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Blizzard working on fix for obnoxious Overwatch 2 notification

Published: 6/Nov/2019 21:58 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 22:17

by Bill Cooney


Blizzard is celebrating it’s Overwatch 2 announcement from BlizzCon with a notification on Overwatch’s main menu, but it’s slowly getting on player’s nerves.

Overwatch 2 was the big reveal at BlizzCon 2019 and it seems like everyone’s excited to see all that the next chapter of the game has in store.

Blizzard seems excited too, and put a new notification on Overatch’s main menu to share the announcement with everyone playing the game – but it seems to be rubbing some players the wrong way.

Overwatch players want the dings to end

A good number of players have complained about the main menu notification, whic makes a dinging or pinging sound whenever you access the menu.

“I love overwatch, I love overwatch 2, but hearing that “brring” every single time that I access the main menu is incredibly annoying,” Reddit user sufijo wrote in a post. “I can’t be the only one thinking this way. Is there any way to disable that?”

Blizzard EntertainmentThe notification appears in the bottom right corner along with a little ping.

In response to sufijo’s question, Overwatch’s lead software engineer Bill Warnecke reassured players it wouldn’t be around forever.

“Hey there we’re looking at a client only patch to turn down this sound,” Warnecke said on Reddit. “But even if we’re not able to get that out the Overwatch 2 notification is only up for a week.”

So, those of you that are being driven crazy by the notification on the main menu won’t have to suffer for too much longer, but in the meantime, a tactical post-match headset removal is probably your best strategy until it’s gone.

Blizzard EntertainmentOverwatch 2’s release date is unknown, but at least the notification won’t be around until then.

Jeff teases more features coming to Overwatch 2

In a recent video from Overwatch YouTuber samito, Jeff Kaplan joins him at the BlizzCon Demo booth to talk about new features possibly coming to the expansion, including an Apex Legends-like ping system.

“We have a fantastic lead UI (user interface), designer. His name is Junho Kim,” Kaplan said. “And he was talking to me last week that he wants to do experiments again with a ping system.” 

“Expect experimentation from us,” he continued. “We’ll see whether it sees the light of day or not.” 

Even though Jeff masterfully avoided saying whether or not a ping system would be in Overwatch 2, it’s clear the team is working on a lot of new stuff for the expansion, whenever it comes out.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.