Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled at BlizzCon 2014, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various "heroes", each with their own abilities and roles within a team. The E-sports scene developing around the game over the years has gained tremendous popularity with the finals even being broadcasted on ESPN, DIsney and other mainstream platforms.
No difference noticeable in-game. I tested around 10 quick matches, and 1 arcade game. The menus all work as on Windows.
What does not
Opening the gifts menu put a dark filter over everything, which went away when I pressed 'Esc'
The game runs very poorly compared to Windows, 200 fps on Windows vs 30-40 fps on Linux.
DXVK solved the lag problem, but there were still many major lag spikes, sometimes freezing the game for two seconds or more.
Using the tweaks provided by Lutris, the performance increased to be almost as good as Windows, and the lag spikes became very rare. I would definitely recommend using Lutris for Overwatch. The gifts menu was not fixed.
What was not tested
Social features. Controller support. Competitive.
Lutris version: 0.4.21
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970
CPU: Intel i7 3770
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 20 2020||5.0.2||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Ewan|
|Show||Slackware64 -current||Oct 09 2019||4.17-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Sean Robinson|
|Current||Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 02 2018||3.19-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Leif Metcalf|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 02 2018||3.19-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Leif Metcalf|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 20 2018||3.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||FD|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|42675||[Overwatch] Phantom mouse input / view pulled up to ceiling||STAGED||View|
|43780||Differents elements are too bright on differents games (overwatch, GTA V)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|43781||FPS drops, apparently matching with d3d_shader traces||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44650||Multiple Blizzard games need dxgi and d3d11 dlls mapped without hole between two LOAD segments (Diablo III v2. 6. 1. 49286+, World of Warcraft, Overwatch)||STAGED||View|
|45623||Audio cracking since 3.13||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47150||Overwatch freezes when new menu music starts playing||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47457||Mouse click-click-hold is treated as double click, causing gun jam in Overwatch||STAGED||View|