Overwatch developer discusses new World Cup features and hero buffs in latest update - Dexerto

Overwatch developer discusses new World Cup features and hero buffs in latest update

Published: 23/Oct/2018 22:39 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 23:39

by Bill Cooney


In the latest Developer Update, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan introduced a new third-person observer system that will be introduced for the Overwatch World Cup at BlizzCon and talked about upcoming changes to several heroes. 

The new observer system will be called, for now, the Overwatch World Cup Viewer, and will allow users to watch the matches as they happen live from an observer point of view in game, this means users will be able to move the camera and get any view they want of the action.

It will also allow users to watch replays of semifinals and finals matches at Blizzcon and be able to control playback speed while they do.

Even though the feature will only be available through a special version of Overwatch on PC, t’s a feature that Kaplan and the Overwatch team hope to make available to all Overwatch players, on PC and console, sometime in the future.

“By testing the beta version of the Overwatch World Cup viewer, it allows us to work on the tech that will one day will allow us to bring these features to all of Overwatch both PC and console, not only in an esports setting, but all of us as individuals,” Kaplan told viewers in the update.

Even though the new feature was just announced, it’s already receiving praise from many in the community who see it as a big step forward for Overwatch esports.

Kaplan also touched on upcoming changes and buffs to heroes including Mercy’s Valkyrie ultimate and Roadhogs hook and shotgun consistency.

These are two heroes that the community has been ravenously demanding change on for quite some time, especially Mercy, so any news concerning those two, whatever the changes may be, is definitely welcome.  

A full list of the changes in the upcoming patch can be found here.


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.