Overwatch PTR + LOL Patch 8.4 + KH3 + PUBG Sales + My Hero Academia


Mar 4, 2015

Overwatch PTR

  • Changes are now live on the Overwatch PTR for Sombra, Mei, and Doomfist
  • According to Overwatch lead designer Jeff Kaplan, This hero changes is an effort to buff their skills and make them more viable
  • Here are the PTR updates
    • Mei has been buffed with her freeze duration going from 1 second to 1.5, and a few extra shots have been added to her secondary icicle fire.
    • Doomfist's ammo recovery to his hand canon has also increased.
    • Sombra receives some of the biggest changes with her ultimate no longer charging through use of her hacked health packs. Instead, her weapon damage will now be responsible for charging her EMP so changes have been made to her gun to help with this.
    • With this Sombra changes It will now also take less time to hack an enemy hero and may stop more abilities than it did previously
    • Lastly, her translocator ability will take longer to expire, giving players more of an opportunity to get out of sticky situations.
  • Kaplan also mentioned that the team is testing internally updated for Hanzo! which includes changing his scatter arrow ability and giving him further mobility.
  • It's also cited that the team is looking at Torbjorn and Symmetra to be more viable hero picks
LOL Patch 8.4
  • League of Legends' next big content patch is 8.4
  • Its introducing Dragon Master Swain skin, as well as a host of balance and bug fixes, with big changes to Rengar and AP items
  • The update is expected to release on Feb 21 based from the current PBE cycle
  • Take note the this changes may not be final or subject to change, so here is a summary of the updates mentioned
    • Highlights of the patch includes Rengar’s half-revert/half-rework and Volibear Buff
    • the Lost Chapter item being removed from Morellonimicon and added to several other major AP items
    • New items called Spellbinder that provides 10 percent movement speed boost and Oblivion Orb that provides 25 AP, 200 health with 15 magic penetration are introduced
    • New runes like Time Warp Tonic which extends the duration of potions, elixirs and biscuits by 20%
    • Bone Plating, After taking damage from an enemy champion, the next three incoming spells or basic attacks deal 20-50 less damage to you.
    • For the skins a new Dragon Master Swain and Dark Star Jarvan are also added
  • There aren’t any new champions or large scale updates, but this patch is definitely going to shake the meta to its core

Kingdom Hearts 3

  • A few days ago a new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer dropped and confirmed it will include a Monsters Inc themed world
  • So far the game confirmed 3 worlds: Andy's Room in Toy Story to Big Hero 6's San Fransokyo and the latest Monster Hunter World
  • The new gameplay trailer also revealed the return of Marluxia and Vanitas, both of whom were antagonists in previous Kingdom Hearts titles
  • Marluxia also mentions that he is part of a "New" Organization XIII, the league of antagonists from previous games.
  • There were also small elements about KH3 that are mentioned during te D3 conference suchs as:
    • Gummi Ship sections will now be split into "open-world style" exploration phases and battle phases
    • A new mini-game was also shown briefly, which looked to be aping Game & Watch games in style
    • Tangled's Rapunzel was also shown as party character, exploring a city environment and using her hair to attack and traverse the world
  • The game will also get a new song theme called "Don't Think Twice" by series veteran Utada Hikaru
  • There is still no specified released date for the game but its stated to be coming this 2018
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the smash hit multiplayer survival game, has sold more than 30 million copies on PC, according to SteamSpy
  • But data provided by Steam’s own API seems to indicate that the number of active players has sharply decreased
  • So where did the players go?
  • Here are our theories
    • Majority of the players got banned for cheating, because of the recent anti patch lots players might have been banned from using third party softwares
    • People are just tired, players are now tired of PUBG either from poor optimization or just done with the genre to try other games
    • Players transferred to fornite, recently Fornites concurrent player base surpassed PUBG.
  • PUBG’s concurrent users and sales are still impressive however we cant deny that the game might have hit its peak or they might just be busy for the Chinese new year or Valentines

My Hero Academia

  • Upcoming My Hero Academia: One’s Justice games adds Ochacho Uraraka, Tenya Iida, and Shoto Todoroki as new playable characters
  • This info was released on the latest Weekly Jump
  • Previously confirmed playable characters include Izuku Midoriya, Tomura Shigaraki, Katsuki Bakugo, and All Might.
  • My Hero Academia: One’s Justice is a 3D battle action game featuring “realistic stage destruction” through the use of superhuman powers called “Quirks
  • My Hero Academia: One’s Justice is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC worldwide in 2018

Sea of Thieves

  • Sea of Thieves an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Rare will be getting a few stress tests this month
  • This will lead up to the games March 20 release date according to Rare
  • The developer aims to test and hit a higher concurrent players compared to the closed beta
  • Hera are the things to expect while the stress test happens
    • Sessions might get interrupted
    • In ability to join the the game at certain times during the weekends
    • and Issues when using shops in game
  • The stress test will feature the same set similar to the closed beta which is restricted to the Gold Hoarders trading company and accompanying Voyages
  • This will be accessible to users with the Closed Beta access