Overwatch 2 may be deep in development, but Blizzard hasnt forgotten about the original Overwatch and the many ways it can be improved. On Thursday, Blizzard released an update for the game only on the games public test region (PTR) servers for now that finally let players customize their communication wheel with new voice lines. Just as important: You can now respawn the basketball in spawn rooms.
Punching the basketball in hopes of scoring a basket while waiting for the match to start has been a core feature of Overwatch since 2016 (even though Blizzard didnt make the basketball hoop fully functional until a month after the game launched). Now weve got the Overwatch quality of life feature that players have been craving for years.
Heres a look at the new basketball feature in action, which requires hitting the F key (the interact button) to respawn the ball, via the Overwatch subreddit:
Now thats an F I can pay my respects to.
Lining up a nothing-but-net shot on Ilios, Nepal, or Lijiang Tower, only to have a random player knock the ball away from you has long been a source of frustration. Soon, that worry will be nothing but a distant memory. Thank you, Overwatch team.
Blizzard hasnt said when the games latest patch will hit the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of Overwatch, but when it arrives, it will make the thrill of occasionally scoring two points that much easier.
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