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Dev Update Talks Free Future Heroes, Game System and Options Updates

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Jeff Kaplan took to YouTube today with a Dev Update addressing several ongoing player concerns, including future heroes and maps, game systems and features, and other issues. You can watch the full video below, referring to the listed timestamps for each topic.


  • Future heroes (and presumably maps) will be free content to all players once they’re patched in, not paid DLC
  • Music slider/toggle option will be available soon
  • Background sound (plays when game is minimized) option will be available soon
  • In-game “killfeed” has been discussed internally and is a feature planned for the future
  • New objective score for defending team and other updates coming to end-of-game card/commendation system
  • Scoreboard will remain largely the same
  • Will refine “fire” system to “understand who’s performing at a really high level in the map”
  • Kill Cam auto-skip option available in future
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment (Official Post)

Game director Jeff Kaplan discusses some popular community topics including current plans for additional heroes and maps post-launch, updates regarding an in-game killfeed and scoreboard, and other minor changes coming as a result of player feedback.

0:33 – Plans for additional heroes and maps post-launch
1:52 – Turn off music/control music volume separately
2:49 – Option to have sound play or not play when client is minimized
3:10 – Updates re: in-game killfeed
4:23 – Updates re: end-of-round player commendations
5:26 – Updates re: current scoreboard design
5:54 – Updates re: the “Fire” system
6:45 – Option to always skip Kill Cam

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