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Houston Outlaws’ Muma Talks About the Meta for Overwatch League Stage 4

Published: 15/May/2018 14:48 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:53

by Joe O'Brien

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Houston Outlaws main tank Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot has commented on the meta for Overwatch League Stage 4.

Muma offered a brief insight into what fans should expect to see in the upcoming stage of the Overwatch League during a recent stream.

The Overwatch League is played on a tournament realm that is only updated between stages, to ensure that all matches within a stage are played under the same conditions. When it is updated, however, it isn’t always brought entirely in line with the live servers, with major game changes occasionally left out if there’s little time for players to adjust to them before the start of the stage.

As a result, the Overwatch League can be an entity unto itself when it comes to the prevailing meta. Not only does it feature the strongest teams in the world, with the talent and support staff to develop strategies that the teams outside the league cannot, but it is often played on a different patch to the likes of Overwatch Contenders.

There is no guarantee, then, that any of the strategies or approaches seen outside of the league will translate into the league itself. The meta for the upcoming stage will remain something of a mystery until it is demonstrated in matches.

Houston Outlaws’ Muma has shed a little light on what to expect, however. Contrary to many expectations, he reveals that on the patch the teams have been practicing on “dive” strategies remain viable.

Based on the current live game, in particular the implications of Brigitte’s addition, many expected dive compositions, which utilize heroes with movement abilities such as Winston to dive onto the enemy team, might not be as viable as in all previous stages.

Muma also claims that Stage 4 could see the most versatile meta in the Overwatch League so far.

Stage 4 of the league is set to kick off on May 16th and will conclude on June 17th.

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Overwatch 2 reportedly won’t release in 2021, new heroes “unlikely”

Published: 26/Jan/2021 20:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch 2 report is further casting doubt on the sequel releasing in 2021, but it hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of new heroes coming out for the current game.

Lots of new rumors about Overwatch 2 have been swirling lately, with notable insider Metro, who originally leaked info about the game prior to its announcement, claiming development is proceeding very slowly.

Now, an Overwatch League source has reportedly claimed that the 2021 season will only be played on one game.

According to a report from The Game Haus’ Robert Hanes, a team source revealed that the reason the season was delayed to April was for teams to get players’ visas approved and so the league could figure out the format.

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We’ve been waiting on Overwatch 2 news for what seems like forever.

This, unfortunately, rules out any hope fans may have had that the season’s delay was a sign that Overwatch 2 would be releasing soon.

While this doesn’t rule out a potential beta version of Overwatch 2 being released, especially with BlizzCon 2021 in February, it’s unlikely we get the full game in any capacity.

That all said, the source does have some potentially good news. When asked about new heroes coming in the 2021 season, the source said “TBD on new heroes, but seems unlikely.”

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Overwatch 2 is heavily focused on PvE gameplay.

Previously, the Overwatch devs have said that Echo would be the last hero released for the original game, so even getting a “to be decided” on this could give us a touch of hope.

If development is going very slow, it’s possible the devs may throw fans a bone in the form of a new hero to tide them over in the meantime.

The OWL season is scheduled to begin in April and conclude a few months later. Assuming a new hero isn’t revealed at BlizzCon, the only logical point to introduce a new character could be in-between one of the four tournaments.

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“Push” is a new game mode coming to Overwatch 2.

This narrows down the possible timeframes where a new hero could make their way to the game while still being playable during the season.

In any case, we’ll hopefully learn a lot more about Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon, but at this rate, don’t expect to see a release date.