A new day, a new Overwatch patch. The latest patch for Blizzard’s popular shooter, Overwatch, brings a spooky Halloween event, a new Epic skin, and addresses how certain Hero Ultimates interact in combat with other Heroes and their abilities. Of course, there are bugfixes bundled in with all these new addition and changes, but they are mostly minor.
As we all know, it’s October, and that means that Halloween events will be plentiful. Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 will give you the chance to explore the spooky streets of Eichenwalde and Hollywood. Of course, the crypt will be opened again so that you can get your hands on some delicious Halloween items. This patch also announces the next Epic skin, BlizzCon 2017 Winston. You can get this skin today if you’re a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket holder. Now, let’s get into the important part, the Ultimate meter drainage change.
Blizzard has received quite a lot of feedback concerning Ultimate abilities and their meter drainage when used. You really feel bad when you stop and enemy from activating his Ultimate and then he uses it immediately when he respawns. A lot of ults in the game just drain the meter over time, instead of immediately setting it down to zero.
Also, we got some explanation on how ult interruption works. See, there are Ultimate abilities that have cast times before they can fire, some just power up your heroes, other transform you and give you new abilities, and so on. There are heroes (Genji and Orisa) that didn’t exactly fit into any of these categories, so they were adjusted. Genji’s Dragonblade can no longer be interrupted when Genji gets stunned or hacked, and Orisa’s Supercharger can be interrupted if she’s stunned or hacked. Also, Sombra’s Hack can now interrupt the following ultimate abilities: Ana’s Nano Boost, Orisa’s Supercharger, Mei’s Blizzard, Reinhardt’s Earthshatter, and D.Va’s Call Mech.
This patch also brought a bunch of hotfixes which you can read about on their official post.