The Overwatch 2 dev team at Blizzard speaks in an AMA about its upcoming Overwatch 2 support heroes and plans for Symmetra and Brigitte changes in the FPS game

Overwatch 2 support heroes are “a focus” for Blizzard

Overwatch 2 support heroes are “a focus” for Blizzard moving towards the game’s free-to-play release, according to an AMA with the game’s development team on Reddit. Addressing the lower number of support heroes in the FPS game compared to those in other roles, systems designer Gavin Winter says, “We know that our support hero lineup needs variety and it’s a focus for us going forward, but we can’t abandon development of damage heroes given their popularity.”

Speaking in the ‘ask me anything’ Reddit Q&A, Winter says that the team is not planning to actively pursue attaining an equal number of heroes across each role, but that “having more supports ASAP” is a current goal. Following on from the announcement that Overwatch 2 features a seasonal model with new heroes coming every other season, game director Aaron Keller says that two of the next three heroes coming after the season two hero are in the support role.

Speaking about possible reworks, Keller talks about “fun changes” on the way for Symmetra and says that the next Overwatch 2 beta will feature those, along with introducing a change for Moira “partway through” the beta’s duration. He says the team is “also looking at some changes for Brigitte, especially for her ult, that we’re hoping to get into the game for launch.” Brigitte’s ultimate, Rally, has long been a point of discussion among players, who feel that the rapid group healing it provides can feel like an ‘auto-win’ button at times.

Josh Noh, senior hero designer, says that the team hopes to provide a wide range of playstyle options that can have significant impact on a match’s outcome, but achieved in a variety of different ways depending on the hero’s individual skills. He suggests that “future support heroes could lean more on mechanical skills while others can be geared toward rewarding timing and positioning more than testing things like aiming.”

The full AMA also includes discussions on the possibility of reworking removed maps such as the assault mode locations (short answer: “only in the distant future” and “not without a lot of testing”). The team notes that the appearance of Hanamura as a payload map in a screen during the OW2 reveal trailer was “just a prototype” and that the map does not exist in that form in-game. However, the old maps are still available for custom games.

A recent developer blog talked about the development process for the newest Overwatch 2 hero, explaining that Junker Queen’s design reflected her “brutal personality.” The next Overwatch 2 beta starts shortly, so be sure to check that link if you want to know how to take part in testing the multiplayer game’s long-awaited sequel and trying out some of these proposed changes for yourself.

TECH NEWS RELATED

Sony Introduces M9 and M3 InZone Monitors Which Have a Very PS5-Like Aesthetic

Sony launched its new InZone brand of gaming monitors with the reveal of the M3 and M9. These high-performance monitors are targeted at a general gaming audience, but their black and white designs are an obvious wink to PS5 owners. Surprisingly, despite this, they lack any PlayStation branding at ...

View more: Sony Introduces M9 and M3 InZone Monitors Which Have a Very PS5-Like Aesthetic

15 Amusing Steam Reviews That Will Make You Laugh

If you play and download games on PC then there’s a high chance you’re familar with Steam. What you might not be familar with is the softwares built in review system. Sometimes the user submitted game reviews can be extremly funny. Here’s a list of 15 amusing user submitted ...

View more: 15 Amusing Steam Reviews That Will Make You Laugh

Will there be a Monster Hunter World 2? Answered

Image via Capcom There have been multiple Monster Hunter games in the series, and Monster Hunter World was one of the more popular iterations. It opened up the franchise to multiple fans and made it far more accessible than previous games had been. With the popularity of the series ...

View more: Will there be a Monster Hunter World 2? Answered

How Apocalypse Tiers work in Outriders Worldslayer

Image via Square Enix Whether you’re a newcomer or returning player, Outriders Worldslayer has plenty of loot, content, and features to wrap your head around. While there is an entirely fresh campaign and endgame, there is also a new difficulty system in the form of Apocalypse Tiers. Our guide ...

View more: How Apocalypse Tiers work in Outriders Worldslayer

Disgaea 6 Complete is Out Now on PC, PS4, and PS5

Disgaea 6 Complete is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch no longer. The game is out now on PC, PS4, and PS5. Check out the launch trailer.

View more: Disgaea 6 Complete is Out Now on PC, PS4, and PS5

Sparks of Hope as new Mario + Rabbids game gets a date

If you need some cheering up then hope is at hand, with Ubisoft’s Mario vs Rabbids collision Sparks of Hope dated for October. October 20, to be precise. The Switch exclusive marks the second time that the Mushroom Kingdom has collided with the wild rabbit-like things that originated in ...

View more: Sparks of Hope as new Mario + Rabbids game gets a date

Ubisoft's elusive pirate game Skull and Bones rumored for November launch

This leaky ship has apparently produced a release date

View more: Ubisoft's elusive pirate game Skull and Bones rumored for November launch

Birushana: Rising Flower Of Genpei (Switch) Review

With actual battles that took place in feudal Japan (but no giant enemy crabs). I was first introduced to Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei via the trailer that ran during this year’s New Game Plus Expo, but it didn’t clue in until just after I started the game that this ...

View more: Birushana: Rising Flower Of Genpei (Switch) Review

Restore A Space Colony In Railgrade On Nintendo Switch

5 Best Minecraft Fabric Mods

The PERSONA Series Is Finally Coming To Nintendo Switch

Maria Mitchell Death Anniversary: What You Have to Know About the First Female Professional Astronomer in the US

Sony finally releases a 4K monitor you might actually want 

Building A Serial Bus To Save An Old Hard Drive

Here’s your chance to win a free Horizon Forbidden West PS5 bundle

Finally, a Skyrim mod where you can get a good hot dog

Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord for PS5, PS4, & Switch Features Gameplay & Dramatic Resonance in New Trailer

Steam Deck Might Finally Be Getting Easier To Buy | GameSpot News

Today’s Wordle Answer (June 29): Puzzle 375 Hints, Clues, and Solution

Destiny 2 Hollow Denial God Roll Guide – PvE and PvP

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News