Overwatch 2 removes Bastion and Torbjörn, blocks many other heroes

Overwatch 2The troubled launch continues: On Monday, Blizzard had to take the game offline for emergency maintenance after plans to remove Bastion and Torbjörn from rotation had the unwanted side effect of locking. entire character – about a third of the list – for several players.

Based on a tweet from the official Overwatch account and a known issue tracker on official forums, Bastion is completely disabled in-game, and Torbjörn is disabled in competitive play, at 3pm PDT. “Both of these heroes are experiencing bugs that severely impact gameplay, and we’ll be sharing an update on them soon,” Blizzard said. According to reports from players, a bug with Bastion’s ultimate ability allows players to spam cannons at their opponents, while Torbjörn’s Overload Capability can be activated for twice its normal duration depending on how long the button is pressed.

But soon, large number of players reported that a significant portion of their unlocked heroes list was suddenly locked. Because Patricia Hernandez by Kotaku12 out of 34 characters became unavailable.

At 7pm PDT, Blizzard acknowledged the issue on its issue tracker and blamed it on a server-side bug. “The team became aware of a new issue that prevented players from accessing all of their owned heroes,” the developer said. “This is due to an issue with our player progress tracking servers. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.”

At moment later, Overwatch 2 was taken completely offline for an hour. When it came back online, the problem appeared to have been fixed for some, but not all, players, according to Kotaku.

Overwatch 2 Had a very difficult first week. At launch, a massive influx of new players, plus what Blizzard calls a “mass DDoS” attack, causing server problems making it impossible for many players to play the game. Connection problems persist, despite server maintenance, while The blizzard was forced to return controversial request for a phone number to be tied to a account for most players. Another error causing players to accidentally buy items from the in-game store because the game is still registering keystrokes while they’re chatting with friends.


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