Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan has posted a brand-new developer update video on some changes headed to the multiplayer FPS game’s competitive open queue and various other features. Alongside these, however, is news that there’s a batch of Hero balance changes headed the game’s way with a new Experimental card – bringing “lots of changes to support Heroes”.
Overwatch will soon get a major revamp for its communication wheel, which will let you make more nuanced demands of your team from a new list of custom voice lines. This will let you swap out the existing wheel options for a whole host of new commands, letting you tell your team everything from ‘attack’ to ‘sorry’. Though, yes, you can still keep spamming ‘I need healing’ if that’s how you want to go.
February 25, 2020 Overwatch’s Mardi Gras event is officially live.
Overwatch is getting a 3-2-1 role lock – but just as an experiment, for now. This is the first of the ‘Experimental Card’ features Blizzard announced a month ago, and will lock teams into choosing one tank hero, three damage heroes, and two support heroes – a massive change from the current role lock, which locks teams into two of each hero type.
Okay, yes, listen. The world is still horny for Overwatch characters and we still use the term ‘waifu’ in 2020 for some awful reason and you’re here reading this story which definitely incriminates you more than me. In the wake of the announcement of Overwatch Hero Pools, director Jeff Kaplan has been responding to fan questions – and has thus revealed his own personal Overwatch waifu tier list.
Overwatch fans have been wanting a faster moving meta for a while, and now developer Blizzard may just have answered those prayers. The company has announced some big changes coming to the team shooter in the “early February” 1.45 patch, starting with Hero Pools.
It’s nearly Christmas, and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to watch Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan sit in front of a fireplace for eight hours straight. Yes, friends, the Overwatch Yule Log is coming back for another round in 2019, so get ready to enjoy another set of fast-paced, fire-staring-based thrills to help close out the year.
Overwatch’s Halloween event is upon us, and while I thought nothing could be scarier than Zenyatta making use of his feet, it turns out I was wrong – the real scare is a weapon sight that’s difficult to see through. (Insert spooky ghost noises here.) Ashe’s new Halloween Terror skin looks cool, but players are very unhappy about how it changes her ADS, and Blizzard is on the case.
Overwatch Halloween Terror 2019 starts today, and while Blizzard hasn’t offered up the usual selection of teases ahead of the event – the company’s been fairly quiet on social media this week, for some reason – we do know about one terrifying addition to the game. Zenyatta can now use his feet.