Jeff Kaplan Discusses PTR Philosophy in New Developer Update

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In a new video released on Blizzard’s Overwatch Youtube channel, Jeff Kaplan went into detail about the Public Test Region for Overwatch. The lead developer spoke about the confusion within the community about the role of the Player Test Region in Overwatch, saying, “a lot of players assume the PTR only exists so that players can give feedback on upcoming changes, …

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 …

New Overwatch Developer Update “Introducing Ana”

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Blizzard recently released a new Developer Update video, focusing on the patch that was released this Tuesday. Jeff Kaplan walked through the design of Ana, and then explained the reasons behind each of the balance changes. This video distills many of the discussion points that Jeff Kaplan and the other developers discussed with Ster last week. Kaplan discussed the design …

Kaplan Addresses “Leaver” Issues

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Jeff Kaplan announced changes to the competitive mode in response to criticism on the Overwatch forums concerning the “leaver” issues. He wrote, “We have some improvements coming that should address some of [these] issues. We should be able to [implement some] this week and more are coming later on.” He did not list specific changes that were going to being …