New Overwatch Update Buffs the Highlights Feature, Improves Loot Boxes (VIDEO)
A new Overwatch update is inbound, which means old features are getting buffed/nerfed and new ones may be on the way. In the latest video from the game’s development team, Jeff Kaplan takes viewers through the details of what will become available. Now available in the Public Test Realm(PTR), the Highlights feature has received quite the upgrade, and it’s one that fans have been asking for. Also being changed will be the Loot Boxes – more importantly, the rate at which players receive duplicates. Let’s dive in and see how this update will impact one’s experience.
Those who play the game may be aware of the Highlights feature – five of the best clips from any one gaming session. However, when the game or the PC/console is shut down, these snippets disappear, and there is no way to save them. Well, there was no way to save them. With the revamped Highlights in the new Overwatch update, players will now have the opportunity to save the videos to their preferred platform. On top of this, gamers will be able to press the assigned Capture key during a match and send the highlights to the Recently Captured section. 32 clips will be stored here until full, but you can always clear it out by saving them to your PC or console.
Speaking of PC players, videos can be recorded at a higher quality than one’s computer allows them to play at. If the PC only allows the gamer to play at a maximum of 1080p/30FPS without any issue, highlights can still be recorded at 4K/60FPS. This, of course, is provided that those who opt in to this feature have a bit of extra time on their hands as well as enough space for the larger files. Hear all about this in the video below:
In a sort of “bury the lede” move by Kaplan, he sneaks in some information about the current state of Loot Boxes. Mainly, he details how people often receive duplicates at an unnecessarily high rate. To combat this, the new Overwatch update will attempt to “drastically reduce the rate of duplicates that you’ll get out of any Loot Box.” With this comes the fact that players will no longer be receiving as many credits in their Loot Boxes. Luckily, Uncle Jeff and his team are on top of things and have already thought of that. “We’ll make sure your credit intake is at least the same, if not more, when all of this is done.”
There’s no release date for when the update will go live, but it is currently available in the PTR. What say you, heroes? Excited for the new features highlighted in the new Overwatch update? Do you enjoy Kaplan’s seemingly oversize D.Va jersey as much as we do? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7! If it’s more reading that you’re needing, check out the following:
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