The latest Overwatch patch brings in a new way to prevent draws while also making matches end much quicker than before. For this reason, the new feature prevents matches from dragging out longer than they need to be.
The End Of Draws In Overwatch?
One common factor that most fans could agree on was the insane amount of draws that came from assault maps like the Temple of Anubis or Volskaya Industries. Here, players would often dread that they would have to waste more time and effort for only both parties to not gain anything in return. Luckily, Blizzard has been listening to players and devised a new system that would hopefully put an end to those kinds of situations.
According to VG247, a new patch has just arrived on the Public Test Realms (PTR) that not only gave Lucio some major changes but also a new tracking system for competitive play. This time, instead of having to fully capture a point to win, players are competing for the progress time in capturing the objective. Because of this, whichever team took the largest portion on the point ultimately wins the game.
Feature Allows For Extremely Quick Competitive Matches
This seemingly works well as even if neither team manages to capture even one objective, there will still be a decided winner. However, some players have been wondering how it would work if the first attacking team does not even manage to get on the point during the first round. PVP Live reports that the match could end within seconds for the second attacking team, as they would simply need to touch the objective with no enemies on the point.
Similarly, a Sombra could easily sneak behind enemy lines and jump to the point, which would result in a very quick match. The only option the defending team has to end the game in a draw is to make sure one or two players stay on the point at all times. While this might seem extremely convenient, some netizens have been expressing their concerns about how unfair it is for the team who was not able to capture even one percent of the map.
As of now, Blizzard has yet to address these concerns from various fans. Even so, it still seems fitting for the second attacking team to get such a '"rewarding" opportunity as they had properly defended the opposing team during the first round. Those who want to play Overwatch can get a copy for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.