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‘Overwatch’ Map Editor? Possible, But Not Anytime Soon

Jeff Kaplan, game director of 'Overwatch,' has said that a map editor for the game is a possibility - but not so soon. The feature is in the game’s long-term road map however, so that's something to look forward to.

Video Games March 23, 2017

'Overwatch's' Robot Centaur Tank Hero Orisa Is Here: What Is She Capable Of?

'Overwatch' has got its newest hero in the form of Orisa. The tank-centaur was released for single-mode gameplay on March 21 and has many effective attacks and abilities to her name.

Video Games March 22, 2017

New 'Overwatch' PTR To Test Revamped Lucio: Are The Changes Good Or Bad?

Blizzard has released a new 'Overwatch' PTR update that introduces several changes and fixes, including a revamp for the skills of Lucio. Are the changes good or bad for players who main the roller-skating healer hero?

Video Games March 19, 2017

New 'Overwatch' Tank Hero Orisa To Launch On PC And Consoles On March 21

Orisa, the new omnic quadruped tank hero of 'Overwatch,' will launch into the main game for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 21. This gives players a week to prepare for her arrival.

Video Games March 14, 2017

Blizzard Will Start Banning 'Overwatch' Players Who Farm XP In Custom Games While Inactive

Players have abused the new Game Browser feature of 'Overwatch' to gain experience points while inactive. This has disappointed game director Jeff Kaplan, who has called out to the community to prevent such activity from becoming rampant.

Video Games March 10, 2017

Symmetra Of 'Overwatch' Confirmed To Be On The Autism Spectrum By Game Director's Letter To Player

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan revealed through a letter to a player that Symmetra has autism. Kaplan's letter confirmed speculations that started after 'A Better World' comic was released last year.

Video Games March 9, 2017

New 'Overwatch' Update Buffs Junkrat, Sombra, Winston, And Zenyatta: Nerfs Ana And Still PTR-Only Orisa

A new update to the 'Overwatch' PTR buffed Junkrat, Sombra, Winston, and Zenyatta while nerfing Ana and the new hero Orisa. The launch of Orisa into the main game and consoles has also been delayed.

Video Games March 7, 2017

Orisa Bug On 'Overwatch' PTR Makes Her Supercharger Ultimate Unstoppable: Here's How To Do It

Orisa, the newest hero for 'Overwatch,' is now available for players to try out in the game's Public Test Region. However, there is currently a bug affecting her Supercharger ultimate that makes the device unstoppable.

Video Games March 5, 2017

New 'Overwatch' Patch Overhauls Controversial Bastion: Friendly Robot Too Powerful, Nearly Unkillable

Blizzard has released the latest patch for its online shooter 'Overwatch.' Part of the patch changes is an overhaul of the Ironclad skill of hero Bastion.

Video Games March 4, 2017

'Overwatch' Tips And Tricks: A Guide On How To Play As Orisa, The New Tank Hero

Blizzard has unveiled Orisa, an omnic quadruped tank, as the 24th 'Overwatch' hero. Here is a guide on how to play as Orisa, who is now available on the game's PTR.

Video Games March 3, 2017

Meet The 24th 'Overwatch' Hero: Orisa, The Omnic Quadruped Tank Of Efi Oladele

Blizzard has unveiled Orisa, the omnic quadruped tank created by 11-year-old Efi Oladele, as the newest 'Overwatch' hero. Here is the lore and skills behind the character, who might be followed soon by Doomfist.

Video Games March 3, 2017

Bastion Buffs To Be Scaled Back: Is The 'Overwatch' Robot Overpowered, Or Are Players Just Overreacting?

Jeff Kaplan, the game director of 'Overwatch,' responded to the complaints against the seemingly overpowered Bastion. A nerf will soon be applied to Bastion's passive Ironclad skill, which should dial back the robot hero's survivability.

Video Games March 2, 2017

Overwatch Season 4: Hero Updates, Skill Rating Changes, Custom Game Browser, And More [Video]

'Overwatch' Season 4 is finally here and it brings a slew of neat changes and additions, taking competitive play to the next level. Here's what you need to know about the new hero updates, skill rating changes, and the new server browser.

Video Games March 1, 2017

New Blizzard Teaser Hints That New 'Overwatch' Hero Is Under Construction: What Do The Materials Mean?

Blizzard has released a new hint on the next 'Overwatch' character in the form of a list of materials by Efi Oladele. What do these materials mean, and when will the new character be revealed?

Video Games February 28, 2017

Overwatch Stars At 20th DICE Awards, Uncharted 4 Bags 4 Trophies

Fast-paced action game ‘Overwatch’ ran away with the Game of the Year Award during the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards on Feb. 23. ‘Overwatch’ took three more, tying with ‘Uncharted 4,’ which won four.

Video Games February 25, 2017

Blizzard Again Teases Next 'Overwatch' Hero: PTR Numbani Map Updated With Destroyed Airport, Missing Doomfist Gauntlet

Blizzard released another teaser for the next 'Overwatch' hero, this time in the form of an Atlas News report. The Numbani map in the PTR has also been updated to show a destroyed airport and a missing Doomfist gauntlet.

