Streamer rages so hard during Overwatch match they accidentally exit the game - Dexerto
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Streamer rages so hard during Overwatch match they accidentally exit the game

Published: 14/Nov/2018 21:05 Updated: 14/Nov/2018 22:06

by Bill Cooney

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Well-known Twitch streamer Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid got so upset during a recent Overwatch match he accidentally minimized the game.

Attacking the first point on Hanamura as time expires, LIRIK waits on point as Tracer to try and head off any enemies trying to stop the cap.

A Doomfist appears, and LIRIK manages to get them down to just a sliver health before they activate their ultimate, the streamer attempts to dash and avoid the Meteor Strike, but ends up falling off the side of the map.

LIRIK, obviously upset at his unfortunate demise, smashes his keyboard and causes the game window to be minimized, leaving his stream blank.

He tries to get the window back, up, but the clip ends still blank, although you can hear the end of round music in the background.

Overwatch has been known to cause even the most level-headed streamers to lose their cool, so LIRIK is definitely not alone in his rage.

It doesn’t quite reach the level of an xQc keyboard smash though, which have become a meme all their own.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.