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Dev Update On 2 New Heroes, 6 Maps in Development

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Symmetra is the focus of the update, but we also get to hear about new heroes and maps in various stages of development.

 

We have a new developer update video, three weeks after the last one and I have to say I've missed them - these are what make Overwatch special to me. Jeff Kaplan taking time to talk about the issues important to the players and go through the devs thought process on them makes the Overwatch community feel involved and makes it seem like a cooperative process.

This time around we find out about everyone's main hobby on Overwatch, guessing who the next Hero released is going to be, as we find out two new Heroes are in development. One is much farther along than the other and we may be seeing it relatively soon (meaning this year), depending on how playtesting goes.  Will it be Sombra, or are the various clues and ARGs Blizzard make for her too much fun for both players and devs, so she'll be the second one released?

There are also 6 new maps in development, two for current and four for new game modes, but knowing Blizzard, a lot of these will be scrapped. Kaplan also discusses Symmetra and what changes they are and aren't willing to make to her (she won't be a proper healer). But enough summarizing, here's the actual video. Hero and map talk starts around the 8min 30s mark.

 

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I still hope that Sombra won't be unveiled as a hero, because Blizz can go so much further with the story line.  Sombra can keep hacking sites and dropping clues about all sorts of story components.

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1 hour ago, ghostdeini said:

Sombra can keep hacking sites and dropping clues about all sorts of story components.

I totally agree. I almost like Sombra more as an identity rather than a hero at this point...

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I dont think these are 'lengthy explainations' at all

Really curious about symetra changes. Always liked her but never got to play her much.

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2 hours ago, Paracel said:

This post is tagged with World of Warcraft. But It's not about World of Warcraft.

Yep, been a while since I posted anything OW related so just fell back to the default! :D Fixed now tho, thanks for the heads up.

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On 10/6/2016 at 5:53 PM, Shine said:

Really curious about symetra changes. Always liked her but never got to play her much.

She's one of those heroes that makes people AFK as soon as I pick her around Plat/Diamond, yet she's actually crazy useful. Hopefully changes to her might make people actually participate when you pick her.

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