Overwatch is one of the most supported titles of this generation, with years worth of work going into it. The second Anniversary event is currently going on but director Jeff Kaplan has decided to reveal more details about the new update that will encourage positivity and change Hero dynamics.

Some of the more significant social additions being added are Endorsements and Looking for Group. Endorsements are community-based positive reports that players can earn from other players. When voted those players can earn special awards based on their rank but will lose their status if banned or punished for leaving too many games.

In addition, a new Looking for Group option is being tested. This system will give players the chance to locate players with similar desires and unique group requirements.

Horizon Lunar Colony will be altered. Kaplan didn’t go into detail but did confirm that the spawn area close to Point B will be altered so the attacking team cannot hit players within the safe zone.

Symmetra was one of the biggest topics discussed. With the support hero being altered for the second time to include new changes.

Symmetra

  • New Abilities
  • Photon Projector
  • No longer locks onto targets
  • Range increased to 10 meters
  • Damage ramping now takes 2 seconds per damage level instead of 1 second
  • Damage ramp increased from 30/60/120 to 60/120/180
  • Now generates ammo instead of spending it when hitting a barrier

Other Heroes will also get changes but not to the same degree. Speaking of Heroes, Kaplan did state that Defense and Attack Heroes have merged into one category called “Damage”.

Overwatch is now available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC with the Anniversary Event still going on.

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