Overwatch Update Removes Uprising Exploit and More


Overwatch's new Uprising event has captured the community's attention for the past week thanks to the newly-introduced Uprising PvE game mode, but for PC players, the event has proved to be easier than expected thanks to an exploit that stops enemies from spawning for a good portion of the map. However, a new PC patch has now fixed the exploit and players will have to complete Overwatch's Uprising PvE game mode the old-fashioned way.

For those who are unaware of the exploit, players discovered a glitch during the payload portion of the Uprising PvE mode in which enemies will stop spawning if a speedy character, like Tracer or Lucio, manages to touch the end checkpoint with about 10 seconds left on the clock before the payload is booted up. Once the glitch is activated, enemies won't spawn during the entire "push the payload" phase of the level, which makes completing the Uprising event on Legendary considerably easier than normal.

With this latest patch, this glitch can no longer be exploited - using the current method at least - and players will have to fight their way through to the end.


In addition to fixing this Uprising enemy spawning glitch, the patch also introduces a number of bug fixes for the event, such as correcting inaccurate scorecards for some characters and issues regarding turret placements on moving platforms. Aside from the Uprising event, the latest PC update also introduces a significant fix for Overwatch's Competitive Play in which inaccurate results were recorded when breaking ties based on capture percentage during Assault and Assault/Escort maps. As for new character tweaks, no new balance changes were introduced though a number of bug fixes were implemented for Mei, D.Va, and Soldier: 76.

With so many fixes implemented just days after the start of the Uprising event, this latest update is another example of Blizzard's commitment in providing excellent post-game support for Overwatch. Players can certainly expect more top-notch support in the coming weeks as the event draws to a close, but perhaps most excitingly, it will be interesting to see what Blizzard have in store in the lead up to Terry Crews' "major surprise" at E3 2017.

Here are the patch notes for the latest Overwatch PC update:

Overwatch PC April 17 Update Patch Notes

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed an issue that caused the game client to crash when Overwatch was launched.


  • Fixed a bug preventing the Null Sector bots from spawning during the payload escort phase of the Overwatch Uprising brawl.
  • The Overwatch Uprising 2017 player icon will now unlock when you log into the event.
  • Firing shots while standing on the payload in Overwatch Uprising will no longer cause accuracy issues for your hero.
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from placing turrets on moving platforms (i.e. the payload).
  • The Overwatch Uprising scorecard now correctly tracks stats from Sombra’s Hack.
  • The Overwatch Uprising scorecard now correctly tracks Ana’s healing stats.
  • The Overwatch Uprising scorecard now correctly tracks D.Va’s enemy eliminations.

Competitive Play

  • Fixed an issue that could cause inaccurate results when breaking ties based on capture percentage on Assault and Assault/Escort maps.


  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to move freely when being hit by Mei’s Blizzard or Endothermic Blaster.
  • Fixed a bug causing D.Va’s hair to be rigid in the Selfie highlight intro when her Palanquin skin is equipped.
  • Fixed a bug causing Soldier: 76’s cape to clip during the Push-Ups emote when his Strike Commander Morrison, Daredevil: 76, or Stunt Rider: 76 skin was equipped.
  • Fixed a bug causing the ice on Pharah’s Frostbite skin to stretch when her Flair emote was activated.


  • Fixed a bug causing glass that has been shattered by an explosion to be colored black.

Overwatch is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Source: Blizzard

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