Categories: News

Latest Overwatch Update Brings 4K Support for Xbox One X

Overwatch in Higher Resolution

Blizzard has officially rolled out the latest update for Overwatch adding and modifying gameplay features. The previous update included new content for their Blizzard World map launch. However the new update finally brings in 4K UHD support for the Xbox One X. It also introduces some balancing adjustments to two of the game’s most powerful characters: Mercy and Junkrat.

Unlike the first 4K UHD support for PlayStation 4 Pro which only had 4K HUDs on 1080p graphics, Xbox One X is a true 4K UHD experience. Surprisingly, the update for the Xbox One X is only 650MB, which consists of some higher-resolution texture upgrades The assets are the equivalent of running the game on the “Epic” preset on the PC in terms of quality. Just like the PC, a dynamic scaler is also utilized so this is not merely a console workaround.

It allows the game to produce consistent e-Sports worthy framerate and efficiently utilize the hardware. On the Xbox One X, the majority of the frames rendered on screen are going to be truly 3840 x 2160. According to Eurogamer, their tests show that even on hectic fights in the Numbani map, the lowest figure recorded is 2112 x 2160, which is still a considerable bump from 1920 x 1080.

What About PlayStation 4 Pro Users?

Unfortunately for PlayStation 4 Pro users, it seems that this upgrade is exclusively for Xbox One X players. PS4 Pro has enhanced texture filtering equivalent to the PC’s 8x anisotropic filtering setting. However, it cannot match Xbox One X’ and the PC’s full 16x mode.

What About Gameplay Nerfs and Buffs?

The latest patch also nerfs Mercy and Junkrat for PC and console users alike. Mercy’s Valkyrie ultimate has been reworked. It no longer makes resurrection instantaneous, and the second resurrection bonus is gone. The Guardian Angel speed boost while in Valkyrie mode also gets a 50% reduction. Plus, the entire duration of Valkyrie is now down to 15 seconds from 20 seconds.

Junkrat got away with only a minor nerf in this round. Specifically, the range of his concussion mines has been reduced. He can no longer kill a large area of players just by throwing mines blindly. It still remains quite powerful when it explodes. However, it will most likely result in only killing the closest enemy and push away everyone else.

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest news, reviews, and competitions. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest technology, share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you’ll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Check out our Latest Video

Ron Perillo

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

SilentiumPC Unveils its Fera 5/Fera 5 Dual Fan CPU Coolers

SilentiumPC announced its fifth generation of the Fera CPU Cooler series, which has received a…

18 hours ago

Arctic Launches its Quiet Calm RGB Case Fans

ARCTIC, has today introduced two new semi-passive case fans. A special 0-decibel mode enables completely…

18 hours ago

Alphacool Launches its New ‘Extremely Large’ Radiators

Alphacool has today announced the launch of four new extremely large radiators. The first two…

18 hours ago

Microsoft Moves to Make Paint Optional on Windows 10

Despite what has largely represented a few official reprieves from execution (largely thanks to community…

18 hours ago

ViewSonic Unveils its Budget-Friendly VX18 Gaming Monitors

ViewSonic has today introduced its latest line of budget-friendly monitors for home entertainment and gaming.…

18 hours ago

Nvidia GTC 2021 to be Held in Jensen Huang’s Kitchen (Again)

You may recall that back in 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, rather…

19 hours ago