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Dev Update: Social Features - Endorsements, LFG

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There are a lot of social features coming, that have been requested for a long time, and in today's update we get to hear about two of them in detail. Endorsements are positive reinforcements for players on your or the enemy's team, from sportsmanship to good team mate and shot caller. Endorsements will be public, but will also degrade so you'll have to keep up your good play and you'll get some small bonuses if you endorse players each match as well as if you keep a high endorsement level for a longer period.


The second system is the very long awaited Looking for Group, which is pretty self-explanatory. You can also now set your player profiles to be public or private, and the patch will be coming with the new Symmetra, Horizon map changes and more.
Check out the full details on these new systems below:

 

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00:18 – We have two new upcoming social features: Endorsements and Looking for Group!
00:52 – Recognize players in three different ways: Sportsmanship, Good Teammate, and Shot caller
04:55 – Players who consistently maintain a high endorsement level will be rewarded periodically 05:17 – Looking for Group is coming your way!
05:17 – Craft your gameplay experience using specific parameters to create your dream team 07:35 – Attack and Defense heroes will now be merged under a new category: DAMAGE!
08:30 – Player profiles can now be set as private, friends only, or public
09:12 – Our Symmetra re-work will go live in the next patch!
09:30 – The Horizon Lunar Colony map will also receive several significant changes
10:12 – More social systems are on the way, two in the summer followed by another later in the year
10:35 – Thank you for watching—we hope you enjoy the features!

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Depending on how they will implement it, lfg could be the best thing OW developers has done. Its very frustrating to stack with 6 support mains. People have to switch to roles they can't play, and it becomes complicated.

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Since Overwatch tries to match groups with other groups this might lead to a "team competitive" of sorts where people who use this feature a lot will be playing team 6v6 instead of random matchmaking.

Think the arcade is also coming with a new specifically 6v6 looking for group mode, possibly getting its own competitive ranking later?

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