"I don’t get paid for this, figure it out Blizzard": Players bash Blizzard for releasing untested patches in Overwatch 2

Fans are unhappy with the recent patch that nerfed Sigma in Overwatch 2,  untested patches in Overwatch 2
Fans are unhappy with the recent patch that nerfed Sigma in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Players are bashing Blizzard for releasing untested patches in Overwatch 2. The game recently received a patch where Tank Heroes Sigma and Roadhog got several nerfs, following an update where both were buffed. The most significant change in this update was the modification to Sigma's ultimate ability, Gravitic Flux.

Users expressed disappointment when Sigma's enhancement to lift enemies, even if not in his line of sight, was removed soon after the update. Fans feel that they are being used as testers for experimental features in the game. The patch received mixed reactions from players in an X post from @OWCavalry, with most players stating their resentment for the recent nerfs.

Frequent nerfs are problematic for players (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Frequent nerfs are problematic for players (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

According to a user named @MrGhOstDa2nd on X, players should not be given experimental content. The user also stated that he is not getting compensated for testing new features. Frequent changes or nerfs are often received negatively by players as it becomes problematic for them to adjust to the new meta. The user further criticized the developer for not testing the characters themselves before releasing them into the game.

Untested patches in Overwatch 2 affect the game's competitive nature (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Untested patches in Overwatch 2 affect the game's competitive nature (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Another user, @Censoredwashere, stated how untested patches in Overwatch 2 affect the game's competitive nature. Players who grind ranked mode often try to stick to one particular character and polish their skills with that. The learning curve is affected by a sudden change in the Hero meta as it is unknown which character might receive a nerf or buff.

Another user @b4rb1ana further explained the issue and said:

"Fr especially if it affects your comp games. who knows how many people were supposed to rank up or win games but they use us as play test"
Player feedback is crucial for improving the game (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Player feedback is crucial for improving the game (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Another user, @DanielBirkett_, mentioned that developers did the right thing by introducing untested patches in Overwatch 2. They stated that the feedback received from the community will be used to improve the game. The user also supported the developers in nerfing Sigma's Ultimate after receiving similar reviews from players.

Another user, @Domane241, further explained this statement and said:

"Bro how else do you want to massively test something? They tried the test server back in ow1 and no one played it so this the only way"
Players demand an experimental mode in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Players demand an experimental mode in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

A user named @chkensammich mentioned that the developers at Blizzard should add an experimental mode to the game. This mode could allow players to experience new and unreleased features without affecting others. This would also increase player engagement and provide necessary feedback for any nerfs or changes for characters.

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Players were outraged as Blizzard released untested patches in Overwatch 2

Taking account of reactions, players were displeased with how the untested patches in Overwatch 2 affected the game's balance by making uncertain changes in character abilities and then reverting them at short notice, also causing problems for casual players as well as ranked enthusiasts.

Players felt that Blizzard could improve their communication regarding the changes made and the reasoning behind them. They also demanded an experimental game mode in Overwatch 2 that would introduce new features without disrupting the flow of other game modes in general.

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