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“Overwatch” Takes More Drastic Steps To Curb Cheating In New Update

The latest update to Overwatch that’s currently being tested will take a much more drastic approach to curb cheaters by not letting them play at all. In the latest Developer Update video from Blizzard, Jeff Kaplan talks about the new system they have currently running on the PTR servers that are designed to stop cheating […]

Overwatch Celebrates Anniversary with New Player Count

We’re a week away from Blizzard launching the new Overwatch event to celebrate the game’s second anniversary, and as they approach the occasion, the team decided to drop a new Developer Update video with a few bits of news. The biggest item to take away is that Overwatch just reached a new goal of having […]

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Jeff Kaplan Would Love a Battle Royale Mode in Overwatch, but Don’t Expect One

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has talked about the possibility of a Battle Royale mode in the game and says the idea excites him, but that we probably shouldn’t expect anything like it anytime soon. Battle Royale is everywhere right now. The PUBG and Fortnite steam trains are still rolling pretty fast and others are already jumping […]

Blizzard Is Using Social Media To Hunt Down Toxic Overwatch Players

We’ve all done it once or twice in the time we’ve played Overwatch. Getting a little angry or frustrated, maybe said something we shouldn’t have, coming just a wee bit too close to being one of those trolls who spread salt everywhere like they own a salt mine. For many players, that’s where it ends. But […]

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Jeff Kaplan Says Overwatch’s Next Hero Is “Meta Changing”

Whenever Jeff Kaplan speaks on the subject of Overwatch, people tend to listen because he doesn’t really add a lot of unnecessary junk to what he says. When he tells you a hero is getting nerfed, there’s a reason why. (Although, I would really love to hear why Mercy needs to be tweaked every three […]



Jeff Kaplan Calls Out Infamous Overwatch Troll On Their Forums

As an Overwatch player and fan, I have respect for Jeff Kaplan for two reasons. First, he talks like a cool gamer in every respect and tries not to be standard “corporate dude” trying to act cool. And second, to put it bluntly, Kaplan doesn’t take shit from anyone! If you frequent the Overwatch forums, […]

Jeff Kaplan Drops Some Hints To The Next ‘Overwatch’ Hero

In an interview with IGN, Overwatch’s director Jeff Kaplan said that hero #26 would be on the way, but that they are “not coming out as soon as you think”. Kaplan went on to say the hero is very playable but refused to give any real direction as to where the development team was taking the […]

Big News For ‘Overwatch’ As “Deathmatch” Will Be Added

Up until now, Blizzard and the Overwatch devs have been content keeping the game to being objective based, as they felt having a Deathmatch option wasn’t necessary or fit the game’s tone all that well. It hasn’t stopped fans from asking for it, though, as every couple of days there seems to be a new “when […]

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Jeff Kaplan Says ‘Overwatch’ Is Currently Balanced

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan took to the Battle.net forums yesterday to address the ever constant complaint about nerfing characters. What fans got was a very candid opinion from one of the most active directors in gaming today, with some unexpected opinions people may or may not enjoy. In short, he believes that at this moment, […]

The Reason Why ‘Overwatch’ Removed Match Ratings

Recently, Overwatch killed off their one-to-three-star match rating system in the latest PTR patch 1.12, which is basically setting up to remove it entirely from the game. Most players didn’t really notice or care, but the ones who did really, really cared. So much so that they went to the forums to get answers. The […]

Jeff Kaplan Talks About The New ‘Overwatch’ Map As It Goes Into Testing

Today on the latest Developer Update video from Blizzard and Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan goes into greater detail over the request for new maps and story, as well as what you can expect to see in the new map teased yesterday: Horizon Lunar Colony. But that’s not the only good news to come from the company. […]

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Despite Popularity, ‘Overwatch’ Won’t Be Adding Any New Events In Year Two

Did you enjoy all the events Overwatch did this year? The Olympics, Halloween, Christmas, Chinese New Year, etc. Would you like them to do more? Sorry, that’s not happening. Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan took part in a moderator run subreddit interview that Blizzard will focus more on refining the events they already created and not produce […]

You Know Your Game Is Popular When… Jeff Kaplan Sings

This made me laugh. Jeff Kaplan, Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment and Game Director for Overwatch, can knock this off the bucket list. In the same way Jimmy Fallon used to make Brian Williams rap, a Youtube user named Dinoflask has made Kaplan sing a parody of Smash Mouth’s song All-Star that talks about being Platinum […]

Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan On The Issue Of Diversity

Last week there was a lot of talk about diversity as it pertained to negative sales for publisher Marvel Comics. Yet you talk to someone like Jeff Kaplan of Blizzard Entertainment, and diversity has been the driving force behind their 25 million player strong game Overwatch. Kaplan was speaking to Kotaku shortly after the Marvel […]

The Making Of Orisa – The Newest Hero Of Overwatch

Overwatch is rolling out a new hero, Orisa. Sometimes learning how a character came about is as much fun as playing them. Here Blizzard has put together a new behind-the-scenes video on how Orisa came to be. Orisa activates on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 21, 2017.

Those Of You Farming In ‘Overwatch’, SURPRISE! Big Brother Was Watching

Yesterday we did a brief story about how the people farming in Overwatch due to the new lobby system was getting out of control, and at the end, I mentioned that the powers that be at Blizzard had to be watching and that allowing it was no mistake. A few hours later, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan hit […]

Maybe Overwatch’s Next Hero Isn’t Doomfist

There has been a lot of talk over the last few months about the upcoming 24th playable character for Blizzard’s hit video game Overwatch. The assumption has been that the character would be the much anticipated Doomfist, a character that has been teased since the very first cartoon debuted at Blizzcon in 2014. The cartoon […]