With the announcement of Overwatch’s latest hero, Brigitte, there are a lot of new features to be excited for in game. One thing in particular is Blizzard’s latest feature, allied ultimate percentage.
Overwatch’s PTR has been buzzing with new features since Brigitte’s release, but one thing players have noticed and Blizzard has shown in their Developer Update is a way to see player’s teammates ultimate percentage. This means that players won’t have to wait for another player to call out, “My Ultimate is Ready!” but will have a percentage below their name and character when looking at the team composition.
Players have been asking for a feature like this for some time and Blizzard, like they usually do, listen to the players and make changes as needed. This definitely will help a lot of teams coordinate their ultimates better, as some players don’t use team chat when playing Overwatch and this feature will make it easier to communicate.
This new feature goes beyond just having teammate’s ultimate percentage; it also shows a countdown to when that particular teammate will respawn. This should be super helpful for times when players are playing as Mercy and are waiting for that tank to help them get back into the fight, instead of just waiting in the spawn room for someone to come along. Having all this information available for teammates can only make team coordination even stronger and it seems like that is Blizzard’s goal, as is always detailed in the Developer Updates that seem to be released more often than ever.
Blizzard seems to be striving to make new content, update heroes that they see the need to be tweaked for the meta, and add more heroes as often as they can to keep the game fresh. Doing this seems to keep the game as fresh as possible and keeps players engaged, even adding free weekends to Overwatch to introduce new players to the game.
Blizzard hasn’t officially announced when all of these changes, including Brigitte herself, will go live on games across the globe, but hopefully it will be online sooner rather than later.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Dot eSports