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, …

Blizzard Introduces New Balance Changes to PTR

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In a forum post earlier today, principal designer Geoff Goodman announced some minor balance changes that would be added to the Overwatch Player Test Region. These changes included tweaks to Roadhog, Ana, and Sombra. The most major change of the three is a rework of Roadhog’s Chain Hook in line-of-sight situations. The changes make it “easier to hook someone who is …

Sombra Released on the Overwatch PTR

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Following a forum post by Jeff Kaplan earlier,  a new Player Test Region patch was released. With it Sombra is released to the public for testing. Sombra, Overwatch’s massively hyped new hero, is a stealth based offensive hero specializing in disrupting her foes. Check out PDQ’s coverage of her release to get more information. The new PTR also includes the new …

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 …

New 7.1 Profession Updates

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The latest on the PTR are some profession changes in store for 7.1 Blood of Sargeras Trader As mentioned in a previous post there will be a new vendor (Illnea Bloodthorn) to trade in your Blood of Sargeras. The amount of most materials you will receive has been reduced from 20 per Blood to 10. The exception is: Unbroken Tooth …

PTR SERVER SLAM

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Blizzard is looking for adventurers to stress test the PTR for Diablo. Below is a copy of the news article on how to sign up for the stress test and how to copy over your characters. We (Blizzard) are working on some behind-the-scenes optimizations, and we need you to help test them out! Some of these solutions are not the …

HEROES OF THE STORM PATCH NOTES — JULY 12, 2016

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GENERAL 30 Free Heroes in Training and Single Player Versus AI All players will have access to an extended free-to-play Hero roster in Training and Single Player Versus AI games, which contain the first 30 Heroes to enter the Nexus. These extended free-to-play Hero roster in Training and Single Player Versus AI games will last until the week of August …