Overwatch Patch Notes reveal Season 19 start and PS4 and Xbox update changes

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Following a busy BlizzCon expo where Overwatch 2 was announced, Blizzard has decided to launch a new Overwatch update today.

The November 5 patch should be available to everyone on PS4, Xbox One and PC to download today.

Some of the changes confirmed in today’s patch notes reveal that a few tweaks are reserved for PC players.

This includes a new High Precision Mouse Input option, which has been added to the game but won’t be useable on PS4 or Xbox One.

“This will not change how it “feels” to look around,” a message from Blizzard confirms.

“Looking around will feel the same as it always has, since the final rendered view always took into account any and all raw input messages received from hardware prior to that frame.

“Enabling this option does come with a small CPU cost overhead.

“Subframe aiming only takes place when a mouse button is either going down or up, and only when using primary or secondary fire. Ie: Holding down primary fire for tracking type weapons will not have any changes to how it behaves.”

Blizzard has also confirmed how they are changing Competitive Play Seasons in Overwatch.

Dates for official launches are being moved around and should mean a more predictable date for fans to follow.

This means that Season 19 will be kicking off later this week in the evening, to help best support the switch over.

“Starting with Season 19, we are moving the beginning (and end) of competitive play seasons from the 1st of every other month, to the first Thursday of every other month,” a message from Blizzard explains.

“We will also be starting the season later in the day to better correspond with developer availability during the day. Season 19 now starts on November 7, at 18:00 UTC (10:00 PST, 13:00 EST).

“We will also be introducing a rotating, seasonal Map Pool to competitive play starting with Season 19. The initial map pool for Season 19 has 12 maps, with 3 of each game mode.

“Future competitive seasons will see maps rotating in and out of the pool, providing each season with a different experience and identity.”

Full Overwatch patch notes for today’s November update can be found listed below:

New Gameplay Option: High Precision Mouse Input

Enabling this option will allow Overwatch to use your mouse’s native polling rate when determining exactly where to shoot. Note: There may be a slight performance cost to enabling this option.

Season 19 Map Pool:

  • Assault: Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, Volskaya Industries
  • Hybrid: Hollywood, King’s Row, Eichenwald
  • Control: Nepal, Lijiang Tower, Busan
  • Escort: Dorado, Watchpoint: Gibraltar, Havana

HERO UPDATES

General

  • Mei’s Icewall, Baptiste’s Immortality Field, and Sigma’s Gravitic Flux will now more heavily prefer edges over placing as far away as possible

Baptiste

Biotic Launcher

  • Recovery decreased from 0.45 to 0.36 seconds
  • Random spread removed
  • Damage falloff range now begins at 25 meters, up from 20

Torbjörn

Molten Core

  • Cost reduced 10%

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