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Setup time is a period of time before every match that allows each team to prepare for the fight. The attacking team is locked in their spawn room while the defending team may roam the map and get into position. On maps in which both teams are attacking, both teams will be locked in their spawn rooms and be let out simultaneously.

Setup time lasts for 45 seconds on Assault, Escort, and Hybrid maps, 30 seconds on Control maps, and 10 seconds on Mystery Duel and Elimination maps.

During setup time, ultimate abilities will not charge.

Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black October 9, 2018 Patch: Reduced the setup timer for Assault, Escort, and Assault/Escort maps from 1 minute to 45 seconds; Assemble Your Team timer increased from 10 to 25 seconds in the second round on Assault, Assault/Escort, and Escort maps.