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Did you know Genji once had a stealth assassination mode?

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Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan and lead designer Geoff Goodman have answered a variety of fan questions on every aspect of Overwatch in a recent video interview.

Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting information, ahead of the video itself:

  • Geoff Goodman regrets giving Genji his Double Jump passive ability as it’s extremely hard to balance around.
  • Creating a new hero is largely down to developing an extensive number of prototypes. As of now, ten prototypes have been archived as they didn’t make the cut.
  • Bastion went through ten different Ultimates during his development cycle before they finally settled on his Tank ability.
  • It took them one and a half years to get Genji right. He once had the ability to perch on the environment for stealth kills with his katana.
  • The e54 tag on Bastion is a nod to Jeff Kaplan’s step daughter, who used “e54” as her name on Minecraft as well as her Battletag.

You can watch the full video below:

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