Overwatch career profiles get massive upgrade in PTR update - Dexerto

Overwatch career profiles get massive upgrade in PTR update

Published: 24/Jun/2020 1:22

by Bill Cooney


A new Overwatch PTR patch includes some major changes for how players’ career stats and profiles are displayed in-game.

June 23 already had a retail Overwatch update that buffed D.Va and nerfed several other heroes in Experimental mode, but it also included some PTR changes to the game’s UI.

Specifically, the changes were made to player profiles along with how stats are displayed – and some of the  adjustments are things Overwatch players have been requesting for years.

Apart from the new look, game mode playtime has been added to the overview section, so we can see exactly how much time we’ve spent in each individual mode like Mystery Heroes, UNO and of course Competitive Play.

Our stats are now displayed on the PTR in format that’s easier to read, separated into “Average per 10 min,” “Best,” and “Total,” which should make it much nicer to look at.

It will be smoother than ever to check on your achievements after this update, since they’re now grouped by category, and can be filtered between the ones you’ve earned and what you still have to unlock.

Without a doubt though, the biggest change by far in this PTR patch is the ability to sort player icons by category, specific heroes, or if you’ve earned them yet or not.

This might seem like a trivial change, but it’s definitely welcome news to every player who’s spent precious minutes searching for that specific year one Halloween Terror Icon to flex with in your Competitive matches.

Apart from the new-look profile, Junkrat’s experimental card changes from the June 23 Overwatch retail patch were also included, but it’s unknown why only his made it to the PTR and not D.Va, Brigitte, or Ashe’s.

There’s no exact date yet for when these updates will make it to the main game, but updates usually stay on the PTR for at least a couple of weeks before developers send them live. Whether or not we’ll have to wait that long for these profile changes remains to be seen, but at least we know they’re finally on the way.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.