Overwatch WARNING: New update will make players REINSTALL the entire game again! (Pic: BLIZZARD)

Blizzard seems to have big plans for Overwatch in the works.

The developer has announced that in order to apply the game's next update, players are going to have to fully reinstall the game.

What could possibly be in the next update that makes it so big? Well, if what's on the PTR (that's Public Test Realm) at the moment is any indication, we know we're going to get new hero Ashe in the game… but what else?

Blizzard has noted it will be making 'fundamental' changes to the game in a post on its forums… interesitng.


“Hey folks," reads the post from Blizzard staff. "We wanted to get ahead of this early and let you all know what to expect with our next big patch. We dont 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 were putting in is substantial enough that we cant 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 isnt 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 well see you all in game!”

Will these changes be related to upcoming content? Will it change how matchmaking works? Will it alter damage dropoff, graphics options or anything else significant? We'll have to wait and see.

We'll also have to wait and see what this means for console players.

These changes so far only really refer to the PC version of the game, but if changes of this scale are set to come to the PC version, it means we're likely to see similar changes on the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game, too.

Players are expecting Ashe to come to the game – along with the new update on PC – on either 13 (Today) or 15 November, so we'll update you when these changes take place.

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