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Old 03-04-2016, 04:12 AM   #76
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Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan on Overwatch’s ranked play philosophy

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If you were hoping that the latest development video for Overwatch from game director Jeff Kaplan would reveal the ins and outs of the game’s ranked progression system, you’ll be disappointed.


But it’s not that he won’t reveal it, it’s that he can’t. There’s nothing to reveal yet. Discussions are still being had internally about the best way to handle ranked competitive play. Still, that doesn’t mean that he can’t talk at length about the philosophy behind ranked play and how that influences design, which is the focus on the video in question.


Kaplan frames the discussion as one where there are two extremes between players who are just shy of professional status and really want to rank players on one end, with players who are just casually goofing around at the other end. Many people fall somewhere in the middle; there’s a desire for distinct progression, but also a desire for enjoying play and not to get super-competitive. Check out the full discussion and the team’s musings in the video below.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:36 AM   #77
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Overwatch launches May 24

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Overwatch will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 24, a takeover ad campaign at IGN (spotted by a NeoGAF user) has revealed.




Pre-orders will guarantee early access to an open beta beginning on May 3.




The six-versus-six shooter is set on near future Earth, where teams of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities clash for control of locations worldwide.


A total of 21 heroes are playable, each with their own unique abilities and weapons.




If you missed it, catch the latest trailer here.

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Old 03-07-2016, 11:04 PM   #78
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Overwatch open beta will run May 5th-9th with pre-order early access, release date also confirmed





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Old 03-09-2016, 11:55 PM   #79
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Overwatch : Career Profiles Reset, New Ilos Map Added

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Overwatch players will log in today to find career profiles reset with the latest game update.
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This is only per character and does not affect player levels, etc. However 'personal best' records will be reset with the update.
In addition, players have a new map to explore called Ilos. Ilos features a control scenario and it is set in a sleepy Mediterranean location.
Lastly, several characters have had some balance changes applied including Zenyatta and a few others.
You can read more about the latest update on the Overwatch site.

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Old 03-16-2016, 11:20 PM   #80
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Overwatch's universe will expand in animated shorts, free digital comics, graphic novels starting this month



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Blizzard have revealed plans to expand Overwatch's madcap universe both within the game and in a series of animated shorts, some free web comics,...

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Old 03-17-2016, 11:51 PM   #81
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Overwatch's first animated short, Recall, premieres on March 21




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Recall, Overwatch's first animated short, premieres Monday next week, March 21, at 12pm PDT.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:31 AM   #82
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So it isn't coming out this spring? Did I just imagine that?

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Old 03-19-2016, 12:25 AM   #83
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So it isn't coming out this spring? Did I just imagine that?

It's listed for this year fall. post it was the beta that was in may though. #42
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:31 AM   #84
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Overwatch : Hero Balance Changes Detailed

Posted Mar 19, 2016


Blizzard has posted a list of the most recent hero balance changes applied to the ongoing Overwatch beta.
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Bastion, Genji, Hanzo, Junkrat, Mei, Symmetra, Winston, Zarya and Zenyatta all received some attention this week. You can read more about specific changes on the Overwatch forum.


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Do you guys know if this will have split screen multilayer where you can play against someone sitting next to you.

I don't play many FPS games and was hoping to play this with my kids.

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Old 03-23-2016, 02:02 AM   #86
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Do you guys know if this will have split screen multilayer where you can play against someone sitting next to you.

I don't play many FPS games and was hoping to play this with my kids.
I don't remember running into that version of couch multiplayer and co-op for this game I know it is indeed the case for battle born . I'll look it up for you .

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Do you guys know if this will have split screen multilayer where you can play against someone sitting next to you.

I don't play many FPS games and was hoping to play this with my kids.
so I looked Found something about it in this interview:

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/no-cross-platform-play-for-overwatch-in-part-becau/1100-6432073/
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On top of that, Kaplan said Blizzard hopes to introduce modding support for Overwatch down the line. This probably won't be in place for launch, but he stressed that, "We absolutely believe in modding." He added that local "split-screenmultiplayer & co-op would be awesome," though there are no plans at this moment.
he did say at the moment/ so wait and see. how very battle born has that so maybe while your waiting try that one out til blizzard announces it for overwatch.

