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@adamoliva_ Sorry about that. We're working through some server maintenance. Try restarting your game client.
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@Lobokicksazz The maintenance is due to the event.
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@esmaboyles We're looking into it. https://t.co/0RqNdlsVn0
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@Attack0nPocky Thanks for the report. We're aware. https://t.co/0RqNdlsVn0
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@TweetlessCAL Please help us in fixing these bugs by reporting them on our forums. Thanks! https://t.co/GK5CgJXN6k
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@LittleCopyCop We're looking into it. https://t.co/0RqNdlsVn0
Dave Adams commented on Bug With Chinese event achievement
We are taking a look, thanks.
Dave Adams commented on Dva is Glitched in 3v3
We are looking into this, thanks.
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@xDJxROODxBOYx Today o'clock. šŸ“
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@ThePrizshiz 93% soon.
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@jrosales0463 All of our heroes will get new skins over time. We PROMISE!
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@Jus10_____ Today. šŸ“
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@OpticFazeBlaze All will become apparent.
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@mikester550 That's a tree-mendous idea!
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@spinestein1 I love you too. šŸ˜˜
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@HidN_Gamer Shoot! If it's a technical matter our friends at @BlizzardCS can help as well.
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@KACPEROZA07 Soonā„¢ šŸ˜‰
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@POLARWITHIN Hanzo got a new skin during Halloween Terror. Every hero will get new skins over time. No need to worry.
Jeff Kaplan (Game Director) commented on Dev Data vs. Player Feel?
This is an interesting discussion and we appreciate the discussion on the topic.

To provide some insight to how we make decisions, we weigh a lot of factors. There is no one single thing that forces our hand with decision-making regarding the game.

I would say the three things we look to the most are:

  • Player Feedback
  • Statistics
  • Our own instincts as players and designers


There isn't a formula that tells us when or how to make changes. We carefully use the three guiding categories above to help lead us to the right decision. Those three categories don't all weigh equally in every decision as well. For example, according to Statistics, Symmetra was fine and did not need to be touched at all. But our instincts and player feedback was contrary to what the stats were showing. Obviously, we made changes in spite of the statistics, not because of them.

Another example of how this works in practice is Competitive Play. Our instincts as designers tell us the most fair, most competitive and most balanced version of Competitive Play would require 6-person teams only. It's a great design.... on paper. If people were Omnics. But they aren't. And Player Feedback has overruled our instincts in this case so we allow for any group size players see fit (including solo) to queue for Competitive Play.

More often than not, we use Statistics as a guideline or a tool. Most of our decisions are based more off of Player Feedback or the OW team's instincts for gameplay. Stats are just good to tell us how far off those instincts are. Of course, if something is truly egregious in the stats, we will take a look at it more closely.

I'm over-simplifying the process here but trying to provide some insight into how decisions are made. Time, resources and technology all play a large role in this as well. But hopefully this gives a better understanding of why we do the things we do.
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And not one of them is on the payload... Fanart by @KurenEX (https://t.co/td3KP50ZEs) https://t.co/wwjOHoPgXw
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RT @ItsLiviaChu: My badge reel for my medical classes šŸ˜›šŸ¤˜ secret nerd homage to my favorite @PlayOverwatch character and main! #mercy #irlmeā€¦
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@ColeViloria Thank you for your feedback.
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@LordInternet_IF We appreciate you playing and we appreciate your support!
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@L0RD_Z3D Thank you for your support and thank you for playing!
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@TheZMan420 The contents of a Loot Box are determined as soon as they are earned.
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@Andrwn_ Thank you!
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@Adam_Fulgenzi Thank you for your support!
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@Ma6Rix We're glad you like them as much as we do!
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@Martin_Wolf We'll just have to wait and see.
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@Crowley_OW We're stoked you're stoked.
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@Worryseed_ Now that's dedication. šŸ˜€
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@kittykungirl No details just yet. Stay tuned!
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@Pollis129 Nicely done!
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Ah, look at this @OriginalFunko team... We're gonna do great! šŸ™ŒšŸ™ŒšŸ™Œ https://t.co/YD39V7KX0M
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@sweetkm11 Overwatch loves you.
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@joshventura_exe For all skins.
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@TheRealAnthonee You'll see soon enough!
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@SpyderGD Nope, not at all. šŸ˜‰
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@hobbesdawg The loss won't count on your record and you will get bonus free XP.
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@kabirbrien Nope, you'll still have em.
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@MLG_Rlar Overwatch loves you.
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@EllenRoseV The more games you play the more accurate our ranking will be. We know it can be tough.
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@DarkLegend95 Learn more about SR gain/loss here: https://t.co/XR0VCJLCED
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@EllenRoseV No need to buy a new account. Our goal is to place you based on your skill. It's not a progression-based system.
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@oceanwoman_ You do not have to stay. As soon as the countdown ends you're allowed to leave without a leaver penalty.
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@oceanwoman_ As the link states, this could be abused to avoid losing SR in matches you are losing.
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