Blizzard has some adjustments in retailer for Overwatch 2 ranked battles within the coming months, aimed toward bettering “readability” and matchmaking, although what these adjustments are is a bit unclear. Overwatch 2 recreation director Aaron Keller made the announcement in a brand new weblog publish, the place he acknowledged fan considerations concerning the multiplayer recreation, however didn’t actually supply a touch about how Blizzard plans to handle them.
Prime on the listing of considerations is rank and talent ranges in Overwatch 2’s ranked modes. Gamers are sometimes grouped with others of a better or decrease rank due to a hidden stat that tracks participant talent degree. A platinum-rank participant would possibly discover themselves teamed up with a silver-rank ally if the sport thinks they each share the identical talent degree, and it’s led to some less-than-happy followers who suppose they’re being matched with low-skill teammates and arrange for failure.
Keller mentioned the deliberate adjustments will enhance “poor comprehension” and supply readability about talent and rank ranges over the sport’s subsequent two seasons, however didn’t say how.
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He additionally addressed ongoing complaints about hero steadiness, notably those that can get rid of an opponent with one well-aimed shot, corresponding to Widowmaker and Sojourn.
Whether or not that features adjustments to the more and more frequent complaints about Mercy stays to be seen. Right here, too, Keller didn’t have any particular particulars about Blizzard’s plans, however he did say the staff will implement extra hotfixes to handle points in future seasons, alongside the same old updates firstly of a season and within the center.