Overwatch update 2.10 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One recently went live on both platforms. This patch mostly contains fixes on the Overwatch Uprising event to remove some bugs and make it more responsive to players. The update features similar changes to the recent Overwatch update 18.104.22.168 on the PC, but it also has few unique changes of its own.
Overwatch Uprising Fixes
Overwatch Community Manager Josh Engen listed the full patch notes on the game’s official forum. As of update 2.10, players won’t be able to use an exploit that prevents enemies from spawning during the payload escort phase of the Uprising game mode. Additionally, the free Overwatch Uprising 2017 player icon will now be distributed to the players correctly. Lastly, the unintended accuracy issues when shooting on top of the Uprising payload has also been fixed.
Turret Buffs for the Uprising Event
Torbjorn and Symmetra’s turret damage have also been buffed by 15% for the Overwatch Uprising event. Previously, Blizzard Entertainment added a unique nerf to turret heroes on consoles. This nerf ensured that players always had a leeway to react to turrets instead of being instantly shredded on sight. However, the nerf may have been reverted in the Overwatch Uprising event as the players are only fighting against AI enemies. Both Torbjorn and Symmetra can be picked in the All Heroes Uprising brawl game mode.
Meanwhile, a turret placement bug has also been fixed for Torbjorn and Symmetra in this patch. Console players can now place turrets on moving platforms like payloads, elevators, and floating platforms for their advantage. Placing turrets is useful in securing a bigger area of defense, but its tradeoff will be lack of protective cover which makes it an easy target for enemies.
The Mei hotfix for her Endothermic Blaster and Blizzard is also included in the Overwatch update 2.10 for consoles. Before this patch, players have been noticing that Mei’s primary fire and ultimate has been inconsistent in successfully freezing foes. This is an essential patch considering Mei’s main strength lies in her crowd control play style. This hero is nearly useless as an offensive character unless players can consistently headshot players with her alternate fire.
Overall, the new console patches are geared toward the improving the Overwatch Uprising event and fixing the huge Mei bug that prevents her from freezing enemies consistently. Stay updated with more Overwatch news here on The BitBag.