Overwatch shares plans for bringing back competitive play

    
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Every match in Overwatch is, by its very nature, a competition. You have two teams struggling to complete an objective; it’s not going to end in cuddles and nice words. But actual ranked competitive modes are not in the game at launch; they were in during testing, but they were removed for open beta, and they’re still not there right now. A live Q&A session with Jeff Kaplan yesterday discussed the mode with the announcement that it’s coming back for the first major patch, albeit with some changes.

Competitive play will now have longer seasons and alterations to the Sudden Death timer, although the details are due to be released closer to the actual patch date (which is not yet being talked about). Kaplan also revealed that the game is more likely to see something cooperative than a single-player mode, although details have yet to be revealed. It’s clear that the plans are in motion for the game to be supported now that its launch day has finally arrived for eager fans.

If you’d rather not watch that video, you can jump on down below to watch Conan O’Brien’s take on the game if you’ve longed to hear him opine about fighting people with gorillas. (Which, to be fair, does sound like something he’d opine upon anyway.)

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JimGriffiths
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ManastuUtakata JimGriffiths Esoteric Coyote they had it in during closed beta but took it out to do some work on it.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

JimGriffiths Esoteric Coyote It’s targeted at the LCD of e-sport players. No dedicated servers for clans to dictate kind of breaks the deal for the more serious types. You can say the same about CS or TF2 or even Quake, but they don’t only offer match making, but also server lists. 

Blizzard just doesn’t want something like ESEA to come up and dictate to them what’s competitive and what isn’t.

ManastuUtakata
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Higgens Esoteric Coyote 
I am sure they exist somewhere out there. o.O

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

JimGriffiths Esoteric Coyote 
I don’t think that was their only target audience. Or they would released it with the competitive mode flat out. They clearly didn’t.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf
Coffee, Please
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Coffee, Please

Sorenthaz deekay_zero BKone
Overwatch R34 is even on Safebooru of all things. FailFish

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

deekay_zero BKone I don’t think he understands what the rule actually means.  “If it exists, there is porn of it.  No exceptions.”

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

JimGriffiths BKone Wait what?  Are you talking about her butt as a whole or just the butt pose?  ’cause the butt pose still exists in a more hilarious fashion imo.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

They can start by increasing the damn tick rate.

Morpayne
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Morpayne

How was that rude? And I don’t like singling people out