Overwatch Devs Answer Some Weird Fan Questions

Gamers who have ever wanted to know what music Torbjorn listens to, or who is responsible for painting Roadhog’s nails finally have their questions answered. With game designers Jeff Kaplan and Geoff Goodman answering a broad range of fan questions, a new video gives us an insight into the fascinating world of Overwatch.

As it turns out, ‘Survivor’ by Destiny’s Child is Torbjorn’s song of choice, a tune that is presumably playing non-stop in the Swedish engineer’s headphones. As for Roadhog, Jeff Kaplan replies that the question is “adorable” and that the “funny part of this is that you think that’s paint on his nails”.

Check out the full video below:

The developers do also cover some more serious questions, such as whether there have ever been any balance changes that the team wished they hadn’t made. Goodman was quick to mention Mercy’s damage-boost, which used to increase a hero’s damage by 50% and allowed McCree to do over 200 damage in a headshot.

The designer also discussed his biggest regret in Overwatch: Genji’s double jump ability. While the jumping mechanic has become a big part of the cybernetic ninja’s play-style, it also apparently makes the hero incredibly hard to balance properly. Because of this and other issues, the duo claim that Genji took around a year and a half to complete.

If Blizzard fans have ever been curious about the number 54 which pops up in the company’s games a lot – most notably on Bastion’s chassis – Kaplan revealed that the number originated from his step-daughter’s old Battle.net account name, though she has reportedly switched from the tag due to a hatred of Bastion mains.

Getting back onto the important questions, a member of the Overwatch forums asks whether Doomfist will be the next hero to join the fight, to which Goodman replied “Doomfist would be sweet.” Kaplan also chimed in, saying that he thinks “Doomfist would be super cool,” as well as expressing his hope that the character will be a ranged, magic-wielding sniper character.

Asked once again about who the next character will be, Goodman replied that he thought it was Jeff from the Overwatch team that was next to be coming. Kaplan joked that the developers have a 4-year ARG lined up prior to the release of the next hero, before insisting that won’t happen, but that the reveal will be a surprise.

Overwatch is out now for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Source: Ars Technica

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