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News > OverwatchJun 22, 2017 1:00 pm CT

Improvements to Highlights and Loot Boxes on the way to Overwatch

Overwatch players have been asking for a way to save Highlights from matches, and change is on its way. In the latest Developer Update, Jeff Kaplan covers the new features of the evolved Highlights feature, coming soon to Overwatch. The game will still continue to gather highlights as you play, and suggest top highlights for you. But in the new system, those highlights will always be there for your review for 24 hours following the match. This allows players to log off and come back to highlights later, if they need to.

That’s all well and good, but what about those moments the game might not pick up? Introducing a new feature — Recently Captured. With this feature, players can push a hotkey to capture a moment the second after it’s completed. Following the game, you’ll see the standard five highlights the game chooses for you. But now you’ll also see anything you capture during the match as well. You can save up to 32 of these captures to do with as you please. Once you hit 32, you’ll need to clear some out — which will be easier with the new Recording Highlight feature. This feature allows you to save your highlight to a video file. And if you’re running on a PC that doesn’t have optimal settings, that’s okay too! Recording Highlight will let you choose the quality and framerate of your highlight, regardless of the video quality when you play.

If Highlights aren’t your thing, but Loot Boxes are, there are improvements coming to that aspect of the game as well. The rate of duplicate items is going to be drastically reduced, and the amount of credits you get, greatly increased. Ideally, players will still get the same amount of credits, but less duplicate items overall. Check out the full developer update below for more, and be sure to hit the PTR to test the new Highlights feature in action.

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