Overwatch's "High Bandwidth Mode" Rolls Out on PC

Overwatch's "High Bandwidth Mode" Rolls Out on PC

Hopefully, there will no more being shot by Hanzo's bullshit little arrows when you KNOW you made it around that corner.

If you've been following the Overwatch community, one of the game's biggest complaints was its considerably low tick-rate - a mere 21hz compared to the usual 60. Well after testing a "High Bandwidth" mode, and announcing that it would be hitting live servers, the mode is now completely live on most of Overwatch's servers.

"[We] are currently in the process of rolling out high bandwidth support globally for PC. This process may take a few weeks for all regions, but once fully deployed all games including those in Quick Play and Competitive Play will be running in high bandwidth mode by default," wrote Blizzard in a forum post. The new refresh rate for the game will be a healthy 63hz.

However, it does come with an important caveat. "Since we know that not all internet connections are equal, we've also added in tech that will automatically and adaptively scale down your update rate if we find your connection can't keep up." Simply put, if you're interet connection is slow or unstable, you'll be put back down to the 21hz refresh rate.

"Similarly, because high bandwidth servers (as the name suggests) will increase your bandwidth consumption, we're also looking to add an option to self-limit your update rate in a future patch."

As for console gamers, Blizzard says it is "exploring" options into bringing the high bandwidth mode to Xbox One and PS4.

Source: Battle.net

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i hope it will work. because for weeks now i wasnt able to play the game. my ping is constantly over 4000 which i never had since release.

this took way too long.

I've been having about 1-2 deaths a day where I'd die and see completely different footage on the killcam.

Especially when playing as Genji. So many moments where I'd randomly die after dashing. Only for the replay to show me not dashing at all.

Metalrocks:
i hope it will work. because for weeks now i wasnt able to play the game. my ping is constantly over 4000 which i never had since release.

I'm pretty sure this update isn't going to fix that at all. That's entirely on you.

Metalrocks:
i hope it will work. because for weeks now i wasnt able to play the game. my ping is constantly over 4000 which i never had since release.

Contact your ISP, that sounds like an issue on their end. Either that or your region in the game has been switched so you are playing on servers located in another country.

4000 ping is ridiculous either way though.

The worrying thing is that they are even pretending that this is anything but standard tick rate for multiplayer games. How the fuck do you release a game in 2016 with a bellow 60 hz tick rate? Every time i think developers cant get more inept theres always somone to surprise me.

"Similarly, because high bandwidth servers (as the name suggests) will increase your bandwidth consumption, we're also looking to add an option to self-limit your update rate in a future patch."

What an actual fuck? Why would you intentional include cheating options in your game?

 

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