Tag: Jeff Kaplan

New 'Overwatch' Feature Will Let You Choose Players To Avoid As Teammates

Toxicity in 'Overwatch' has been one of the pressing issues of the massively popular multiplayer shooter. In the latest Developer Update, game director Jeff Kaplan unveiled a new feature that may help solve the problem.

Video Games March 25, 2018

Latest 'Overwatch' Developer Update Reveals Changes For Sombra, Mei, And Doomfist

In the latest 'Overwatch' developer update, game director Jeff Kaplan detailed the changes for Sombra, Mei, and Doomfist that are now being tested on the 'Overwatch' PTR. Kaplan also hinted that tweaks are coming for Hanzo, Symmetra, and Torbjörn.

Video Games February 15, 2018

Overwatch Year Of The Dog Event Details Revealed: New Thailand Map, Capture The Flag Changes, And 6 Legendary Skins

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan, in the latest Developer Update video, talked about the upcoming Year of the Dog event. The Lunar New Year celebration will launch a new map, tweak Capture the Flag, and release six legendary skins.

Video Games February 7, 2018

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Talks About Toxicity, Mercy Nerf, And Balance Issues In Latest Developer Update

In the latest Developer Update, 'Overwatch' director Jeff Kaplan talked about the toxicity of the game's community and its balancing issues. Healer hero Mercy, set to be nerfed again, is the poster child for the balancing problem.

Video Games January 26, 2018

Blizzard World Map Coming To ‘Overwatch’ On Jan. 23: Things You Should Know About The Theme Park

Blizzard Entertainment recently announced on Twitter the release date of the new Blizzard World map for ‘Overwatch.’ It appears that players can already get it this Jan.23.

Video Games January 17, 2018

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Sits In Front Of A Fireplace, And 39,000 People Watched

Jeff Kaplan, the game director for 'Overwatch', sat in front of a fireplace on Christmas Eve doing mostly nothing. The quirky stream proved to be a very popular one, with 39,000 viewers at one point.

Video Games December 25, 2017

If Players Would Behave, Then 'Overwatch' Updates Might Come Sooner, Blizzard Says

In Blizzard's latest Developer Update, 'Overwatch' director Jeff Kaplan addresses the rising toxicity in the game, saying that rollout of updates, new features, heroes, maps, and animated shorts are slowing down because of some players' bad behavior.

Video Games September 14, 2017

Wrestle With Jeff, Prepare For A 1-Year Subscription To ‘WoW’ And Widowmaker Noire Skin

Wrestle with Jeff, prepare for death. Or so you thought, as an 'Overwatch' player rubbed the game director the wrong way and got a one-year subscription to 'World of Warcraft' plus a Widowmaker Noire skin.

Video Games June 16, 2017

Overwatch Game Director Talks About Abandoned Cat Hero, The 25th Character, And More In Latest Interviews

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan, in separate interviews, talked about an abandoned cat hero and the next character coming to the multiplayer shooter. Kaplan also rebuffed a request to patch out Genji from the game.

Video Games April 5, 2017

‘Overwatch’ Map Editor? Possible, But Not Anytime Soon

Jeff Kaplan, game director of 'Overwatch,' has said that a map editor for the game is a possibility - but not so soon. The feature is in the game’s long-term road map however, so that's something to look forward to.

Video Games March 23, 2017

Symmetra Of 'Overwatch' Confirmed To Be On The Autism Spectrum By Game Director's Letter To Player

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan revealed through a letter to a player that Symmetra has autism. Kaplan's letter confirmed speculations that started after 'A Better World' comic was released last year.

Video Games March 9, 2017

'Overwatch' Director Talks About The Game's PTR: Rewards For Participants Hinted, D.Va Nerf Backlash Addressed

'Overwatch' director Jeff Kaplan discussed the multiplayer shooter's PTR in the latest developer update video. Kaplan hinted that rewards could possibly come to participants, and addresses the backlash against the planned nerfs to D.Va.

Video Games January 18, 2017

Blizzard Teases 'Overwatch' 2017 Plans: New Heroes, Maps And More, But Not All Will Make It [Video]

The latest 'Overwatch' developer update teases a number of exciting additions for 2017, including new heroes, maps and more. Not all will actually make it to the game, but here's what could be in the cards according to game director Jeff Kaplan.

Video Games December 22, 2016

'Overwatch' For PC Gets High Bandwidth Update: What This Means For Players With Weak Internet Connections

'Overwatch' new patch allows the game to run with a tick rate of 60 times per second. Players with slower connections are accomodated through an automatic bandwidth classification system.

Video Games September 12, 2016

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