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Overwatch 2.50 Patch Notes

The Overwatch team just released patch 2.50, bringing in the new Control map: Busan. Busan is set in South Korea, and was announced at the same time Blizzard released D.Va’s animated short. Patch 2.50 also brings about some new changes, as per usual, to certain heroes and general settings all around.



  • Added visual outlines to make allies visible through walls
  • Updated aim assist to improve precision when tracking targets
  • An option to revert to the previous aim assist settings can now be found under Options > Aim Assist Legacy Mode
  • An option to smooth out the strength of aim assist when closing in on a target can now be found under Advanced Options > Aim Assist Ease
  • Fixed a bug that would cause some weapons that fired multiple shots at once to inconsistently deal critical damage (e.g. Doomfist’s Hand Cannon, D.Va’s Fusion Cannons, Genji’s Shurikens, Reaper’s Hellfire Shotguns, Torbjörn’s Rivet Gun)


Hero Updates


  • Biotic Rifle
    • Increased the precision of the Relative Aim Sensitivity While Zoomed slider. This can be found under Options > Controls > Hero > Ana


  • Shield Bash
    • Now knocks down and gets knocked down by other charging targets (e.g Reinhardt and Doomfist)


Game Browser and Custom Updates


  • Modified the Respawn Time Scalar custom game option to prevent respawn times longer than the default
  • FFA Deathmatch
    • Mercy now begins the match with her Caduceus Blaster equipped
    • Blizzard World is now available to play in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch
  • 1v1 Mystery Heroes
    • Mercy now begins the match with her Caduceus Blaster equipped




  • Grand Master players can now group with players within 350 Skill Rating, up from 250 Skill Rating




  • Payload travel speed has been slightly increased
  • Amount of time the payload pauses at checkpoints has been reduced


Read the full patch notes here: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/news/patch-notes/ps4


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