The next patch of Overwatch will require a full reinstall of the game

Blizzard has told players that the next major update of Overwatch will require users to reinstall the whole game.  There is no current date set for the update but Blizzard has stated that it will keep players updated closer to its release.

Statement from Blizzard:

We wanted to get ahead of this early and let you all know what to expect with our next big patch. We don’t currently have a release date/time with this, but will update this thread once we do.

The next major patch will have some pretty fundamental changes to the game client. The number of back-end changes we’re putting in is substantial enough that we can’t just patch over the current content efficiently. As a result, when the next patch comes out, the client will fully reinstall itself to handle these changes. We know that this isn’t ideal for people on metered connections, so hopefully this announcement helps you prepare for this coming update.

Thanks for your patience with this matter, and we’ll see you all in game!

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