It seems that Blizzard is planning to release a new patch for Overwatch and it will be so big that you won’t be able to download and install it as if it were an ordinary update. A company representative took on the game’s forum to post a warning, advising players to prepare for a massive rollout which will force the client to fully reinstall itself.
According to the rep, this enormous update will come with some pretty substantial back-end changes to Overwatch, and Blizzard just couldn’t think of a way to get it installed directly over the current version of the game.
The bad side is that it means you won’t have a say and you will have to come up with a way to make it work in case you have a capped connection. We couldn’t find out about Blizzard’s release date for the update until now. The company chose to issue just an early notice due to the fact that some users might raise hell when faced with the problem of reinstalling the whole game when they would have thought that they just had to deal with a regular patch.
Here’s what Blizzard said: “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.
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. Thanks for your patience with this matter, and we’ll see you all in game!”
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