Overwatch Replays Announced by Blizzard
It’s hard not to be impressed with Blizzard’s recent string of releases and Overwatch-related accomplishments. The sophomore Overwatch League season knocked it out of the park, Blizzard just released the Overwatch Workshop, and they also just shipped a huge patch filled with cosmetic goodies. What’s next, one might wonder? Fortunately, we didn’t have to wait for long in order to find out seeing how Blizzard just announced Overwatch replays!
In short, Overwatch replays is a feature that will allow you to “see your games from a new perspective.”
In a nutshell, it’s a pretty simple replay tool, but no one’s complaining seeing how players have been clamoring for this feature ever since the game’s release! You’ll be able to watch your previous matches in any way you like — from any vantage point you choose. So you can go for a first-person or third-person point of view, or watch the action unfold from a bird’s-eye perspective. You can slow down or speed things up if you’re itching to see a key moment play out, and also disable the in-game HUD in order to better immerse yourself in the action.
You can access Replays from your profile under the “Replays” tab. Your ten most recent matches (regardless of game mode, excluding the Tutorial and Practice Range) will show up and be available for the duration of the patch. Much like in League of Legends, your replays will automatically reset once Blizzard ships a new patch, so make sure to download and record anything you need before it’s too late!
Finally, this looks like an exceptional tool that will aid both Overwatch professionals/analysts as well as casual players. Watching things unfold from a new and different perspective can be an integral tool in any learning process. You can also expect Overwatch highlight reels to be a lot cooler going forward seeing how content creators will be able to better highlight their plays.
For a more detailed look into Overwatch replays, you can click here and to go to Blizzard’s official announcement post.
Overwatch replays are currently available for testing on the Overwatch Public Test Realm (PTR), and they’re going to be hitting live servers in a matter of weeks. If you’re a console gamer — don’t fret! Replays will be coming to consoles as well, albeit a bit later.