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I love the character design and game play dynamics for Overwatch, so I'm just going to wait for that one.

Thanks for the help!

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Your very welcome as long as I was helpful to you.

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Overwatch outlines its progression system and patches in new gameplay

March 23, 2016 12 Comments





Characters in Overwatch do not level. You can play nothing but Tracer day in and day out, and she’s still going to have the same ability set from start to finish.


But there is progression in the game, and a new entry on the game’s official site outlines how it works. It’s a system of unlocking skins, voice lines, sprays, emotes, and victory poses as cosmetic rewards for better performance, with each new level awarding a new random box of items. Already have what’s in the box? That’s fine; the items get converted into credits which can then be used to purchase the skins and so forth that you really want.




There are a few more rewards in the progression tree in the most recent beta patch, but the biggest addition with the patch is a new escort map, Route 66, and a new Weekly Brawl gameplay style inspired by Hearthstone‘s Tavern Brawl. The Play of the Game system has also received some tweaking, along with an option to let players save and replay their own personal highlights.


It’s all good stuff if you’re in the testing now, and if not, at least you can read up on how you’re going to be marking your progress.


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Overwatch 'balanced separately' for console, new heroes being tested internally





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Overwatch victory pose cut after fan complains that it's over-sexualized
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It's listed for this year fall. post it was the beta that was in may though. #42
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Blizzard might be testing voice chat in an alpha version of the Battle.net application




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I just looked this up. It has a release day of May 24. So not Fall, Spring.

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that was the former date til they put it up as October which the one I pointed to on post 42 page 2 but I guess it best to wait and see which date it comes out on . spring or fall at least it's this year.

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that was the former date til they put it up as October which the one I pointed to on post 42 page 2 but I guess it best to wait and see which date it comes out on . spring or fall at least it's this year.
What are you talking about? The official site says it comes out May 24. Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, Gamespot, Sony, Microsoft, etc. All the same date. Did you even check?

http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/buy/

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What are you talking about? The official site says it comes out May 24. Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, Gamespot, Sony, Microsoft, etc. All the same date. Did you even check?

http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/buy/
I did check but are other place that still said october. any way it's in may( I admit I'm wrong with this dispite what I found ealier)so it's still coming don't worry about it any further.

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Overwatch's next animated short, "Alive", gets premiere date, will show the origins of an assassin




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Jeff Kaplan talks ideas for Overwatch 2 and the possibility of exploring other genres


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Jeff Kaplan has spoken about possible plans for the future of the Overwatch universe, including maybe expanding into other genres.

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Overwatch : Widomaker Stars in 'Alive' Backstory Trailer

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A quote from the latest Overwatch animated short sums up Widowmaker:
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"At the moment of the kill, [you] are never more alive." The quote comes from the second in a series of animated short films by Blizzard to give background to each of the Overwatch characters. Check it out and tell us what you think in the comments.






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Overwatch ranked mode patch deployed, plus new Tracer pose and much more



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Update: And thar she blows. The patch is now online, and there's official notes to go over as well as new skins (and poses) to wish for.
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Overwatch : Soldier: 76 Disappears...Literally

Posted Apr 06, 2016


After the deployment of today's Overwatch patch, players quickly discovered a bug that allowed Soldier: 76 to become invisible if he donned one of his two new costumes,
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Commando: 76 and Night Ops: 76. From what Blizzard explained on discovering the issue, the hero had to be disabled in game to fix the problem.
Due to the impact of this issue, we've temporarily disabled Soldier: 76 until we can patch in a fix. While not ideal, unfortunately the same issue that's causing the unintended invisibility is also preventing us from disabling the skin on its own.

We're currently working a new patch and hope to have it implemented this week.

In addition to the above, a new competitive play mode was added that allows players to compete and "rank up" through divisions and tiers during monthly seasons. Players must be at least level 25 to begin competitive play.
Progression rewards, penalties for leaving games, technical updates, map balances and hero balance changes have also been addressed.
You can read the full patch notes on the Overwatch site.








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