Topic: Overwatch

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' Though 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

'Overwatch' Game Director Apologizes For Mei's 'Winter Wonderland' Legendary Skin Not Being Cool Enough

'Overwatch' players are not happy about the legendary skin that Mei received in the Winter Wonderland update. Game director Jeff Kaplan apologized, and then explained why they gave the maligned skin legendary status.

Video Games December 16, 2016

'Overwatch' Winter Wonderland Now Live: Holiday Loot Boxes, Mei's Snowball Offensive, Winter Maps, And More!

Blizzard has released the Winter Wonderland update for 'Overwatch,' which will run until Jan. 2. The event offers holiday-themed items in loot boxes, 12 new character skins, and Mei's Snowball Offensive.

Video Games December 13, 2016

Overwatch Holiday Event: Blizzard Invites Heroes To An Early Christmas Party On Dec. 13

Blizzard has teased via Twitter an upcoming Christmas-themed event for 'Overwatch' due Dec. 13. The event is expected to bring modified versions of maps to reflect the holidays alongside new loot boxes and items.

Video Games December 7, 2016

Best Video Games Of 2016: Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Doom, No Man's Sky And More

2016 saw the release of several new titles and updates to existing franchises. We have identified the top 15 games across the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. See if your favorite made the cut.

Video Games December 3, 2016

'Overwatch' Dominates The Game Awards 2016: Here Are The Winners And The New Games Revealed At The Event

The Game Awards 2016 offered 25 awards across various categories, with 'Overwatch' coming away as the big winner. The event also hosted several announcements for upcoming games such as Hideo Kojima's 'Death Stranding.'

Video Games December 2, 2016

New 'Overwatch' Map Oasis Now Playable On PTR: Cars And Jump Pads To Make Fights More Fun

Ahead of its expected December rollout, the Oasis map for 'Overwatch' has now gone live on the game’s Public Test Realm, or PTR. The new map features an Arabian-inspired city with a stream of cars and a new jump pad.

Video Games November 29, 2016

Genji's Dragonblade Forged In Real Life: Fearsome 'Overwatch' Weapon Goes Beyond The Game [Video]

Genji’s Dragonblade from 'Overwatch' has been brought to life thanks to the guys of Man at Arms. The Dragonblade was created using a combination of Mantestsu katana construction methods and modern forging.

Video Games November 29, 2016

'Overwatch' Could Soon Get A Christmas Event And New Game Mode, According To Discovered Sound Files

Discovered sound files in the game suggest that Blizzard will soon launch a Christmas event and a new mode to 'Overwatch.' Similar discoveries were made before the game's Olympics and Halloween events were launched.

Video Games November 25, 2016

Overwatch Update 1.5: Sombra Patch Now Available For Xbox One, PS4 And PC

'Overwatch' new update is probably the most significant in a long time, as it brings to the table a new character known as Sombra, a new map and Arcade mode. Furthermore, the update fixes several bugs and delivers overall improvements to the core experience.

Video Games November 17, 2016

'Overwatch' Leveling System Is Getting Some Big Changes, And Players Aren't Happy

Big changes are coming to the leveling system in 'Overwatch.' Each time a player levels up, they get a loot box, which contains various skins, sprays and voice lines for the game's characters.

Video Games November 15, 2016

Play 'Overwatch' For Free From Nov. 18 To Nov. 21: Here Are The Details For PS4, Xbox One and PC

Blizzard announced a free weekend for "Overwatch" from Nov. 18 to Nov. 21. Gamers on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will be able to try out the massively popular multiplayer shooter for free, and here's how.

Video Games November 9, 2016

'Overwatch' Voice Actors Have Fun In Viral Video: One-Liners, D.Va Has A Boyfriend And Reaper Needs To Know Where The Bathroom Is

In what could be the most adorable 'Overwatch' video ever released, the game's voice actors hang out and have fun while portraying their characters. The video was taken by Jonny Cruz, the voice actor of Lucio.

Video Games November 9, 2016

Sombra Arrives On 'Overwatch' PTR: How Does The Hacker Hero Play, And What Are Her Skins?

Sombra has arrived on the Public Test Region of 'Overwatch,' allowing PC players to try out the new hacker hero. Here's a quick glimpse of how Sombra plays, along with her available skins.

Video Games November 8, 2016

'Overwatch' Upcoming Updates: Play Of The Game 2.0, Server Browser In The Pipeline

Blizzard is working on two major features for 'Overwatch.' A revamped 'Play of the Game' feature and a server browser may come in the future, according to Blizzard, though it wasn't able to hint at possible release dates for the features.

Video Games November 6, 2016

Sombra Finally Unveiled As The New 'Overwatch' Hero: Check Out Her Reveal Trailer And Skills

Sombra has finally been unveiled as the newest playable character for 'Overwatch,' ending a months-long alternate reality game that frustrated gamers. Check out the animated short that introduced the hacker hero, along with her skills.

Video Games November 4, 2016

Official Sombra Art Leaks On Blizzard's Website, Reveal Of New 'Overwatch' Character Imminent

It looks like the reveal of 'Overwatch's' next character is nearly here.

