Developer Talks Competitive Play Season 3 Changes

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In a forum post yesterday, Overwatch principal designer Scott Mercer talked about the upcoming changes to competitive play that would be released once Season 3 launches. The principal desiger only mentioned two large changes to the format, and even those seem small compared to the major changes from Season 1 to Season 2. The first change Mercer announced was a shorter …

Overwatch Halloween Terror Event Begins

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Yesterday, Blizzard released a new Overwatch patch, and with it the game developer included the second event for the game, the Halloween Terror event. This event, like the previous Summer Games event, features a new game mode, plenty of seasonal items, and even a Halloween-inspired comic. New Ghoulish Items The new event introduces more than 100 new cosmetic items to …

Overwatch Patch – October 11th, 2016

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Blizzard released a new patch on October 11th, 2016. This patch features some small balance changes as well as a new PvE brawl mode and a new Halloween event. The balance changes were small, with slight changes to Ana, Widowmaker and Junkrat. Widowmaker recieved the most controversial change, with an increased speed for her shots to charge up. Widowmaker had …

Sombra and Halloween Event Details Leaked

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Yesterday on the Overwatch Reddit user /u/perscitia (with translation help from /u/vitulla) revealed what appears to be a leak of the next Overwatch hero, Sombra. Sombra, who was first suspected to be the support sniper that was eventually revealed to be Ana, has been a long running mystery in the Overwatch community. She has even been hinted at by Jeff Kaplan; …

New Developer Update Talks Popular Community Topics

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In a video that came out October 5th, lead Overwatch developer Jeff Kaplan spoke about some popular community topics. He spoke briefly at the beginning of the video that many of these changes he was hinting at, might take time to implement. On the PTR: Kaplan specifically spoke about the Widowmaker changes: the increase of scope speed and the removal …

Overwatch Devs: High Bandwidth Update

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Blizzard released a new video today as part of their Overwatch Developer Update series. This video unveils the rollout of a high bandwidth mode that had been developed for the game, but had not been released in May with the original product. Lead Engineer Tim Ford and Senior Engineer Phillip Orwig explained that during the launch of Overwatch their “number one …

Overwatch Patch – September 1st, 2016

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Blizzard released a new balance patch which also announces the beginning of Competitive Play’s second season. The second season of Competitive Play includes a massive overhaul to Overwatch’s Competitive Play mode, that involves a larger MMR scale and distinct player tiers. The patch introduces the first new map since release. Eichenwalde is an assault payload map that was previewed at Gamescom in …