Dallas Fuel player goes on massive killstreak during Overwatch match - Dexerto
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Dallas Fuel player goes on massive killstreak during Overwatch match

Published: 25/Oct/2018 23:40 Updated: 25/Oct/2018 23:49

by Bill Cooney

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During a recent Overwatch match, Dylan ‘aKm’ Bignet went on an impressive 5 person killstreak while showing off his Overwatch League-level skills.

While attacking the second checkpoint with his team on King’s Row, aKm is running McCree and begins to take aim at the opposing team.

After his Ana Nano-Boosts him, aKm is off to the races. The enemy Zarya falls to a quick headshot and Reinhardt does the same a second later.

The unfortunate enemy Hanzo is next, followed by the opposing Zenyatta who probably thought he could get away in time.

Finally, after rounding the corner he takes out the enemy McCree, and just like that the path is wide open for his team.

As a player for the Dallas Fuel, aKm has plenty of time to stream during the offseason, until Overwatch League gets going again in early 2019.

His fans might miss seeing him onstage at the Blizzard Arena, but when he’s hitting shots like this on stream, they’ll probably be able to survive until next year.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.