08 - Omnic Lab: Overwatch Top Heroes & EXP
In the Lab today we are covering the top heroes from the closed beta for top levels of play in the meta! We also want to break down how you gain experience in Overwatch, and discuss a brief interview with Jeff Kaplan about competitive play coming to Overwatch as well!
*News & Patch Notes:
*Kaplan had a pre-launch Q&A with a few key statements:
The Overwatch team is currently looking to implement a system similar to Diablo's Clans and WoW's Guilds.
*Competitive mode is hopefully arriving in Overwatch sometime around June as the first big content update after launch.
*Competitive Play will be shifting to about 3 month seasons with 2 or so weeks off between seasons
**Previous iteration in closed beta was testing community’s opinion on 1 month seasons.
*Cynical Nerds - Top Heroes from Pro Play in Closed Beta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL9lKnUZkQE
Experience & The Progression System:
*4.01 xp per second played in a match.
**About 240 xp per minute played
*Medals earned bonus XP: Whichever level is the highest after a match
**Bronze = 50 xp
**Silver = 100 xp
**Gold = 150 xp
*Finishing a match = 250 xp VS. Winning a match = 500 xp
*First Win of the Day = 1500 xp
*Consecutive Matches played = 200 xp
*Playing in a group of 2 or more grants 20% Bonus xp multiplier.
*The most Experience you can earn in 10 min: 5,107 EXP
*We’d estimate that getting silver every game you'd gain around 2,400 EXP
*Repeatedly leaving games gives you a hefty XP gain penalty
*It is okay to leave when the game states “Victory” or “Defeat” without penalty.
*You can also safely leave during "Assemble Your Heroes" (but not "setup" or later).
*Joining a game where someone left grants 400 xp
Thanks so much to all our iTunes reviewers this week: M3GATr0N7, StandAloneDieAlone, Jaymondinho, Rili_117, Frequinzy, Ben Jamin, Apologetics#1929, & napawgyi.
Links of the Week:
*Soldier 76 video HERO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPRRupAM4DI
*Torbjorn Comic: http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/torbjorn-destroyer
*How to combat Bastionitis thanks to @RhoWow: https://twitter.com/RhoWoW/status/734788955242106880
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*Full Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KEyk2bgm-6HJCBZ1au_VT-5sLnkhq5iRD6R7kJwl_2s/edit?usp=sharing