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Sharable replays and revamped career profiles coming to Overwatch

Published: 30/Jan/2020 21:24

by Michael Gwilliam


On January 30, Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan announced that Hero Pools and an experimental mode would be coming to the game in a future update. However, several other notable upgrades were quickly glossed over, which might make the game more enjoyable for players.

These quality of life changes include new functionality for the replay viewer. According to Kaplan, these improvements will be coming “pretty soon” and will allow users to “pin” one of their ten replays so it doesn’t get deleted.

He noted, however, that just like before, the old replays will still no longer be functional once a new patch drops.

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Soon, you will be able to share a replay of your epic Sombra game.

The good news didn’t stop there: As it turns out, the team is working on letting players share their replays with others, so they can check out your games in their respective version of Overwatch.

“I think this will be really fun for content creators,” Kaplan noted. For instance, this should help coaches be able to analyze games without needing a YouTube video of the match.

The Blizzard VP went on to explain that there will be a major overhaul coming for career profiles in Overwatch 2, but a “light refresh” is likewise taking place for the current game.

“Just kind of clean up some of those things that have been bothering a lot of us for some time,” he said of the fixes. An example Jeff gave was the ability to sort player icons, though he provided no further insight aside from the fact it is coming in the next few months.

Additionally, a “big Workshop update” is in the works, and more information on that will be available either as a blog or forum post at a later date.

It’s unclear what exactly this update could entail, but former Overwatch League pro Dafran did claim that a “map editor” would also be coming to the game. Could that be what Kaplan was referring to? Only time will tell.

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What could the big Workshop update include?

While Overwatch 2 is still a ways off, it’s good to see that improvements are still coming to the standard game, and hopefully all these additions will be polished and perfected by the time the sequel launches.

Exactly when that is, however, remains up in the air.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.