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Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan had a few things to say in the official forums. The most important of them is that account progression will carry between different region servers!

 

Yes, you saw that right: Blizzard programmers have created a new technology that will allow Overwatch accounts to keep their progress between different regions. This means that you will have one account with the same progress for NA, EU and Asia! This is amazing and we really hope they do something similar for Hearthstone.

 

Blizzard Icon Jeff Kaplan

Yes. Your progress should carry over between regions. This is new technology and we are testing it in this beta. For example, you should be able to change from NA to EU and see your unlocks over in EU. If you experience any issues, please report them in the bug report forum.

Our server programmers are awesome and I can't thank them enough for working to make this a reality for OW. (source)


Yes, Asia too. (source)

 

Play vs A.I. is one of the two new games modes and it will work the same away as the versus A.I. games in Heroes of the Storm. The team intends to add a difficulty selector, as well as make the A.I. smarter.

 

Blizzard Icon Jeff Kaplan

Thanks so much for taking the time to post this feedback. It is indeed our intention to add a difficulty selector to the Play Vs. AI feature. The feature came in very hot at the last moment so we just kind of made our best guess as to the tuning. But the reality is the tuning will be too hard for some and too easy for others. So hopefully difficulty selection will help in the future.

Also, we're actively working on AI improvements as well as new Hero AI.

Definitely a work in progress feature but we'll keep working to improve it!

(source)

 

We really liked the new Skins that were introduced with this Beta patch. Jeff promised that there will be more Legendary Skins to come.

 

Blizzard Icon Jeff Kaplan

The art team worked really hard on them. Thanks so much for the compliments.

More are on the way!

(source)

 

Last, but not least, a suggestion for adding melee kills/final blows to the stats page was well received.

 

Blizzard Icon Jeff Kaplan

I was wondering if melee kills could be added to the stats page (carreer profile), There are so many awesome stats I was hoping this was one of them! biggrin.png Since I get a lot and I've seen the stat in other games. Thanks!

Good suggestion. We'll look into adding a "Melee Final Blows" stat.

(source)

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