No balance patches since release ?

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It is common. Every huge Esport game has regular patches. Here some games that does it: CS:GO, League Of Legends, Dota 2.

Yes, but "regular" as in "every 2-3 months", not "every 1-2 weeks".
You should pay attention to patch note dates, its even more shorter than 7days sometimes.
Honestly where the heck did you see those games has a patch every 2-3months ?
06/12/2016 05:52 AMPosted by Nyxtron
It would be awful because that's not nearly enough time to get the data required to make changes of any sort. It would be full of knee jerk reactions, making plenty of mistakes when it came to balancing.

These things take time and lots of data.

Well, in the beta alone, 37 million matches of overwatch were played. Since launch, we've probably played about another 150 million. They're not really hurting for statistics.
We haven't patched content or balance because we are trying to have a stable launch window, with as few variables as possible.

With that said, new content is coming at the end of June -- Competitive Play mode. We should also have a minor balance patch (hopefully) this week.

As those who were in the beta can attest to, we patched quite frequently and liberally during beta. Now that the game is live, we want to be careful to not overly disrupt the game balance too frequently.

In general, you can expect content patches, balance patches and minor bug fix patches to happen regularly now that we're clearing the launch window. But don't expect balance to change each week... we don't feel like that would be healthy for the game.
Highly Rated
06/13/2016 08:25 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
We should also have a minor balance patch (hopefully) this week.


Thank God
06/13/2016 08:25 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
We haven't patched content or balance because we are trying to have a stable launch window, with as few variables as possible.

With that said, new content is coming at the end of June -- Competitive Play mode. We should also have a minor balance patch (hopefully) this week.

As those who were in the beta can attest to, we patched quite frequently and liberally during beta. Now that the game is live, we want to be careful to not overly disrupt the game balance too frequently.

In general, you can expect content patches, balance patches and minor bug fix patches to happen regularly now that we're clearing the launch window. But don't expect balance to change each week... we don't feel like that would be healthy for the game.

Minor balance patch should've been here on release.

The last balance patch is almost 2 months ago, should've had enough data before release to do something.
Are you able to comment at this point which characters may be getting adjustments at this point?
06/13/2016 08:25 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
We haven't patched content or balance because we are trying to have a stable launch window, with as few variables as possible.

With that said, new content is coming at the end of June -- Competitive Play mode. We should also have a minor balance patch (hopefully) this week.

As those who were in the beta can attest to, we patched quite frequently and liberally during beta. Now that the game is live, we want to be careful to not overly disrupt the game balance too frequently.

In general, you can expect content patches, balance patches and minor bug fix patches to happen regularly now that we're clearing the launch window. But don't expect balance to change each week... we don't feel like that would be healthy for the game.


Does this balance patch include Widow or are we forced to play against this design for another month - especially in competitive?
06/13/2016 08:31 AMPosted by poppe
06/13/2016 08:25 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
We haven't patched content or balance because we are trying to have a stable launch window, with as few variables as possible.

With that said, new content is coming at the end of June -- Competitive Play mode. We should also have a minor balance patch (hopefully) this week.

As those who were in the beta can attest to, we patched quite frequently and liberally during beta. Now that the game is live, we want to be careful to not overly disrupt the game balance too frequently.

In general, you can expect content patches, balance patches and minor bug fix patches to happen regularly now that we're clearing the launch window. But don't expect balance to change each week... we don't feel like that would be healthy for the game.

Minor balance patch should've been here on release.

The last balance patch is almost 2 months ago, should've had enough data before release to do something.


You think that, but you don't know that. Stop playing the customer is right card as if you know how and what it takes to run this -_-
Minor balance patch should've been here on release.

The last balance patch is almost 2 months ago, should've had enough data before release to do something.


Please, enlighten us with your amazing developer knowledge and major game releases.
06/13/2016 08:34 AMPosted by Paragus
Are you able to comment at this point which characters may be getting adjustments at this point?


McCree and Widowmaker
06/13/2016 08:36 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
06/13/2016 08:34 AMPosted by Paragus
Are you able to comment at this point which characters may be getting adjustments at this point?


McCree and Widowmaker


Thanks, appreciate the reply!
06/13/2016 08:36 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
06/13/2016 08:34 AMPosted by Paragus
Are you able to comment at this point which characters may be getting adjustments at this point?


McCree and Widowmaker


No Zenyatta. :(

Although, I suppose a Widowmaker change will benefit him...depending what it is. :|
06/13/2016 08:36 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
06/13/2016 08:34 AMPosted by Paragus
Are you able to comment at this point which characters may be getting adjustments at this point?


McCree and Widowmaker


RIP D.va... your grave just keeps getting deeper and deeper. </3
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It is common. Every huge Esport game has regular patches. Here some games that does it: CS:GO, League Of Legends, Dota 2.

Yes, but "regular" as in "every 2-3 months", not "every 1-2 weeks".


no fcking game has a patch every 1-2 weeks, if it does that games' devs suck
06/13/2016 08:36 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
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McCree and Widowmaker


RIP D.va... your grave just keeps getting deeper and deeper. </3


They've commented that they're working on D.va, but the changes she needs are outside of simple buffs and nerfs. Her change will come later.
06/13/2016 08:36 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
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McCree and Widowmaker


RIP D.va... your grave just keeps getting deeper and deeper. </3


They stated before that the nerfs would come before the buffs.
06/13/2016 08:25 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
We haven't patched content or balance because we are trying to have a stable launch window, with as few variables as possible.

With that said, new content is coming at the end of June -- Competitive Play mode. We should also have a minor balance patch (hopefully) this week.

As those who were in the beta can attest to, we patched quite frequently and liberally during beta. Now that the game is live, we want to be careful to not overly disrupt the game balance too frequently.

In general, you can expect content patches, balance patches and minor bug fix patches to happen regularly now that we're clearing the launch window. But don't expect balance to change each week... we don't feel like that would be healthy for the game.


Nice. I didnt expect to get an answer from a blizzard developper.
06/13/2016 08:36 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
06/13/2016 08:34 AMPosted by Paragus
Are you able to comment at this point which characters may be getting adjustments at this point?


McCree and Widowmaker

Awesome ! Hurry up :)
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It is common. Every huge Esport game has regular patches. Here some games that does it: CS:GO, League Of Legends, Dota 2.

Yes, but "regular" as in "every 2-3 months", not "every 1-2 weeks".


no fcking game has a patch every 1-2 weeks, if it does that games' devs suck
06/13/2016 08:36 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
06/13/2016 08:34 AMPosted by Paragus
Are you able to comment at this point which characters may be getting adjustments at this point?


McCree and Widowmaker

Please remove the restriction on voting on Blizzard posts so I can upvote this post.

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