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The Overwatch 2 PvP beta is over. For gamers, meaning ready till the following beta to leap again into the game. For the group at Blizzard, it means kicking off a complete new part of improvement: knowledge assortment and response. Sojourn, Ana, and Orisa have been the most-used characters within the beta, which implies Blizzard will probably be trying not solely at why they have been so well-liked, but additionally at what could be executed to even out the taking part in subject.
Blizzard shared its beta evaluation charts in a weblog submit, and there’s rather a lot to be taught from the alternative ways it introduced the information. The first (pictured under) is an unweighted hero utilization chart which seems to be at how typically a sure character was used. While Sojourn began out fairly excessive, her utilization decreased over time. Ana, then again, dominates the chart. This is true of Overwatch as properly, as she’s a standard choose within the first game.
The weighted hero utilization chart (pictured under once more) is where we see Sojourn and Orisa higher highlighted — this graph compares utilization with different heroes in the identical class. Both of their high ranks make sense. Sojourn is a brand new character, so studying her methods and counters was a objective for a lot of beta gamers. The dropoff is explainable too, since gamers doubtless returned to their mains after giving Sojourn a go. As for Orisa, the robotic guardian was reworked for Overwatch 2, resulting in the identical want to check out what’s virtually one other new character.
So what does all of this imply for the way forward for Overwatch 2? Generally talking, multiplayer builders need an excellent unfold of character picks of their video games. In Ana’s case, it might imply nerfing her skills in order that she’s not chosen so typically. Looking on the dip in Sojourn curiosity, there could possibly be methods to buff the brand new hero to maintain gamers longer.
In any case, the following Overwatch 2 occasion is about for June. Blizzard mentioned we’ll be taught extra about “the next phase of testing” then. We’re nonetheless ready for a ultimate launch date too.