Home » News » Full reinstall required for Overwatch’s next big patch
News

Full reinstall required for Overwatch’s next big patch

A full reinstall will be required for Overwatch‘s next big patch, developer Blizzard has confirmed.

“We wanted to get ahead of this early and let you all know what to expect with our next big patch. We don’t currently have a release date/time with this, but will update this thread once we do,” Blizzard posted in a new update.

“The next major patch will have some pretty fundamental changes to the game client. The number of back-end changes we’re putting in is substantial enough that we can’t just patch over the current content efficiently. As a result, when the next patch comes out, the client will fully reinstall itself to handle these changes. We know that this isn’t ideal for people on metered connections, so hopefully this announcement helps you prepare for this coming update.”

Those must be some huge back-end changes, eh?

We’ll keep you posted on this major update as more is made available.

Overwatch is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.



This article may contain affiliate links, meaning we could earn a small commission if you click-through and make a purchase. Stevivor is an independent outlet and our journalism is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.

About the author

Steve Wright

Steve's the owner of this very site and an active games journalist for the past ten years. He's a Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally and Quinn.