Video Games February 24, 2017

Blizzard Admits That 'Overwatch' Mexico Map Is Based On The Wrong Country

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan revealed that the Mexican map Dorado was based on another country. He blamed the mistake on lazy game developers who researched using Google Images.

Video Games February 23, 2017

Overwatch's 24th Hero Could Be An Omnic Spider Tank, Atlas News 'Interview' Suggests

Speculations of the 24th hero in 'Overwatch' are turning up here and there as an Atlas News interview featuring the 11-year-old inventor Efi Oladele makes rounds online, and it could be an Omnic spider tank.

Video Games February 22, 2017

Overwatch Heroes Get Turned Into Cats Again: See Your 'Purr-sonal' Favorite Heroes In A New Light [Video]

If you haven't seen the 'Overwatch' cast turned into cats, then you haven't seen anything yet. To get up to speed, here's the second video of the 'Katsuwatch' series that cat-ified the tank heroes.

Video Games February 20, 2017

Here Are 5 Games With Hot Valentine's Day Events, Why 'Overwatch' Has None

Here are five games with confirmed awesome Valentine's Day events. These are giving away costumes, items, pets and other merchandise as well as in-game events such as fireworks display and NPC popularity contest.

Video Games February 13, 2017

Bastion Almost Unkillable In The 'Overwatch' PTR: Was The Robot Hero Buffed Too Much?

In the latest patch for 'Overwatch' being tested in the Public Test Region, the buffs applied to Bastion are meant to improve his survivability. The development team may have gone overboard though, as the robot hero has become almost unkillable.

Video Games February 13, 2017

Is Doomfist Coming To 'Overwatch' Soon? Discovered Changes In Latest PTR Update Hint At New Character

The latest update to the Public Test Region of 'Overwatch' contained changes that hint at Doomfist soon arriving to the game. If it is true, hopefully, Terry Crews gets the part to voice the new hero.

Video Games February 9, 2017

Overwatch To Soon Launch Server Browser For Custom Games; Capture The Flag Mode Here To Stay

The upcoming patch for 'Overwatch' will introduce the Server Browser, which will allow players to create custom games and make Capture the Flag mode permanent. Bastion will also be receiving huge buffs in the update.

Video Games February 8, 2017

Banning Alternative Controllers For Console 'Overwatch' Will Prevent Gamers With Disabilities From Playing

Jeff Kaplan, the game director for 'Overwatch,' has previously called for the restriction on consoles of input conversion devices, including keyboard and mouse controllers. However, such a move would prevent gamers with disabilities from playing.

Video Games February 7, 2017

Use 'World Of Warcraft' Gold To Buy 'Overwatch' Loot Boxes, 'Hearthstone' Card Packs, And More: Here's How

Blizzard has announced that 'World of Warcraft' players can now exchange their gold to claim Tokens for Battle.net credits and use them to buy 'Overwatch' loot boxes, 'Hearthstone' card packs, and 'Heroes of the Storm' content.

Video Games February 6, 2017

Blizzard Objects To 'Overwatch' Players Using Keyboard And Mouse On PS4, Xbox One: Is It Cheating?

Blizzard has addressed how PS4 and Xbox One 'Overwatch' players use a keyboard and mouse setup, and according to director Jeffrey Kaplan, the team 'objects' to it.

Video Games February 6, 2017

Overwatch Character Lucio Also Heading To 'Heroes Of The Storm'

Lucio, a popular healer at 'Overwatch,' is coming to the 'Heroes of the Storm' MOBA. He will join two other 'Overwatch' heroes who are already slugging it out with other Blizzard characters.

Video Games February 5, 2017

Massive Changes Are Coming To Bastion In 'Overwatch': Here's How His Skills Will Be Buffed

Bastion, one of the most neglected heroes in 'Overwatch,' will soon see massive changes. Principal designer Geoff Goodman revealed that the development team is working on revamping the robot's skills to improve his survivability and viability in the multiplayer shooter.

Video Games January 31, 2017

Blizzard's 'Overwatch' Has Over 25 Million Registered Users

'Overwatch' has now garnered over 25 million registered users across the globe. It had only touched the 20 million user mark in October 2016.

Video Games January 27, 2017

'Overwatch' Capture The Rooster Tips: Here Are The Best Heroes And Strategies To Use In The Capture The Flag Mode

The 'Year of the Rooster' event in 'Overwatch' introduced Capture the Rooster, the first Capture the Flag mode for the multiplayer shooter. Here are the best heroes and strategies that players can use to win in the new mode.

Video Games January 26, 2017

It Was Not Easy To Bring Capture The Flag To 'Overwatch': Is It Here To Stay?

The addition to 'Overwatch' of Capture the Rooster, based on the popular Capture the Flag game, came as a surprise to players. Is the new game mode here to stay?

Video Games January 25, 2017

Leaked Videos Spoil Details Of 'Year Of The Rooster' Event For 'Overwatch': New Capture The Flag Mode On The Way!

