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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