CGI & VFX Showreels: “Music Composing” – by Jaroslav Beck


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Jaroslav Beck is the guy giving you some epic tunes in video games, Overwatch and World of Warcraft included. See the showreel below if you are into the music.

“Check out this sweet music reel showcasing a few projects the talented Music composer Jaroslav Beck worked on in 2016! [Overwatch animated shot movies, LawBreakers, Batman: Arkham City, World of Warcraft: Legion]”

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Ana Nerf Reverted, Zenyatta & Sombra Buffed Again And How To Counter The New Bastion


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Your Overwatch wrote: Blizzard heard your feedback and and is reverting the nerf to the biotic nade in overwatch! That means Ana will have a bit more sustain, the nade will remain powerful and dexterous, but her damage nerf is staying. As well, Zenyatta is more accurate and teammates can see Sombra’s hacked health packs through walls! Great changes coming to Overwatch, Blizzard are on a roll!

Ana Nerf Reverted, Zenyatta & Sombra Buffed Again

Your Overwatch made both the videos and discussions below.

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How To Counter The New Bastion

Your Overwatch wrote: Overwatch’s NEW Bastion luckily was toned down from his 35% resistance heyday (for a week or so) to now only be 20%, but he can still be a big annoyance to deal with. In this video, FREEDO breaks down some counter Bastion Gameplay strategies. Mainly, the rule of thumb is similar to Symmetra, don’t simply ‘run into’ the value of their spam, but instead, pick apart the set up, flank it, surround it or make a coordinated push towards it.

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Comic: Binary


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“You want to survive, you follow my rules. Got it?”

The latest installment in our series of digital comic shorts, Binary, takes place in rural Sweden shortly after the fall of Overwatch, where a terror from the past has recently reemerged.

In “Binary,” locals have spotted a Bastion unit roaming the woods, and they believe it’s only a matter of time before the dangerous omnic tries to destroy them. As they assemble to discuss what to do, a mysterious stranger arrives… someone who has experience fighting Bastions and is eager to hunt them down.

Written by Blizzard’s own Matt Burns and James Waugh and illustrated by Joe Ng and Espen Grundetjern, “Binary” is now available for download at comic.playoverwatch.com. You can also experience the action and sound of this story through the Madefire motion book on desktop, mobile, and Apple TV.

We hope you enjoy it—and stay tuned for more Overwatch comics coming soon!

Missed any of our previous comic shorts? Check them out here.

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The Ana Nerf And The Orisa Changes [Meta Discussions]


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Do not expect Orisa being playable this week as it has already been a week ago since she were announced (man, time goes fast!) and many gamers feel she needs to be tweaked. Latest official PTR patch states that she got a nerf with her Fusion Driver, dropping from 200 to 150 bullets until reload and her Supercharger raised. She doesn’t seem to be ready to go live just yet.

Three parts, three videos – pick your favorite or just go with the flow (.. like water – Hanzo).

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Overwatch Curios and Hammeh – Overwatch (FailCraft) talks about the patch updates below.

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“With Orisa’s new barrier in Overwatch soon, the Overwatch Developer Update recently did mention that the team were looking at ways to make sure this didn’t get too excessive. There’s a big slew of Overwatch PTR changes incoming very soon (perhaps today, 7th March!), with Sombra, Zenyatta, Junkrat and Winston getting beefed up – including a big change to Zenyatta’s discord orb!

Ana gets a heavy nerf slap to her survivability and self-healing, as well as damage output…RIP overpowered granna/grandma, perhaps. I hope she’ll still be viable 🙂 Orisa also gets some pre-release changes, to soften her ult and primary fire output a bit, even before leaving the Overwatch PTR.

Link below to PTR notes! What do you think of these changes – too much on Ana? The question is, would the community have been outraged at Bastion if they’d seen this coming down the pipe?

Orisa’s shield, and these changes, do give a lot more context to the way that Bastion was (temporarily) for a while.” – Hammeh – Overwatch (FailCraft)

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Your Overwatch focus on Ana and the new meta.

“In this video, the three of us discuss the upcoming PTR changes and what effect they’ll have on the meta game of Overwatch. With Ana getting significantly nerfed as an offensive force, we discuss what will happen to support pick rates and how the changes to Zenyatta might result in him taking over…Eddy seems to be fine with this…”

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PTR Hero Changes – Pharah currently the only one living dangerously


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Recent changes on the PTR allow Junkrat not to take any damage from his frag grenades. This leaves only Pharah left with her main attack of rockets, doing damage upon her self if she’s not careful enough.

