The latest patch in Overwatch on Tuesday added the fan-anticipated Junkertown map and some large tweaks to the Mystery Heroes game mode.
Junkertown is the latest escort map to join the map line up for Overwatch, taking place in the nuclear wasteland that is Overwatch’s Australia. The map was first announced during a Gamescom pre-show stream with an animated trailer last month, and the release date was confirmed as Sept. 19 in a new map preview video.
Mystery Heroes got a number of changes that will change the dynamics on how the game mode is played. Before the game, players won’t be able to see their team’s composition, and any players that purposefully kill themselves in order to get their mains will not respawn as a new hero, but their ultimate ability charge and any placements — like Torbjörn’s turret — will be reset as a result. The changes to Mystery Heroes will also be applied to any custom games where the “Respawn as Random Hero” option has been enabled.
D.Va changes go live
The previously tested changes to D.Va’s Defense Matrix ability and her new Micro Missiles ability have gone live. It’s important to note that she can now use her abilities and shoot while she is boosting now.
The Mercy rework goes live
The total rework for Mercy went live in patch 1.14 of Overwatch. She now has a single target resurrect in her kit as well as a new ultimate ability that boosts her other abilities.
Reinhardt players can survey the battlefield
A small quality of life improvement was added to Reinhardt. When using his Barrier Field, holding down the primary fire button allows the player to turn the camera, allowing them to look at different angles of the battlefield without having to move the facing of the barrier.