Overwatch news: SHOCKING new Blizzard update will transform every character

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Overwatch is getting a shocking new update that will transform every character.In a surprising new shake-up, Overwatch developer Blizzard is changing the way characters move around the map.The new update will be tested on the Overwatch PTR, before being released in full on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

According to game director Jeff Kaplan, the update was originally intended to fix a few character bugs.

“We’re making a change on our PTR servers shortly (no patch required!), that reworks some of how our heroes move and accelerate,” Kaplan explains.

“This was originally done to fix bugs on a couple heroes, but the changes are systemic and affect all Heroes.”

Fans can expect more consistent movement once the update goes live, not to mention more control when jumping through the air.

“Specifically, movement on the ground is much more consistent,” Kaplan continues. “Going up/down inclines will no longer affect the Hero’s speed.”Previously, inclines could either make you move slightly faster or slightly slower, depending on the circumstances.”Inclines will also no longer cause a small amount of strafing movement when moving diagonally on them.

“A side effect of these changes is characters will now have slightly better air control. For example, Winston previously was not able to easily make small adjustments to his flight path during his Jump Pack leap, but now he should be able to do that, and it is also noticeable on many of the other Heroes that are often in the air.”

Kaplan does, however, warn that there may be one or two side effects while the update is being tested on the PTR.

The news comes in the middle of Blizzard’s returning Winter Wonderland event on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Running until January 1 (most likely January 2 in the UK), Winter Wonderland features a host of new and returning skins, new game modes and much more.

Mei’s Yeti Hunt is an asymmetrical game mode in which a team of five Mei characters hunt down a single Winston player.

Winston’s job is to search the map for meat-based power-ups that will fuel his ‘Primal Rage’. If Winston succeeds in powering up before being captured, then the tables turn and the Mei team must escape.

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