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.
Everything tested. Quick play and Comp play, plus multiple scenarios. 300+ hours played on Linux.
What does not
Framerate stutters until shader cache is built, this happens after every game update. After that, it is smooth and I can get 100+ FPS.
What was not tested
In game purchases with real money.
I have found the game to work best with Wine runner "lutris-4.21-x86_64" but it does work with newer versions also. Also, performance is better while using DXVK (version 1.7L3322da4-2) and Esync enabled.
A Lutris script exists for this game also, for ease of installation to your WINE bottle.
Overrides: nvapi=disabled, nvapi64=disabled.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||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||LD50|
|Show||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|
|29168||Multiple games and applications need realtime updates to KSYSTEM_TIME members in KUSER_SHARED_DATA (Star Wars: The Old Republic game client, Blizzard games, GO 1.4+ runtime, Denuvo Anti-Tamper x64 #2)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|40479||Overwatch: Crash on launch||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|40976||Multiple games need d3d11_device_CreateTexture1D implementation||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|42017||Silence d3d11_immediate_context_OMSetBlendState spam at console||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|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|
|44585||Multiple applications and games need ntdll.LdrRegisterDllNotification/LdrUnregisterDllNotification implementation (Firefox 60+, Diablo III v2. 6. 1. 49286+, World of Warcraft, Overwatch)||CLOSED||FIXED||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|
|45148||Overwatch: left control, left shift keybindings don't work||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45622||Overwatch crashes when trying to save highlights (needs mfplat.MFTRegisterLocal implementation)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45623||Audio cracking since 3.13||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|45862||[Overwatch] Saving highlights in MP4 format fails, needs mfreadwrite.dll.MFCreateSinkWriterFromURL||NEW||View|
|47150||Overwatch freezes when new menu music starts playing||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47265||Multiple Blizzard games (Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Starcraft, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft) crash immediately on launch||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47330||Overwatch crashes on start||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|47457||Mouse click-click-hold is treated as double click, causing gun jam in Overwatch||STAGED||View|
|49476||Overwatch doesn't start with Wine version set to Windows 7||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49490||Overwatch installer fails with new wine prefix||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|51123||Overwatch constantly freezing||UNCONFIRMED||View|