Sure many heroes can hurt themselves, but Pharah and Junkrat have been sticking out like a needle with their main attacks being dangerous for themselves since launch of the game. Some other heroes, like Soldier 76 must at least (during non-custom games) recharge his Helix Rockets and D’Va self-destruct have changed a while back, making Pharah the current most dangerous hero to pick if you love to aim at obsticles close by. We do not count Zarya either since she can take her own heat a bit better.

Just… Be careful when flying in those “friendly” skies, all right?

Here are the recent PTR notes, that may or may not stay for a while. Do try them out and give the developers some feedback.

Vaneras: As we iterate on the PTR patch, we are going to be trying out the following hero changes. These should be up on the PTR very soon, hopefully tomorrow morning. As always these updates are subject to change.

Ana

Biotic Rifle

      Damage decreased from 80 to 60

Biotic Grenade

      Impact damage reduced from 60 to 30

 

    Impact healing reduced from 100 to 50

Junkrat

    No longer hurts himself from his own explosions. (Effect added to current passive: Total Mayhem)

Orisa

Fusion Driver

      Magazine size lowered from 200 to 150

Supercharger

    Cost increased by 15%

Sombra

Stealth

      Sound effects and VO distance for entering and exiting Stealth reduced to 15 meters.

Translocator

    Cooldown reduced from 6s to 4s

Winston

Barrier Projector

    Cooldown now starts when the barrier is placed, instead of when it ends

Zenyatta

Orb of Destruction

      Alternate fire recovery reduced from 1s to 0.6s

Orb of Discord

    Can now target enemies through barriers
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More Stories Coming Our Way


Hey everyone!

michael_side_lore_chuLike I said earlier, we have a lot in the works, with Orisa and her story being the first release of the year. One of our goals for 2017 is to try to have more frequent story-related updates and content, so we’re very busy with that.

And a little something else is coming just around the corner, so look out for it!Michael Chu (Lead Writer) [source]

This would mean all kinds of stories on different medias. We have yet to see a Story Mode in Overwatch, which would allow us to see more cutscenes and cinematic animations to build up a story of whatever character you are using.

Having all the old and new heroes given a Campaign of their own to expand their story would be a huge investment in time and effort by the developers and as it stands right now, the comics, animated shorts and “blogs” by (or about) different characters seems like the right path to go.

We could expect an animated short video about Mei, if the rumors are true. Which other hero would you like to see brought up next in terms of backstory and action sequences?

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Season 4 Placement Matches Done Yet?


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Have you done the placement matches yet, or are you  more into take it chill and play for giggles?

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Does Overwatch Need A Story Mode?


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Your Overwatch talks about Story Mode, and what could fit in Overwatch if it ever comes.

In this video we talk about the idea of a story / campaign mode for Overwatch. Does the game need a more developed story mode? If it does, then what would it look like? Would Blizzard look to the Netherrealm examples from games like Mortal Kombat X or Injustice? Or would they use a telltale style similar to their existing interactive comics? We think this is a very exciting topic and we’re sure you guys have your own thoughts, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments.

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Orisa – Is She Good Enough?


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Orisa is an exciting new hero! But we think Doomfist is likely going to come out soon to balance out the story line of her arrival and in that, also the gameplay potential she’s going to have.

Your Overwatch – In any case, Weagal and FREEDO break down Orisa’s current playstyle and viability in this discussion video. Although she seems to have a lot of utility, it’s hard to say you would WANT to leverage her skillset above another tank, who in our estimation are all simply better for your team composition in her current state, however, a small change in the right direction can elevate her to have her own playstyle – or of course, if she say, ‘countered Doomfist’ who may be coming soon, that alone might make her viable.

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4 Crazy Things That Got Removed From Overwatch


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Sometimes a look to the past can tell us more what to expect in the future. Talent-system, cosmetic-system and more gives us the feeling that Overwatch has indeed took the right steps. Now we just wait for a good solution for the singleplayers out there that want to enjoy PVE, Campaign and/or a Story Mode.

Overwatch Curios – These things were all removed before the release of the beta. Subscribe to the channel: http://bit.ly/2ge44Nw

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