Overwatch Huge 'Blizzard World' Cosmetic Update Live Now, Plus Additional Bug Fixes

The big update has finally arrived for Overwatch players. Not only is it the new map Blizzard [...]

The big update has finally arrived for Overwatch players. Not only is it the new map Blizzard world, but it is also the huge cosmetics update that the crew behind the hit FPS has been teasing for awhile now. With skins paying homage to games of Blizzard's past - to creative new skins all together - your main can look more stylish than ever before with the new skins, emotes, and icons!

The latest patch is more than just looks, however. A few bug fixes have also been implemented, which is standard for any online game. Here's what Blizzard had to say about the "legendary" (see what we did there?) new update:

New Assault/Escort Map: Blizzard World

Relive where you took your first steps in Azeroth, where you confronted the Lord of Terror, and where you spawned your first zerg rush—all of these epic memories come together on Overwatch's newest Assault/Escort hybrid map, Blizzard World! This theme park brings the magic of Blizzard's many worlds into one place so your most epic memories can come to life as you attack and defend the payload across Azeroth, Tristram, and the Koprulu Sector.

The Blizzard World map will be disabled in Competitive Play until the start of Season 9. It will be available in Quick Play and Custom Games starting with today's patch.

Cosmetics Update

Starting now, loot boxes have been infused with over 100 cosmetics inspired by Blizzard World, Overwatch animated shorts, and more! Collect new legendary skins, including: Barbarian Zarya, Black Cat D.Va, Crusader Reinhardt, Ecopoint: Antarctica Mei, Kabuki Hanzo, and emotes such as Mercy's Parasol, Sombra's Marioneta, and Tracer's Bomb Spin. Additionally, players will discover new highlight intros like Bastion's Reconfigure, Soldier: 76's Lights Out, Winston's Roll, and many more.

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a bug that caused weapon accuracy on the career profile to be displayed as 100%


  • Fixed a bug that caused Junkrat's Concussive Mine and Steel Trap to disappear if he placed them before using RIP-Tire.

You can see everything new in the video at the top of the article to see all of the amazing new goodies that Blizzard has in store!