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Overwatch update: no more duplicates

Published: 19:59, 22 June 2017

Blizzard recently released a new patch into the wild that is PTR. The patch should decrease the number of duplicates and increase the amount of credits players receive. Also, you can now capture 12 second highlights in high resolution.

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan provided additional information on the latest update that is currently in PTR. First off, we have the Loot Boxes. The latest patch will do two things.

Number one: the amount of duplicates players receive will be "drastically" reduced. And that's the word Jeff used. Secondly, as the number of duplicates goes down, the overall amount of credits players receive from loot boxes will increase. 

In order to test this part of the update, "all players who log in to the PTR this patch cycle will receive five (5) PTR Loot Boxes. These are standard loot boxes that will only be available on the PTR. Any items earned from loot boxes or unlocked via credits on the PTR will not transfer over to your live account".

Blizzard Overwatch - The Golden Loot Box Overwatch - The Golden Loot Box

Next up, the highlights system. This one received more than a couple major updates: The game itself will generate highlights and lay them out for your viewing pleasure in the "Today's Top 5" category. The auto-generated highlights will be available for 24 hours, or "until the game client is patched, whichever happens first". 

In addition to these highlights, you'll also be able to capture your own. Options menu under "Request Highlight." will enable you to assign the capture mechanic to a certain button.

These highlights will represent a 12 second long snippets of footage, and be saved in under a new section called "Recently Captured". They will hang around until the game client is patched. You can store up to 36 of the recently captured highlights.

Blizzard Tracer at a rally, looking up at Mondatta Overwatch - Tracer

After you've made the highlights videos, you can export them as a video file to their gaming platform’s designated media library or directory.

Even better, PC players whose gaming rigs don't meet Overwatch's standards and in turn can't deliver high resolution action, can set the options to capture the desired video in 4K at 60 FPS for Windows 8 or higher operating systems, and up to 1080p on Windows 7.

Be warned though, a better quality video file is also superior in size. For the news on the latest map to become a part of Overwatch, go . For more details, go .

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