Overwatch 2 has not been having a superb time. After present process two assaults by exterior events that made it practically unimaginable to play, the hero shooter got here below fireplace for its dangerous cellular phone coverage. Then, many had points attempting to play Overwatch 2 with associates. Blizzard labored to ease these pains, axing the cellphone 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” by means of this complete saga, and whereas there are some welcome enhancements now, the sport’s bigger standing replace remains to be type of a blended bag.
Effective instantly, console gamers who’ve a linked Battle.web account since June 9, 2021, together with any PC gamers with tied accounts, gained’t want a cellular phone, Blizzard introduced within the standing replace. In an e-mail, a Blizzard spokesperson clarified that absolutely new gamers to Overwatch 2, nonetheless, would wish a cellphone quantity nonetheless, so the requirement isn’t completely gone.
While 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 expertise hiccups. There’s nonetheless a queue for the previous drawback, and within the case of the latter concern, PlayStation house owners specifically could not see the product of their inventories. A repair is reportedly set to roll out later tonight. Some should expertise these pesky login points, too, however Blizzard made it sound like that is now a a lot smaller stumbling block for the sport.
Perhaps probably the most ironic bullet level within the standing replace is what has changed the login concern. Here’s Blizzard, explaining how by bettering one factor, gamers would possibly now see a worse expertise elsewhere:
Now that we’ve elevated capability and have the next participant concurrency, matchmaking techniques are being affected, which implies chances are you’ll be seeing a wait earlier than being positioned in a match. We are altering configurations inside this technique in the present day and hope to considerably shorten that wait all through the day. We will proceed trying into the matchmaking queues by means of the weekend to determine any further enhancements we are able to make.
At least you will be inside the sport whereas ready, although.
Blizzard is aware of that followers could be annoyed after the week that’s simply transpired In the send-off to this replace, after thanking gamers and acknowledging that the sport has undergone a troublesome launch, Blizzard wrote:
We deeply admire your persistence and thanks on your help, and we’re laser centered on bettering the Overwatch 2 expertise for all gamers.
For now, it appears as if Overwatch gamers should grasp tight till subsequent week to see extra significant modifications past those slated to hit the sport later tonight.