Clarification: When I mention the Replay System, I meant the groundwork for it. Not total implementation.
A lot of people have their own personal speculation on what will be included in the next patch. As it evidently is going to be big.
So this thread is for the sharing of ideas on what each of us may expect, and whether we agree or disagree with others.
With that in mind, my speculation is as follows:
The Reinhardt changes;
I’m not sure if this can be called a rework, but, at the beginning of this year- we (Reinhardt players) were told that Reinhardt’s kit was being entirely redone (in terms of coding/programming) to make him more consistent as they knew he suffered. The date we were told to expect it on PTR was Summer.
It is well-past that time, and I am expecting they ran into a few snags.
So alongside the replay system, I expect Reinhardt’s changes to be coming into the game.
That leads me to my second guess…
Overwatch Replay System;
As most of us know, there is an additional client able to be downloaded from the Overwatch launcher. That is of course, the OverWatch World Cup Viewer.
This is obviously expected as it functions on its own client, and was confirmed by Blizzard to be coming to the PTR and then Live sometime after Blizzcon.
From an exclusive source, the Devs have confirmed they are iterating in Doomfist and arguably more importantly… Bastion.
An example of this is reducing the momentum by less than 40% after Doomfist uses Rocket Punch. Decreasing the range of Seismic Slam from 17m to 15m, and making you only be without air-control (after an Uppercut) for 0.6 seconds. Instead of until you hit the ground.
For Bastion, a clip size in Recon from 20 to 35, and reversed spread in Sentry Configuration (spread tightens the longer you’re shooting). Although they said these changes were all being tested internally and may be further changed or removed or added to by the time it hits the PTR.
That’s my speculation.
Do you guys & girls have any other ideas for what may be included?
Or perhaps you disagree with my own speculation, why?
I’d love to hear more players’ voices in the matter.