Jeff from the Overwatch crew has some fantastic information for you injury gamers – Blizzard are introducing a 3-2-1 position queue at the moment. It’s a part of an Experimental game mode that they’re implementing to have gamers take a look at a few of issues the crew are nonetheless not sure about even after inner testing.
Ah the triple injury meta, you’ll comprehend it nicely for those who performed Overwatch earlier than all this position queue enterprise, or for those who’ve performed Quick Play Classic. Three injury, two assist and one tank. It was a nightmare – for those who had been the tank.
“Don’t freak out,” Jeff Kaplan says.
But I used to be freaking out fairly a bit, till he talked about that off-tanks like D.Va can be getting some hefty stability adjustments to take care of the onslaught of injury sellers.
Don’t fear although, these stability adjustments aren’t coming to every other modes within the game simply but. As he talked about in a previous update, the Experimental mode will function somewhat in-game Player Test Realm (PTR), so no matter whether or not or not you’ve entry to the PTR you’ll have the ability to give the experiments a strive (sure, even you console gamers).
The 3-2-1 position queue experiment is basically to discover a workaround to the lengthy queues you need to sit in for those who fancy enjoying DPS. With this mode in addition to the normal 2-2-2 role queue remaining in place for Quick Play and Competitive, Kaplan says they’ll be monitoring all of the queue occasions intently to see how they’re affected.
“This is how I’ve been thinking about it: imagine we’re an ice cream store,” Kaplan stated – keep on with him, I believe he has some extent.
“We have three flavors of ice cream. We have chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, and you have to line up for all three flavors separately. So, imagine the vanilla line is way, way longer than the chocolate or the strawberry line. I feel like it’s the wrong philosophy to ask, ‘What can we do to convince the vanilla people to like strawberry more?’ It makes more sense to say, ‘We need more vanilla ice cream!’”
He goes on to say that strawberry is the tank, which is each an insult to me as a tank participant, and an enjoyer of strawberry ice cream.
Anyway, it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how the queue occasions fare in all game modes after the Experimental card is launched. My solely concern is that assist and tank gamers don’t actually need to play with or in opposition to groups with three DPS, so these stability adjustments are going to must be a bit particular to tempt us away from the security of 2-2-2 position queue.
Despite the game mode being experimental, you’ll nonetheless earn XP and loot containers from any matches you play in. This contains stuff you may get from the in-game occasions, and Kaplan even provides somewhat tease in direction of some “event surprises” coming our method whereas the Experimental card is dwell (which is undoubtedly one thing to do with the Archive occasion that ought to happen round April).
The Experimental card will likely be dwell later at the moment when Overwatch will get the brand new patch (which is normally round 6pm GMT). The crew has some extra particulars on the adjustments to return over on the Overwatch website.