14 - Omnic Lab: Competitive & Making Adjustments
News & Patch Notes:
*Teaser Photo for new Support? https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/750736158624215040
*Reconnection Patch soon: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745636360#post-5
Sudden Death Times Adjusted by map to be shorter
Misc. Bug fixes with Zarya’s damage, Reaper’s Shadowstep, Winston’s Melee during Ulti, etc.
Top 500 Icon randomly showing up no longer happens
If you rejoin/reconnect to a game you left in competitive, you no longer automatically receive a loss. (Note: you must rejoin before the match concludes)
You won’t get a leaver penalty for rejoining maps after disconnecting.
If you disconnect/leave a match more than 3 times, you’ll be receive the leaver penalty regardless.
NOTHING on receiving drastically less XP when opponents leave still. Kaplan did say this is an issue. http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745596258#post-3
*Time Bank System to Escort/Hybrid in Season 2: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745686750#post-8
*New Hero Announcement July 21st: https://comiccon2016.sched.org/event/7f28/behind-the-scenes-of-overwatchs-newest-hero
Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons: Brian K, Eric S, and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks! Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Steven B, Alex L, Michael P, & Harrison F!
TOPIC 1: Competitive Discussion
*How the matchmaker feels
*Main stuff we like
*Main stuff we don’t like
*TOPIC 2: Making Adjustments >Email from Patron Eric S.
We’d like to go in depth into this kind of strategy for specific heroes. We’d like to start with well rounded heroes and heroes that we are familiar with, help us chose from these five! http://www.strawpoll.me/10555616
Thanks for the emailed question from Ian S. and the iTunes reviews from Arucard 355 and dtq_1. You guys help the show so much!
Helpful Links of the Week:
*Countering Popular Heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0dDUnNAp-A
*Map Shortcuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU0t8zJw87E
*Hero Counters Cheat Sheet: https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4qaduu/i_made_a_simplified_hero_counters_cheat_sheet/
*Playing King of the Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Aujtekxc4
*Mercy Tips Andres Talked about: https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4roack/advanced_mercy_tips_for_players_give_me_your/
Content Creators’ Shoutouts:
*League of Overwatchers: Discord with all other content creators: https://discord.me/LoO
*Pronto Gaming: Great tips for learning how to improve in Overwatch: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0i4LTmshNbhKL4hjXo4tw
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