Hi OW forums, potentially OW devs even. There have been 3 big problems on console since Overwatch’s launch, and they’ve only been getting worse as the game’s lifespan goes on. I just want some sort of response abt them, and potentially any insight if they might be fixed or improved ever; either in OW’s lifetime, or for OW2.
- Lack of inputs.
the key difference (ahah) between console and pc is that there are simply not as many potential inputs on a controller as there are on PC. I know that this actually is preventing heroes from getting new abilities as a whole. Console users have frequently pointed out though that one way to get around this is either to allow double bindings fully (which the game does for a handful of characters and certain abilities) or to allow button combo bindings. I know this one is a hard issue, but given the massive amount of new potential inputs in the voice line update I think it’s become more important to take another look at. If nothing else, some sort of discussion if it could come to console overwatch would be nice.
- M+KB - XIM // cheats on console.
Some sort of update on the XIM situation is likely incredibly overdue. Most console players agree that using a M+kb on console is just straight cheating in the sense that it gives an undue advantage to those that have a certain piece of equipment. Unfortunately, we’ve been told that we’re not to report those we suspect because we cant possibly know. However, with the advent of games like fortnite including m+kb compatibility even on console, it brings the question about potentially including some sort of integration with console overwatch. It’s definitely a rough situation, as it can be very hard to check for or prove, but the competitive integrity of the game can really feel skewed if you go up against xim using widows who go unopposed the whole match. A problem that’s only exacerbated by…
- Smurfs galore, smurfs bananza.
It’s 100% free to smurf on PS4. I can’t determine anything about nintendo switch or xb1, but its likely the same situation. Just tonight, I ran against a junkrat, level 31, username: “mercys(female genitalia slang i cant say on the forums)” Definitely a legitimate player who has no other accounts /s. He was on a team with 3 other smurfs. Smurfs are a problem on all platforms, but none feel it so heavily as console, where they are unlimited. I understand that the overwatch dev team likely wants to address it across all platforms, but on console it is especially bad and there has been little communication about how things might be going forward with it with respect to consoles, where the problem is the worst.
i know these arent the only problems on console, but in my opinion, they are the worst three, and the ones that need the most in terms of some kind of signal that the devs are keeping us in mind going forward in general and with ow2 being on the way. If you’re a console player, feel free to chime in if you think that there are worse problems i forgot about or problems with the game in general that you feel are worse on console than PC.
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