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Queue Times and More Updates Coming to Overwatch

Jeff from the Overwatch team

Poorna Shankar | Posted: Apr 27, 2020 11:30 AM
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The latest Overwatch developer update discusses queue times, communication wheel, and more.

The update was provided by Jeff (from the Overwatch team) who actually presented the entire update from his house via a phone taped to a box. He also started by thanking the essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regarding the game, communication wheel customization may be on the way. You’ll now be able to set up the wheel with a list of commands which you want. All these lines are voice recorded by the characters, so have at it customizing your wheel.

Additionally, queues are going to be addressed. More specifically, they want to address what happens when a player drops, and another player is waiting in line. Now, that player in waiting won’t be shoved down to the bottom of the queue. You’ll maintain your position in line. Do not, this is specific to competitive matches.

The workshop is set to get updated as well. Jeff cites that most people don’t do much workshop scripting. However, the team is working with the scripters to incorporate more functionality there. A full list of updates to the workshop will be provided in the future.

Check out the full update below.


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.