Developers make changes to video games all the time nowadays. It’s a huge advancement that came via new technologies and the connection of consoles to the internet, and one that many gamers appreciate more often than not. Because now, developers can add content, fix bugs, change the balance of characters, and more through patches and updates. Overwatch is a title that has a LOT of patches come to it, and that helps make the game fun as well as balanced. But, some think Blizzard could do better in laying out what changed.
This comes from Redditor GotUsRaro, who states that in recent patches, there have been small changes that Blizzard failed to mention. For example, he found out that there was a “Mark All As Seen” option in the Hero Gallery of the game not from a Patch Notes page, but rather, from a Youtube video that he happened to see. That’s not right in his eyes.
What’s more, there’s apparently been a nerf already for Moira, the games 27th character who came out last week, and few Overwatch players seem to know about it. It’s unclear why Blizzard didn’t note these things, and that’s why GotusRaro makes a heartfelt plea:
“So please Blizzard, no matter how small you think it is. A lot of us genuinely want to know what it is, so please include it in the patch notes.”
You can understand where he is coming from, and ironically, Blizzard isn’t the only one to do this. Other games have updates where vague statements like “gameplay and performance enhancements have been made”, leaving players wondering what the heck really happened. Then, they’ll figure it out unintentionally and be confused as to when it arrived.
Hopefully, Blizzard will hear about this and ensure that all future Patch Notes are as detailed as possible.