Changements et nouveautés saison deux

Changements et nouveautés saison deux

Un paquet de nouvelles pour vous, héros!

Blizzard à la Gamescom, mise à jour du PTR, et vidéos mises en ligne par ce dernier, beaucoup des nouveautés sont sorties cette semaine.  On a déjà fait le tour sur certains éléments mais en voici d’autres !

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Clic sur le moineau de Bastion pour voir le nouveau court métrage de Blizzard 😉

Mise à jour des héros:

Général:
  • Les ultimes qui consument le compteur le feront plus vite dorénavant (0.25s au lieu d’1s)
  • réduit la taille des projectiles des héros
D.Va:
  • 1s au lieu de 0.5s avant le rechargement de la matrice défensive
Hanzo:
  • 30% au lieu de 40% de réduction de vitesse de déplacement lorsqu’il vise
  • augmentation de 30% de la vitesse maximum des projectiles
Mei:
  • Blizzard:
  •  Le projectile de l’ultime Blizzard traverse maintenant les barrières
  • le radius est augmenté de 10m au lieu de 8m
Ange:
  • le soin du caducée est augmenté de 20%
Genji:
  • Genji ne peut plus réinitialiser son saut à l’aide d’un mur
  • L’ultime est réduit à 6s
Mc Cree:
  • modification sur le drain du compteur d’ultime lors de son activation. Passe d’une réduction de 0.25s, donc plus systématiquement 50% s’il ne l’utilise pas.
Lucio:
  • La vitesse de déplacement procurée par son actif est réduit à 70% au lieu de 100%
Zenyatta:
  • l’orbe de discorde donne un bonus de dégâts de 30% sur la cible et plus 50%
  • Les dégâts de base passent de 40 à 46

 

Galerie des  héros:

Deux nouveaux skins pour Reinhardt font leur apparition, pour 1000 crédits.

Skin reinhardt reinhardt 2

Des emotes de rires ou pour s’asseoir sont proposées pour chacun des héros.

 

Nouvelles sur la saison deux:

Dans un précédent article, les rangs ont été cités et expliqués, voici l’icone correspondant à chaque rang.

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Et voici l’icone et le tag pour la saison deux, mettant en avant la carte route 66 cette fois !

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Pointe humoristique:

Blizzard apprécie les petites blagues tout autant que le respect d’autrui apparemment avec cette fonctionnalité, à savoir remplacer tout les messages « gg ez » marqués dans le tchat par de petites phrases « rigolotes ». Voici ces fameuses répliques:

  • Bonne, partie à tous. Bonne chance !
  • Bravo à tout le monde, quelle partie fantastique !
  • Ma maman dit toujours que c’est pas bien de sucer son pouce pour des gens de mon âge.
  • Bien joué Adversaires, je vous salue !
  • Ce fut un honneur de jouer avec vous. Merci à tous.
  • Bonne continuation
  • Je me sens tout petit… tout frêle… Quelqu’un veut bien me prendre dans ses bras ?
  • J’essaie d’être une personne plus respectueuse. C’est difficile, mais j’essaie, je vous jure.
  • Je devrais déjà être au dodo. Surtout ne dites rien à ma maman, d’accord ?

 

Si vous voulez connaitre avec exactitude la mise à jour présente sur le PTR voici la version anglaise, en attendant une traduction.

version complète anglaise

Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currrently available for testing on the PTR. While many of these changes will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and therefore will only reflect changes coming specifically to that platform.

PATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Competitive Play Season 2

We’ve made some big changes to Competitive Play in anticipation of the launch of Season 2 on September 6. The most noticeable change is the introduction of skill tiers, which we hope will better communicate players’ relative skill levels. Competitive Play will put a greater emphasis on skill tiers over specific ratings, and as such, a player’s tier will be more prominently displayed throughout the game. We’ve also switched the skill rating system to a 1-5000 scale to give players more detailed information about how each match affects their specific rating.

Sudden Death is also going away in Season 2. Instead, matches that are tied when the clock runs out end in a draw—though, it should be a rare occurrence. Because of this, we’ve made some changes to our game modes in Competitive Play to help reduce the chance that a draw will occur.

We’ve also made a few minor adjustments to leaver penalties, the top 500 system, and the competitive point system. Read on below to learn more!

