Together with saying the elimination of SMS Defend for current gamers in Overwatch 2, the event staff addressed different ongoing points. Some server points are resolved with no additional DDoS assaults, however others are nonetheless being addressed. Nevertheless, the queuing course of has been simplified, so anticipate to see numbers leaping round much less.
A server “vital to the login expertise” has been patched, which “has elevated login reliability.” One other server replace will “scale back the occurrences of gamers being disconnected as soon as they’re already in-game.” As for folks dropping out of queues or not having the ability to log in, the developer famous, “The participant database is being overloaded, which cascades and causes a backup within the login system, which finally results in some folks being dropped out of queues or being unable to log in in any respect.
“We’re persevering with so as to add nodes to ease the stress on the participant database. The method of including nodes requires replication of knowledge, which inherently provides stress to an already harassed system, so we’re doing it slowly to not trigger any additional disruption as devs and engineers work by separate points. We’re additionally presently throttling queues to guard the participant database as a lot as we are able to whereas we scale – this feels unhealthy within the short-term, however as soon as it’s achieved, it’s going to vastly enhance the expertise for gamers throughout a number of fronts shifting ahead.”
Those that merged their accounts might have seen cosmetics lacking from their stock, whether or not a number of or the whole lot. The problem for half of the reported instances stems from those that haven’t accomplished the account merge. “That is comprehensible – one trigger for this is because of a bug with the launch construct not offering an account merge immediate on some consoles. We rolled out a partial UI repair earlier right this moment to assist some console gamers progress by the account merge movement. Nevertheless, we’re nonetheless engaged on fixes for added UI points.”
As for the opposite instances, the developer famous that it’s “simply taking longer than anticipated for gadgets from the unique Overwatch to switch and populate in Overwatch 2.” No participant knowledge has been wiped, however a client-side repair will go reside subsequent week. Within the meantime, “We’re exploring server-side fixes and can present updates as extra data turns into out there.” On the optimistic aspect, a difficulty that prompted login points for individuals who merged console and PC accounts has been resolved.
One other situation prompted sure heroes and gadgets to look locked for current gamers. It’s separate from account merge points and could also be as a result of First Time Consumer Expertise (FTUE) movement “incorrectly being utilized to current gamers.” If this happens, sign off and log again in, however those that proceed to expertise the difficulty are inspired to open a help ticket.
Overwatch 2 is obtainable for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Collection X/S, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Swap. Try patch notes right here for all the adjustments and new options.