There’s a new patch for the Overwatch Beta that will help people who leave a match early. According to the patch note published on, the developer says that a completion percentage will be created based on the last 20 matches. “If a player’s completion percentage falls below our required threshold, they will now receive a warning” based on these 20 games. to “the player increases their match completion percentage above our required threshold”, a decision based on the last 20 matches.

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The patch also talks about new modes and bug fixes. Competitive play makes its debut in the game.

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Below is the full patch note:

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progression rewards

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  • Added several new sprays, player icons and voice lines
  • Some of the less popular sprays and voice lines have been removed
  • New legendary skins have been added for several heroes:
    • Gearbot Bastion
    • “Junebug” D.Va
    • “Scavenger” D.Va
    • “Sparrow” Genji
    • “Fool” Junkrat
    • “Hayseed” Junkrat
    • “Scarecrow” Junkrat
    • “Escape” Lucio
    • “Slapshot” Lucio
    • “Terrible” May
    • “Yeti Hunter” May
    • “Raptorion” Farah
    • “Thunderbird” Farah
    • “Plague Doctor” Reaper
    • “Steenhardt” Reinhardt
    • Islander Roadhog
    • “Sharkbait” Roadhog
    • “Commander: 76” Soldier: 76
    • “Night Ops: 76” Soldier: 76
    • “Comtesse” widower
    • “hunter” widower
    • “Arctic” Zarya
    • “Siberian Front” Zarya

end games

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  • separation penalty
    • When a player’s match completion percentage falls below our required threshold, they will now receive a warning (this percentage is calculated based on their 20 most recent matches).
    • If these players continue to leave games after receiving this warning, they will receive a 75% XP penalty for future games
    • This penalty is removed once the player raises their match completion percentage above our required threshold (again, this percentage is calculated from their last 20 matches).
  • interactive game
    • Players who are in the team spawn room and have selected a hero will not be removed for inactivity up to 45 seconds into a match
    • Players who are actively searching for heroes in the Assemble Hero selection screen are no longer considered inactive
  • Removed the first warning message displayed after exiting a game
  • Note: Competitive games have additional rules and penalties for leaving matches

Technical updates

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  • network diagram
    • You can now enable an in-game network graph to diagnose client network issues
    • Press CTRL+SHIFT+N to toggle the network diagram on or off
  • Network quality status icons
    • The client will now pulse network status icons when it detects packet loss or network flow hangs
    • You can disable these icons from the Game Settings menu
  • High bandwidth personal gaming option
    • You can now enable a high-bandwidth custom game mode that changes the client’s refresh rate from 20.8 Hz to 62.5 Hz
  • Improved frequency of player commands sent from client to server
  • Reduce the maximum allowable rewind time for players with high latency
  • Note: High latency players will now extrapolate and possibly predict incorrectly


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manage cards

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  • Each round now has a unique name
  • The rounds are now shuffled in random order
  • Ilios
    • Minor graphics and crash revisions have been made throughout the map
  • Lijiang Tower
    • The checkpoint room in the garden has been enlarged
    • The pillars in the control center were removed and two new walls were added
  • Route 66
    • Reworked first tunnel on the left outside the starting attacker’s spawn
    • Removed the ability for players to enter the floating train above the calf of the starting attacker
    • The payload has been further adjusted to ensure that all heroes can move around it in tight spaces
    • Significant changes to collision have been made throughout the map


Be able

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  • ice wall
    • Can now be destroyed prematurely by reactivating the ability

Developer Comment: This is a simple quality of life change that will help Mei better control her Ice Wall.


  • Caduceus Blaster
    • Now automatically recharges when not in use
  • caduceus staff
    • Players can now switch between healing beam and damaging beam without losing the beam’s target
  • Protecting angel
    • Slightly larger range
    • Cooldown reduced from 2 seconds to 1.5 seconds
    • Now destroy environmental objects when you come into contact with them
    • Can now be canceled by using the skill again

Developer Comments: Some quality of life improvements for Mercy players, as well as general improvements for Guardian Angel. We believe the changes will improve her reliability and survivability when in the middle of a firefight.


  • photon shield
    • Shield amount reduced from 50 to 25

Developer Comment: We believe Symmetra’s win rate is still too high at all levels of play. We’re going to give it a pretty wide berth to see how it affects them overall. This is an important change that we will be watching closely.


  • river cannon
    • Now automatically recharges when not in use

Developer Comment: Similar to the weapon swap for Mercy, this is a simple quality of life change that helps streamline multi-weapon usage.


Career overview

  • The stats on the main overview, hero comparison and hero stats pages have been reorganized
  • The averages shown are now per game averages, updated from per minute

game settings

  • Added an option to select a custom crosshair
  • The following hero-specific options are now available:
    • Genji
      • Automatically climbs walls
    • Hanso
      • Automatically climbs walls
    • Unwanted rat
      • RIP Band: Automatically climbs walls
    • Gracefulness
      • Switch beam connection
    • Reinhardt
      • link barrier
    • Soldier: 76
      • Hold to sprint
    • widower
      • Turn on Zoom
      • Mouse sensitivity when zooming
  • The mouse sensitivity scale has been reset and recalibrated


  • Made several polish updates to Spectator Mode



  • Fixed an issue on Watchpoint: Gibraltar that allowed players to access areas off the map
  • Fixed an issue where fines were incorrectly applied to an account prior to departure

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