GENERAL UPDATES

General

When activating the « Ultimate Status » communication, Symmetra now reports the number of charges left on her teleporter
When activating the « Needs healing » communication while targeting a teammate, Ana, Lúcio, Mercy, and Zenyatta will now tell allies to group up to receive healing. A marker will appear above the player’s head, allowing teammates to locate the healer more quickly
Added Torbjörn as an AI-controlled hero in Practice vs. AI, Play vs. AI, and Custom Game modes
Sit and laugh emotes are now unlockable for all heroes

Competitive Play

Skill rating is now measured on a 1-5000 scale instead of the former 1-100 scale

Skill Rating Tiers

Players will now be assigned to a tier, depending on their skill rating

Bronze – 1-1499
Silver – 1500-1999
Gold – 2000-2499
Platinum – 2500-2999
Diamond – 3000-3499
Master – 3500-3999
Grandmaster – 4000-5000

In Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond tiers, a player will not drop out of their tier even if their skill rating falls below the cutoff

In Master and Grandmaster tiers, a player whose skill rating falls below the tier’s minimum
Skill Rating Decay

Players in Diamond, Master, and Grandmaster tiers that haven’t participated in a competitive match for 7 days will lose skill rating

Players with a skill rating above 3000 (Diamond tier or higher) will lose 50 rating points every 24 hours, but their rating will not fall below 3000

Competing in a single match will halt skill rating decay

Players that haven’t participated in a competitive match for 7 days will immediately drop out of the top 500

Map Changes

Several refinements have been made to the time bank system for Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, and Volskaya Industries

The time bank system has been added to Dorado, Hollywood, King’s Row, Numbani, Route 66, and Watchpoint: Gibraltar

Time granted for taking objectives on Dorado, Hanamura, Hollywood, King’s Row, Numbani, Route 66, Temple of Anubis, Volskaya Industries, and Watchpoint: Gibraltar has been reduced from 5 minutes to 4

Competitive Points

Existing competitive points saved from Season 1 will be multiplied by 10

After winning a competitive match, players will now receive 10 competitive points (instead of 1)

Players will now receive 3 competitive points for a draw

The cost of golden weapons has also been multipled by 10 from 300 to 3000

A soft cap is being placed on the number of competitive points that can be saved

Players with more than 6000 points at the start of season 2 will no longer accrue points by playing competitive matches

End-of-season rewards will still be granted to players at the soft cap

Instead of going into sudden death, tied competitive matches will now result in a draw (click here to learn more)

Players must now win at least 50 competitive matches to be eligible for a spot in the top 500

Players must now complete more matches to clear their penalty status for leaving a competitive match early

Players of drastically different skill ratings (more than 500) will no longer be able to group together in competitive matches

HERO BALANCE UPDATES

General

Ultimates that consume the ultimate meter when activated will now drain the meter more quickly (.25 second instead of 1 second)
Reverted a recent change to reduce size of heroes’ projectiles

Developer Comments: Altering the size of projectiles in flight had too many unintended side effects to keep in the game, at least in its current form. We will continue watching this and make additional changes if necessary.

D.Va

Defense Matrix

After being activated, Defense Matrix will begin regenerating following a 1-second delay (formerly .5 seconds)

Developer Comments:Defense Matrix was too efficient when tapped repeatedly, instead of being held. Now, the recovery delay matches the ability cooldown.

Hanzo

Hanzo will now experience a 30% decrease in speed while aiming (formerly 40%)
Maximum projectile speed has been increased by 30%

Developer Comments:Hanzo has the potential to deal a lot of damage, but he can feel really inconsistent, even at a medium distance. By increasing the projectile speed, we’re extending his reliable range, making it easier to land shots without having to perfectly predict enemy movement.

Mei

Blizzard

The Blizzard projectile now pierces barriers
Radius has been increased from 8 meters to 10 meters

Developer Comments:Mei has an interesting toolkit, but her ultimate often felt like it was too difficult to use effectively. Consequently, it felt weak compared to many other ultimate abilities. The freeze effect has been piercing barriers for some time now, but the projectile would still be blocked. Now, you can throw it down exactly where you want it, so it’s much easier to utilize the full radius effectively.

McCree

Deadeye

Now drains over a .25-second period (instead of displaying a 50% reduction on the ultimate meter when activated and 0% when confirmed)

Developer Comments:If players managed to counter or avoid McCree’s ultimate, it would often regenerate very quickly since only half of the ultimate charge was spent. Now, this ultimate works like every other ultimate that has a duration.

