Patch Notes

September 22, 2020

General Updates
Feature Update: Improved Profanity Filter

We are making changes to how the Profanity Filter works to give players more control over the types of words they see. Instead of a simple On/Off Profanity Filter, there are now three levels of profanity filtering provided.


  • FRIENDLY – We’ll do our best to filter all words currently identified by our constantly-updated list as obscene, vulgar, or offensive. This is the most family-friendly setting.
  • MATURE – You may see some obscene or vulgar words with this setting, but we will filter language identified as extremely offensive.
  • UNFILTERED – Nothing will be filtered. Please be aware that you may see extremely offensive language. This setting is not recommended.


Along with the new three levels of filtering, we now will allow players to have different profanity filter settings for each communication channel. These channels include:


  • GENERAL CHAT
  • MATCH CHAT
  • TEAM CHAT
  • PARTY CHAT
  • WHISPER


As an example, you could use the stronger FRIENDLY profanity filter option for more public channels such as GENERAL CHAT or MATCH CHAT, but use the MATURE option for the more private PARTY CHAT.


PLEASE NOTE: Using Any of the profanity filters doesn’t make it okay for players to use offensive language, and we encourage you to report these examples if you encounter them.


See Blizzard Entertainment’s In-Game-Code of Conduct for more information on acceptable behavior. Using language reported by the community and deemed offensive by Blizzard will result in severe account restrictions.

Feature Update: Elevator Adjustments

Elevators will now wait at the bottom of their track until a player boards the platform. After a short delay, the platform rises rapidly upward. Once the elevator reaches the top, it pauses briefly before returning to the bottom.

Hero Updates
  • Added a voice line stating, “For the Crusaders!”, that allies will hear when Reinhardt uses his ultimate ability
Translocator
  • Improved smoothness of Sombra’s First Person camera when Translocating short distances to a Translocator that is in view
Bug Fixes
General
  • Fixed a bug that caused highlights saved from Experimental games to not load properly
Heroes

Baptiste

  • Fixed a bug that caused Baptiste’s eyes to not blink during his idle animation

D.Va

  • Fixed a bug that caused the spray menu to display “Empty” in the top slot while a spray is equipped

Pharah

  • Fixed a bug with the Lifeguard skin model not displaying properly on low texture quality settings
  • Fixed a bug that caused Pharah’s eyes to not animate properly when equipping the Lifeguard skin

Reinhardt

  • Fixed a bug that prevented “Storm, Earth and Fire” achievement from triggering

Wrecking Ball

  • Grappling Hook now has improved target detection to help connecting to walls be more consistent

Zarya

  • Fixed a bug that caused beam hit effects to display incorrectly on barriers
Workshop
  • Fixed a bug with Ashe’s Dynamite in hand to not scale to the size of the projectile
  • Fixed a bug with Brigitte’s Whip Shot not displaying properly when triggered rapidly without a cooldown
  • Fixed a bug that caused Reinhardt’s Earthshatter to not consistently hit targets when model scale is increased