Overwatch Finally Adds Game Replays

Ruben Fields
May 26, 2019

The Workshop allows players to adjust Overwatch rules to an even greater extent than the existing custom game mode feature. Blizzard also says this feature can help players learn new characters and playstyles through the replays and gives cinematography tips for highlights.

Replays can be found in your Player Profile, under the Replays tab, and your 10 most recent matches will be saved there. The Overwatch developer also implemented six new hero updates that could be coming to the live servers in the future. Orisa's Protective Barrier can now be deployed without interrupting reload. Symmetra's Teleporter's interact range has been increased, and Torbjörn's Rivet Gun's secondary fire damage has been reduced. Minor tweaks perhaps, but if these heroes are your main then you'll probably notice. Blizzard now has brought replays over to Overwatch. You'll now only be given 3 minutes for capturing Point A on all Assault maps rather than 4.

How long have you waited for replays?

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Probably best of all, you get the snazzy time-control features you might hope for in a replay mode.

For the moment the replays are only available in the Overwatch PTR but will be officially launched in two weeks, when it will be possible to automatically save up to ten replays for each player. If you've got feedback to share, you can do so here. Be sure to report any bugs you find during your time with the patch too. That makes it possible to analyze plays and see how they could improve to combat enemy attacks, or team composition and coordination.

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