Overwatch Gets New Map, Mode, and Punishments

Lots of recent changes have come to the popular online game Overwatch. There's been a new map, a new mode, and some more strict rules when it comes to Negative Nancies within the game. Let's start with the good news before we get to the bad though.

First there's the addition of a very popular type of game mode. Overwatch has all sorts of ways to play for pretty much everyone, but the newest way to play is Deathmatch. Not only that, but there will also be Team Deathmatch, which will pit two teams of four players each against each other. I'm sure you already know exactly what a Deathmatch style modes are like, but here's a quick refresher. If you kill someone you get a point, but if you get killed you lose a point. In Overwatch's Deathmatch, you'll win when you get 20 points. Teams will also win at 20 points for the whole team, and the frag limit for matches is 30.

Another new addition to Overwatch is the controversial Junkertown map. The Australian map hit news recently due to its use of the American phrase “take-out” instead of the regionally accurate “take-away.” If you want to check it out, you can mosey on over to the Overwatch Public Test Region. That's where Junkertown is currently available on PC. It'll come later to everyone on PCs, PlayStation 4s, and Xbox Ones.

The last and final news I have today related to Overwatch has to do with the negativity that surrounds the community. The director of Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan, said that the team is working really hard to combat the abusive players. In the future, abusers within the Competitive Play mode will potentially be subject to permanent bans. Blizzard is tired of fooling around. Kaplan has said the team wants to focus on bringing new content and rewards to good players. Instead, they're stuck focusing on negative players and how to punish them. Permanent bans won't be the only punishment change happening, but it is the most crucial to stopping reoccurring abusers.

Sources: Rock, Paper, ShotgunGameSpotGamesIndustry.biz

April Marie
April Marie

Contributing Writer
Date: 08/30/2017

08/30/2017 05:20PM


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