LIVE STREAM (Facebook) - OhNickel with Jeff Kaplan - (Old post)


#1

Another Overwatch Creator’s Residency Stream is live, this time with OhNickel on Facebook Live. I am listening in so I will keep updating the post as I get any news I hear from it but will try to keep this as spoiler free from the PVE Brawl content as possible. I don’t recommend watching this if you want to be kept spoiler free:

Relevant notes I have collected so far:

  • The Havana map will be a PVP map later down the road.
  • Echo and Sojorn is NOT hero 31.
  • Jeff Kaplan: “We are never making Jetpack cat!”
  • Jeff Kaplan: There are big plans for Junkerqueen. More on the long-term front.
  • Jeff Kaplan: The dev team is more focused on “feature content”.
  • The Anniversary Event is going to be cool because we have an all-new feature (that has not been asked for by the community) that is going to be really huge for the game. (Editor note: I made the mistake of saying it was a huge feature when I first typed it out yesterday)
  • Jeff Kaplan says there is going to be a skin for the Anniversary event that is “going to break the internet”.
  • Coming this summer and the early fall are a couple of more features that have been asked for by the community.
  • Guilds/Clans is NOT coming soon and not one of the upcoming features.
  • Cross platform play for Overwatch: “We would love to work on the details and challenges for that. But it’s challenging from a technical and business standpoint.”
  • Comics are in development.
  • There is no major reworks plan for any hero at this time.
  • We are definitely entertaining the idea of forced 2-2-2/role queue.
  • We have no immediate plans for permanent free-to-play.
  • No confirmation if Overwatch will come out for the Nintendo Switch at this time.
  • Jeff Kaplan: "We are looking to make further improvements to visually-impaired and hearing-impaired players including a subtitle system.
  • The design team consists of players ranging from Bronze to Grandmaster in the Competitive ranks.
  • Making a story mode would be as ambitious as making a brand-new game.
  • Last comment from Jeff Kaplan: “There is a really cool PVP surprise coming to the PTR very soon! Please be looking out for it!”

This was boring
We got a roadmap!
Conspiracy theory time
More content info from the devs?
F2P will kill Overwatch
❓ [Anniversary Patch] Guesses what's coming?
Forced 2-2-2 Is Never Going to Happen
Is the workshop the thing jeff was talking about?
Fitzyhere says hero 31 is a 'she'
Next Update Prediction
Next Update Prediction
Patch Tomorrow?
Patch Tomorrow?
#2

I figured it would be, like Rialto, but it’s good to have confirmation.

I wonder if this one was designed with pvp in mind, this time, as Rialto has several places that were obviously designed for retribution. I guess I will see when I get home.


#3

Everyone! I can say, don’t watch this if you want to keep yourself spoiler free!


#4

It has been confirmed that Echo, Sojorn, and (most importantly) Jetpack Cat is not the next hero.


#5

Jeff Kaplan has revealed there are big plans for Junkerqueen in the future. Apparently there is a lot of artwork already created by Arnold Tsang (Ovewatch’s Lead Artist)


#6

I just wanna know, who this Ominic dude in the end is.


#7

Jeff Kaplan said about him with “But that’s the cliff hanger”


#8

I hope well find out soon.

Hakim or maybe even Reaper?


#9

Ok but why a Facebook livestream???


#10

Time to wait 3 to 4 months on an update about him/her


#11

Tune in next year!


#12

They just revealed that the Anniversary update is going to have a new feature that “many have asked for” and is going to be “really cool for the game”.


#13

Jeff Kaplan says there is going to be a skin for the Anniversary event that is “going to break the internet”.


#14

More features coming in the summer and early fall, but not going to be guilds.


#15

Cross platform play for Overwatch:

“We would love to work on the details and challenges for that. But it’s challenging from a technical and business standpoint.”


#16

Wreck-it-Ralph skin for Winston confirmed. Bonus points if he gets an “I’m gonna wreck it!” voiceline.


#17

Jeff Kaplan: We are definitely entertaining the “2-2-2 lock”. What’s basically happened, the players evolved about how they play Overwatch. A lot of the frustrations is because we would be better off to force players to have a better team comp rather than you picking heroes faster than anyone else. From a design side the biggest challenge is that Damage role would increase in queue times dramatically. Re-tuning the heroes would be required to implement the 2-2-2 (such as Brigitte).


#18

Long shot here but maybe it’s omnic Antonio from retribution?


#19

It’s a Dva skin. About time.


#20

My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.