Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan confirms balance patch and a “surprise” coming soon

Lead Overwatch developer Jeff Kaplan has revealed that the team have worked on a balance patch for the PTR, and also teased an “exciting surprise”.

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Players have been becoming somewhat impatient for new balancing updates, with one post on the Blizzard forums entitled “Devs, do something! the game is dying”.

In response to a post concerned about when the next major update for the PTR (Public Test Region), Kaplan confirmed that work was being done behind the scenes.

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On January 4, Kaplan replied by stating that a balancing patch is being prepared, and that they hope to have it on the PTR “next week”.

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Additionally, he says that a “cool little surprise” will also be dropping next week, although gives no details as to what exactly it could be.

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Following Kaplan’s response, users quickly gave their feedback as to what they want to see included in the balance patch, such as a buff to Junkrat.

Overwatch players have also been vocal about the lack of available statistics in-game too, although it doesn’t sound like this would be part of a balance patch.

As for what the “cool little surprise” could be, it’s anyone’s guess at the this stage.

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