Overwatch 2 Bug Locks A Portion Of Owned Heroes For Some Players

Blizzard also temporarily removed Bastion and Torbjorn.


Overwatch 2's launch continues to be bumpy, and this time--Blizzard has taken Bastion and Torbjorn offline in order to fix bugs in their kits. Bastion will completely be unavailable in any modes, but players can still select Torbjorn in Quick Play.

Blizzard didn't state what exact character bugs it's fixing, but reports of Bastion being able to infinitely shoot during his ult upon certain conditions have been going around. Torbjorn's bug appears to be a lengthened duration of his Overload ability.

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Beyond those two heroes who are intentionally temporarily gone, players also reported that they can't access other heroes on their roster. Blizzard confirmed the bug and said it is looking into the issue. "The team is aware of a new issue that prevents players from accessing all their owned heroes," Blizzard said in the Overwatch 2 known issues forum. "This is caused by an issue with our servers that tracks player progression. We are working to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible."

Overwatch 2 went down for emergency maintenance late in the evening on October 10. But right after the maintenance ended, Blizzard reported another DDOS attack. It seems the company just can't catch a break during Overwatch 2's long-awaited launch. If it's not one thing, it's another.

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