Overwatch To Get Big Update Soon, Will Require a Full Reinstall of the Game to Patch

Overwatch released May 24, 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Blizzard Entertainment platform. The game became internet sensation quickly and every player around the globe has played Overwatch once in a while.

Blizzard has said recently that the next ‘Fundamental update’ for Overwatch will require a full reinstall of the game. The update seems pretty fundamental that it actually will reinstall the game for you and you will be required to download it again.

Overwatch players with metered connection or slow internet speed must have gone on frenzy right now, we can not tell. A customer support employee said in a forum post:

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

They did not mention the release date for ‘big fundamental update’. However, outlaw gunslinger Ashe and her robot side kick are currently playable in PTS (Public Testing Servers) right now. Looking at the history, the update maybe announced soon by the end of month or mid-December.

Ashe is the ambitious and calculating leader of the Deadlock Gang and a respected figure in the criminal underworld. Ashe is now writing her name across the American Southwest with a string of audacious heists and operations.

These two characters are to feature in the game and we speculate that these two alone can not be the reason for the reinstall of the game.

On side note, Overwatch’s game size is not huge. Normally, games of this generation are near 50GB or above. Luckily, Overwatch only takes 13GB size.

Are you still playing Overwatch? Let us know more your thoughts in comments section below.

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