Overwatch Beta: Guides and Impressions
I am creating this thread so that we can share our Impressions and Tips in one place. Cornie pre-ordered so we got in 2 days early. From the 5th to the 9th, everyone can try it for themselves. For those who don’t know, the Xbox One game is locked at 60 fps and it is pretty but not blindingly bright. There are LOOT BOXES with every level up which include character customizations reminiscent of those offered in PvZ:GW like emotes (gestures), sound bytes, and even Sprays (decals that you can paste onto walls during a game – a PC feature that has been around for a long time). Cornie and I have played every match together and we are now both mid-level 8, and only 200 xp apart, which is reflective of Blizzard’s teamplay reward and XP system – amazingly, we get different points for very different gameplay, but we end up the same because we are both working for the win. The ending of each match is unique in its lack of traditional statics, instead offering an opportunity for a vote on the top 4 contributers to the game (i.e., most damage done, most time on the objective, most “eliminations”, etc.).
I am going to see if I can add some videos to my Activity feed for those who want to see the endgame Play of the Game and Vote. EDIT: I embedded some of the videos above and below. (The YouTube feature has become really fast and easy to use! WOOT!)