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‘Overwatch PTR Patch Notes: New Havana Payload Map Brings Players to Cuba

A new patch hit the Overwatch Private Testing Realm, giving players a chance to try out the new Havana map. First released with the Storm Rising Archives event, this new Escort map will bring players to the warm shores of Cuba. Players start off pushing their cart through the streets, ending up at the distillery of Don Rumbotico which is currently being controlled by Talon. Small easter eggs litter the map, like a helicopter pad inside a rum distillery and beautiful murals of dancing omnics.

Here are the full PTR patch notes straight from Blizzard:

New Map: Havana

Havana, a vibrant, historic port city where the winds of change blow strong, is home to Overwatch’s newest Escort map!

Begin your trip at the Taller de Sebastián, where the classic cars that line Havana’s bustling streets stop for refueling and repair. Escort a truck of rum barrels on the sun-drenched cobblestone roads, fighting off those who try to stop you. As you make your way, duck into a colorful building to escape enemy fire and savor the impressive flavors of Havana at La Cocina de Miranda or Café del Sol. Battle your opponents through the alleys until you reach the Don Rumbotico rum distillery, a once little-known local treasure that has recently earned international acclaim. Finally, guide the jalopy through the distillery to its destination at the Havana Sea Fort, a historical landmark recently purchased by an anonymous financial group and closed to the public.

BUG FIXES

Maps

Havana

Fixed text errors on Taller de Sebastián and several posters

Fixed a bug where players would slide along the bottom of the pillars and the wall corners on the second floor of La Euforia

Fixed an issue where players could become stuck on the Yucca plants

This PTR patch has no balancing updates or gameplay tweaks. Overwatch is a game that’s in constant flux, with heroes getting changes to their kit nearly every month. Either more PTR updates will be coming in the next few weeks or there won’t be any gameplay changes coming to the game’s roster soon. Though nerfs to the GOATS meta have been implemented, heroes like Brigette and Zarya still run amok. Overwatch still needs major balance tuning in order to give it the relevancy needed to keep up with newer titans like Fortnite and Apex Legends .

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