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Overwatch 2 missing 2021 draws concerned response from players

Published: 5/Feb/2021 7:26

by Brad Norton

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Following Blizzard’s confirmation that Overwatch 2 won’t be released in 2021, the community took to social media to share their mixed feelings on the matter.

During a February 4 earnings call, Activision Blizzard finally touched on Overwatch 2 for the first time in 15 months. However, the news wasn’t what many were hoping to hear. 

Despite recently passing a “major” internal milestone, the title is still quite far off. Blizzard President J. Allen Brack confirmed that a full release isn’t expected until 2022 “at the earliest.”

Naturally, this news exploded across the internet as Overwatch players have desperately been holding out for new content.

As with most video game delays, the majority of today’s reactions were filled with disappointment. It certainly wasn’t the positive development fans were hoping for.

“I think it might be a good time to bring one of the few heroes they plan to launch Overwatch 2 with to Overwatch 1,” ‘MattTheHuman’ suggested on Twitter.

If the sequel does in fact launch in 2022, that will have left a staggering gap between fresh content drops. It would be roughly 22 months since the last hero, and 33 months since the last map, assuming a January 2022 launch.

“This is a little much now,” Overwatch League commentator Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie chimed in on Twitter. “I’m not f**king Ghandi.”

Others joked that the game might not see the light of day for a lot longer than most think. “Can’t wait to play Overwatch 2 on the PS6,” ‘friendzoneCEO’ joked.

Meanwhile, popular content creator ‘Skill Up’ approached the news with a more pragmatic response. “Personally, I think the last thing Blizzard needs is another botched or rushed release,” he explained. “Taking their time was what made [original] Blizzard great.”

Holding off until the game is just right could be a blessing in disguise for Blizzard. While fans are eager to get their hands on any new content, waiting to release a great game is always better than rushing out a mediocre game.

Even with the new release window, BlizzConline 2021 is right around the corner to potentially lift the lid on even more Overwatch 2 news. Here’s how you can tune in on February 19.

League of Legends

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes: Olaf nerfs, Nasus & Nidalee buffs

Published: 25/Feb/2021 2:28

by Andrew Amos

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A small update for Teamfight Tactics is here with TFT b-patch 11.4. Riot is finetuning some adjustments after their big changes, with the February 24 patch including nerfs to Olaf, as well as buffs to Nasus and Nidalee.

TFT patch 11.4 drastically shook up the game’s meta. Reroll comps were nerfed into the ground, leading to the rise of Slayers and Vanguard-Mystic Neeko.

However, the changes went a bit too far. With Olaf becoming the number one comp instantly, Riot are keen to draw back his power in a big way. On the other hand, Nasus and Nidalee were hit a bit too hard for the devs’ liking.

TFT b-patch 11.4 includes changes for all of these units, and more.

Olaf AD increased, but Runaan’s change is huge nerf

Olaf has quickly risen to the number one carry in TFT with the big nerfs to all his rivals in TFT patch 11.4. Paired with Runaan’s Hurricane, he could cleave through entire teams 1v9. Now, that interaction is changing.

“Hurricane has proved to be too synergistic with Olaf, making him too powerful with the item, but too weak without it. We’re removing the Hurricane interaction, but will be giving him some AD to compensate and open up other build paths,” TFT dev Rodger ‘Minionsrpeople2’ Caudill said in the amended patch notes.

The loss of the Runaan’s proc on his ultimate makes his damage output significantly weaker. While an increase in AD will help balance out the nerf, Olaf forcers will certainly feel the change.

Nidalee in TFT Fates
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Nidalee was hit the hardest in TFT patch 11.4, so Riot are giving her a bit of love.

Nasus & Nidalee get compensation buff after early nerfs

On the other side of the equation, after getting nuked in the last update, reroll carries Nasus and Nidalee are getting some assistance. Nasus’ mana is getting decreased so he can cast more readily, while Nidalee’s damage at two and three-star is also up.

The changes may not make either comp S-Tier in the meta, but it’s a handy buff. Talon is also getting a huge bugfix that keeps his mana bar full if a target dies midway through his ability animation.

Quicksilver and Runaan’s bugs have also been squashed in the b-patch. You can find the full TFT b-patch 11.4 notes below, courtesy of Riot.

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes

Champions

Tier 1

Nasus

  • Mana: 0/80 ⇒ 0/70

Nidalee

  • Nidalee Javelin Toss Damage: 100/150/250 ⇒ 100/175/300

Tier 4

Olaf

  • Ragnarok Cleave effect no longer triggers on Runaan’s Hurricane bolts
  • Attack Damage: 80 ⇒ 90

Talon

  • Fixed a bug where Talon would lose his Mana if his target died as he reached full Mana

Items

Quicksilver

  • Fixed a bug where Quicksilver was preventing damage from Nasus’s Wither and blocking some non-CC debuffs (e.g. Grievous Wounds, mana reave)

Runaan’s Hurricane

  • Fixed a bug where Runaan’s Hurricane’s bolt was benefiting from damage amp (e.g. Slayer, Giantslayer, Hand of Justice)