Additionally, Kaplan also mentioned that they will be extending the Year of the Dog event to 4 weeks so that more players can enjoy it.
Lastly, there will be a new map being released that has been specifically designed for Capture the Flag, which will be set in Thailand.
Kaplan also added that there are six "amazing" legendary skins being added to Overwatch with the Year of the Dog event.
Of course, it wouldn't be an in-game event without new cosmetics.
The capture rate is "much higher", according to Kaplan.
Picking up the flag will also now be instant but certain abilities that increase mobility or enable invulnerability such as Winston's leap will cause players to drop the flag.
He said the unnamed map is "absolutely gorgeous".
In addition to the new map and updated mechanics, Blizzard will host a four-week competitive season for Capture the Flag. First, in order to eliminate draws, Blizzard implemented a sudden death mechanic that automatically kicks in whenever the match time ends and the teams are tied. While generally tight-lipped about who will be receiving them, he did reveal that "some of our least-played heroes" will be getting new outfits-and by "least-played", he's referring to Mercy and Genji and totally kidding.
"There's no more draws...they're not very exciting and can feel very anticlimactic". These draws were incredibly tedious and turned many players off from the new game mode. Kaplan calls these abilities "restricted abilities", and goes on to say that these changes have resulted in a game mode that is much faster and action-packed than its previous iteration. This helps prevent a feeling of burn-out, it reduces the likelihood of drastic missteps, keeps Overwatch relevant as it faces down new competition, and arguably most important to Blizzard, it keeps players engaged.
Snap brought in almost $286 million in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2017, up 72 from the same period the previous year. But the company's bet on Spectacles has been expensive, costing the company $40 million last quarter for "excess inventory".
With Background Music on PlayStation Now, you'll be able to listen to your favorite tracks while streaming a game on PS Now. First off, your Library will now automatically be divided into two tabs: "This PS4 " and one displaying your username.
In November 2017, KGI reported that Apple will improve LTE transmission speeds significantly by supporting 4×4 MIMO chipsets. However, the report also stated Qualcomm might still have a chance of featuring in 2018 iPhone devices.
Publisher Ross Levinsohn is on unpaid leave after revelations that he was a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits elsewhere. There have been calls for a return to local ownership among Times staffers and community leaders throughout the past 18 years.
If money in football can't buy you happiness, it won't eliminate the petty moaning of Premier League managers either. The Clarets have won eight points in the last ten minutes of matches this season, the division's third-best record.
James Acton, a nuclear weapons specialist at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said that offer seems disingenuous. Zarif charged that "the revision of the 2018 nuclear strategy" by the United States will bring humankind's annihilation closer.
He said repeatedly that "private matters remain private". "I don't want any legislator to take that right away from me". She added: "Naturally we feel deceived and hurt by the actions of Barnaby and the staff member involved".
Anticipating a court order to impeach or arrest President Yameen, the Maldivian army has been asked to resist any such attempt. Yameen has imposed an emergency and placed former President Gayoom under house arrest.
But warming trends could be strengthening these currents, moving more ozone to the poles and leaving less at lower latitudes. The study is an example of the concerted worldwide effort to monitor and understand what is happening with the ozone layer .
Almost 200 people were wounded, and rescuers said many of those probably will not survive because of lack of medical supplies. It was the first time a Russian jet was shot down over Syria since Russia launched its air campaign on Assad's behalf.
Wells Fargo Stock Sinks After Bank's Growth Restricted
Yellen had previously said she would step down from the Fed's Board of Governors after finishing her term as chair. Nine current board members including Chairman Betsy Duke were on the panel before the scandals began erupting.
First Lady visits children's hospital in Cincinnati
As they moved closer to the chopper, Trump placed his hand on her shoulder and then back before she got on board before him. Footage showing how Melania Trump left her husband in front of journalists with cameras has recently been released online.
Protests in Lebanon against Turkish Military Operation in Syria
They said they will not stay in Manbij. "I am sure that they do not want to face Turkey and Turkish armed forces", Bozdag stated. There have been numerous reports suggesting US Special Forces (SOF) teams use the insignia of Kurdish paramilitary groups.
Markram named South African one-day captain
The onus was on Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla to bat for a long period especially with an inexperienced middle order to follow. Markram has been identified as a potential future captain since he led South Africa to victory at the 2014 Under-19 World Cup.
Cell phones cause tumors in rats, says new research
Researchers also observed mice in radiation chambers seemed to have a higher risk of DNA damage or heart problems . EWG has been at the forefront of public interest organizations raising concerns about cellphone use and cancer.
NZ medal-less, Fiji triumph at inaugural Hamilton 7's
Flier Alasio Sovita Naduva scored a hattrick‚ which all had their genesis in some sublime handling and other-worldly passing. They could have gone further ahead early in the second half but made errors and Fiji scored, and then hit their straps.