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Developer Update | Let's Talk Netcode | Overwatch

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Published on Apr 4, 2016

In this Developer Update, lead engineer Tim Ford and senior engineer Philip Orwig discuss netcode in Overwatch. ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence.

Topics include the team's core programming values, current techniques and known issues, and upcoming improvements based on player feedback.

0:22 - Why the team hasn't talked about or approach the topic of netcode just yet
1:01 - Explanation of the team's core values re: netcode in Overwatch
2:19 - What techniques the game currently uses to achieve the "responsiveness" core value
4:40 - What techniques the game currently uses to achieve the "favor the shooter" core value
9:42 - Exceptions to "favor the shooter" core value
11:47 - A variety of upcoming changes being made as a direct result of player feedback, and how they interface with our core values
15:35 - Details about an upcoming change to Custom Games, allowing players to increase their update rate to 60hz


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