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Upcoming Patch For Overwatch Will Require To Reinstall Game On PC


As we are already aware of, games, especially AAA titles take up a majority of space on our save drives for just the base game. Including Day One patches, updates, and downloadable content, we have to make a decision of what stays and goes as we reach the cap on our hard drives. Alternative options such as external drives or cloud saving is an option on most platforms, making it more flexible when we install upcoming games.

The latest patch to arrive for Overwatch on PC will be asking for owners of the game to reinstall the game once the patch goes live. In the blog post, Blizzard makes sure to make players aware that this will be necessary for the upcoming patch update.

The next major patch will have some pretty fundamental changes to the game client. 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.

While the patch is only 13 GB, it is an inconvenience for those who might have to reinstall the title on limited internet or who will have to worry about hitting their monthly data cap. It was also mentioned in the post that there’s no officially date for when to expect the new patch.

Blizzcon came and gone at the beginning of the month, revealing the newest character Ashe to be coming to the game’s roster.

Overwatch is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Source: Blizzard

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