Overwatch now supports 4K on Xbox One X

Hot on the heels of its latest map release, Overwatch has picked up another patch with one big addition for anyone playing on Microsoft's latest console: Xbox One X support. The patch is rolling out today on all platforms with a small set of tweaks, but Xbox One X owners, in particular, will get support for playing in 4K.

There's no HDR support here, but the addition of 4K on the Xbox One X should make for a much sharper picture. Aside from the extra pixels, this update also includes some cross-promotional goodies for anyone who preorders Blizzard's latest World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth. Should you preorder, you'll pick up some Warcraft-themed emotes for Tracer and Torbjörn, along with new sprays and player icons.

Other tidbits include a small batch of hero updates for Junkrat and Mercy. Here's a look:


  • Concussion Mine - Now will deal less damage to targets farther away from the explosion's center


  • Valkyrie
    • No longer makes Resurrect instant
    • No longer grants a bonus Resurrect charge
    • The speed bonus Guardian Angel receives when activating Valkyrie has been decreased by 50%
    • Duration reduced from 20 seconds to 15 seconds

No matter your platform, the patch should be live and available for download now, and Xbox One X players should notice a sharper picture right away. And if you're new to Overwatch, you can jump into the hero-shooter action now for $59.99 – though it's frequently on sale for less than that.

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