The Overwatch 2 mid-season patch notes include a fix for one of the most irritating quirks found in FPS game menus. Along with nerfing several of Overwatch 2’s strongest characters (except Sojourn) and the introduction of aim assist for console players in PC crossplay lobbies, the update resolves a visual bug that’s been making a comeback. Crazy gamers when they queue up for Overwatch 2. Competitive play.
Upon entering a competitive match, a screen of both teams is displayed, showing each team’s role and their Overwatch 2 player card (including username, profile picture, player card background, and the title, the latter of which can now be properly unequipped as part of the latest update). The problem was that the team on the right side of the screen was not perfectly aligned as the team on the left. In addition to this, the characters were not assigned by role, but instead were shown in a random order.
You might think this isn’t a big deal, and, in the grand scheme of other, more serious bugs like an Overwatch 2 Bastion exploit and a Mei ice wall glitch that has seen those heroes temporarily disabled entirely, no. it is. However, it’s emblematic of a number of small complaints players had with Overwatch 2’s new UI; something that has left fans lamenting the lack of ‘Blizzard polish’ the company was previously known for.
Fortunately, this screen is now fixed and shows players in the correct order (tank up, followed by DPS heroes, then support characters) and in a nicely aligned format. “The game is actually playable now,” teases a post on Overwatch Reddit, with the responsible user adding, “I don’t care if Mei breaks the game. Name tags lined up!”
For comparison, here’s a screenshot of the original matchup screen shared on Reddit by user Aikaros, along with outlines added to clearly show the misalignment:
Rather, here’s a screenshot of the matchmaking screen fixed after the recent update, shared on Reddit by user FortniteStormtrooper:
It’s certainly a step in the right direction, and along with a number of key bug fixes and a blog post from new Overwatch 2 executive producer Jared Neuss detailing the team’s plans to increase the number of free rewards. that they give up for playing, helps reassure an anxious community that Blizzard is really listening. With most reservations about Overwatch 2 seemingly revolving around its monetization model and overall polish as a live service game, fixes like this make all the difference in public perception.
Our Overwatch 2 tier list should ensure you know the best heroes to pick from once you’ve gotten past the loading screen. You’ll also want to make sure you have the best Overwatch 2 settings to optimize performance and maximize FPS on your gaming PC. Currently, it looks like a stealth upgrade to Overwatch 2 Tracer could make her the ultimate damage pick alongside everyone’s favorite OP hero, Sojourn. We’ll be watching closely to see how the new hero Ramattra stacks up once the Overwatch 2 Season 2 release date gets around the corner.