Ashe & Bob Mardi Gras weekly challenge coming this week.

According to highscoreheroes on twitter. Twitch drops have revealed a new Overwatch weekly challenge coming to Overwatch possibly this week (tomorrow). The drops show “Mardi Gras” themed sprays and notes “Overwatch Ashe Mardi Gras – bundle”.

Tuesday the 25 is “Fat Tuesday” and the day Overwatch drops new content (typically). And Wednesday the 26 is Mardi Gras so this is all looking like good possibilities. Hopefully we get a new Ashe story as well.

Stay tuned to gamewatchtoday for all the latest Overwatch News.

bigfisch

Overwatch and Diablo animated series are in the works

An Overwatch and Diablo animated series are in the works according to Nick van Dyk, President of Activision / Blizzard Studios, on linkedin.

Nick van Dyk

President, Activision | Blizzard Studios

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-van-dyk-459a69/

His profile has been updated to say the following.

President of the film and television division of leading game company Activision | Blizzard, charged with adapting the company’s intellectual property to film and TV, including development, financing, production and distribution. After founding the business unit in 2014 and serving as its COO and CFO, I grew the business to $15 mil in revenue and with my creative partner built a diverse and world-class team of 20+ people to execute our mission. I oversee financing, distribution, strategic planning, franchise management, business affairs, operations and other functions of this emerging business unit while working closely with the creative team.

* Executive producer of Skylanders Academy, a TV adaptation of Skylanders (the leading
children’s video game franchise in the world). Solicited pitches and selected show runner,
assembled writers’ room, provided notes and creative feedback at all stages of
production from writing through animation, hired key show staff (line producer, casting
director, voice director, composer, etc.), sourced and hired animation studio and negotiated
equity interest therein, established guidelines for talent deals, assembled series cast, and sold
the show to Netflix.

* Executive producer of Diablo, a TV adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s IP, rendered in anime style. The show is currently in pre-production for distribution worldwide through Netflix.

* With my creative partner, authored development strategy for the Call of Duty cinematic and
television universe. Secured development funding, developed writer compensation deals and oversaw negotiations to secure talent.

* With my creative partner, developed and sold an animated series based Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise.

* Authored strategic business plan for formation of the business, developed organization strategy, sourced and recruited talent, structured compensation and built the team to execute against the plan

So there you have it an Overwatch animated series has been sold rights to and a Diablo series is in pre-production which means we will see that one first.

We also know they are working on the Call of Duty movie but has been put on hold twice now.

I’m pretty excited about this news, how about you?

~bigfisch
bigfisch@gamewatchtoday.com

Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – February 12, 2020

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Brigitte gets more nerfs

A new patch is now live on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Read below to learn more about the latest changes.

Link https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/overwatch/t/overwatch-retail-patch-notes-%E2%80%93-february-12-2020/458690

To share your feedback, please post in the General Discussion 73 forum
For a list of known issues, visit our Bug Report 15 forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit our Technical Support 6 forum.

HERO UPDATES

Brigitte

Repair Pack

  • Armor over-heal reduced from 75 armor to 50 armor
  • HPS decreased from 60 to 55

Developer Comment: On top of the high utility Brigitte brings to her team, she also dishes out a ton of healing and armor. We’re reducing some of this healing and armor to help keep her in line with the other healers.

Symmetra

  • Photon Projector (Secondary Fire)
  • Damage increased from 120 to 140

Developer Comment: Increasing Photon Projectors max damage allows Symmetra to play more effectively at a safer range when necessary.

Widowmaker

Widow’s Kiss

  • Full charge time for scoped shots increased from 0.75 sec to 0.9 sec

Developer Comment: Widowmaker has become stronger over time following changes to other heroes, such as power reductions to barriers. This change is intended to slow down her shots, reducing her overall DPS.

Wrecking Ball

Piledriver

  • Affected players’ loss of air control reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds

Developer Comment: This change allows Wrecking Ball’s enemies to regain control of their movement more quickly to try and avoid attacks, making Piledriver combos a bit less deadly.


Console-Only Changes

Ana

Biotic Rifle

  • Allied projectile size increased from 0.3 to 0.4

Symmetra

Sentry Turret

  • Turret DPS reduced from 34 to 30

Top 10 Viewed Overwatch videos on YouTube

Here the the list counting down the top 10 most viewed Overwatch Videos on YouTube.

  1. No Mercy
    66 million views
    Mashed

2. Overwatch Rap Battle
53 million views
Squeezie

3. Overwatch Animated Short: Dragons
33 million views
Playoverwatch (official)

4. Overwatch Vs TF2 [SFM]
26 million views
The Winglet

5. Overwatch Song | The Reaper | #nerdout
26 million views
Nerdout

6. Overwatch Animated Short | “Infiltration”
20 million views
Playoverwatch (official)

7. Overwatch Animated Short | “The last Bastion”
19 million views
Playoverwatch (official)

8. Overwatch Animated Short | “Honor and Glory”
17 million views
Playoverwatch (official)

9. Overwatch Animated Short | “Hero”
16 million views
Playoverwatch (official)

10. Overwatch Cinematic Trailer
15 million views
Playoverwatch (official)

Most of the videos come from the official Overwatch channel but the ones at the top have captured memes and hearts alike as the official / unofficial music videos about Overwatch. I mean I would pick Tracer but I’m already Tracer…

~bigfisch
bigfisch@gamewatchtoday.com