Overwatch: The Return of Halloween Terror (Patch 2.21)

Art by Nvalkyrja

 

“The nights grow cold / And monsters appear / A great evil gathers / And Halloween draws near…”

 

Halloween Terror has return and will run for the remainder of the month, offering new and old cosmetic items for players to earn. This event begins on October 10th and ends on November 1st.

 

Explore the haunted streets of Eichenwalde and Hollywood, while collecting all the seasonal cosmetics. Team up with friends to tackle two Junkenstein’s Revenge-themed brawls! Get on the grind to collect over 50 new cosmetic treats, including legendary skins like Corsair Ana, Van Helsing McCree, Dragon Symmetra, Cultist Zenyatta, and more. For all BlizzCon Virtual Ticket holders, they are able to obtain the BlizzCon 2017 Winston Skin.

 

GENERAL UPDATES

Halloween Terror Victory Poses

  • 2016 Victory Poses won’t drop from lootboxes but can still be brought. 2017 Victory Poses can be found in lootboxes.

 

HERO Changes

  • Ultimate charge is now immediately expended when a hero’s ultimate ability is activated, instead of depleting over a short period of time

Overwatch’s ultimates fall into three basic categories:

  • Transformation UltimatesThese add significant passive benefits to your heroes, while allowing the use of weapons and abilities.Ultimates in this category: Bastion’s Configuration: Tank, Genji’s Dragonblade, Mercy’s Valkyrie, Soldier: 76’s Tactical Visor, Torbjörn’s Molten Core, and Widowmaker’s Infra-Sight.
  • Channeled Ultimates: These force your hero into a new mode and render your other abilities unusable while active. In most cases, these abilities can be interrupted at any point to cancel them.Ultimates in this category: Doomfist’s Meteor Strike, McCree’s Deadeye, Pharah’s Barrage, Reaper’s Death Blossom, Roadhog’s Whole Hog, and Zenyatta’s Transcendence (though, Zenyatta’s ultimate renders him immune to interruptions).
  • Cast-Time Ultimates: These abilities require a small window of time to pass before they become effective. If they’re interrupted during this window, they are canceled.Ultimates in this category: Ana’s Nano Boost, D.Va’s Call Mech and Self-Destruct, Hanzo’s Dragonstrike, Junkrat’s Rip-Tire, Lúcio’s Sound Barrier, Mei’s Blizzard, Orisa’s Supercharger, Reinhardt’s Earthshatter, Sombra’s EMP, Symmetra’s Shield Generator and Teleporter, Tracer’s Pulse Bomb, and Zarya’s Graviton Surge.

Additionally, any ultimate that can be interrupted by a stun (Channeled ultimates and Cast-Time ultimates) can now be interrupted by Sombra’s Hack as well.

 

D.Va

  • Boosters
    • An option to manually hold down D.Va’s boosters rather than toggling them has been added under Options > Controls > D.Va

 

Genji

  • Dragonblade
    • No longer interrupted when Genji is stunned or hacked

 

Orisa

  • Supercharger
    • Can now be interrupted when Orisa is stunned or hacked

 

Sombra

  • Hack
    • Now interrupts the following ultimate abilities during their cast time: Ana’s Nano Boost, Orisa’s Supercharger, Mei’s Blizzard, Reinhardt’s Earthshatter, and D.Va’s Call Mech

 

USER INTERFACE UPDATES

  • When capturing an objective, the progress bar is now broken into three segments that will fill in with the team’s color that is capturing it (as each segment fills, it will trigger an animation and audio cue)
  • The number of defenders currently on the objective will now be displayed in addition to the number of attackers, just below the progress bar

 

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a bug that allowed muted players to become unmuted after leaving and rejoining the same match
  • Fixed a bug that caused bots to get trapped in a movement loop after taking the tunnel under the capture point in the University section of Oasis
  • Fixed an issue that caused matches to end in a draw when both teams won their first attacking rounds in overtime on Hanamura, Horizon Lunar Colony, Temple of Anubis, and Volskaya Industries
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Capture Speed Modifier setting from being applied in custom games
  • Fixed a bug that prevented D.Va’s Projectile Speed slider from appearing in Custom Game settings
  • Fixed a bug that prevented D.Va’s Micro Missles from producing rumble feedback when using a controller with vibration enabled
  • Fixed a bug that caused Lúcio’s soccer ball to fly off in the wrong direction when activating his Juggle emote at 30 FPS
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mercy to maintain forward momentum after canceling Guardian Angel mid-flight
  • Fixed a bug that could cause heroes to respawn as a different hero after being resurrected by Mercy
  • Fixed a bug that caused Roadhog’s chest to deflate when his Tuckered Out emote was activated while the Mako or Sharkbait skins were equipped
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the sound effects on Symmetra’s turrets from being heard by teammates
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Torbjörn’s weapon-draw animation from being played when turret placement was canceled
  • Fixed a bug on Junkertown that allowed some heroes to get stuck behind a barrel near the final point
  • Fixed a bug on King’s Row that caused a dark box to appear if you stared into the robot city for too long
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Sombra to reach unintended locations on Volskaya Industries
  • Fixed a bug affecting Ilios, Lijang Tower, Nepal, and Oasis that prevented overtime progress from resetting when the point had been flipped after both teams’ progress bars reached 99%
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Widowmaker’s scoped overlay to appear while spectating her from third person view
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