Mercy

Caduceus Staff

Healing Beam
Healing-per-second has been increased by 20%

Resurrect
Resurrected allies will be able to maneuver after 2.25 seconds (reduced from 3 seconds)

Developer Comments:Resurrection now allows teammates to jump back into the fight more quickly, which should help Mercy survive after activating her ultimate. Mercy’s healing is also getting a boost to solidify her role as a strong, single-target healer.

Genji

Double jump no longer resets when wall climbing

Dash

No longer deals damage to traps like Widowmaker’s Venom Mine or Junkrat’s Steel Trap
No longer bypasses Junkrat’s Steel Trap

Swift Strike
No longer interrupts quick melee attacks

Dragonblade
Duration of Genji’s ultimate has been reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds

Developer Comments:Genji was a little too difficult to pin down, and these changes will balance his speed. Swift Strike no longer cancels the recovery time from a quick melee attack, so players will no longer be able to get a free melee attack before using Swift Strike. Lastly, Dragonblade’s duration was long enough that it often felt too difficult to reasonably counter.

Lúcio

Amp It Up

The boosting of movement speed has been decreased by 30% (from a 100% increase to a 70% increase)

Developer Comments:Thanks to Lúcio’s speed increase, he was almost a must pick in every lineup.

Roadhog

Chain Hook

If the hooked target isn’t in Roadhog’s line of sight when retracting the hook, they will be moved back to the position where they were originally hooked

Developer Comments:This change means that hooked targets will be less likely to slide along walls, potentially ending up in an odd place after they’ve been reeled in.

Zenyatta

Orb of Discord

The amount of damage amplified by a target with Orb of Discord has been decreased from 50% to 30%

Orb of Destruction

Damage has been increased from 40 to 46

Developer Comments:Zenyatta is in a far better place since the last update, but the strength of Orb of Discord has turned him into an almost mandatory pick. These changes reduce Orb of Discord’s effectiveness, but his damage-dealing potential has been increased. The amount of damage that he delivers should feel largely unaffected by the change.

MAP BALANCE CHANGES

Watchpoint: Gibraltar

Watchpoint: Gibraltar’s first checkpoint has been removed

Developer Comments: The balance changes that were implemented in previous patches have eliminated the need for Watchpoint: Gibraltar to have an extra checkpoint.

USER INTERFACE UPDATES

General

A new « Allied Health Bars » option has been added (Options > Controls)
Contextual menus have been added on the hero selection screen, giving players the ability to report or group up with other players
Matchmaking UI is now purple in the Competitive Play queue
Made several minor adjustments to typography in the Spectator UI

BUG FIXES

General

Fixed a bug that allowed the kill participation metric to go above 100 percent

Fixed a bug in the Custom Game settings preventing the Ability Cooldown modifier from affecting Ana

Fixed a bug that caused heroes to die when first spawned in a custom game if Health and Damage modifiers were used simultaneously

Fixed a bug preventing the hero list in Custom Game settings from being organized alphabetically

The spectate option now becomes unavailable (the button will be greyed out) when all spectator slots have been filled in a Custom Game lobby

Fixed an issue causing in-game statistics to run off the edge of the screen in 16:10 aspect ratio

AI

Fixed a bug that caused Bastion to become stuck, continuously healing himself in the spawn area

Heroes

Appropriate sound effects now play when Ana shoots barriers, shields, and armor

D.Va no longer communicates her ultimate status for Self-Destruct while charging her Call Mech ultimate

Hanzo’s Spirit Dragon voice line now plays when using his Okami and Lone Wolf skins

Fixed various issues with Junkrat’s emote and highlight animations

Fixed an issue causing Mei’s Ice Wall to push herself to the side when cast at her feet

Fixed a bug preventing Mei’s Ice Wall from being destroyed by a moving payload

Fixed a bug that prevented Mei’s Ice Wall from appearing at the target location when cast

Fixed a bug allowing Reaper to reach unintended map locations using Shadow Step

Fixed a bug causing Reinhardt’s shield to jitter when turning in third person

Fixed an issue that prevented Roadhog’s chain from displaying correctly in some situations

Fixed several issues with Symmetra’s emotes and highlight intros

The scarf on Tracer’s Slipstream skin is no longer stiff in the Hurdle highlight intro

Fixed a bug preventing overtime from being triggered while Zenyatta is using Transcendence

The names of Tracer’s Sprinter and Track and Field skins now display correctly

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