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Overwatch Developer Jeff Kaplan hints at new update coming soon

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s Developer updates have become few and far between in recent months, but the game’s Director Jeff Kaplan reassured fans that there would be a new update from the team soon.

Developer updates have been the Overwatch team’s way of communicating, through Jeff, the changes that were coming into the game with each update and new hero.

Recently though, the updates have been fewer and more far between, with the last one coming out along with the release of Baptiste from the PTR to PC, Xbox and PS4.

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Baptiste is the newest character in Overwatch, and is available for play in Competitive beginning April 2.

In a recent post to the Offical Overwatch forums, users wondered what had happened to Developer’s Updates, which used to come out pretty regularly.

In 2018, there had already been seven Developer updates released by April 2, but this year we’ve only gotten once since the start of 2019.

Responding to the original post, Jeff assured viewers that developers had more updates in the works for the rest of 2019.

“Sorry we haven’t been doing these as frequently,” Jeff wrote. “We do have more planned for this year. We recorded one last week that will go live next week (I think?)”

https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/overwatch/t/what-happened-to-the-developer-updates/325160/25

Just exactly what will be covered in next week’s potential update is still a complete mystery, but the Overwatch team has said they plan to introduce some major updates to Overwatch in 2019, possibly including some new social features.

The update could be about new features, or it could be for the upcoming Archives event, which according to leaks from the official Blizzard Overwatch site, should start on April 16 this year.

Whether its new social features or an introduction to the latest event, Overwatch fans should be happy to be hearing from Jeff once again.