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Streamer has emotional reaction to Overwatch feature announcement

by Mike Kent

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One of the less talked about elements of Jeff Kaplan’s September 2018 update on Overwatch turned out to be everything for one streamer.

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Every month the face of Overwatch talks to the community about everything they currently have in development, and topics range from gameplay changes through to skins.

During September’s jam-packed development update, Jeff Kaplan spoke about introducing new color blind options for players, as the previous system didn’t cater for everyone.

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“Now we know that color blindness affects people who are color blind in many different ways. So our old system worked for a lot of people who were color blind, but there were many color blind folks that still really struggled with the game and perceiving friendly vs enemy.”

Jeff continued on to say that thanks to the work they did for esports and the Overwatch  League, they’re able to add new color changes to not only the character silhouettes but some of the interfaces.

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This news brought tears to the eyes of one streamer, adaptly named Kolorblind, who had been waiting for the changes for some time.

At the same time, members of her chat started to spam positive messages in celebration.