Overwatch 2 October 13 update patch notes: Competitive rank adjustments, maps return, major bug fixes

Liam Mackay
Overwatch 2 numbani map

Overwatch 2 devs Blizzard have brought a new patch on October 13 to fix some of the major bugs affecting the game, including players getting ranked too low in competitive and missing maps have returned.

Overwatch 2 got off to a rocky launch thanks to server issues, but with players now having no problem accessing the game and compensation rewards on the way, the devs have turned their sights to bugs and issues affecting gameplay itself.

Although Bastion and Torbjörn are still under maintenance, in the October 13 update, Blizzard have addressed issues across Competitive, the store, and the game as a whole.

Overwatch 2’s October 13 update fixes a number of issues with the store, such as PlayStation players being unable to purchase anything after getting a refund, as well as incorrect pricing and visual issues.

The update has also brought the Numbani and Necropolis maps back into the fold, as players were confused to see these dynamic maps had completely disappeared.

Plus, Competitive players will be especially happy with the October 13 update. Players found themselves placing much lower than they anticipated and struggled to climb any further, so Blizzard are “implementing a boost” to help these incorrectly placed players climb.

You can check out the full Overwatch 2 October 13 patch notes below.

Kiriko in Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 October 13 update patch notes



  • Fixed an issue with the Report interface on console
  • Fixed a bug on PlayStation involving the inability to purchase other items in the store after a refund of another item
  • Fixed an issue where Legacy credits were not the default currency selected for purchases in the Hero Gallery
  • Fixed a bug where some Heroic emotes/poses were incorrectly locked and priced
  • Fixed items in the Hero Gallery that were not able to be purchased
  • Fixed an issue with the Spectator Options and made clicking in that menu more responsive
  • Resolved a bug with low resolution shop images displaying small on some platforms
  • Fixed an issue that caused the entire client to appear out of focus
  • Fixed a bug where Hero Unlock challenges were not incrementing properly in Total Mayhem
  • Fixed the challenge ‘System-Wide Malfunction’ not correctly incrementing
  • Fixed challenges ‘Classy Flex’ and ‘Flex Your Power’ not progressing while in a Group
  • Fixed a bug with some Challenges not correctly showing up during the end of game flow
  • Resolved a bug where leaving Skirmish could cause Challenge progress to be lost
  • Fixed an issue where adjusting Render Scale to any value would cause graphical corruption
  • Fixed a bug where depth of field would remain active in gameplay and leave your screen blurry
  • Fixed a bug with camera placement in captured Highlights
  • General Stability Updates


  • Many players were ranked too low during the first week of Overwatch 2, so we are implementing a boost as players continue to play games for those affected by this issue.
  • Players who were ranked too low could have the feeling of being stuck in this rank. Moving forward, players should be able to climb the ranks in their first rank update assuming they’re supposed to be higher based on their performance.
  • Players who haven’t ranked will not experience this issue after this patch.


  • Numbani and Necropolis have been added back to their map pools



  • No longer receives extra attack speed from Kiriko’s ultimate


  • Resolved an issue where ‘Yokai’ achievement was unattainable
  • Fixed a bug with Swift Step that could result in the player being placed under the terrain in some cases


  • Fixed an issue where Workshop Green Screen would load Workshop Island instead

For more on Overwatch 2, be sure to check out everything we know about the unreleased Mauga hero who could arrive in Season 2.

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam made use of his passion for FPS games, including Call of Duty, by writing for sites such as The Nerd Stash, Red Bull Gaming, and GAMINGbible before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].