AndyB commented on Cole Cassidy….. I Love It! 4 days ago
Yes. Echo now says “Duplicating Cassidy!” if I remember the updated VO correctly.
AndyB commented on Cole Cassidy….. I Love It! 4 days ago
H1st0ry:

Does not sound to bad. But it will take a LONG time until this name settels. I just hope they are not banning people who still call him mccree

It’s completely understandable that it’s going to take some time to adjust to Cassidy’s new moniker.

Personally, I’ve actually had to stop myself from calling him Cassidy or Cole when playing my comp games on live lately. So if you heard a Tank start saying “Cas…erm…Cree” over VC in the last few weeks…

AndyB commented on Cole Cassidy….. I Love It! 4 days ago
DeusIrae:

Thank you for responding to my post and letting us know on the Change. Do you think you will do youtube posts like Jeff use to do?

Probably not me myself, I think it’s better to have the devs delivering those kinds of updates, but yes we’d like to get back to posting more consistent updates.

AndyB commented on Cole Cassidy….. I Love It! 4 days ago
Crepsly:

So it was a cole-ective decision?

Nice cole-aberation.

Dammit

Take my like and go think about what you just did.

AndyB commented on Cole Cassidy….. I Love It! 4 days ago
SnowManMan11:

So is the story retconned so that the name was always Cole, or is it that McCree changed his name for some story reason?

He assumed his true identity with this announcement.

AndyB commented on Cole Cassidy….. I Love It! 4 days ago
DeusIrae:

Was there a game, a voting contest, a role of the dice or spin the wheel?

Nothing quite so complicated.

Names were able to be submitted by the entirety of the team, expectations around community thoughts were communicated, the narrative team and Team 4 leads narrowed it down to a few candidates. After that we had to check with Legal, regional teams (for any unintended cultural significances), and other business partners within the organization.

AndyB commented on (Official) Mccree's new name is Cole Cassidy 4 days ago
Kisseys:

I guess it’s a play on words with Ashe also. Ash and coal.

Now I have to ask if this was intentional.

AndyB commented on Cole Cassidy….. I Love It! 4 days ago
DRUNKINJEDI:

i would have named him after a real outlaw like johnny ringo but that would probably create problems with peeps too

A real outlaw you say…

Cassidy is a pretty well established outlaw name

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 4 days ago

@Outlaws 🤠

AndyB commented on Cole Cassidy….. I Love It! 4 days ago
DoctorSix:

Agreed - it’s got alliteration and has a nice sound, plus it’s a good cowboy reference (Butch Cassidy/Hopalong Cassidy).

This was literally my first reaction when I heard the name internally.

AndyB commented on Cole Cassidy….. I Love It! 4 days ago
kaMMakaZZi9:

So will the hero gallery say cole or Cassidy or both?

Cassidy

20characters

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 4 days ago

Meet Cole Cassidy. Rides into Overwatch October 26. https://t.co/CT6PmaNXNs

AndyB commented on Patch Notes for October 21st Experimental Card 4 days ago
Jesterskull:

Somehow I don’t think we are getting anymore tonight.

I’m still reading

AndyB commented on Patch Notes for October 21st Experimental Card 4 days ago
GreyFalcon:

Okay then, how about I give this a whirl.

While I do certainly appreciate your creativity and intent, this is the least useful kind of feedback.

I addressed this in another thread, so I’ll let my previous words do their work;

Once more ow forums are ignored in favor of reddit

This is actually the least useful kind of feedback for almost any development process. Jumping straight to the solution without having a thorough understanding of the root cause of friction minimizes the role of designers and can often lead to “fixes” that don’t take in the full width and breadth of a given area of frustration.

We do love to see player inspired designs and ideas. We tend to contextualize them in the same way we do fanart or cosplay.

Once more ow forums are ignored in favor of reddit

Sharing your own personal experience with the topic is always the most useful feedback we can receive. Tell us what’s causing friction, how it’s affecting your play experience, how it makes you feel.

We can pull numbers until we’re red in the face. Anecdotal feedback about player experience provides said numbers with context that’s impossible to quantify.

AndyB commented on Patch Notes for October 21st Experimental Card 4 days ago
Toast:

Would you be able to share this with the devs and ask them if they think it’s fair to punish Junk players who are skilled enough to consistently hit these shots?

I’ll add this to the summary we’ll send along tomorrow.

AndyB commented on Patch Notes for October 21st Experimental Card 4 days ago

Hiya folks,

So everyone knows, the community team is monitoring and reading your immediate feedback to the new Experimental Card.

For those who have already taken the time to jump in and test the changes for yourself, thank you very much. I understand how these changes could cause a lot of critical conversation.

If I could ask one personal favor; avoiding hyperbole and invectives when sharing your experiences helps us community folks get to the meat of your feedback much quicker. It also makes it far more likely that we can respond to your thoughts with developer insight.

Let’s work together to make sure your experience is clearly communicated to the devs.

Overwatch Experimental Patch Notes – October 21, 2021

A new patch is now live on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. Read below to learn more about the latest changes.

To share your feedback, please post in the General Discussion forum.
For a list of known issues, visit our Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit our Technical Support forum.


EXPERIMENTAL HERO UPDATES

Torbjörn

Overload

  • Cooldown reduced from 10s to 8s

Rivet Gun

  • Alternate fire ammo consumption reduced from 3 to 2 per shot

Developer Note: The Overload change allows Torbjörn to use Overload a bit more aggressively, instead of purely saving it for defense. When combined with the Rivet Gun change, Torbjörn will be able to dish out more damage more frequently, especially at close range.

McCree

Deadeye

  • Initial slower damage ramping speed duration reduced from 0.8s to 0.5s

  • Combat Roll

  • Can now be used while in the air

Developer Note: This change to Deadeye allows its faster damage ramping to happen earlier, allowing it to be threatening to enemies more quickly than before. This change will help strengthen an ability that is often considered fairly weak compared to other heroes’ ultimates. Combat Roll being able to be used in the air is a nice quality of life change, but it is also a potentially powerful change when fighting against heroes with big vertical knockbacks such as Doomfist and Wrecking Ball.

Moira

Biotic Orb

  • Slowed speed when it has a target has been reduced from 27.5% of normal, to 15% of normal

Developer Note: This change allows Moira to get more power out of both of her Orbs, rather than them often using just a portion of their total potential before flying away from their targets.

Junkrat

Frag Launcher

  • Impact damage increased from 40 to 90

  • Explosion damage reduced from 80 to 60

  • Added falloff to the impact damage

  • Between 15 to 25m, impact damage reduced to 20% (18)

  • Knockback amount reduced slightly

Developer Note: The main goal of these changes is to increase Junkrat’s overall potential power, especially at close ranges, while weakening his long-range spam potential. Direct hits within 15 meters will now do massive damage, while area damage and long-range direct hit damage will be much lower than before.

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