PSA: Overwatch Payload Escort Patch Coming for Uprising Event This Week

By Kevin Tavore, 6 months ago
Overwatch: Origins Edition's new event has been a big one. Bringing the game's second PVE event starring Reinhardt, Torbjorn, Mercy and Tracer, it's also been a new level of frustration for some as the difficulty has been dramatically ramped up since the first PVE event back in October. It's all thanks to the game's Legendary difficulty, but a little glitch popped up that allows you to essentially skip the entire payload escort portion of the event by preventing any enemies from spawning. There's no doubt it's helped many players obtain coveted achievements, but Blizzard's Max Thompson recently made a post on the official Battle.net forums announcing a patch to the exploit (as well as fixes to Mei, who is currently unable to slow enemies).

Good evening everyone, I just wanted to give you guys a quick update regarding some of the fixes that are coming in the next patch.
  • Mei's primary weapon and ultimate are not able to slow enemies.
  • Projectiles are not behaving correctly when shot from on top of the payload.
  • Bots not spawning during the escort phase of the Uprising event.
  • Multiple fixes to Uprising event statistics.
  • Instant wins in some game modes under very specific circumstances
We should have a couple of other fixes for users experiencing a handful of very specific stability issues, and we are looking to see how quickly we can deploy fixes to the issues listed above to console as well. While we were hoping to deploy the bug-fix patch before the weekend, we decided it was more important to hold it back and ensure the quality of the patch.
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The following achievements will be primarily affected:

Overwatch: Origins EditionDistinguished ServiceThe Distinguished Service achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 184 pointsComplete Uprising on Legendary difficulty.

Overwatch: Origins EditionUnit CommendationThe Unit Commendation achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 107 pointsComplete Uprising on Expert difficulty.

Overwatch: Origins EditionHandle With CareThe Handle With Care achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 66 pointsDeliver the payload with over 80% health in Uprising on Hard difficulty.

Overwatch: Origins EditionMission CompleteThe Mission Complete achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 45 pointsComplete Uprising on Hard difficulty.

If you're missing any of these, you may want to check out the solutions and then join a session before the patch hits. These will still be obtainable for another two weeks after the patch, but they'll be much harder. Better safe than sorry, they say. Good luck to everyone!
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.