Blizzard’s Hearthstone and Overwatch are two of the most popular games on Twitch, the No. 1 game-streaming site in the world. Now, fans of those titles will have an easier time finding content that suits their needs.
Twitch is adding new search filters for each game. For Overwatch, you can look for streams for specific heroes. For Hearthstone, you can find ones for classes, game modes, player ranks, and number of wins. The features will be rolling out gradually throughout the day.
This is a great tool for fans of those games that want to watch other players so that they can learn. Want to be a better Hanzo in Overwatch? Now you can easily watch other players showing off the arrow-slinging assassin. Want to become a better Arena player in Hearthstone? You can do that, too.
Twitch previously introduced this filter feature for League of Legends, another popular game on the site.
“When we recently introduced metadata filtering options for one of our top esports games, we not only received positive reception from its fans, but demand from the greater community to have access to similar discovery tools for other titles,” said JT Gleason, director of integration success at Twitch, in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “Since Overwatch and Hearthstone are also among our most popular competitive games whose players take to Twitch to improve their skills by watching others play, we focused on how we can improve discovery for them. Our new metadata filters now make it easy to find more granular aspects of gameplay that previously required a lot more searching.”
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