Overwatch (PC/PS4/XB1)



  • @tokeeffe9 PS4, which apparently has been plagued with issues since the update went live. I got a few matches of Lucioball in before I was booted though, the changes for this year seem to help the flow of it.



  • Still can't play on PS4, feels real bad at this point. It's a little confusing since they've run this event before and didn't have this many issues. I guess the servers can't handle a few more skins and a new Lucioball arena.

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  • @SabotageTheTruth What's the PS4 version like now?

    I played Lucioball just to get the lootbox and oh boy do I despise that mode. It's easily my least favourite extra mode they've done. It just feels so slow and half the time the ball goes from one goalkeeper to the other.

    In other news, we're getting Deathmatch & Team Deathmatch modes . Should be interesting.

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  • @tokeeffe9 They fixed it a few hours after, so it was still down for most of the day.

    Strange, I actually am the exact opposite - I like Lucioball a lot more than most of the extra stuff they add in. Still on the fence about deathmatch. I remember the developers saying modes like capture the flag and deathmatch will never work with Overwatch and when capture the flag was added, it was just a terrible mode to play. Probably won't dive into deathmatch too much, but hey, maybe it'll be surprisingly fun.



  • I think Deathmatch is fine because it's just in arcade, it's not a main mode and it's not competitive. The only possible problem I see is if people end up preferring it to regular mode. I doubt that though.

    I dislike Lucio ball, like a lot. It wasn't much fun for me the first time and I'm kinda disappointed they didn't change much about it. I'd love to have seen them tweak other characters to work with it.
    I'm just killing time in total mayhem instead ☺ Doomfist is pretty great in that mode.

    Got the McCree skin so far.



  • If Deathmatch turns out to be alright, I think it could honestly take some of the more 'negative' players away from quick play. At least that's what I hoping.

    I've never really given total mayhem a look. I'm a bit surprised it isn't completely broken with Zarya and Dva.



  • @tokeeffe9 D.va is disgusting in total mayhem - I usually don't die, at all. Pharah is fun as well, since you can fly to unreasonable heights.



  • Might check it out for a laugh sometime.

    We got some more changes coming in with the Deathmatch. Some pretty big buffs to the looks of it

    Overwatch PTR changes - 10th August

    Junkrat

    • Concussion Mine
      • Junkrat can now hold two mines
    • RIP-Tire
      • Tire’s movement speed has been increased by 30%
      • There is no longer a time limit when wall climbing

    So Junkrat can do a triple jump now, a lot more chaos in narrow areas and his Ult is a bit stronger.

    Orisa

    • Fusion Driver
      • Projectile speed increased by 20%
    • Protective Barrier
      • Barrier size increase by 20%
      • Barrier shape has been changed to allow for more coverage from enemies that are below the barrier

    Orisa was already in a decent enough place I thought. The last buff made her a lot more useable and this sounds like a really big buff for her.

    Roadhog

    • Take a Breather
      • Can now be used while moving
      • Damage taken while healing has been reduced by 50%

    Still don't like the sound of this buff but it is one. It just doesn't fix the issues with Roadhog.

    Widowmaker

    • Grappling Hook
      • Cooldown has been reduced from 12 seconds to 8
    • Venom Mine
      • Affected targets are now visible through walls (to you as Widowmaker only)

    I imagine a lot of Widow players are weeping with joy. That grapple buff has been mentioned by just about everyone for a long time. Never made sense to me why it was on such a long cooldown. Seeing the affected target through walls is a pretty cool buff too.



  • @tokeeffe9 Oh man, Zarya is a beast in total mayhem which might be why I play her all the time (I play her a lot in most modes)
    It's just a fun mode to play if you want arcade wins and don't love the other choices.



  • Loving those Orisa changes! Can't wait to see them when/if they go live!



  • Reporting coming to Console

    Reporting on console will be available when patch 1.14 goes live (the patch that has DM and TDM and is currently on the PTR for testing).
    Thanks for being so patient with us.
    Also, it's important to note the reporting system and punishments are very much an ongoing development for us. Improvements will continue over time. We are working on increased punishments for high frequency offenders, email notifications when your reports result in disciplinary action (we're experimenting with this right now and we'll expand this as we refine it) and eventually notifications in the game client when your report results in disciplinary action.

    Hopefully this is the beginning of better reporting all round.

    @Inustar I played a few rounds the other day and ya, Zarya is insane in that mode :)



  • Oooooh, can't wait to see all the people being reported on console for terrible reasons...
    But I am happy to see reporting arriving on consoles, it's about time, even though I know it's gonna have considerable growing pains.

    I'm super excited for Team Deathmatch, not so sure about regular Deathmatch, but that's mostly due to me being terrible and needing teammates 😊



  • @Inustar After this season of competitive, I'm fully on board with reporting coming to consoles. I wanted to make it into diamond this go around, but I can't count the number of people throwing matches or leaving early (even when we're winning). I'm sure it'll be abused but Jeff has hinted at punishments for false reports as well, so hopefully it's not too much of a mess.



  • As someone who's pretty burned out on Overwatch, I'm very much looking forward to just booting up deathmatch every once in a while and going for frags. Good time to introduce the game mode I feel.



  • @OddMan11 With arcade I think it's always a good idea to be adding things. Doesn't really hurt the core of the game, but it helps with the burnout.



  • A new short and a new escort map coming soon! :D

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  • Some really big changes in the works for D. va as well!

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    Considering I usually play her as a harasser, this is some great news. Being able to fire while flying is something I've wanted for awhile, plus add in some burst damage? My favorite tank is somehow becoming more of my favorite.



  • @SabotageTheTruth These changes sound great. I think a lot of people were sick of the shield and making D.va more aggressive sounds great.

    Hopefully it should help with countering Pharah a bit more too.

    I wonder if the changes for Junkrat, Orisa, Roadhog and Widow will come today.



  • New Short :D

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  • I just want to point out that one of Mei's coworkers was named Macready.

    I love these shorts.