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Genji’s OW2 Talent comes to Overwatch with epic Workshop mode

Published: 10/Nov/2019 22:56 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 23:41

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A creative Overwatch fan has brought Genji’s Talent from OW2 to the first game using Workshop mode, meaning fans don’t have to wait for the sequel to try it out.

Overwatch 2 was announced during BlizzCon 2019’s opening ceremony on November 1, fulfilling many fans’ dreams at the hopes of a sequel to their favorite hero shooter.

One of the new features coming in the next installment is Talents – a level-up system for the game’s campaign mode – and one fan has brought Genji’s to Overwatch early with the Workshop mode.

Genji’s OW2 Talent in Overwatch

One of the hero Talents revealed during BlizzCon was Genji’s ‘Dragon’s Blade’ – a move that allows the cyborg ninja to create massive, piercing projectiles with his wakizashi sword.

Reddit user ‘Bonkorn’ decided that they couldn’t wait for the sequel to release to try out the new move, so they recreated the hero’s new action in the original game’s Workshop mode.

The video they uploaded shows Genji killing enemies by thrusting a barrage of green, glowing projectiles towards his foes, using the green dragon from his original ultimate ability.

If you’d like to try your hand at mastering the cyborg’s new Talent before OW2 comes out, you can do so with Workshop code 122A4.

Genji isn’t the only new hero who got their new move shown off during the convention – Tracer, Hanzo, Reinhardt, Mei, Genji, and Torbjörn had theirs debuted as well.

Tracer got the biggest look, with six of her Talents being shown: Adaptive Reload and Chain Reaction at level one, Flash and Hindsight at level 10, and Vortex and Speed Kills at level 20.

Blizzard EntertainmentTracer’s Talents in Overwatch 2.

While there’s no concrete release date or window set for Overwatch 2 yet, many fans speculate that 2020 will be the year that it finally drops.

Rumors were sparked when a French retailer listed the sequel for a December 31, 2020 release, but many assume that this is likely just a placeholder date – but who knows?

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Blizzard changes Overwatch Priority Pass again to stop system abuse

Published: 16/Jan/2021 2:04

by Andrew Amos

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Blizzard has implemented more changes to their Overwatch Priority Pass program to stop players from abusing the system to get their preferred role more often.

The Priority Pass system in Overwatch has been a successful addition so far. Giving players the option to jump the queue for high-traffic roles by sacrificing a few games has helped tackle the game’s long queue times.

However, it hasn’t been without its flaws. Game quality has been pulled into question, with people playing off-role for these passes. Also, people have been abusing the current system to just stack passes quickly by intentionally losing.

The Priority Pass system in Overwatch
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Priority Passes have been a hit with Overwatch players, but it’s not perfect.

Blizzard are looking to crack down on the latter issue with their latest changes to Priority Pass on January 15.

“Our data indicates that the Priority Pass is functioning as intended, generally providing shorter queue times for those who use them. The goal of the Priority Pass is to improve player experience and get players into matches quicker,” community manager Josh Nash told players.

“In the same vein, we don’t want this feature to have a negative impact on the quality of matches for yourself or others. We want to do our part to discourage players from intentionally losing and ruining matches for the sake of earning priority passes.”

If you lose a match while playing for passes, you’ll only gain one pass instead of two. This will stop players from just inting their games for the ticket.

Blizzard are also refunding passes to players if they queued up for a role using Priority Pass, but then had to wait longer than the estimated time for it.

Oni Genji Overwatch skin
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These changes mean you won’t burn through your passes as quickly.

These changes are active immediately, so you can make use of them straight away. Blizzard are continuing to tweak the system as time goes on, and are “ looking into how we can better communicate when you are rewarded passes after playing a match.”