In a recent discussion on the Overwatch forums it was revealed by Overwatch developer Geoff Goodman that there would be indeed buffs coming to both Reaper and Mei, possibly as soon as this week on the PTR. The Reaper and Mei buff coming to the PTR is a response from Blizzard about the worry of a potential tank meta due to the introduction of Moira recently and her excellent ability to heal multiple tanks.
Officially Geoff Goodman said:
“We’re always trying to get ahead of the meta and trying to predict what shifts are likely to take place. In this case, we’re seeing some potential for a big tank meta on the horizon, especially with Moira just recently being released and how good she is at healing multiple tanks.
We’ve actually had this sort of meta game in the past and overall it seemed often seemed more frustrating for players than even dive can be sometimes. So as a direct answer to your question i’d certainly be worried about buffing heroes like Roadhog, Zarya, and even Ana until we can get a better gauge on how the game is shifting.
In fact, we’re looking at buffing Reaper and Mei in an upcoming PTR patch (hopefully this week) since they could use a boost and they could help with this meta if it comes around.”
With a Reaper and Mei buff confirmed it’s only a matter of time until we see them live on the PTR. It’s not really detailed what changes or what types of buffs they are. Could Reaper be getting more damage or a faster wraith? Mei was also buffed a little quite recently, what could be changing with her? Might Mei be getting an even faster freeze time or more damage when freezing someone?
Get Free Loot In Overwatch Through D.Va’s Nano Cola Challenge
Blizzard has just let us know that at the moment and up until September 11 (AEST/NZST) players can participate in D.Va’s Nano Cola Challenge in Overwatch. Wins in quick play, competitive and arcade will earn you additional rewards on top of your normal earnings. These include:
- Win three games, and earn two new D.Va sprays!
- Three additional victories (for a total of six) to earn a new D.Va player icon!
- Finally, three more wins (a total of nine) and you will take home the Nano Cola D.Va skin!
During this Overwatch event you can also earn rewards by watching some streamers for a certain amount of time. The streamers Blizzard has listed can be found here. Bonuses for watching include:
- Two hours watched of the promotional streams will earn you one new emoji spray
- Two more hours watched (total of four) will earn you two more new sprays
- Two more hours watched (total of six) will earn you another two new sprays
- Watching another two hours (for a grand total of eight) will earn you three more new sprays, eight in all!
Source: Blizzard Australia
Watch: “Shooting Star” Director’s Commentary
Recently Blizzard released a brand new animated short called “Shooting Star” which featured the D.Va character in Overwatch. You can watch the brand new animated short in full right here. Today though we’ve received some directors commentary narrated by Ben Dai, Project Director at Blizzard Animation and Jake Patton, Lead Editor at Blizzard Video.
For fans of Overwatch and the new animated short this video gives a great behind the scenes glimpse into the video creation process.
Watch The Brand New Overwatch Animated Short “Shooting Star”
Blizzard has released a brand new animated short for Overwatch. This time the animated short focuses on the character of D.Va and her origin story. The YouTube video’s description reads “Behold the origin story of Overwatch’s hyper-focused and talented mech pilot in our latest animated short: Shooting Star!”
You can watch the full “Shooting Star” animated short below. Enjoy!
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