Two New Overwatch Heroes Coming Soon, Sombra and Doomfist?

Two New Overwatch Heroes Coming Soon, Sombra and Doomfist?

The good news is, like we've said before, for Overwatch, we won't be charging for those maps or heroes.

With the advent of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) usually comes an influx of sudden video game news rumors, and speculations about what is next for Blizzard's multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) video game "Overwatch" are among the hottest despite the game being a mere few weeks old.

In a post on Blizzard's official forums "Overwatch" game director Jeff Kaplan responded to a poster's question about what is next for the wildly successful new game up until early 2017 and beyond. Blizzard's never had the fastest content turnaround (mostly because of how polished they strive for everything to be), but if they can pull off one new hero and map per month, then that would be awesome.

"We have a few other maps that are in prototype and playtest phases right now". One specific map is nearing completion, and is now in the hands of the art team while they make it shine, so I'd expect that to come out sometime this summer. It has also been noted by many gamers that they are surprised at how non-toxic Overwatch is, as in there aren't many players engaging in troll-ish or toxic behavior, at least compared to other games who have had to keep coming up with ways to deal with such players. Kaplan also acknowledged that Blizzard is aware of some latency issues, writing, "we're putting a lot of effort against our high bandwidth Custom Game option".

According to Kaplan's post, the number one priority on the development team's mind at the moment is implementing competitive play.

Overwatch's competitive mode still appears to be on track for a June release, though no update to the exact release date was provided. We're playtesting it multiple times a day. Also Jeff can't promise all the stuff will be realized and is afraid of letting us down when the features don't happen. Although the current cast of characters are fun and impressive, fans are still looking for more Overwatch heroes. McCree and Widowmaker were the first heroes to be brought down a notch in a recent update for PC, and no doubt there will be more changes in the future. Overwatch's competitive mode was present in the game's beta, but was removed from the final version so that Blizzard could implement some necessary fine-tuning.

He also mentioned that new maps and heroes are being worked on "daily".

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