Overwatch 2 Season 3 will bring some big changes

Overwatch 2 is set to bring some big changes to the game in its next season, director Aaron Keller has confirmed.

With Overwatch 2 being both an exciting FPS and an aggravating respawn simulator, fans are excited to see new changes set to be implemented with the release of Season 3. 

Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller recently posted a blog post on the official Blizzard website discussing the issues players have raised about the game in its current state. He addresses the “confusion” over the game’s ranking system saying the mode “suffered from poor comprehension” but assures players that they “will be implementing some changes in S3.” Their goal is to make the system clearer for those who wish to climb the ranks and this will come in the form of short-term and long-term fixes.

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Overwatch 2 does not feel rewarding enough

Keller also addresses the player’s complaints that the game does not feel rewarding enough and any rewards the game offers in limited-time events has too short of a time frame to earn everything. Again, he says the team has taken on this feedback and will “be making a change in S3 that should address some of these complaints.” He concludes this section by announcing there will be more details shared about this change in the upcoming week.

Changes also coming for ultimate costs

With a penalty in ultimate charge when you swap heroes, Keller has also revealed that there will be “changes to ult cost in S3” by implementing a 25% ult refund when switching characters.

Bug fixes set to become more frequent 

Keller has previously mentioned the team will be aiming for both a pre-season and midseason patch in order to fix any bugs encountered. However, he has now acknowledged that “balance frequency is a big topic” and “bug fixes to hot fixing should enable us to address balance faster”. This feedback means that they now have means to address fixes whenever necessary and not just during patches. 

Keller’s closing statement addresses “one-shots and frustrating hero mechanics” and how it is a topic of discussion within the Overwatch team. Although he comments on the nuances of this issue, such as “the overall power level of a hero” and “how often the hero is played”, he still assures players that they are listening and always open to feedback.

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