Developer Update | Happy Year of the Dog! | Overwatch

Published on Feb 7, 2018
Overwatch’s Lunar New Year celebration returns February 8!
ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence.
Join game director Jeff Kaplan as he talks about what to expect from this year’s festivities-including a new Capture the Flag competitive mode, new Capture the Flag map, over 50 new seasonal items, and more.
0:27 - Jeff breaks down the new map Ayutthaya
1:17 - Updates to Capture the Flag explained
2:46 - Competitive Capture the Flag explained
3:34 - Jeff shares details on the new Lunar New Year skins
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  • I love dogs!!!!ll!!!!!!!!!!

  • ១៣៥៨ឲឲ០៤ឆ៦ឲ

  • Plz celebrate year of the pig

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  • Year of the Vietnam meal



  • Nerf moira!

  • Nerf moira!!!

  • Nerf mira!!!

  • Nerf mira!!!

  • Can you do an unlock(s) trader for people who want the stuff but have to wait? I like the idea and was thinking about it for a long time plsssssssss do it

  • Plz Buff Mercy!!#OldMercyBack

  • Can we please start having official end dates for the events? Here i think it's ending on the 5th from everything i have read and its a full day later and still going. So I had more time to play and get boxes including the box rewards from arcade yet now I have already spent credits to get what i needed. Can you please start giving official end dates and time or put a in-game timer in for events. This is something everyone wants.

  • When will it end?

  • A lot of people are traveling during the Winter Wonderland event too and you guys didn't extend that...

  • You just keep making this game greater and greater I'm so excited to see your next event.

  • what time is it there...? this should have more views lol

  • First heros I got good at were mercy and genji

  • Hey everyone anyone else having this issue ? Lately since Moira came out I have had a lot of input lag for no reason, my specs are i5 7600 overclocked to 4ghz and a 1050ti and cooler master 212 evo so I wouldn’t call those bad but since Moira has a lot of particles that is what that makes my game lag blizzard can you make something like a settings called particle you can turn down to low or something? Pls

  • Jeff kaplan please bring us the old mercy

  • hey i'm year of the dog


  • i can't wait for people to be complaining then jeff will change it to appease that person but making the other crowd angry at him

  • That Widow skin is on fire! The visor looks *perfect* with the dress.

    • i didnt even notice the visor since it blended in so well. :)


  • "Hello this is Jeff from the overwatch team" Mercy mains: please not again a nerf... please... "Today, i'm here to say, everybody will be happy, bastion is deleted of the game ! Mercy mains: YES ! THAT'S NOT FOR ME !

  • I used to love playing overwatch i got bored after i hit level 300 uh it was good while it lasted

  • LoL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>OW

  • Dinoflask I'm waiting...

  • Jesus Christ is my Lord! Who is your Lord? Don't respond back, just ask yourself that question. The King is coming, please wake up!!! God bless you and your family!

  • Can bastion please have golden gun in tank mode

  • Cancer!

  • Hey guys, so I have a question and a suggestion. On competitive, why is our starting SR based on our last SR for the previous season? I mean I haven't played competitive really in the last 3 seasons because I was trying to improve and widen my hero pool because OW is my first fps and I really suck so I was trying to get better, and when I won most of my placements and really did well in the games I still end up in bronze because of my last performance last season. To me it just seems kind of unfair because the system doesn't take into account how much you've grown in the off-season and just bases your SR on the last season. So why can't we all start fresh or at least not hold us down to only the previous SR and try to compare our performance to those higher ranked players? That's just my thoughts on it tho.

  • I wished they did something about leaver in mid competitive games, also when we take the point/flag after a team wipe really quickly the enemy team leaves the game.

  • I’m mad cuz I interrupted. A ultimate and I didn’t get the achievement

  • Puts on vid: ohhhhhhhhhh Jeff my senpai....

  • But lucio is allowed speed boost

  • Jeff can you buff genji because you keep releasing counters for genji please

  • As d

  • your reporting system is trash! i was banned for being afk and intentionally making my team lose! total rubbish! team mates report me for playing characters that are not meta! total rubbish game if i can only play a few of the characters!!!!! uninstalled trash game!!!!

  • i have just been banned for no reason! your reporting system is stupid, i want my money back now! i never want to play a single blizzard game again! uninstalled trash game!

  • Kind of ironic how china celebrates a year of dogs when they eat them

  • Plz Nerf moria she's so op and her range like dang

  • Jeff why doesn't Lucio's green aura drop the flag? CTF has become a Lucio face-off. The presence of Lucio now dictates team make-up.

  • Wow I like this map I’m Thai people ขอบคุณนะครับ

  • Just remove mercy. She had been nerfed so really bad

  • i'm glad you fixed so many characters! especially when you're being chased by a Mei, and you get to high ground, but now her ice block is a personal elevator!! :)))

  • Who else watched the whole thing but won't even be participating???

  • That explains when I played reinhardt on capture the flag I dropped it lol

  • Thank yooooooooooooouuuuu🐉 but I really want D.Va skin called black cat please? :D

  • I'm a dog.

