The Flaws that Need to be Fixed in Overwatch 2

Overwatch has had many flaws over the years as new heroes have been added. Some of the flaws have resulted in major hero overhauls.

Symmetra has had at least two major overhauls to her abilities kit. Mercy at some point had a couple overhauls as well. Several bug fixes to many heroes, and slight changes as well.

Some heroes are considered broken. Just search for some content creator videos out there to learn more about them.

But there is one major thing in Overwatch that needs to be fixed in Overwatch 2, if not before it.

Kanezaka: New Overwatch Deathmatch Map

Blizzard Entertainment deployed a new FFA Deathmatch map based near the Hanamura map. Kanezaka provides plenty of sniper and high ground spots to dispose of enemies from afar; and corridors.

There is a strong fox and cat theme going on throughout the map. I wouldn’t be surprised if a new female hero is hinted here.

Below is a spectator-mode solo exploration video, and screenshots.

Overwatch PTR 1.50

Blizzard Entertainment deployed Overwatch PTR 1.50 (build 70299) introducing new Career Profile improvements.

Achievements are now grouped by category and may be filtered to find things easily.

Junkrat has been buffed a bit by reducing the delay when you trigger a concussion mine — meaning he can explode them faster, and you can control Junk faster after detonating the RIP-Tire. The patch also adds several bug fixes across the board.

Blizzplanet Review: Overwatch: The Hero of Numbani

On June 2, Overwatch: The Hero of Numbani will ship to those who pre-ordered or be sent straight to your Kindle device or app.

In the meantime, certain fansites and communities have gotten a review copy to read — 5 days earlier — in advance.

Overwatch: The Hero of Numbani is an original novel by Nicky Drayden and published by Scholastic, Inc.

With that said, the target audience for this novel is children from age 7-9, but welcome to be read by any age above the intended target, including adults. Just keep in mind it was written for children education purposes.

Overwatch: The Hero of Numbani Excerpt

I reported the first sign that a unannounced project by Scholastic was coming after my visit to the NYCC 2019 Scholastic: Women of AK panel where I asked senior editor Chloe Fabione if there were plans for upcoming products licensed by Blizzard Entertainment.

A few months ago, the front cover of the Overwatch: The Hero of Numbani was revealed during a BlizzCon 2019 panel.

The countdown is approaching its end. Overwatch: The Hero of Numbani by Nicky Drayden is coming on June 2. If you pre-ordered the digital version, it will be sent to your Kindle device or Kindle app that day.

Today, Blizzard Entertainment shared a lengthy book excerpt (below).

Open Queue and Hero Role Queue 2-2-2 to Merge in Season 23

Soon the Competitive Open Queue will be removed from the Arcade mode, and a shortened version of the Competitive Open Queue will return some time in mid-June or late-June.

Jeff Kaplan revealed that on early July, when Season 23 starts, they will merge the normal Competitive Open Queue and the Hero Role Queue into the same Competitive Play card. You will be able to queue to any of the two options. Start at 00:01:47.

Jeff: “Very shortly, Competitive Open Queue will come down for a little while. We are going to work very quickly, as quickly as we can, to bring back another shortened Arcade version of Competitive Open Queue that will go live sometime in June.

We are thinking probably mid-June, but don’t hold me exactly to that date. But we’ll have a very short Competitive Season for Open Queue that will probably land in mid-June.

Then, in early July, when Season 23 the normal Competitive Season starts, Competitive Open Queue will now become an official mode that will be supported alongside the Role Queue Competitive queue — if that makes sense.

So what it would look like to you as a player is you go to the Play Menu off of the main menu of Overwatch, you will select the Competitive card. Then underneath the Competitive card will be two options. One will be for the Role Queue which is the official competitive mode that the game will be tuned and balanced around. So that means we’re tuning and balancing around 2/2/2/ compositions.

But alongside of that will also be Competitive Open Queue. It will no longer be an Arcade mode. It will sit side-by-side with Competitive Role Queue. So, expect that with the beginning of Season 23, which should be in early July.”

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