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Overwatch 2 makes a small but narratively significant change... to a seat

Overwatch 2 makes a small but narratively significant change… to a seat

No matter how Note and watch Players may currently feel the changes to heroes such as Mercy, Symmetra, and Orisa in Monitor 2In the ongoing beta version of the game, you have to respect one of Blizzard’s mods: the seats in the game map inspired by New York City.

The seats that the players pass through Note and watch 2The Grand Central Terminal Edition is rather simple in clothing, but it has been changed since the game’s original beta, based on player feedback. These seats are now indicative of the hoped-for future of Overwatch fiction, according to the game’s narrative designer.

Earlier this month, an Overwatch fan ClearTogether pointed to the New York game seat issueas we saw in a previous beta version of Monitor 2which mimics the style of hostile architecture Designed to discourage and constrain the homeless from sleeping on them.

(While these types of benches are common in New York City subway stations, most of the Grand Central bench in the real world has been removed in Manhattan.)

But as ClearTogether noted in a tweet on Wednesday, those seats have since been updated Monitor 2current beta. Obviously Blizzard took note of the criticism received. “Those were great comments,” Gavin Jurgens Ferry said:narrative designer and lead writer for Overwatch, responding to ClearTogether on Twitter.

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Jurgens-Fyhrie added that Overwatch’s narrative team “decided early in the map story development that Overwatch’s NY was offering free and safe housing to people. Some of this is in Map VO, with more details planned for later.”

“How we hope the world is,” Jurgens-Fyhrie said, is a big part of our story developer.

Blizzard has made modifications to Note and watch Like this before, including before the original game was released, when Adjusting the sexual position of the hero Tracer. The developer has also tweaked in-game content for more serious reasons, including removing the names of Blizzard’s real-world employees referred to in the game and withdrawing a character appearance inspired by a professional Overwatch League player accused of sexual misconduct.

Monitor 2 It will be released in October As an update to the original Note and watchAnd it will be free to play.