Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment released a major update on “Overwatch” that features huge changes to the heroes Mercy and D.Va, as well as the addition of the new Escort map Junkertown. Unfortunately, the major update had some minor issues, and the developer had to release a mini patch to fix the issues. The mini patch fixes some minor in-game bugs, tweaks to heroes like Mercy and Genji, and removed four maps from the Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch mode. The maps that were removed are Hanamura, Horizon Lunar Colony, Temple of Anubis, and Volskaya Industries.

These maps are only removed from Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch rotation, but it is still accessible in the Custom Games mode.

Mercy and Genji updates

According to a report from PC Gamer, the mini patch fixed a bug that prevented Mercy and Genji’s ultimate voice lines from functioning when Winged Victory skins or Oni were used. The Resurrect ability of Mercy that grants her on-fire meter also had some adjustments. Mercy’s ultimate ability Resurrect was changed to Valkyrie, which allows her to strengthen all of her abilities for 20 seconds. Valkyrie also reduces the cooldown of the Resurrect ability. The new changes are in connection with the previous changes in the hero’s functionality. It seems like Blizzard Entertainment is still having a hard time balancing the support hero.

'Overwatch' free to play weekend

The “Overwatch” Free Weekend program has officially begun. Players can download the game for free on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Blizzard Entertainment opened up the game for all players until September 25. According to a report from Dot Esports, the Free Weekend program will give access to all 25 heroes and 16 maps, including the new Escort map Junkertown.

All game modes are accessible including Quick Play, Custom Games, and Overwatch Arcade game. However, the ranked Play Mode of “Overwatch” or Competitive Play is reserved for paid players.

Saved progress

The loot boxes, experience, unlocked customization options, and all game progress earned on the Free Weekend program will be carried over if the player decides to purchase the game.

PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are required to download “Overwatch” on consoles, while Windows PC only requires a Battle.net account.

Blizzard Entertainment also made some huge discounts for the game “Overwatch.” The developer dropped the “Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition” to $40, while the “Game of the Year” upgrade to $10, and the standard game only costs $30. The huge sale will run until September 28 at 11:59 PM PT.