A pair of leaked trailers on 'Year of the Rooster' for 'Overwatch' revealed more details regarding the upcoming event. In addition to more event-specific skins, it was revealed that a Capture the Flag mode is coming to the multiplayer shooter.

Video Games January 24, 2017

'Overwatch' Legendary Skins For 'Year Of The Rooster' Leaked: Winston As The Monkey King!

A leaked advertisement shows four legendary skins from the 'Year of the Rooster' event of 'Overwatch.' The skins are based on characters from the classic novel 'Journey to the West,' with Winston as Sun Wukong, the Monkey King.

Video Games January 20, 2017

'Overwatch' To Celebrate Chinese New Year With 'Year Of The Rooster' Event: Skins For Mei, D.Va Revealed In Teasers

Blizzard will be celebrating the Chinese New Year in 'Overwatch' through the upcoming Year of the Rooster event. Teaser videos have revealed that Mei and D.Va will be getting legendary skins.

Video Games January 19, 2017

'Overwatch' Director Talks About The Game's PTR: Rewards For Participants Hinted, D.Va Nerf Backlash Addressed

'Overwatch' director Jeff Kaplan discussed the multiplayer shooter's PTR in the latest developer update video. Kaplan hinted that rewards could possibly come to participants, and addresses the backlash against the planned nerfs to D.Va.

Video Games January 18, 2017

Blizzard Swinging The 'Overwatch' Banhammer Again, This Time Against New 'Nuking' Cheat: Play Fair, Guys!

Blizzard is swinging the banhammer against 'Overwatch' cheaters once again, as it cracks down on a new cheating tool known as nuking. The company continues to keep its promise of maintaining a fun and fair experience for the multiplayer shooter.

Video Games January 14, 2017

Blizzard Explains Why Overwatch Patch Lowers Armor And Damage Of D.Va: Is The Nerf Really Necessary?

The 1.7 update for 'Overwatch' lowered the armor and damage of gamer girl D.Va, decreasing her survivability and combat effectiveness. D.Va's famous voice line is "nerf this!", but is this really necessary?

Video Games January 13, 2017

Attention, 'Overwatch' Players: Don't Abuse Mei's Ice Wall Cheat Or You'll Be Punished

Blizzard has now acknowledged the growing problem of cheaters on 'Overwatch.' The developers are now currently trying to find a fix, while also promising that cheating players won’t get away with it.

Video Games January 6, 2017

'Overwatch' Update Adds New Map Oasis: Now Available For PC, PS4, And Xbox One

The latest 'Overwatch' update features a new map that introduces new game mechanics and control points. The patch, which has been available on the 'Overwatch' PTR since November, has been unleashed on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Video Games January 4, 2017

'Overwatch' Glitch Abuses Mei's Ice Wall To Give Her An Unfair Advantage: When Will You Fix This, Blizzard?

A glitch in the Ecopoint: Antarctica map of 'Overwatch' using Mei's Ice Wall skill has stirred gamers into frenzy. Blizzard needs to fix the exploit quickly, as it can also be abused in the newly released Oasis map.

Video Games January 3, 2017

Blizzard To Celebrate 20 Years Of 'Diablo' Through Events On 'World Of Warcraft,' 'Hearthstone,' 'Overwatch,' 'StarCraft II,' And 'Heroes Of The Storm'

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'Diablo,' Blizzard will launch special in-game events and items in its other titles. This will be in addition to The Darkening of Tristram, which will be coming to 'Diablo III: Reaper of Souls' players.

Video Games December 28, 2016

Blizzard Gives All 'Overwatch' Players 5 Free Winter Loot Boxes For Christmas: Open Them Before They Expire!

As a way to express its gratitude to players, Blizzard has given away five free Winter Wonderland loot boxes to all active 'Overwatch' accounts. The multiplayer shooter has had a good year, and its success will likely continue into 2017.

Video Games December 26, 2016

Blizzard Teases 'Overwatch' 2017 Plans: New Heroes, Maps And More, But Not All Will Make It [Video]

The latest 'Overwatch' developer update teases a number of exciting additions for 2017, including new heroes, maps and more. Not all will actually make it to the game, but here's what could be in the cards according to game director Jeff Kaplan.

Video Games December 22, 2016

'Overwatch' Holiday Comic Reveals Tracer Is Gay: The Internet Reacts To The Time-Hopping Hero's Transformation Into An LGBTQ Symbol

The holiday comic of 'Overwatch' reveals that Tracer is gay, as she shares a kiss with a woman named Emily. The move transforms Tracer from a sex icon catering to straight male gamers into a symbol for the LGBTQ community.

Comic Books December 21, 2016

Mei's Snowball Offensive Tips And Tricks: Here's How To Own Opponents In The New 'Overwatch' Mode

Blizzard launched Mei's Snowball Offensive as the event-exclusive brawl for the Winter Wonderland update. Here are the mode's rules, along with tips and tricks on how to own your opponents.

Video Games December 19, 2016

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