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Seagull explains why Overwatch’s meta is “best it’s been in years”

Published: 21/Sep/2020 19:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Retired Overwatch pro and full-time Twitch streamer Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned explained why he believes the game is in the best state it’s been for a long time.

During a broadcast, the popular Overwatch player was asked by a viewer about his thoughts on the game and its current state.

“In my opinion from playing casual ladder, and keep in mind this is not pro play, I don’t actually care about pro play… I know once you start getting to top 100ish MMR the meta is shaping into a lot of Reaper-Sombra rushdown,” he explained. “But I would say right now it’s probably in the best it’s been for many years in terms of meta.”

Aside from the highest levels of play where those invested will find and optimize the best composition imaginable, the rest of the game seems to be rather balanced with all sorts of viable options.

A large reason for this newfound balance in the meta could be due to the overwhelming healing and damage nerfs that Blizzard pushed through in recent weeks.

The amount of burst healing in the game has been significantly reduced with nerfs to Baptiste, Moira, Brigitte and Ana while burst damage took a hit too. This included nerfs to Ashe, Widowmaker, Junkrat, McCree and more.

That said, by the sound of things, Sombra and Reaper may be next on the chopping block if those heroes remain too oppressive.

Reaper teleports on Temple of Anubis
Blizzard Entertainment
Reaper may be the next hero to be nerfed.

“Honestly, from going to GOATS meta into double shield, and before that it was Orisa-Hog meta, this is the most diverse meta we’ve seen in years I think,” Seagull continued. “But, we’ll see.”

It will be interesting to see how the meta evolves with so many viable options on the table for players. Hopefully, Blizzard keeps the balance stable like this until Overwatch 2 is eventually released.


Gran Turismo 7 confirmed track list: Daytona, Trial Mountain, Willow Springs

Published: 21/Oct/2020 17:01

by Kieran Bicknell


With the release of Gran Turismo 7 rumored to be in the next few months, we’ve compiled a list of all the tracks that have been confirmed as part of the upcoming Gran Turismo game. 

Gran Turismo 7 is one of the most highly-anticipated games for the upcoming PlayStation 5. Racers everywhere have been waiting with bated breath for a confirmed release date, but with no official news yet, the hottest rumor is that it will be a ‘release’ title for the PS5.

In preparation for the hopefully upcoming release, we’ve put together a list of all the tracks that have been confirmed for Gran Turismo 7. These are tracks that have been seen either in gameplay trailers, or quick glimpses in the in-game maps we’ve seen on the official trailers.

Gran Turismo 7 Trial Mountain Menu
YouTube: Playstation
Trial Mountain looks set to host a number of different championships.

Gran Turismo 7 full confirmed track list

During the trailers for Gran Turismo 7, a number of tracks can be seen. It appears that the tracks will be split into three categories based on their geographical location: Asia/Oceania, The Americas and Europe.

The Globe seen in the trailer also appears to confirm a few real-world locations based upon their geography alone.

Below is a full list of all the confirmed tracks in the upcoming release.

Trial Mountain Circuit

A firm fan-favorite, the return of Trial Mountain to Gran Turismo 7 will be a welcome sight. Long-time fans of the game were disappointed at its omission in GTSport, so even with a few revisions (such as a longer back straight) it will be a sure-fire early favorite circuit.

Willow Springs

Ideal for those that prefer tight, technical courses over all-out power and long straights, Willow Springs has been confirmed as part of Gran Turismo 7. We only catch a quick glimpse of it during the trailer, but it is definitely there.

GT7 American Tracks
YouTube: Playstation
A number of fictional tracks were shown in the menu system during the announcement trailer.

Goodwood Circuit

The iconic Goodwood circuit will be making an appearance in Gran Turismo 7. While neither this or Brand Hatch are shown in their entirety, based upon the globe shown in the trailer, the geographic location of the two southern England tracks correspond to the real-world locations of these circuits.

This legendary English circuit blends sweeping, fast corners with all-out straightaways to keep drivers ‘on their toes’.


Omitted from GT Sport, the return of the legendary Daytona Speedway will make many fans of the Gran Turismo series very happy indeed. With a variety of layouts available, Daytona should prove to be a versatile track for a variety of different race classes.

Full confirmed track list so far:

  • Blue Moon Speedway
  • Daytona
  • Dragons Tail
  • Northern Isle Speedway
  • Trial Mountain Circuit
  • Willow Springs
GT7 Planet
YouTube: Playstation
The planet seen in the announcement trailer appears to give away some of the real-world track locations.

Non-confirmed tracks:

As mentioned, there are a number of locations that are all-but-confirmed based upon their locations showing up on the globe in the trailer. Those tracks are as follows:

  • Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos Circuit)
  • Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
  • Brands Hatch
  • Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
  • Circuit de la Sarthe
  • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
  • Goodwood Motor Circuit
  • Nurburgring
  • Red Bull Ring
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

As more information about track listings is released, we’ll be updating this article accordingly. Be sure to check back regularly for up-to-date news about the track list for Gran Turismo 7.