For the second time in almost month, the first big patch for Overwatch 2, which was set to launch on Nov 15 and would see nerfs made to Genji, Sombra, D.Va and Zarya, has once again been delayed.
The patch, the first “big” patch for Overwatch 2 since it launched in early October, was initially meant to launch in late October, however it was pushed back to Nov 15. However, the Nov 15 patch has once again been delayed.
The initial delay was caused by an error in the update, which prevented the development team from pushing out the update.
And now, once again, it seems a “critical issue” has pushed the update back again, delaying it for a second time.
“Today’s patch is delayed as we work to resolve a critical issue. We’ll provide an update here and set the patch live as soon as the problem is addressed,” Overwatch 2 community manager, Craig, said on the official Blizzard forums.
When will the Overwatch 2 patch go live?
The big update will now launch on Thursday, November 17, at 11AM PT.
The update’s patch notes were leaked last month, detailing huge nerfs to the likes of Genji, Sombra, DVa, Zarya, and Kiriko. The folks over at GGRecon made the claim that both Genji and Sombra would be the focus of the next big patch, which was initially expected to go live on the OWL Practice Servers on October 24, ahead of a planned big launch for all players on October 26.
That never occurred, and instead we saw a smaller patch that saw the return of Tobjorn and Bastion following their temporary removal, as well as the return of the Junkertown map.
Now, as we head towards the end of Season 1, the big update is set for launch on November 17, and the aforementioned heroes are all set for some big changes.
Check out the full Nov 17 patch notes.