Blizzard Gives Overwatch Car Wheels, Ruins Game Forever

Overwatch just broke one of its big design rules: Every car is a flying car. And in response, fans are deeming the game "unplayable".

From DarwinStreams

In a 2015 interview with the LA Times, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan explained that the rule came out of Titan, Blizzard's never-released MMORPG project. Titan's dev team had hard-banned flying cars. As Titan's successor, Overwatch, in contrast, would only include cars that fly. And that, the LA Times writes, is its "lone arbitrary rule".

Last week, Overwatch introduced a new PvE mode along with its "Uprising" event. I love it. But I didn't notice a crucial thing: There is a car that has wheels. Sure, the events of "Uprising" occur seven years before Overwatch, which itself takes place around 2076. But is seven years a large enough gap to justify this horrible transgression?

Athread on Battle.net declared that "THE NEW PVE MODE IS TOTALLY UNPLAYABLE!!" Some sample comments:

Inspired, DarwinStreams made a video illustrating the issue at hand:

The conversation continued over on Reddit, where Overwatch players exclaimed that "This is why I don't play Overwatch anymore... I already called my lawyer" and "This is absolutely shocking and I will probably stop playing until this issue is resolved."

It's good that us Overwatch fans can joke about our tendency to lose our shit over small tweaks to the game. It is good. But we also hope that this glaring error will get fixed immediately, or at least immediately after Soldier's ultimate attack is nerfed.


Comments

    I don't even play Overwatch and I am more offended by this design decision than I can explain. It is clearly a direct and personal betrayal against me personally.

      are you more or less offended by the Aussie stereotype running around with a Tire!

        Less offended...at least they gave him an Australian accent.

    Groan, gamers. Why would anyone ever bother to make anything creative these days?

    I guess I am different, I like wheels on my cyberpunky futuristic vehicles. Growing up with Akira (those motorcycle wheels) and Aliens (APC for the win), gives me an appreciation for mankind’s greatest invention I suppose.

    What next? some kind of robotic horse and kart? this madness must end!

    Isn't the new PVE event taking place at some point in the past? Perhaps this stone-age technology is the best that was available at the time.

    You're assuming those feels don't fold down into hover thingies like the upgraded Delorean in Back to the Future.

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