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Chinese Overwatch League fans are not happy about the leaked Hangzhou branding

Published: 9/Nov/2018 19:01 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 19:08

by Bill Cooney

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The Hangzhou Overwatch League team, which has yet to officially reveal it’s branding, is already seeing backlash from fans who are ridiculing the team’s leaked logo from earlier in the week.

Chinese Hangzhou fans took to the NGA forums to beg their team to reconsider their logo, which was revealed to be a finger gun surrounded by an electric looking cloud.

The comments were posted already translated by user maywind on the Competitive Overwatch subreddit.

“I’m on my knees begging you, please reconsider the logo before revealing the branding. Please! Just give it more thought! You can even go to a random copy store and ask people’s opinion there,” one fan pleaded on the forum. “Don’t act on impulse. You’ll soon end up as the team with the ugliest logo, the Hangzhou Masturbation Team (using a hand gun is slang for masturbation in Chinese)! Rethink! Caution! Stop!”

One fan said the logo would be bad news for merchandise sales “It looks like the logo was already approved by the league. It may be too late to change. Whoever the fuck agreed to this logo is gonna get all the blame. Team image is one thing, but no one will want to buy the merchs.”

Another fan even went so far as to say the logo looked like it was made in Microsoft paint, “It’s so embarrassing! If this logo gets released, foreigners are going to think Chinese people only use DOS as their main OS.”

The logo for the Hangzhou Overwatch League Team leaked earlier in the week.

One fan managed to remain optimistic though, and chimed in “I can’t wait to buy Hangzhou’s gloves when they sell them as merch.”

Earlier in the week the logos for new Overwatch League teams from Paris, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hangzhou, and Washington were leaked on Reddit

Guangzhou and Paris’s logos were confirmed to be the same as the leak, which caused Hangzhou fans to worry about their team’s branding.

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Overwatch Oct 29 update buffs McCree, Mei, Brig and more: patch notes

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:47 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 18:51

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch patch has just gone live on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, bringing in several major buffs from the Experimental Card, but not Baptiste’s Amplification Matrix increase.

Notably, for fans of McCree, they’ll be pleased to know that his reload speed has been buffed along with his health, going from 200 to 225.

The change in health may seem minor, but in the heat of battle, it can be the difference between landing a fatal shot on an enemy or dying before firing that last bullet.

Mei has also received a massive buff with her ammo not being restored by 15 per second when she’s in Cryo-Freeze. This should make her a massive threat when she’s healing up as when she comes out, she’ll be locked and loaded.

Mei uses ice block
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Mei will now gain ammo when in her block.

Additionally, her Ice Wall sees its cooldown reduced, so that ability will be up more often.

Moving onto Brigitte, the shield maiden is getting a small health buff, which should help her get the Inspire passive online and improve her survivability.

Meanwhile, Baptiste is getting several changes by being able to shoot faster at the expense of losing one damage per shot and sees her healing buffed by 10.

McCree on Hanamura
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McCree just got a lot deadlier.

However, the big Amplification Matrix buff is not going through yet. Community Manager Josh Nash wrote that the dev team thinks, “the width increase from 5 to 9 meters is a positive change to Baptiste’s gameplay because it makes the ability more easily usable for his allies without gathering closely together. We’re planning to add this update to the live game in an upcoming patch after an art polish pass.”

Finally, Widowmaker is getting a small health nerf with her base HP dropping from 200 to 175. This should help keep her in check at the highest levels of play.

Full patch notes:

HERO UPDATES

Baptiste

Biotic Launcher

  • (Primary Fire) Recovery time reduced from 0.45 to 0.38 seconds
  • (Primary Fire) Damage reduced from 25 to 24
  • (Secondary Fire) Recovery increased from 0.8 to 0.9 seconds
  • (Secondary Fire) Healing increased from 50 to 60

Developer Comments: We’re making some adjustments to Baptiste’s Biotic Launcher firing cadence that will make dealing damage quicker and landing a healing grenade more impactful.

Brigitte

General

  • Base health increased from 150 to 175

McCree

General

  • Base health increased from 200 to 225

Peacekeeper

  • (General) Reload time reduced from 1.5 to 1.2 seconds

Mei

Cryo-Freeze

  • Now restores 15 ammo per second

Ice Wall

  • Cooldown lowered from 13 to 12 seconds

Developer Comments: Since we previously made Mei’s primary fire relatively more expensive, she spends more time out of ammo and this was particularly noticeable when unable to reload while in Cryo-Freeze. To help smooth out this gameplay she now regains some ammo during Cryo-Freeze.

Symmetra

General

  • Base shields increased from 100 to 125

Widowmaker

General

  • Base health reduced from 200 to 175

Developer Comments: We’re making some max health adjustments in 25 HP increments to allow for more fine tuning of heroes’ power. Until now this was done in 50 HP increments to help simplify the understanding how many hits an enemy hero could withstand.