Overwatch PTR Adds Highly Useful “Mark All as Seen” Feature

The days of being forced to endure a littered hero gallery or spending time to clean up its messy notifications are finally numbered for Overwatch.

Earlier today, the Public Test Region (PTR) was updated to add a “Mark All as Seen” feature for the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) portion of the community. Players can now wipe clean their hero galleries with a single click at will.

Previously, players had to open up every single hero to look at each new cosmetic item added to the inventory. Those who chose to not indulge in the cumbersome manual process had to keep seeing all heroes in the gallery holding shiny “New” signposts as indicators. This was also not a one-time thing. Opening a single loot box would give multiple heroes multiple new cosmetic items, forcing players to clean up again. The problem has now been thankfully resolved with the new button.

Requests for the feature, much like the “Mark All as Read” functionality in our email inboxes, had been piling up for months. Blizzard has shown once again that it is always listening to feedback. Whether the requests are for something menial or major, the developer will eventually come around to addressing them at some point.

There is no word on when the new feature will hit the live servers for Overwatch. Provided that everything goes fine, we should be wiping our hero gallery clean very, very soon.

Overwatch was recognized as “Esports Game of the Year” at the Golden Joystick Awards 2017 on the weekend. Lunatic-Hai, currently operating under the name of Seoul Dynasty in the Overwatch League, won the “Esports Team of the Year” award. In addition, Brady “Agilities” Girardi from the Overwatch team LA Valiant secured the “Esports Play of the Year” award.

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