From our family of heroes to yours: Happy New Year!

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Join game director Jeff Kaplan as he takes a look back at what happened in 2017 and then looks forward to what’s in store for 2018.

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Winter Wonderland returns to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 12!
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Join game director Jeff Kaplan as he talks about what to expect from this year’s festivities and provides insight into the team’s design goals for seasonal brawls.

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Game director Jeff Kaplan talks about the many ways the Overwatch team is working to improve your esports viewing experience.
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Learn more about what new broadcasting tools and features are in development and see these updates in action at the Overwatch World Cup playoffs at BlizzCon!

Watch the playoffs LIVE Nov 3 & 4: http://worldcup.playoverwatch.com

0:10 – We love Overwatch esports, and here’s why
0:41 – But it’s kind of hard to watch, so we’re working on improvements
2:00 – Introducing team uniforms and team color palettes!
3:35 – We’re adding a new tool for broadcasters, the top down interactive map
4:49 – As well as the third-person smart camera!
5:28 – Broadcasters can now create instant replays during live broadcasting
6:25 – What does the new automated tournament interface do?
6:48 – Tournament games will now automatically pause when players disconnect
7:30 – This is just the beginning; we’re committed to making esports fun to watch
8:48 – Join us for the Overwatch World Cup at BlizzCon!

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Game director Jeff Kaplan discusses the rise of in-game toxicity, the Overwatch team’s current plans to help reduce it, and ways that players can contribute.
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00:35 – Ways the development team is working to improve in-game reporting
03:01 – Our core philosophy around bad behavior in Overwatch
03:26 – Thoughts on why online interactions are so susceptible to toxicity
04:15 – Let’s ALL do our part to help reduce toxicity and increase positivity
05:21 – How in-game toxicity affects game development
06:20 – We’re in this together, so let’s work together

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Game director Jeff Kaplan reveals a new game mode coming soon to the Arcade: Deathmatch!

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00:15 – Why didn’t we add Deathmatch before?
00:57 – Deathmatch is coming to the Arcade!
01:25 – Overview of Free-For-All Deathmatch
02:28 – What maps will be used for FFA Deathmatch?
02:51 – New map coming for FFA Deathmatch: Chateau Guillard
03:57 – Overview of Team Deathmatch
04:27 – What maps will be used for Team Deathmatch?
05:31 – Impact on Game Browser and Custom Games
06:34 – Never say never: Deathmatch is available right now on the PTR!

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The Summer Games return to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 8!

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Join game director Jeff Kaplan as he discusses what’s changed, what’s the same, and what you can expect from this year’s event.

00:47 – Will last year’s Summer Games items be available again this year?
01:08 – Confirmation that all Summer Games items can be unlocked via credits
01:36 – Summer Games 2017 loot box items teaser
02:31 – Overview of changes coming to credit unlocks for Summer Games 2016 items
03:50 – Lúcioball is back, and it’s got a new arena!
04:16 – Discussion of some of the gameplay changes made to Lúcioball from last year
05:11 – Introducing Copa Lúcioball
06:20 – Have fun, and we’ll see you August 8!

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Game director Jeff Kaplan provides additional detail about improvements coming soon to our Highlights feature!
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Game director Jeff Kaplan chats about Overwatch’s upcoming server browser feature.
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He details changes being made to Custom Games and discusses the future of Capture the Flag. Play the PTR: http://blizz.ly/2kKyjOb

0:18 Jeff reveals Overwatch’s newest upcoming feature, the Server Browser
2:02 Jeff explains the team’s philosophy on bringing the Server Browser to Custom Games
2:54 What are major updates coming to Custom Games?
3:26 Capture the Flag will now be a permanent game mode accessible in Custom Game
4:04 Jeff outlines a handful of new options players will be able to customize when they play Custom Game
7:22 Future iterations and more customization settings will be implemented as we progress with your feedback
8:48 Jeff says thanks the community and encourages players to continue sharing their feedback on the PTR

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Game director Jeff Kaplan discusses the Overwatch team’s philosophy behind PTR testing.
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He goes into detail about console certification processes, hero balance, and PTR testing incentives.

00:14 – Jeff discusses Blizzard’s PTR philosophy
01:49 – Why is the PTR not available to console players?
02:41 – Jeff discusses the patching process on Xbox One and PlayStation 4
04:57 – Why aren’t there incentives for players who participate on the PTR?
06:36 – Jeff talks about Sombra balance changes
08:17 – Jeff talks about Roadhog’s hook and balance changes
09:33 – Jeff talks about D.Va balance changes
11:29 – Jeff talks about Ana balance changes
12:32 – Feedback from players and statistics from the PTR helps us immensely
13:50 – Jeff thanks the Overwatch community and PTR participants

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Lead engineer Tim Ford and senior engineer Philip Orwig discuss Overwatch’s recently upgraded netcode. ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence.

They also detail the mechanics behind the high bandwidth update and explain how it improves the gameplay experience.

00:10 – Dust off your Pharah cups
00:26 – How the new netcode handles varying bandwidth levels
01:58 – How the high bandwidth update affects gameplay
04:14 – Quick recap and rollout status

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