A new Overwatch update has been released today on PS4, Xbox One and PC. And without prior notice, many gamers may have been kicked out of matches mid-game, following the launch of the new patch. Today’s update is relatively small in comparison to the one released last week, bringing with it new and returning content.
This included the returning Lunar New Year event, which is now playable on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC.
But there were other changes included with the new Overwatch update which extended past just new skins to unlock or buy.
Gamers also got access to revamped party options, which now allows for more flexibility in Role Queue.
“Now, party members who queue for any game mode with Role Queue enabled can select multiple roles, indicating what they’re willing to play in the next game,” a message from Blizzard explains.
“Your other party members’ role choices and Competitive Play skill ratings may affect which roles you are eligible to choose, or which role you can play.
“For example, if you selected all three roles (Tank, Damage, Healing) to indicate your willingness to play any of them, and then two other party members choose Support, you will not get to play Support in the next game.”
There were also some hero updates, which affected characters like Baptise, Mei, Hanzo, D.VA and Doomfist.
But today’s Overwatch update doesn’t extend to any of these areas, nor does it changes existing features.
This is confirmed in the January 23 Overwatch patch notes, which were released soon after the update went live.
Instead, gamers may only notice some subtle changes if they had been following bugs affecting the game.
The only hero change made in-game is to a Lucio skin which apparently badly affected the character’s eyebrows.
These are available to view below and should contain everything fans need to know about today’s Overwatch changes.