No matter how Overwatch Players may now be feeling about hero changes such as Mercy, Symmetra, Orisa, etc. Overwatch 2In the ongoing beta version of, one of Blizzard’s rework, the game’s New York City-inspired map bench should be respected.
Bench for players to pass by Overwatch 2The version of Grand Central Terminal is a fairly simple set dresser, but based on player feedback, it has changed from the first beta version of the game. According to the game’s narrative designer, these benches now represent a hopeful future for Overwatch fiction.
Overwatch fans earlier this month ClearTogether pointed out a problem with the game’s New York benchAs seen in previous beta versions Overwatch 2Imitate the style of Hostile architecture It is designed to discourage and limit homeless people from sleeping on them.
I’ve been thinking about this since the beta, so no one else has it, so I’m going to say that …
The anti-homeless architecture of the benches in Midtown is very confusing to me. Such benches are specially designed to make the homeless miserable. pic.twitter.com/jXyddzRgyR
— ClearTogether️ (@ClearTogether) June 6, 2022
(Although these types of benches are common at New York City subway stations, most of the actual Grand Central bench seats in Manhattan have been removed.)
However, as Clear Together pointed out in a tweet on Wednesday, these benches have since been updated. Overwatch 2Current beta version of. Blizzard clearly paid attention to and responded to the criticism. “This was great feedback.” Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie saidTwitter’s reply to Clear Together, Overwatch’s chief narrative designer and writer.
Jurgens-Fyhrie said the Overwatch narrative team said, “Early in the development of the map story, Overwatch’s NY decided to provide people with free and secure housing, part of which is in Map VO. Details are planned later. “
“‘What the world wants to be’ is a big part of our story developers,” said Jurgens-Fyhrie.
Blizzard has made adjustments Overwatch Previously, including before the release of the original game, we adjusted the sexual poses of the hero tracer in this way. Developers have also removed the names of actual Blizzard employees referenced in the game, pulled character skins inspired by professional Overwatch League players accused of sexual misconduct, and more. Changed in-game content for serious reasons.
Overwatch 2 Will be released in October as an original update OverwatchAnd you can play for free.