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Brigitte’s voice actor responds to harassment from the Overwatch community

Published: 22/Feb/2019 23:20 Updated: 22/Feb/2019 23:41

by Virginia Glaze

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Matilda Smedius, the voice of Overwatch hero Brigitte, has given a decisive response to mass criticism toward her for the character’s role in the game’s meta.

Smedius addressed the issue in a tweet on February 22, where she uploaded a screenshot of an angry fan’s message.

“Just letting you know that Brigitte destroyed Overwatch and the meta,” the message read.

“I know I shouldn’t spend any time on people like this… but it just makes me so confused as to why someone would send me this kind of message,” Smedius said of the comment.

She went on to suggest that those angry at the game direct their comments toward Overwatch’s developers, rather than spew hate towards her for merely voicing the character.

“Like, FINE, if you feel like one character destroyed a whole game – you have the right to think so,”she continued. “But maybe give constructive criticism to the developers instead of harassing the voice actor.”

Smedius’s Tweet has since been met with sympathy from players across the community, with some commenters noting that voice actors have little to no involvement in a game’s development.

Commenters were quick to note that voice actors rarely have any say in a game’s overall development.
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Although she is a relatively new character, Brigitte has been at the forefront of dissatisfaction from the Overwatch playerbase. 

Her prominent role in the GOATS meta, as well as her ability to thwart most dives with her flail and stun – all the while being a decent frontline pick – has made Brigette the center of many players’ frustrations.

Blizzard EntertainmentSince Brigitte’s release, the character has been met with a swath of complaints, due to her 50 points of armor and aggressive kit.

While some fans have even begun a “DeleteBrig” campaign in response to the character, Blizzard’s January update gave a major nerf to the game’s armor mechanic, overall – proving that devs are taking player concerns into consideration.

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Overwatch dev hints at Kraków, Poland map for Overwatch 2

Published: 20/Jan/2021 2:33

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Overwatch players have been dying to know more details about Overwatch 2, but while the developers have remained tight-lipped on the details, they hinted that one of the new maps could take place in Kraków, Poland.

Overwatch 2’s development is still a mystery in many ways. It’s been delayed time and time again, with no release date in sight. To make matters worse, a series of job listings suggest it’s still far from completion. However, Dexerto’s Bill Cooney is confident that a delay could be a blessing in disguise.

Either way, fans are dying for more information. Fortunately, the developers have finally started dropping some hints, but it has nothing to do with an official release date. Instead, it has to do with a potential new map in Overwatch 2.

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It feels like an eternity has passed since Overwatch 2 was first announced back in 2019.

A team of developers talked about the new map, Kanezaka, in a recent interview on the official website. They discussed the inspiration for the map along with its design and what players can expect. 

The interviewer then asked them, “If you could choose any location for a new Overwatch map, where would it be?” They probably expected to get a simple answer. Instead, they got a bombshell.

“You’ll see in Overwatch 2!” said the developers. One dove a little deeper and added, “Kraków, Poland. This is a city that I visited a few times and fell in love with. The medieval architecture is beautiful and well preserved, the city has very pleasant plazas and open spaces, with lots of interesting shapes and colors!”

Tracer blinks into Overwatch 2
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Tracer would have a field day blinking through the infrastructure of Kraków, Poland.

At this stage, it’s nothing more than a hint. However, it’s a pretty strong one and a sign that it could be in the works.

Overwatch fans would love to see more locations in the sequel, and there’s no doubt that Kraków would be a great addition.

Hopefully, it’s the first of many more hints and the developers will reveal more details on what players can expect in Overwatch 2.