Plans for 2-2-2 position lock leaked.
If you watched any of the current stage of Overwatch League, you will know precisely what the GOATS meta is, and why it is about time that Blizzard did one thing about it.
For these just a little shakey on their pro-level Overwatch, GOATS is (or was) a workforce composition which consisted of gamers selecting three tank heroes and three healers – sometimes D.Va, Zarya, Reinhardt, Moira, Lúcio and Brigitte – and named for the Overwatch Contenders workforce that first used it to storm their method to victory.
It was a stupidly sturdy mixture, so sturdy the truth is that one of the simplest ways to counter it was simply to play GOATS in opposition to it. Unfortunately, this led to match after match after match of watching what was just about the identical factor each time you tuned into an Overwatch League stream. However, because of a leak on the official Overwatch League web site, the reign of GOATS and its stale gameplay is not any extra.
A video for what’s presupposed to be tonight’s Watchpoint was leaked yesterday earlier than rapidly being taken down, discussing a brand new announcement for each a 2-2-2 position lock in OWL and a task queue coming to common aggressive play.
Thanks to some fast reddit customers who grabbed screenshots of the rule change earlier than the video was taken down, the brand new guidelines for OWL are as follows:
- All compositions will probably be two DPS, two tanks, and two helps
- Players will be unable to vary roles throughout a map, however they may be capable to change hero inside their position
- Players will be capable to change roles between maps
- Facing the viewers gamers will probably be seated, two DPS, two tanks, two helps, and if gamers change roles between a map they will have to change seats
So what does this imply for Overwatch? Well, for followers of Overleague League it means our favorite DPS gamers can return to the characters they play one of the best, and produce out extra frequent and unimaginable performs like these. As properly as this, we’ll be capable to watch how the rating tables flip, to see which groups will come out on prime with new compositions after refining their GOATS play for thus lengthy.
Though the main points weren’t mentioned within the Watchpoint episode, for normal aggressive gamers it would probably imply that you just’re in a position to begin queuing for matches as your chosen position, and you may anticipate an announcement about it in some unspecified time in the future at present.
The position lock looks like a little bit of a cop out for Blizzard not with the ability to stability their recreation correctly, and it’ll take away just a little of the creativity that always comes from uncommon workforce compositions. I am not knocking the brand new ruleset fully although – there is not any doubt it will make Overwatch League thrilling to observe once more, and make regular aggressive play a bit extra bearable when your workforce cannot insta-lock three snipers and a Genji.
Stage 4 of the Overwatch League begins from the 25th July, which is probably going the primary time we’ll see this new 2-2-2 position lock come into observe.