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Reddit wants to see an Overwatch Developer’s face added to the game

Published: 4/Oct/2018 18:02 Updated: 4/Oct/2018 19:28

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan is a familiar sight to the community, whether at BlizzCon or in a developer update, and now some Reddit users say they want to see him in game as well.

The Reddit post by Torbdor asks users to support his so-called petition to get a Jeff spray based on his developer updates in the game, “This is like a must and don’t know why it’s not on here already.”

Other Reddit users seem enthusiastic about the idea, with the post racking up more than 3,000 upvotes and multiple comments suggesting what kind of Jeff sprays to include and how they could be used in the most hilarious ways.

One user in the comments even suggests different kind of Jeff sprays, including a standard Jeff, pixel Jeff, cute Jeff, bearded Jeff, and even a shocked Jeff using the face from the recent Overwatch Lego teaser.

Kaplan is a familiar face to most Overwatch players from his Developer Updates on the game through the years, but Blizzard has also played with Kaplan as a meme, like during Christmas when they live streamed him sitting in front of a Yule Log for hours.

The Overwatch Team has shown willingness to put in sprays based on community suggestion, like the Reaper shrugging spray, which was a meme before it made it into the game itself.

If Overwatch wants to add Kaplan’s mug to the game, BlizzCon, happening November 2-3, would be the perfect place to reveal this hilarious gift to the Overwatch community.


Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.