Overwatch Update 2.52 Patch Notes for PS4 and Xbox One

    Overwatch update 2.52 is now rolling out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to the Overwatch 2.52 patch notes, the new update has added a long list of fixes and gameplay changes. In addition, the Overwatch version 2.52 update also includes various stability and performance improvements.

    Recently, a big update was released with the new map – Busan as well as various heroes changes and improvements. Unfortunately, since the last update, many players were experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game online. Today’s Overwatch patch 2.52 is expected to fix all these issues.

    Overwatch Update 2.52 Patch Notes for PS4 and XBox One



    • Updated the audio mix to add more clarity and dynamic range for all sounds in the game



    • Updated visuals for all shields and barriers to increase readability
    • Enemies’ health bars will now become visible to players if an entity they create deals damage to an enemy (e.g. Symmetra’s turrets)


    • Barrier Shield
      • Shield health reduced from 600 to 500


    • Hand Cannon
      • Damage falloff now starts at 15 meters


    • Combat Roll
      • Cooldown reduced from 8 to 6 seconds


    • Concussive Blast
      • Cooldown reduced from 12 to 9 seconds
    • Rocket Launcher
      • Attack speed increased
        • Lowered recovery time between shots from 0.9 to 0.75 seconds
      • Damage redistributed between explosion and impact
        • Explosion damage reduced from 80 to 65
        • Impact damage increased from 40 to 55
      • Explosion knock back reduced by 20%
      • Self-knockback amount increased by 25%


    • General
      • Updated visual effects for all abilities


    • Fusion Driver
      • Maximum spread reduced by 20%

    Soldier: 76

    • Heavy Pulse Rifle
      • Number of shots until reaching maximum spread increased from 6 to 9


    • General
      • Overwatch version 2.52 reduced the size of Torbjörn’s head hit volume by 10%
    • Rivet Gun
      • Primary Fire
        • Projectile speed increased from 60 to 70 per second
        • Reload time reduced from 2.2 to 2 seconds
        • Turret targets enemy hit by primary fire
      • Alternate Fire
        • Recovery lowered from 0.8 to 0.6 seconds
        • Damage per shot lowered from 150 to 125
        • Reload time reduced from 2.2 to 2 seconds
        • Spread randomization readjusted
      • Forge Hammer
        • Radius increased to align with Quick Melee
      • Deploy Turret
        • Turret is now a thrown projectile
        • Automatically builds over three seconds
          • No longer has different levels
          • Same damage output as previous level 2 turret
        • Maximum health reduced from 300 to 250
        • Now incurs a 5 second cooldown when deployed
        • Now incurs a 10 second cooldown when destroyed in combat
        • No longer able to deploy a new turret if it’s in combat
          • While the turret is firing
          • If the turret has taken damage within three seconds
        • Can now be destroyed using the Interact input
        • Completes self-building once deployed, even if Torbjörn is eliminated
      • New Ability: Overload
        • Replaces Armor Pack
        • Lasts for 5 seconds
        • Cooldown is 12 seconds
        • Temporarily grants 150 armor
        • Increases attack, movement, and reload speeds by 30%
      • New Ultimate: Molten Core
        • Switches weapon from Rivet Gun to his claw arm
        • Lasts 6 seconds
        • Fire up to 10 molten globules that create damage pools where they land for 10 seconds
          • Globules bounce off walls and ceilings until they hit the ground
        • Base damage is 130
        • Damage increases from 130 to 190 against enemies who have armor
          • Heroes affected by armor: Bastion, Brigitte, D.Va, Orisa, Reinhardt, Torbjörn, Winston, Wrecking Ball
          • Heroes who can grant armor to their allies: Brigitte



    • Overwatch 2.52 reduced the setup timer for Assault, Escort, and Assault/Escort maps from 1 minute to 45 seconds
    • Assemble Your Team timer increased from 10 to 25 seconds in the second round on Assault, Assault/Escort, and Escort maps



    • A slider to change Player Outline Strength has been added under Options > Gameplay

    BUG FIXES in Overwatch Version 2.52



    • Overwatch update 2.52 fixed a bug that caused the roll bar on Bastion’s Dune Buggy skin to obscure its view when backing up or firing in Tank configuration


    • Fixed a bug that prevented some glowing effects from appearing on D.Va’s Nano Cola skin
    • Overwatch update 2.52 fixed a bug that prevented D.Va from fully appearing when viewing her MEKA Activated highlight intro in the Hero Gallery


    • Fixed a bug that caused Hanzo’s Storm Bow reticle to be visible while emoting


    • Overwatch 2.52 fixed a bug that prevented Mei’s Blizzard from freezing enemies when cast in areas with low ceilings


    • Fixed a bug that caused the player’s reticle to pitch up after using Earthshatter
    • Fixed a bug that caused Reinhardt’s Earthshatter animations to play if used while he was juggled in the air by knockback abilities
    • Fixed a bug that caused Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer to knock enemies back further than intended
    • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Reinhardt’s Charge to knock back the target rather than pinning them
    • Overwatch version 2.52 fixed a bug that would let Reinhardt immediately pin an enemy after a knock back close to a wall
    • Fixed a bug that allowed area affect abilities to hit Reinhardt’s Barrier Field from further than intended (e.g. Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer and Junkrat’s Concussion Mines)


    • Fixed an issue that caused Sombra to change the direction she was facing when using her Translocator to teleport
    • Fixed a bug that sometimes allowed Sombra’s Translocator to reach unintended places
    • Fixed a bug that prevented some abilities from being able to destroy Sombra’s Translocator if it was placed in certain locations


    • Fixed a bug that caused Symmetra to have a chance of playing inaccurate voice lines when placing turrets
    • Fixed a bug that caused Symmetra’s alternate fire to appear to detonate after missing a target


    • Overwatch version 2.52 fixed a bug that prevented Torbjörn’s medal from appearing in his Medal victory pose


    • Fixed a bug that caused Zarya’s Particle Cannon reticle to be visible while emoting



    • Overwatch patch 2.52 fixed a bug that allowed players to stand on some prohibited rooftops in Downtown
    • Fixed a bug that prevented sprays from displaying on glass windows in MEKA Base

    Volskaya Industries

    • Overwatch 2.52 fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving capture credit if they dropped onto the point from one of the moving platforms

    Game Browser and Custom Games


    • Fixed a bug that prevented the “your team has lost” or “your team has taken the lead” voice lines from playing when the score swap happens due to self-inflicted deaths

    VS AI

    • Fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving an “unable to join” error message if they attempted to spectate a Player vs AI match when all spectator slots were full
    • Added fixes for some crashing issues with Overwatch patch 2.52.
    • Added fixes for stuttering and lag issues.
    • Overwatch 2.52 stability improvements.
    • Added other minor fixes with Overwatch version 2.52.
    • Various UI fixes and changes.

    Overwatch update 2.52 is now available on PS4 and Xbox One.

    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson mainly writes about game-related news and updates. He is a passionate gamer, music lover, and traveler.

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