Blizzard thinks it is fastened Overwatch 2’s lengthy queues

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In a developer weblog, the Overwatch 2 builders have supplied up some stats that counsel that their latest tweaks to assist have helped even out the sport’s queue issues.

In the post, which took a deep dive into Helps and the staff’s consideration for the function, stats have been produced to point out that queue occasions are getting higher. That is good too as a result of enjoying Injury and Tank heroes in Overwatch 2 has seen queues of as much as 10 minutes.

The put up reads: “Queue occasions throughout the board have improved considerably since final week’s patch. Whereas correlation may not at all times equal causation, we’re optimistic that assist enhancements had lots to do with it.”

“Following Thursday’s replace, gamers on common skilled 48% much less time spent ready for a match, regularly leveling off at round 22% enchancment over the weekend.”

The put up additionally added that Overwatch 2 is now experiencing sooner queue occasions than Overwatch

The final replace for the sport helped beef up helps, most notably Zenyatta who got a Leonidas kick, that means he can push enemies away from him.

Assist is on the way in which

Nonetheless, regardless of the modifications, and the elevated reputation, Helps are nonetheless having a tricky time within the 5v5 atmosphere, particularly in increased ranked video games. The weblog added: “Assist heroes beginning at excessive Diamond and above noticed the very best leap in return visits to the spawn room. At these ranks, the elevated strain of a extra expert tank or injury participant on the backlines has seemingly develop into an excessive amount of for even excessive SR assist gamers to deal with successfully as in contrast with the reside sport.”

To this, the event staff has dedicated to including extra “energy and instruments” to the function, and stated, “the function stays our highest adjustment precedence.” A pair notes have been shared on what they’re pondering together with rising Moira’s utility at the price of her uncooked therapeutic, and Mercy is getting a approach to do her “tremendous leap” extra constantly. 

Nonetheless, essentially the most encouraging factor about this replace is seeing sustained communication from the Overwatch staff. After years of being left at the hours of darkness, getting weekly updates concerning the staff’s pondering and its present concerns is a breath of recent air. Hopefully, it continues, as a result of even when new content material or patches for the sport aren’t taking place each week, it reminds the group that the sport continues to be being actively labored on and that their discussions and feedback are being heard.


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