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 …

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 …

Thoughts on Overwatch Balance – The McCree and Widow Nerfs

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Now that Blizzard has released Overwatch’s first balance patch, it seems fitting to talk about balance within Overwatch and gaming in general. Since McCree and Widow have been balanced, I wanted to explore some of the other ways to make Hero diversity better within Overwatch’s competitive metagame. Why Balance? Balance within the game will lead to the development of a healthy …