'Overwatch' DLC Update: New Skins for Reaper, Mercy, Lucio, Widowmaker, More Tease in Second Summer Games Event; Blizzard Shares Difficulty on Genji's Double Jump [VIDEO]

By Miguel Paolo Togonon, | June 28, 2017

'Overwatch' is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

'Overwatch' is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

New "Overwatch" details will feature several character skins for the second Summer Games event and the difficulty of fixing Genji's double jump in the game.

It seems that new skins for "Overwatch's" second Summer Games event has been teased, as several gamers datamined more information about the patch 1.13 using Overtool.

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These "Overwatch" characters include Reaper, Mercy, Hanzo, Widowmaker, McCree, Junkrat, Zarya, Soldier, and Lucio. Many games wanted to see more character skins for Reaper and game director Jeff Kaplan responded to the request during the game's forum website.

Reaper will have to sets of skins in "Overwatch's" Summer Games and a new item called "Event 8," PVP Live reported. It is previoulsy reported that the patch 1.13 will not only mark the return the Summer Games, but will potentially reveal the next DLC character Doomfist and Lucio Ball in the game.

Doomfist has been heavily rumored in "Overwatch" for sometime and many believed that character could appear in E3 2017 due to "White Chicks" star Terry Crews attending the event.

Sadly it is revealed that Crews introduced another game during the said event, let alone a Doomfist announcement.

Patch 1.13 is being developed by Blizzard Entertainment in their "Overwatch" PTR sessions as the update contains new features like loot box updates, new highligh options, clarified the text on the “Flag Carrier” options under the Capture the Flag settings for Custom Games; removed the “Projectile Speed” and “Projectile Gravity” options for heroes who do not have projectile weapons and in-game bug fixes.

In other news, Kaplan and principle game designer Geof Goodman discuss the difficulties of developing "Overwatch" since its announcement and release.

Among the many interesting topics the pair cover is a discussion of the lengthy process of designing a new "Overwatch" hero, and in a related question, whether the pair have any regrets. Goodman admitted that Genji is one of the characters that he has trouble developing due to his double jump feature.

Goodman explained that Genji's double jump is hard to balance in "Overwatch" and Kaplan added that it took a year and a haft to fix the problem. VG 24/7 reported.

"Overwatch" is currently available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms.


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