Overwatch 2 has not been having an excellent time. After present process two assaults by exterior events that made it almost inconceivable to play, the hero shooter got here beneath hearth for its unhealthy cellphone coverage. Then, many had points making an attempt to play Overwatch 2 with mates. Blizzard labored to ease these pains, axing the telephone requirement outright and permitting extra gamers to expertise the sequel because the week went on, however not earlier than some prolonged downtime on Thursday evening. By Friday, followers had found a chat bug that randomly spent their real-world cash on the store. Now it’s the night, and to kick the weekend off, Blizzard has one other replace.
In a brand new standing replace put up, Blizzard expressed gratitude that followers have been “affected person” via this whole saga, and whereas there are some welcome enhancements now, the sport’s bigger standing replace continues to be form of a blended bag.
Efficient instantly, console gamers who’ve a linked Battle.internet account since June 9, 2021, together with any PC gamers with tied accounts, gained’t want a cellphone, Blizzard introduced within the standing replace. In an e-mail, a Blizzard spokesperson clarified that completely new gamers to Overwatch 2, nonetheless, would wish a telephone quantity nonetheless, so the requirement isn’t completely gone.
Whereas Blizzard says that it’s making progress on issues like account merging points, together with gamers unable to entry their bought Watchpoint Pack on consoles, the developer states that some should still expertise hiccups. There’s nonetheless a queue for the previous downside, and within the case of the latter problem, PlayStation homeowners particularly might not see the product of their inventories. A repair is reportedly set to roll out later tonight. Some should still expertise these pesky login points, too, however Blizzard made it sound like that is now a a lot smaller stumbling block for the sport.
Maybe essentially the most ironic bullet level within the standing replace is what has changed the login problem. Right here’s Blizzard, explaining how by bettering one factor, gamers may now see a worse expertise elsewhere:
Now that we’ve elevated capability and have a better participant concurrency, matchmaking programs are being affected, which implies you could be seeing a wait earlier than being positioned in a match. We’re altering configurations inside this technique right now and hope to considerably shorten that wait all through the day. We’ll proceed wanting into the matchmaking queues via the weekend to establish any extra enhancements we will make.
A minimum of you will be inside the sport whereas ready, although.
Blizzard is aware of that followers is likely to be annoyed after the week that’s simply transpired Within the send-off to this replace, after thanking gamers and acknowledging that the sport has undergone a troublesome launch, Blizzard wrote:
We deeply respect your persistence and thanks in your assist, and we’re laser targeted on bettering the Overwatch 2 expertise for all gamers.
For now, it appears as if Overwatch gamers should cling tight till subsequent week to see extra significant adjustments past those slated to hit the sport later tonight.