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Overwatch players demand Blizzard revert “questionable” Brigitte HP buff

Published: 3/Nov/2020 23:36

by Michael Gwilliam


Brigitte has been a controversial Overwatch hero since her debut. While the hero has been changed a lot by the devs, especially with the introduction of role-queue, her most recent HP buff has upset some players.

The support hero’s issues stem from the fact she is a bit of a jack of all trades with a large health pool, shield, healing capabilities and stuns.

While her health pool isn’t the armor-stacked fortress of the past, Blizzard did recently increase it by 25 HP, which has some community members up in arms.

Overwatch content creator and Florida Mayhem streamer Sam ‘Samito’ Dawahare recently took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the changes during a loud rant.

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Blizzard Entertainment
Brigitte got a 25 HP buff.

After praising the state of the game, Samito took aim at the Brigitte buffs, accusing Blizzard of not understanding how the character “destroys the core fundamentals of Overwatch.”

“Blizzard decided to buff Brig. Questionable. In fact, I would go as far as to say it was a terrible decision!” the streamer roared. “Because finally, you have Seagull coming out with videos talking about how good the game is… and you know what he simply mentioned in that video? Blizzard finally addressed AOE healing and the stain of the game that destroyed Overwatch. And yet here we are!”

“Brig cannot be a dominant pick!” he continued. “She’ll still good because she does everything in the game… Brig’s design is a sub-cost. You can’t have that value match other characters. And this recent health buff will put her right back at that level.”

Other players and streamers seemed to agree. SoaR Kayjii wrote, “I’m getting out healed by Brigitte as Ana.”

“I’ve met a lot of throwers in my 1500 hours in Overwatch, but none of them come anywhere close to how Blizzard is throwing their game right back down the drain when they mess with Brig,” another remarked.

Only time will tell if Blizzard listens to the community and reverts the changes or if they have a larger rework for the hero planned for Overwatch 2.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29

by Alan Bernal


The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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Respawn Entertainment via InterfaceInGame
The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, everytime something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.