Overwatch’s Highlight System and Loot Boxes See Changes

Overwatch players will see some major changes in the near future, like a reduction in duplicates from boxes, and the ability to save highlights.

on June 23, 2017 1:47 PM

In a video posted to YouTube, developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment announced that huge, and highly sought-after changes will be coming to two features in their hit game Overwatch. 

First off, Blizzard has addressed a problem where shutting down your PC or console could result in a loss of your top five highlights. Now, these highlights will always be available to view for the next 24 hours. If you made a play that you feel was amazing, and you want the game to record it, all you have to do is press the new capture key, which will then save that scene. You’ll then have to finish the match. However, once you do that, you’ll be able to view your saved scene in the Highlights section. The developer says that you’ll be able to save up to 32 of these bookmarks at a time. If you want to save any more, you’ll have the option to export any of the videos to either the PlayStation media player, or the Xbox media player. For PC players, you’ll be able to save these to a folder, and, if you happen to be playing on a low setting, you’ll be able to increase the resolution of your video all the way to 4K at 60 frames-per-second.

Blizzard has also made a small, but major change to how the loot boxes function. The amount of duplicates players will receive has been drastically reduced. This doesn’t mean you won’t receive any duplicates at all, but the developer says it hopes this will increase enjoyment for reoccurring players. In addition, you’ll also receive more credits from each box opening.

Blizzard says that these new features are available to try right now if you’re on PC, via the Public Testing Region, and that it should be launching soon for everyone else.

If you’d like to check out the full video for yourself, you can do so at the end of this article.

Recently, the Horizon Lunar Colony map, and two new skins were made available to everyone, after being released in the Public Testing Region a month ago.

Overwatch was originally released on May 24th, 2016, and is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Tanner Pierce is a Staff Writer at DualShockers.com. When he isn't writing, he is pursuing a major in Journalism at the University of Central Florida.