Overwatch Client Crashes Were Being Caused by D.Va
Following the release of a new patch yesterday, majority of players across all platforms began experiencing more Overwatch client crashes than usual. While many thought that the problem was at their own end, a quick investigation by Blizzard revealed D.Va to be the root cause.
Posting on the official forums, community manager Lylirra confirmed that the “crashes are very likely connected to D.Va’s presence within a game.” As a precaution, the hero was temporarily disabled across all platforms while the development team continued to troubleshoot the issue.
It took Blizzard just over a couple of hours to roll out a fix. Though, the developer refrained from sharing with the public how D.Va was exactly causing the Overwatch client crashes.
“Thanks again for your patience while we addressed this issue,” said the developer. “We’ve been able to make a fix for the problem and D.Va is now enabled in all regions on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.”
Patch 1.10.1 brought several fixes to a number of heroes. A bug that gave Genji’s Dragonblade ability a slightly increased swing speed while at a higher latency was squashed. An issue which prevented hit effects from being inflicted on D.Va’s human form while piloting the mech was addressed. Texture bugs related to Roadhog’s Feast highlight, D.Va’s hair during her Selfie highlight, and Phara’s Frostbite skin in her Flair emote were also fixed.
For those unaware, Blizzard has brought back the Nexus Challenge to give fans of both Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm the opportunity to unlock numerous rewards. This includes the Oni Genji and Officer D.Va skins. There is still time to grab hold of the first one by simply playing five Heroes of the Storm games with a friend.