Blizzard Entertainment always finds new ways to update their fans regarding what they can expect to see in Overwatch in the future. While they have used a variety of different ways to do this, fans love Developer Updates the most. Almost every fan is always eagerly waiting to see a new Developer Update video because it is filled with exciting new information. And now, it seems like a new video is on its way and it will be released before this month ends.
What A Developer Update Is
For those who don’t know, a Developer Update is a video that contains key information about the current state of Overwatch. In addition to this, it also focuses on the future of the game, such as what they are working on and what fans can expect to see in the future. The videos are hosted by game director Jeff Kaplan. He hosts these videos on behalf of the Overwatch team.
What It Focuses On
Jeff Kaplan mainly tries to focus on one specific element of the game in each video. This basically helps him gives fans an in-depth look at something specific. For instance, there was a Developer Update that solely focused on Sigma. It highlighted his backstory and even explained his kit. While these videos were once released frequently to announced various changes and new features, we now see less of them. For instance, the latest Developer Update was released six months ago, in July 2019.
Why Their Frequency Has Decreased
The reason behind why the frequency of Developer Updates has decreased could be the fact that Blizzard is currently busy working on the game’s sequel. In fact, back in November, Jeff Kaplan himself said that Overwatch 2 is going to slow down updates for the first part of the series. However, it seems like there is going to be another Developer Update video that will be released at the end of this month.
New Developer Update Video
The upcoming Developer Update video has already been recorded. Jeff Kaplan confirmed this information on a forum where fans were talking about the next video. He confirmed that the Developer Update has been recorded and that it is scheduled to come out toward the end of this month. In addition to this, he also claimed that they will try to make them more frequently.
At the moment, everyone is wondering what the upcoming video is going to focus on. Speculations and rumors are that it is going to announced a big change coming to Overwatch. For those who don’t know, a few days back, streamer Jeff “Emongg” Anderson teased the reveal of big news regarding Overwatch coming in a few weeks. However, he didn’t reveal what it is going to be. Some think that Blizzard might announce hero bans, but the developers have never talked about this before.
In any case, it is great to see that a new Developer Update is soon going to get released. This is something which confirms that the developers are not going to leave Overwatch behind.