch Notes (24/01/17) - Year of the Rooster


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Capture the Rooster
Developer Update
Year of the Rooster Themed Updates
General Updates
Hero Balance Changes
Bug Fixes




The new Overwatch Brawl is called Capture the Rooster, this is a Capture the Flag game mode on Lijiang Tower where all heroes are able to be selected and the objective is to pick up the enemy flag and return it to your own base.

There is a delay between reaching the flag and picking it up. Like on Capture the Point, you'll see a 'Capturing' indicator on your screen, this indicator will reset if you take damage, which means you need to make sure you kill all the enemies defending it in order to pick up the flag.

Jeff Kaplan has stated that this is just a Brawl and will be removed at the end of the event, BUT if it's well received it might make its way back as a permanent game mode in the Arcade. Blizzard has no plans for a competitive CTF mode for the foreseeable future.

There are 2 Achievements for this game mode:

Flagbearer
Win capture the rooster with a score of 3 to 0.
Reward: Awakened Lion Spray

Cleanup Duty
Recover a flag in a game of capture the rooster.
Reward: Auspicious Lion Spray




Developer Update


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Year of the Rooster Themed Updates


Seasonal Maps

Lijiang Tower



Skins









Voice Lines


Ana - The Moon in Winter
Bastion - Woop Doo Woo Dun Woop
D.Va - The Best Things in Life
Genji - To know Yourself
Hanzo - When the Moon is Full
Junkrat - Gong Xi Fa Cai
Lucio - I Make This Look Good ...
McCree - Calls for a Celebration
Mei - Wishing You Prosperity
Mercy - A Most Impressive Display
Pharah - I Keep the Peace
Reaper - Now Those are Fireworks
Reinhardt - Are You Chicken?
Roadhog - You Chicken?
Soldier: 76 - The Rooster Crows
Sombra - You're Easily Impressed
Symmetra - Good Fortune
Torbjorn - Too Hot for You?
Tracer - Ready for Some Fireworks?
Widowmaker - You Have my Attention
Winston - That Was Awesome!
Zarya - Get Pumped
Zenyatta - Every Rooster Crows



Victory Poses






Emotes





Highlight Intros





Sprays




























Player Icons











General


  • The “Stay as Team” button now lights up when anyone on your team clicks it.
  • Players can now join Team Chat from the Hero Select screen (Push “RB” on the Xbox One controller and push “R1” on the PlayStation 4 controller).
  • Crouch now has a very small cooldown between uses.



Communication Wheel


  • Players can now equip up to 4 emotes, sprays, and voice lines from within the hero gallery.
  • Voice line and emote submenus can be accessed from within the Communication wheel.
  • Players can now bind individual sprays, emotes, and voice lines to mouse buttons, unique keys, or controller buttons.



Kill Feed


  • Hero ability icons are now displayed in the Kill Feed
  • Headshot eliminations are now indicated with a red icon





Ana


  • Biotic Grenade
    • Effect duration has been reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds.
    • Healing boost on allies has been decreased from 100% to 50%.


D.Va


  • Health increased from 200 to 400.
  • Armor decreased from 400 to 200.
  • Fusion Cannons
    • Bullet damage decreased from 3 to 2.
    • Number of bullets per shot has been increased from 8 to 11.


Lucio


  • New Hero Option: Allow Backwards Wall Ride
    • When enabled, allows Lucio to start wall riding while moving backwards.


Roadhog


  • Chain Hook
    • Targets are now pulled directly in front of Roadhog (rather than straight to him), except in cases where Roadhog drastically rotates.
    • Hooked targets are now released if they leave Roadhog’s line of sight before being pulled.
    • Line of sight checks (which determines if targets are hit by the hook) are now done from Roadhog’s position, rather than the hook’s position.


Sombra


  • Hack
    • Cooldown has been reduced from 12 seconds to 8 seconds.
    • Time it takes to hack a target has been decreased from 1 second to 0.8 seconds.




General


  • Fixed a bug allowing spectators to utilize the “Stay as Team” button during the end of a game.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the “Stay as Team” button to overlap with the Back button on the Social menu.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the Social menu from not correctly displaying World of Warcraft zones that have an apostrophe in the name.
  • Fixed a bug causing heroes to display a T-pose on the victory screen after a Mystery Heroes brawl.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Simple Checkout from being navigated by a controller on PC.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Alt+Tab from properly minimizing the game client while in fullscreen mode.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the Kill Feed from displaying the destruction of Teleporters, Shield Generators, and Turrets.


AI


  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Roadhog bot from being able to hook players through Reinhardt’s shield.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Sombra bot to hack through barriers.
  • Fixed a bug that made the Torbjörn bot unresponsive after placing a turret.


Competitive Play


  • Fixed a bug preventing players from receiving XP for playing offseason games


Heroes


  • Fixed a visual bug with Ana’s “Toast” victory pose, causing her cup to appear blurry on the right side of the screen.
  • Fixed a bug causing a graphics issue with McCree’s “Hat Trick” emote.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the countdown timer from appearing on Mei’s Cryo-Freeze ability.
  • Fixed a bug with the placement of Mercy’s wings on her Valkyrie and Sigrún skins.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Symmetra’s Photon Barrier from playing its destruction sound effect when it is destroyed.
  • Fixed a bug causing Tracer’s “You Got It” voice line to play an incorrect line.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Widowmaker’s Venom Mine from attaching to walls.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Zenyatta’s Nutcracker skin from receiving a golden glow while using his Transcendence ultimate ability.


Maps


  • Fixed a bug preventing Pharah from being able to refuel while standing in some planters in Oasis.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Sombra to get stuck under the bridge in Eichenwalde.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Sombra to get stuck behind rocks in Route 66.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Symmetra to place her Shield Generator in unintended locations in Watchpoint: Gibraltar.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Widowmaker to perch on an unintended location in Eichenwalde.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Widowmaker to reach unintended locations in Ecopoint: Antarctica.
  • Fixed several visual artifacts on the Practice Range.
  • Fixed a bug preventing some projectiles from destroying the piñatas in Dorado.
  • Fixed a bug with the size of the capture point on the garden tier in Oasis.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the glass railings in Oasis from being easily broken by a melee attack.
 
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arya1332

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Roadhog hook, sombra buffs and lucio backwards wallride look really promising.
I hope they'll make the game a little more fast paced in future patches though. Such as removing Ana's heal boost completely from the Bionade.

Loving roadhog hook.
 
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