There’s always a danger when it comes to patching or updating a game. mainly, when you try and fix one bug, another bug can appear in its place, even when said bug wasn’t there in all of your testing of the update or fix. Unfortunately, this is what has happened to Overwatch. Blizzard released a patch recently that was meant to balance Mercy and Lucio’s skills and abilities, to make the game fairer. Which is fine, except now many people are having issues with the game, so much so that some can’t even play it.
This was brought up by Redditor pisspotato (yes, that is their real Reddit title), who noted to his fellow Overwatch players that:
“After downloading the latest patch, i was plagued with lag spikes consistently and constant freezing, making the game pretty much unplayable for me”
What makes this even more intriguing was that after asking their fellow Redditors if they’re having this problem, many said yes.
Now, before you start asking, “What about their internet? Could that be the issue?” That was brought up, and apparently, all their other games are fine, including major online titles, it’s just Overwatch that’s affected. What’s more, this if happening on both PC AND console versions of the game, proving that it is the patch itself.
The problems go behind just lags and frozen screens. People are also experiencing massive Ping jumps, that go up to 15,000, which is absolutely insane. Even players who have NEVER had issues like this before are noting that it’s happening to them.
Now, some of these problems have died down since this post was made, but many are still suffering from this patch backfire. No doubt Blizzard will hear of this and made a hotfix, but until they do? Many will not be getting their Overwatch on.