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Yesterday, we brought you word of fresh controversy from the world of Overwatch 2. Aaron Keller, the director of the contentious team-based hero shooter, announced changes for Season 9 that would lessen players' "reliance on teammates" and implement passive healing for all.

Today, Keller has walked things back in a statement on Twitter, no doubt in response to vociferous fan outcry. The developer explained that "it was a mistake to talk about this lone change out of context" and that the implementation will be "part of a much bigger set coming to Season 9".

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Overwatch 2 has seemingly been on the back foot since the original game was shuttered in favour of the sequel in late 2022, drawing monstrous numbers initially but plagued by rampant DDOS attacks and review bombing campaigns.

What do you think is the right path forward for the game? Indeed, a team-based shooter should focus more on the "team" aspect and self-healing of any kind discourages that. Still, what Blizzard does to offset that remains to be seen. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

[source twitter.com]