Blizzard: Overwatch will have Ultrawide monitor support in July

Grumble no more, Ultrawide fans! Blizzard is working on an update to give Overwatch support for 21:9 resolutions.

@killyourfm
Published Fri, Jun 24 2016 12:41 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

With 10 million players, Blizzard's Overwatch is unquestionably a resounding success. There's just one thing that's been keeping certain PC gaming enthusiasts from enjoying the shooter to its fullest capacity: lack of ultrawide monitor support. Thankfully, Blizzard has confirmed they're already working on it and the update is targeted for July.

Blizzard: Overwatch will have Ultrawide monitor support in July | TweakTown.com

A very heated forum thread over at the Battle.net forums has been persuading Blizzard to add 21:9 resolutions, and Blizzard veteran Jeff Kaplan responded just a few hours ago with the good news: "We're working on this now. ETA late July -- give or take," Kaplan replied.

There's been an outpouring of complaints toward Blizzard over the lack of Ultrawide support -- probably due to the sheer number of players and the fact that it was present in at least one of the Betas -- and it's great to see the developers listening and responding proactively to the community. I just dove into the word of curved Ultrawides myself, with Acer's Predator Z35 G-Sync monitor, and there's no going back for me!

*Thanks to Shannon at ThermalTake for the tip!

Jason has been creating compelling content for the internet since 2004, beginning with the award-winning Insomnia Radio Network. More recently, his writing has graced the virtual pages of Forbes and PCWorld. Jason has built up his community by approaching tech coverage from a fun and conversational vantage point, with the goal of making it both educational and entertaining. In 2014 the magical, transformative power of modern virtual reality captivated him, and he's been hopelessly in love with the platform ever since. As TweakTown's resident VR Editor and evangelist, Jason brings his unique voice and experience to the table to add another exciting dimension to an already robust destination.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles