A new Overwatch patch 18.104.22.168 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.
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.
Along with patch 22.214.171.124, 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:
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.
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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.
Click here for the full patch notes of Overwatch patch 126.96.36.199.
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.