Blizzard Thinks Its Fixed Overwatch 2s Long Queues

Blizzard thinks it’due south stock-still Overwatch ii’s long queues

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In a developer blog, the Overwatch ii developers take offered upward some stats that advise that their contempo tweaks to back up have helped fifty-fifty out the game’s queue problems.

In the post
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, which took a deep dive into Supports and the squad’southward consideration for the role, stats were produced to show that queue times are getting better. That’southward good too because playing Harm and Tank heroes in Overwatch two has seen queues of up to 10 minutes.

The post reads: “Queue times across the board have improved significantly since last calendar week’s patch. While correlation might not always equal causation, we’re optimistic that support improvements had a lot to practice with information technology.”

“Post-obit Thursday’s update, players on average experienced 48% less fourth dimension spent waiting for a match, gradually leveling off at around 22% improvement over the weekend.”

The post also added that Overwatch two is now experiencing faster queue times than Overwatch.

The last update for the game helped beef up supports, well-nigh notably Zenyatta who got a Leonidas kick, meaning he tin push enemies away from him.

Support is on the fashion

However, despite the changes, and the increased popularity, Supports are withal having a tough time in the 5v5 environment, specially in higher ranked games. The weblog added: “Support heroes starting at loftier Diamond and to a higher place saw the highest jump in render visits to the spawn room. At these ranks, the increased force per unit area of a more than skilled tank or damage player on the backlines has seemingly become as well much for even high SR support players to handle effectively as compared with the live game.”

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To this, the development squad has committed to adding more than “ability and tools” to the function, and said, “the role remains our highest adjustment priority.” A couple notes were shared on what they are thinking including increasing Moira’south utility at the cost of her raw healing, and Mercy is getting a manner to practise her “super bound” more consistently.

However, the most encouraging thing about this update is seeing sustained communication from the Overwatch team. Later years of beingness left in the dark, getting weekly updates about the squad’s thinking and its current considerations is a jiff of fresh air. Hopefully, information technology continues, because even if new content or patches for the game aren’t happening every week, it reminds the community that the game is notwithstanding beingness actively worked on and that their discussions and comments are beingness heard.

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Patrick Dane is TechRadar Gaming’s Guides Editor. With nearly a decade in the games press, he’due south been a consequent voice in the manufacture. He’due south written for a plethora of major publications and travelled the world doing it. He also has a deep passion for games equally a service and their potential to tell evolving stories. To wit, he has over 2000 hours in Destiny ii, over 1000 in Overwatch and is at present deeply into Valorant.

Blizzard Thinks Its Fixed Overwatch 2s Long Queues