OWL expansion skins are coming to servers

Rebekah D. December 17, 2018

A new Overwatch patch featuring skins and fixes is currently in development and is now available for testing on PTR servers.

The patch mainly focuses on bug fixes. Along with these fixes, the new Overwatch League expansion team skins are now available to preview, and new heroes now sing along with karaoke music in Busan.

The Overwatch League skins are based on the colors and uniforms of each OWL team. The uniforms now available for the new teams joining the league in 2019: Atlanta Reign, Chengdu Hunters, Guangzhou Charge, Hangzhou Spark, Paris Eternal, Toronto Defiant, Vancouver Titans, and Washington Justice. Each team has both a home and an away-themed skin, bringing the total of available OWL skins to 464.

League skins purchased on the PTR will not transfer to live servers. Once patch 1.32 has finished its testing period and is implemented across all platforms, players will be able to purchase skins ahead of the start of the Overwatch League’s 2019 season.

Bugs addressed in-game include fixes for both heroes and maps. While aiming down the scope of Ashe’s weapon, players will no longer experience frame-rate drops while playing on higher video settings. Brigitte and Reinhardt no longer pivot when dropping their shield, and the camera switches to first-person appropriately.

Busan has also received some changes, though not all of them are bug fixes. The blast doors around the capture point on the MEKA map will no longer freeze during skirmish modes. In addition, new voice lines have been added for two heroes on the downtown portion of the map.

Tracer and Reaper will now sing in the spawn room with the karaoke machine. The addition of these two extra heroes brings the total number of performances to eight, with other singing heroes including Reinhardt, Törbjorn, Genji, McCree, Zenyatta, and Wrecking Ball.

As the patch is only on the PTR server, it’s unavailable for Playstation and Xbox users. All changes made to heroes are for testing purposes and subject to further change before going live.

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