Overwatch 2 Update 3.38 Patch Notes: What’s New In October 13 Update

Overwatch 2 update 3.38 is available now for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC, and Nintendo Switch. You can get the complete patch notes here.

There are multiple issues resolved in this update. These range from some minor to major issues including the following. A fault with low-quality store photos showing tiny on some systems has been fixed. The problem that caused the whole client to seem out of focus has been resolved. Fixed an issue in Total Mayhem where Hero Unlock tasks were not correctly incrementing. The tasks ‘System-Wide Malfunction’ and ‘Flex Your Power’ are no longer progressing when in a Group.

Overwatch 2 Update 3.38 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
  • Fixed a bug where Night Workshop maps were loading daytime variants

Overwatch 2 is designed to share an environment with the original game for player-versus-player (PvP) modes. A significant reduction in team size from six to five necessitated the reworking of numerous characters. It will have a full cross-platform play and will be available for free on October 4, 2022.

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