Overwatch patch 2.11 adds new tie-breaking rule to Competitive Play, fixes Genji’s ult issue for high latency players

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 28 April 2017 09:05 GMT

Overwatch’s update 2.11 improved Genji’s ultimate on higher-latency connections, and removed the 1% rule from Competitive Play.

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Blizzard has released a new Overwatch patch overnight. Update 2.11 (or, is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

The most interesting change in update 2.11 has to do with the way tie-breaking works in Competitive Play. After revealing the change last week, Blizzard has now gone ahead and implemented it. Basically, teams are now required to capture at least 33% of the objective on Assault, and Assault/Escort maps.

Previously, the team with the highest capture percentage would win as the system used to be triggered as soon as even 1% of a point was captured. This changed the game in a way Blizzard had not intended.

Genji’s Dragonblade ultimate ability now has a slightly increased swing speed at higher latency, after players reported having less swings when activating it.

Find the full patch notes below:

Competitive Play

  • On Assault and Assault/Escort Maps, teams now need to capture at least 33% of the objective before the tie-breaking system is activated

General bug fixes

  • Fixed a crash that could occur during the end-of-round screen

Arcade bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the payload from showing damage until after the escort phase in the Overwatch Uprising brawl
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to get under the payload using certain heroes’ movement abilities in the Overwatch Uprising brawl
  • [PC] Fixed a bug that caused the payload’s health bar to interfere with the scoreboard, forcing players to hold down the spacebar to view the scoreboard in the Overwatch Uprising brawl
  • Fixed a bug that caused Genji’s “You’ve rescued me again, Dr. Ziegler” voice line to play after being resurrected in the Overwatch Uprising brawl, regardless of which hero performed the resurrection
  • Fixed an issue causing the chat window to block the ‘refresh’ button when the Overwatch Uprising leaderboards were open
  • [PS4] The “Handle With Care” Achievement now correctly states the payload must remain above 80% health
  • [PS4/XB1] The Overwatch Uprising scorecard now correctly tracks stats from Sombra’s Hack
  • [PS4/XB1] The Overwatch Uprising scorecard now correctly tracks Ana’s healing stats

Custom games and game browser

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the ‘Start Game Mode’ button from appearing when creating a Capture the Flag or Elimination game


  • Fixed a bug that gave Genji’s Dragonblade ability a slightly increased swing speed while at a higher latency. Dragonblade’s default swing speed has been slightly increased to compensate
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Genji’s Dragonblade ability from registering hits correctly
  • Fixed a bug to prevent hit effects from being inflicted on D.Va’s human form while piloting the mech
  • [PS4/XB1] Fixed a bug causing D.Va’s hair to appear inflexible during her Selfie highlight intro when her Palanquin skin was equipped
  • [PS4/XB1] Fixed a bug causing the ice on Pharah’s Frostbite skin to stretch when her Flair emote was activated
  • [PS4/XB1] Fixed a bug causing textures to flicker during Roadhog’s Feast highlight intro
  • [PS4/XB1] 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 glass that has been shattered by an explosion to be colored black

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