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Overwatch star m0xyy slams game for being ‘unfun’ in explosive rage

Published: 8/Nov/2019 4:39 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 5:05

by Brad Norton

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Popular content creator andOverwatch after questioning his time playing in the Top 500.

Blizzard recently unveiled Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019 and showcased an assortment of new content set to release in the near future. From a fleshed out PvE system to new heroes and a new PvP mode, there was certainly a lot to digest.

Unfortunately for current players, there were absolutely no announcements regarding the current state of the game. With Blizzard vice president, Jeff Kaplan explaining the company has “no idea” when the sequel is coming, it’s clear many current Overwatch players are on edge.

In a November 7 broadcast, the streamer was mid-way through a closely contested match on Hanamura that featured the likes of 2019 Overwatch League champion Matthew “super” DeLisi of the San Francisco Shock.

Having successfully climbed to the Top 500 players in his region, m0xyy switched from Tracer to Doomfist in a defensive attempt to force a draw. In the midst of his first engagement on the hero however, he snapped and started to question why he was even dedicating his time to the game.

Blizzard - OverwatchM0xyy recently sat atop the leaderboards with OWL pro’s in Junkenstein’s Revenge.

“Do I actually even want to play this game?” he asked, and added he thinks the game is “so bad.”

In the midst of venting his frustrations, a teammate playing Hammond booped the target he was attacking, knocking them out of range of a Seismic Slam. Having planned on stunning the Sigma, instead m0xyy came crashing down to the ground with his abilities on cooldown.

“He booped him,” the streamer said, before freaking out and audibly smashing his keyboard. For a few moments his character was left defenseless in the middle of the battlefield, but surprisingly wasn’t picked off as the streamer exploded.

As an experienced Overwatch player with a golden portrait border and a clearly dedicated competitor having reached the Top 500, it seems as though the hundreds of hours spent grinding are finally starting to take their toll. 

M0xyy eventually lost that match and explained that he’s “over it.” However in spite of his rage and the amusing outburst, he continued to grind on-stream for another few hours, even climbing another 100 spots and reaching rank 145 on DPS.

There’s no telling just when Overwatch 2 might be released to spice things up but for the time being, here’s a rundown on everything we know about the sequel thus far.

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Why an Overwatch 2 delay could be a blessing in disguise

Published: 17/Jan/2021 23:38 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 23:41

by Bill Cooney

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We’ve been waiting for what seems like forever on Overwatch 2 and everyone wants to see big news at BlizzConline 2021. But if we don’t get a release date, we shouldn’t be treating it like the end of the world.

The hype around Overwatch 2 was incredible when the first trailer and gameplay were revealed at BlizzCon 2019 but, after that, it steadily died down to little more than background noise with no official updates or news whatsoever coming from Jeff Kaplan and the team since.

Really, it’s only coming back on everyone’s radar because of BlizzConline, the online replacement for the canceled 2020 convention starting on February 19. Of course, we don’t know anything about what’s officially going to be covered there, but so far people have been saying we could see anything from just a few shots of new heroes, maps, and other content, all the way to a full-on release date.

But, drawing a line in the sand with a set date could be one of the worst things to do to the game before it even comes out.

Everyone obviously wants to play a good game day one on release, but, we’ve all come to expect to be drip-fed information on the newest upcoming titles at every stage, and to know roughly when they’re coming out. This hasn’t happened for Overwatch 2, and to say people are starting to get anxious over it would be arriving very late to the party.

The way it works though is if a game has a set release date from developers of publishers, then it becomes news when or if that date gets delayed or pushed back, and you better believe the pitchforks will come out on Twitter when people find out they’ll have longer to wait.

You may have seen where this is going, but take Cyberpunk 2077 for example — from E3 through the lead-up to the release (which was delayed multiple times) we were shown video after video of incredible-looking gameplay and promised an immersive, futuristic world to get lost in. We got neither.

Instead, most of us got a bug-filled mess that barely worked unless you had a high-end PC or the latest gen console, and even then it still didn’t deliver everything that was promised. It was so bad, Sony even pulled it from the PlayStation store. Now, just imagine that happening to Overwatch.

Overwatch 2 concept art
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Concept art, screenshots, trailers, and a bit of gameplay are basically all we’ve had to tide us over since 2019.

Not to say Jeff and the Overwatch team aren’t capable of delivering an amazing product — they’ve proven they can do that already — but for the sequel to be the best that it can be, they should take all the time they need. We all want to play OW2 ASAP, but if they need to hold off on a release date a while longer to avoid a broken, buggy joke, then so be it.

“I don’t know, I have no idea,” Kaplan said about a release date all the way back at BlizzCon 2019. “Just let us make it great, that’s all we care about more than anything, we don’t have a date in mind.”

That kind of thinking might be a bit of what endears Jeff to the community, as someone who worked on World of Warcraft when today’s “Classic” was just the entire game, he’s one of the last links to the “old Blizzard,” one that even had its own definition of the word “soon™” coined by fans, which is good to keep in mind as we continue to wait for Overwatch 2.

“Soon™: Copyright pending 2004-2021 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. “Soon™” does not imply any particular date, time, decade, century, or millennia in the past, present, and certainly not the future. “Soon” shall make no contract or warranty between Blizzard Entertainment and the end-user. “Soon” will arrive some day, Blizzard does guarantee that “soon” will be here before the end of time. Maybe. Do not make plans based on “soon” as Blizzard will not be liable for any misuse, use, or even casual glancing at “soon.”