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 …

Overwatch Patch – November 15th, 2016

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Blizzard released a new patch for Overwatch today. The new patch incorporates elements that the development team had been working on before and after this year’s BlizzCon, and featured the release of the highly anticipated new hero Sombra. New Features Sombra has been added to the game. This new hero, who is a young Mexican hacker responsible for the disruptive …

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 …

Sombra Revealed

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In a short released at Blizzcon today, Blizzard finally announced the new Overwatch hero, Sombra.  Sombra has been a long awaited release with Blizzard revealing hints to her identity for months – including hints by Jeff Kaplan, code hidden in other Overwatch shorts, and a viral marketing campaign that included blog posts and fake hacker websites.  She is the first new …

Sombra Attacks LumériCo

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Following a viral blog post by Blizzard last week, a new Sombra related event has begun. The attack on Lumerico, which has been detailed by Reddit contributor /r/VectorGambiteer, is a communal DDoS attack on the fictional company. As a player you can connect to the Lumerico website to find it in the middle of being hacked by the mysterious, often …

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; …

Blizzard Teases New Hero

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On July 6, 2016 Blizzard released on their social media feeds a new image, presumably teasing the new support sniper Sombra. [ARCHIVE] Communications Records of Ziegler, A. – Overwatch File 00231 – Security Classification: CONFIDENTIAL pic.twitter.com/lLAxTL2DhO — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) July 6, 2016 Blizzard has been slowly leaking information about Sombra since the second half of the closed beta. In a Eurogamer interview …