Video Games November 1, 2016

Latest Overwatch PTR Patch Makes Ultimates Even More Rare For All Game Characters

Blizzard recently rolled out its latest PTR patch for 'Overwatch,' and PC gamers can have a taste of the reworked characters. Ultimates are getting rarer in the tweaked 'Overwatch' variant, but even more changes are in tow.

Video Games October 22, 2016

'Overwatch' Gamer Girl D.Va Is The Newest Announcer For 'StarCraft II': Nerf This!

Gamer girl turned mech pilot D.Va of 'Overwatch' is coming to 'StarCraft II' as an announcer. BlizzCon attendees and virtual ticket holders will receive the D.Va announcer pack and portrait as part of the event's giveaways.

Video Games October 17, 2016

'Overwatch' Player Goes Bananas, Uses Fruits As A Controller To Play Winston - Yes, It's Awesome

An 'Overwatch' player used a set of tethered bananas as a form of control scheme in 'Overwatch.' Twitch user Rudeism is responsible for the setup, controlling beloved 'Overwatch' character Winston by touching bananas mapped out for different commands.

Video Games October 14, 2016

'Overwatch'-Themed Anti-Trump Campaign From Cards Against Humanity Super-PAC Imagines Trump As Hanzo, Bastion And More

The Cards Against Humanity-funded Super-PAC is taking aim at Donald Trump with an 'Overwatch'-themed ad campaign.

Video Games October 14, 2016

Halloween 'Overwatch' Brawl 'Junkenstein's Revenge' Is So Much Fun, Players Want Blizzard To Make It Permanent

The Halloween Terror event for 'Overwatch' brings with it the game's first-ever co-op player versus enemy brawl, Junkenstein's Revenge. Players are having so much fun with the mode that there are already clamors to make it a permanent one.

Video Games October 11, 2016

Update: 'Overwatch' Halloween Event Arrives Tomorrow, According To PlayStation Blog

A recent post on the European PlayStation blog seems to confirm when players will be able to play 'Overwatch's' Halloween update.

Video Games October 11, 2016

'Overwatch' Leak: Alleged Images Of Sombra, Blizzard's Plans This Halloween Surface

'Overwatch' will reportedly hold Halloween-themed events, which include loot boxes containing more than 100 items, a survival brawl and the launch of the new Sombra hero.

Video Games October 10, 2016

Halloween Terror Event Looks To Be Coming To 'Overwatch' Soon

More limited time cosmetic items are coming to Blizzard's shooter soon, if a recent leak is to be believed.

Video Games October 6, 2016

'Overwatch's' Symmetra Will See Some Major Changes In The Future

Blizzard says Symmetra's current situational nature isn't 'desirable' and that it will be looking to make some big changes to her in future updates.

Video Games September 26, 2016

Free-To-Play Shooter 'Paladins' Borrows More Than A Little From 'Overwatch'

If you're going to borrow ideas, characters and mechanics, why not borrow from the best?

Video Games September 19, 2016

'Overwatch' For PC Gets High Bandwidth Update: What This Means For Players With Weak Internet Connections

'Overwatch' new patch allows the game to run with a tick rate of 60 times per second. Players with slower connections are accomodated through an automatic bandwidth classification system.

Video Games September 12, 2016

‘Overwatch’ New Map, Competitive Play Season 2 Now Live On PC, Xbox One

PC and Xbox One 'Overwatch' players can now access the German castle in the new map Eichenwalde. Alongside the new map, Competitive Play Season 2 has also launched, thanks to a new patch for the game.

Video Games September 2, 2016

'Overwatch' Will Be Free To Play On PS4 Sept. 9-12, No PS Plus Required

Players can check out the full game for free later this month.

Video Games September 1, 2016

Meet The Teams Competing At The Overwatch World Cup

The first-ever Overwatch World Cup is set to begin! Blizzard recently released the list of teams participating in the tournament based on votes from the 'Overwatch' community and recommendations from chosen team captains.

Video Games September 1, 2016

It Is Now Easy To Stream Blizzard Games Such As 'Overwatch' And 'Hearthstone' On Facebook: Your Move, Twitch

Blizzard Streaming, first announced a couple of months ago, has now been launched. The feature makes it easier for gamers to live stream the Blizzard titles they play on the PC through their Facebook accounts.

Video Games August 27, 2016

How Low Can You Go: 'Overwatch' Player Aims For Lowest Possible Rank

With Hanzo as his hero, one 'Overwatch' player set his sights low and aimed for the bottom of the pack. How low can you go in the game?

Video Games August 24, 2016

New 'Overwatch' Map Contains A Fiery 'Dark Souls' Easter Egg

'Overwatch's' new castle-themed map contains a surprise for 'Dark Souls' fans.

Video Games August 23, 2016

'Overwatch' Free Trial Mode Coming In The Future, According To Mined Data

According to mined data, an 'Overwatch' free trial mode could become available sometime in the future. That means gamers who want to take the Blizzard shooter out for a spin before buying it could do so if this holds true.

Video Games August 19, 2016

'Overwatch' PTR Now Available, Looking For Participants

'Overwatch' PC players, your help is needed. The 'Overwatch' PTR is live and Blizzard is on the lookout for players who can help test the game’s upcoming patch.

Video Games August 18, 2016

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