Overwatch Developer Update July 2019

Big boss Jeff Kaplan is back with his Overwatch Developer Update for July 2019, detailing upcoming features and teasing 2019’s Summer Games. He also briefly mentioned that progress on the new hero is coming along nicely. Overwatch¬†Hero 31 is yet to be revealed but Kaplan did say that we’ll have to wait a little longer before the unnamed hero actually launches. The new hero will most definitely launch after the Summer Games have already ended, so don’t expect the hero soon.

Jeff Kaplan with the Summer Games logo

He holds our future in his hands.

Overwatch Summer Games 2019


In regards to the Overwatch Summer Games this year, Jeff teased that the event could be arriving a bit earlier than in past years, although he didn’t specify exactly when it is going to be here. He went on to say that we will be seeing more weekly skin challenges (similar to the D.Va and Baptiste challenges that previously ran) during the Summer Games. There will be three weekly challenges for different heroes; all will be taking place during the upcoming event. There will be yet another Developer Update for the Summer Games 2019 event later this month, so look out for that. In the meantime, check out the video below for Overwatch Developer Update July 2019.

Perhaps the most underwhelming game tweak Jeff Kaplan mentioned is the crack-down on cheaters on the PC-exclusive PTR. Apparently, people cheat no matter where they’re playing games. Surprise, surprise.

Are you still playing Overwatch or have you moved on from the popular online shooter? I’m personally looking forward to the upcoming Summer Games this year; I haven’t exactly been able to put down the addictive game since the original beta before the game launched. Let us know what you think about the game or anything else in the comments section and we’ll see you at the next Overwatch update.

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