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Overwatch • Nov 10, 2018

Redditor comes up with compromise for private Overwatch profiles

Redditor comes up with compromise for private Overwatch profiles

Overwatch Developers introduced the ability to make profiles private to eliminate the problem of players being forced onto a certain hero based on their profile, now one Redditor has come up with a solution that would still convey information on what the roles players prefer without getting too in-depth.


In a post on the Overwatch subreddit, user Evocated proposes a "Prefered Roles And Heros" system with three different roles: Tank, Support, and Damage.

Players would pick one, then indicate which hero they prefer playing to be displayed instead of a locked profile screen.


How profiles would look under the proposed system.

Evocated clarifies that this system could just be added in as another option, not as a replacement for private profiles, which some players seem to appreciate.

They added that, ideally, "In this system, they as a team can conjure up a composition in comp to suit everyone's preferred roles and heroes."

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This proposed system is interesting, but just implementing role queue would solve a lot of the problems Evocated talks about in their post.

It's pretty clear the private profile system isn't what Blizzard has in mind for a long-term fix, but for now, it's really all players have. 

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