Overwatch Uprising is now live along with Lucio's rework in Overwatch Patch 1.10.0.2

By Kurtis Chan on Apr 12, 2017

 

A new Overwatch patch 1.10.0.2 just hit the live servers across all playable platforms, which means that Overwatch Uprising event has officially started and Lucio's rework is also now live.

When the time has arrived for the new patch update, Blizzard went live on Facebook to broadcast the latest Developer Update and only uploading it on their YouTube channel after the live session is over.

Overwatch Uprising

The new PvE game mode is Tracer's first mission back when she was a cadet in the Overwatch timeline. Journey seven years into the past and join a group of Overwatch agents fighting through the streets of King’s Row to quell an uprising led by Null Sector, a rogue group of omnics. Team up with your friends and play as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt, or Mercy to defeat the robots and liberate the city. There are no reinforcements. Failure is not an option. The future depends on you.

Patch 1.10.0.2

Along with patch 1.10.0.2, came several updates that includes Lucio's rework, tracking system in Competitive Play to get rid of draws in Assault maps like Hanamura, Temple of Anubis and Volskaya Industries, a revamped report system, a new route in Eichenwalde and many more. Take a look at the main changes in the latest Overwatch patch:

General

  • Details about each hero’s unique backstory, along with information about some of their lore-inspired skins, have been added to the Hero Gallery
  • [PC] The Player Report system has been redesigned, adding new reporting options and activity examples to better capture the reason for each report
  • In-game voice conversations for the Overwatch Uprising event can now be displayed as subtitles. This can be enabled under the “Sound” tab in the “Options” menu


Competitive Play

  • A tracking system has been added to Assault and Assault/Escort Maps that will allow us to break ties based on the progress that was made toward capturing the objective.


Developer Comments: To mitigate draws in Competitive Play, we're implementing a system that tracks each team's progress on the objective. This will work similarly to the system that's already in place for Escort and Assault/Escort maps, which grants a win to the team that pushes the payload the furthest. Now, even if neither team successfully captures the objective, a winner can be determined based on which team captured the largest portion.

Custom Games and Game Browser

  • Custom Game settings can now be saved as a preset from the game’s details page. This can be accessed by right-clicking on the map image from the Create Game page, right-clicking a game name from inside the Game Browser, or via the save button on the settings page
  • Players can now change weapon clip and magazine size or grant unlimited ammunition when creating a custom game


Maps

  • A new route has been added to Eichenwalde that connects the attacking team's spawn area to the capture point

HERO UPDATES

Lúcio

  • Sonic Amplifier
    • Damage increased by 25%
    • Projectile speed increased from 40 to 50
    • Alternate fire now considers vertical orientation when knocking targets back
  • Crossfade
    • Area of effect radius has been decreased from 30 meters to 10 meters
    • Heal Song
      • Healing-per-second has been increased by 30% (also applies to Lúcio's Amp It Up ability)
      • Self-healing has been reduced by 25%
  • Wall Ride
    • Movement speed increased by 20% when wall riding
    • Lúcio now receives a burst of speed when leaping off a wall


Developer Comments: Lúcio has often felt like a must-pick due to his raw healing output and the versatility of providing a speed bonus to your entire team. The goal of these changes is to keep those elements feeling strong, but making them harder to apply to everyone on your team at all times. The end result is that he should feel stronger with teams that he can stay close to but not as strong when on teams with heroes that are often spread out (such as Pharah, Widow, Genji, etc). Much of Lúcio’s character power was tied up in his large passive auras, which caused other elements of his kit to be weakened over time in an attempt to balance him. Now that his auras are more focused it will allow them to be much stronger and allow Lúcio to be more active in his role.

Orisa

  • The size of Orisa’s head hitbox has been decreased by 15%

Click here for the full patch notes of Overwatch patch 1.10.0.2.

What do you guys think of this event? I personally like it a lot since its a PvE event and the skins are to die for! Overwatch uprising will be ongoing from now until May 1, 2017. Be sure to unlock all the new cosmetic items that you like before it's too late.

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Kurtis Chan
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Assistant Editor at Gamehubs who is an e-Sports enthusiast (mainly on League of Legends and Overwatch). Still saving up for a PS4.....
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