Overwatch map Rialto has made it on the PTR following delay, together with Hanzo’s rework

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 20 April 2018 13:45 GMT

Overwatch’s latest map, Rialto, has arrived on the game’s PTR.

Rialto was supposed to go live on Overwatch’s test servers early yesterday, but a last-minute delay pushed the release to later in the day. Rialto is the same map currently hosting the game’s Retribution PvE event.

Set in Venice, the map is designed for the escort game mode. This version of Rialto is not identical to the Retribution one, because it takes place eight years later in Overwatch fiction.

But that’s not all the PTR patch added, it also brings the first version of the Hanzo rework Blizzard has been teasing for months. In short, Hanzo now has a new ability called Storm Arrows that replaces Scatter Arrow.

The new ability lets Hanzo fire up to six arrows at full power, but reduced damage. Together with his new Lunge ability, Hanzo should now be faster and more nimble.

Finally, the update includes balance changes for Genji, Lucio, Tracer, and Junkrat.

The full set of notes can be found below.

Highlights

  • New Escort map: Rialto

Hero updates

Hanzo

-Storm Bow

  • Projectile speed increased from 85 to 100

-Sonic Arrow

  • Cooldown decreased from 20 seconds to 12 seconds
  • Duration decreased from 10 seconds to 6 seconds
  • Radius decreased from 10 meters to 7 meters

New abilities

-Lunge

  • Press jump while in the air to leap horizontally

-Storm Arrows

  • Replaces his existing Scatter Arrow ability
  • Hanzo can now rapidly fire up to 6 arrows that deal reduced damage but are always fired at full power

Genji

-Deflect

  • Hitbox size has been reduced

Junkrat

-Frag Launcher

  • Projectile size decreased from 0.3 to 0.2

-RIP-Tire

  • Tire movement speed decreased from 13 to 12

Lucio

-Wall Ride

  • Wall riding is less likely to be interrupted along a single surface
  • Can now go around corners (both outside corners, and inside corners) without having to leave the wall
  • Can now land back on the same wall after leaping away, provided his leap takes him far enough away from the original jumping off point.

-Soundwave

  • No longer consumes ammo

Tracer

-Pulse Bomb

  • Max damage decreased from 400 to 300

Game browser and custom games

  • Mercy’s Regeneration (passive ability) can now be turned off in Custom Game settings
  • Settings for Hanzo’s Lunge and Storm Arrow abilities can now be found in the Custom Game settings
  • Fixed a bug that caused custom game invites to persist on the invitee’s screen

Bug fixes

General

  • Fixed a bug that caused the option “Invite to a Custom Game” to appear while in the Tutorial and Practice Range

AI

  • Fixed a bug that prevented training bots from returning to their original position and behavior after being hit with an ability (e.g. Lúcio’s Soundwave)
  • Fixed a bug that caused bots to use the wrong route when tracking down the player if their target jumped off a ledge
  • Fixed a bug that caused bots to get stuck on the siege tank in the StarCraft area of Blizzard World

Heroes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Bastion’s Zwing Zwing Zwing voice line from playing if the Null Sector skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Genji’s melee attack from making sound effects
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Genji’s golden weapon variant from displaying its golden sheen when some skins were equipped
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Junkrat’s RIP-TIRE to be immune to the freeze effects of Mei’s Endothermic Blaster
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Lúcio to move around while caught in Junkrat’s Steel Trap
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Lúcio to travel straight up using Wall Ride
  • Fixed a bug that prevented crowd control abilities from affecting Resurrect (e.g. McCree’s Flashbang)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Moira’s flask from displaying in her Erlenmeyer victory pose when an Overwatch League skin was equipped
  • Fixed a bug that caused Reaper’s Hellfire Shotguns to float when previewing his Dance emote in Hero Gallery
  • Fixed a bug that caused the camera to not focus correctly when viewing Roadhog’s Mug Shot victory pose
  • Fixed a bug that caused Roadhog’s Chain Hook to float during his Footsteps highlight intro
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the laser sight from Sombra’s Machine Pistol golden variant from tapering at its end if her Talon skin equipped
  • Fixed a bug that caused Widowaker’s HUD to disappear if she used Widow’s Kiss while looking through the scope
  • Fixed a bug that caused the logos on Symmetra’s Overwatch League skins to appear faded when viewed in the Hero Gallery
  • Fixed a bug that caused the logos on Torbjörn’s Overwatch League skins to appear faded when viewed in the Hero Gallery

Maps

  • Fixed a bug that caused bots to get stuck walking into the side of the Rikimaru Ramen Shop on Hanamura
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to place turrets in unintended locations on Horizon Lunar Colony
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to reach unintended locations in Horizon Lunar Colony
  • Fixed a bug that caused the pig head on the bike to float after the bike had been destroyed in Junkertown
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to place turrets and Symmetra’s Teleporter in unintended locations in Junkertown

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