  • summetra is op for ctf

  • Cool cool ! :D

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  • When does it end?

  • FFS, seriously, WHO is discontent with DRAWS ??? "Darn we didn't win. Oh well at least we didn't lose"

    • I dislike draws more, actually. Unless my team gets completely rolled because of incompetent teammates of course, but a fair and closely played loss is better than ending in a draw

  • "I was totally kidding about them being least played by the way" ->Competitive pick rate of this week in grandmaster: 1°Moira with 10.64% 2°D.Va with 10.07% ... ... ... 16° Mercy with 3.04% yeah Mercy is one of your "least played heroes" now.

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  • What's the point of the placement matches in comp ctf

  • plz give me some thing like images , concept or some piece ...... it make more interesting than only look the face of director Jeff Kaplan so boring

  • Jeff you liar, you said there would be a new TRACER skin. But NO!! *Crying inside

  • i want legendarys

  • A new legendary skin for mercy won't fix the shitstorm blizzard did with the character

  • Next will be year of the *_g o d z i l l a_*

  • Came here to say, your game is dying. Good job Blizzard.

  • Capture the flag is all garbage jeff you didn't fix anything

  • Man are they just gonna just keep having competitive arcade game modes.

  • Cheeky nandos with the mandem

  • I’ve noticed people talking about changing Mercy. Mercy is a strong support character that can be used in competitive play and I am one of many who like her character the way it is. So please don’t change Mercy. On another note I think Widowmaker is over shadowed by Hanzo, some ideas that I had in mind was to allow Widowmaker to use her grappling hook to hang on walls and ceilings without a ledge like a spider. And to remove the bullet trail animation when she shoots becouse no other sniper has a bullet trail and this gives away her location. Do any of you agree with these ideas?

  • in not happy with with the certain abilities drop flag change

  • the restricted ability is a load of rubbish lucio still has his speed boost and IS WAY WAY ............................................................... overpowered. Very few heroes can keep up with hem especially when he wall rides. PLEASE PLEASE add this to the restricted ability's list

    • Absolutely, they need to do something about this. Otherwise I think everyone is fine

  • Cosplay fuel

  • When do we get the year of a new lead game developer so things will actually improve rather than just throwing skins at people to divert them away from the real issues? It is not only insulting but a pathetic way to run your game development. How about this year is The year of No Kaplan. And nice work releasing a totally unoriginal idea with capture the flag, care to clone any other 90's games you worthless no talent trash. Jesus christ all the power of blizzard behind you lots of young fresh minds to steal from and this is the best you came up with. God you must be good with your mouth to keep your job you no talent fake.

  • Hello everyone, this is Overwatch from the Jeff Team.

  • So the next champion is Thai?

  • You are doing well to avoid steal mates during matches. Looking at you TEAM FORTRESS 2, 2FORT and TURBINE.

  • can you give me the genji skin jeff pls i love u

  • I love bedtime stories from Jef


  • whats the next one, year of the rabbit

  • Ye u were totally right about mercy , having a useless ult makes her pick rate low for sure . Srsly check these comments for once and buff her . I cant wait to see her buffed as she was one of my mains and still is but the team blames me for picking up mercy so thats the reason i cant play her much in comps . Pls pls buff her soon . U already know she is underpowered .

  • Wonder what Dinoflask will do with a sound clip of Jeff saying "dog."

  • I wish they’d fix mercy, I don’t really enjoy using her now because her cast time is so slow and she’s one of my mains. It’s hard to enjoy a game when your favorite character is not fun to play as

  • I’ve got an idea for hanzo. Instead of scatter arrow he could have like 4 arrows in his quiver and use it kind of like a shot gun. The dps would be kind of weird but I think it should be able to do 180 dps if all the arrows land ( meaning that each arrow does about 40 damage). Just a thought. It would also take more skill to use in close quarter fights

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  • 2:34 rare for games to go to sudden death lol. Who play tests this coz 10 placement matches 8 gone to sudden death

    • Yeah think probably 7 or 8 of mine did. A few games, nobody really even tried to capture it until Sudden Death

  • SALE!

  • Did any one hear "have new highlights for the heroes coming." He said heroes and not just hero 27.

  • And?

  • People still play over watch?

  • Can you and the OW team do a swedish map?

  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE change Mcree’s roll ability into say an ability where he rides a horse or change it into a better movement ability

  • Comes here after trying to figure out why tracer doesn’t work on CTF anymore. My heart hurts

  • If you wanna nerf mercy, you may as well put back the 5 player resurrect back on at least for her Valkyrie while still taking the few seconds to rez. Or increase damage on her gun. For Ana, make her healing ability to be able to keep healing slowly when thrown at allies. Or decrease skill regeneration. Add more damage to Lucio, or add more healing to either the heal up ability or the Crossfade continuous heals. Or actually add full life along with overshield when sound barrier is activated.

  • Which hero's from Thailand?

  • Papa jeffi is moisty

  • dear jeff please add a 12 v12 costom mode/camemode with a cool open map


  • "Really cool highlight into" Understatement of the year, Jeff. That's the coolest highlight intro since launch.

  • Ayeeeee I'm from thailand