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Publictestingregion

To participate, select 'PTR: Overwatch' from the Region/Account setting.

The Public Test Region (PTR) is an alternative region available on the Battle.net app that allows players to beta test select features before they are put into the full game. It is only available on PC.

Players from anywhere may use the PTR, however the servers are hosted in the Americas region. Up to 10,000 players may be active on the PTR at a time. Any additional players will be placed into a queue.

When joining the PTR, a copy of the player's account is made specifically for the region. Progression in the PTR is separate from the full game. In addition, loot boxes cannot be purchased in the PTR.

For the changes currently being tested, see Public Test Region/Current Patch.

HistoryEdit

Start date Live patch date Elapsed time Feature PTR patch tested Live server patch applied
14 November, 2018 TBA Ongoing ▪ Significant hero adjustment 1.31.0 TBA
5 November, 2018 13 November, 2018 21 days ▪ Ashe 1.30.0 1.30.0.1
23 October, 2018 ▪ Hero adjustment
21 September, 2018 9 October, 2018 18 days ▪ Revamped Torbjörn
▪ Hero adjustment
▪ Colorblind mode improvements
1.29.0 1.29.0.1
22 August, 2018 11 September, 2018 20 days ▪ Busan 1.28.0 1.28.0.1
18 July, 2018 9 August, 2018 22 days ▪ Significant hero adjustment 1.27.0 1.27.0.1
28 June, 2018 24 July, 2018 25 days ▪ Wrecking Ball
▪ Hero adjustment
1.26.0 1.26.0.3
5 June, 2018 26 June, 2018 21 days ▪ Revamped Symmetra
▪ Revamped Horizon Lunar Colony
▪ New social features
1.25.0 1.25.0.1
3 May, 2018 22 May, 2018 19 days ▪ Minor hero adjustment 1.24.0 1.24.0.1
18 April, 2018 3 May, 2018 15 days ▪ Rialto
▪ Revamped Hanzo
▪ Significant hero adjustment
1.23.0 1.23.0.1
22 March, 2018 10 April, 2018 19 days ▪ Blizzard World checkpoint adjustment
▪ New & updated quotes
▪ Hero adjustment
1.22.0 1.22.0.1
28 February, 2018 14 March, 2018 14 days ▪ Brigitte 1.21.0 1.21.0.1
14 February, 2018 27 February, 2018 13 days ▪ Mei and Sombra adjustments 1.20.0 1.20.0.3
4 January, 2018 30 January, 2018 26 days ▪ Mercy and Junkrat adjustments 1.19.1 1.19.1.3
15 November, 2017 23 January, 2018 69 days ▪ Blizzard World 1.18.0, later 1.19.0 1.19.1.3
5 December, 2017 12 December, 2017 7 days ▪ Doomfist and Moira bug fixes 1.18.0 1.18.1.2
6 November, 2017 16 November, 2017 16 days ▪ Moira 1.17.0 1.17.0.2
31 October, 2017 ▪ Ana and Mercy adjustments
4 October, 2017 17 October, 2017 13 days

▪ Mercy adjustment

1.16.0.2b 1.16.0.2b
22 September, 2017 10 October, 2017 18 days ▪ Ultimate ability adjustments 1.16.0 1.16.0.2
29 August, 2017 19 September, 2017 26 days ▪ Junkertown 1.15.0 1.15.0.2
24 August, 2017 ▪ Revamped Mercy and D.Va
10 August, 2017 29 August, 2017 19 days ▪ Deathmatch
▪ Château Guillard
▪ Significant hero adjustment
1.14.0 1.14.1.2
6 July, 2017 27 July, 2017 35 days ▪ Doomfist 1.13.0 1.13.0.2
22 June, 2017 ▪ Reticle customization
▪ New Highlight options
▪ Loot Box adjustment
31 May, 2017 20 June, 2017 20 days ▪ Horizon Lunar Colony
▪ Hero adjustment
1.12.0 1.12.0.2
3 May, 2017 23 May, 2017 20 days ▪ Significant hero adjustment 1.11.0 1.11.1.2
17 March, 2017 11 April, 2017 25 days ▪ Revamped Lúcio 1.10.0 1.10.0.2
2 March, 2017 16 March, 2017 14 days ▪ Orisa
▪ Significant hero adjustment
1.9.0 1.9.0.2
7 February, 2017 28 February, 2017 21 days ▪ Revamped Bastion
▪ Game Browser
1.8.0 1.8.0.2
5 January, 2017 24 January, 2017 19 days ▪ New Emote Wheel
▪ Hero adjustment
1.7.0 1.7.0.2
29 November, 2016 3 January, 2017 35 days ▪ Oasis 1.6.1 1.6.1.2
22 November, 2016 13 December, 2016 21 days ▪ Revamped Symmetra 1.6.0 1.6.0.2
7 November, 2016 15 November, 2016 26 days ▪ Sombra
▪ Arcade
1.5.0.1 1.5.0.2a
20 October, 2016 ▪ Data-optimization improvement
▪ New UI
▪ Significant hero adjustment
1.5.0.0
22 September, 2016 11 October, 2016 19 days ▪ New UI 1.4.1.0 1.4.0.2
22 August, 2016 1 September, 2016 15 days ▪ Eichenwalde 1.3.0 1.3.0.2
17 August, 2016 ▪ Season 2
12 July, 2016 19 July, 2016 7 days ▪ Ana 1.1.0 1.1.0.2
21 June, 2016 28 June, 2016 7 days ▪ Competitive Play 1.0.5.1 1.0.5.1