Topic: Overwatch

Overwatch Team 'Drastically Reducing The Amount Of Duplicates' In Loot Boxes, Adding More Highlights Features

Blizzard has announced a list of new changes to the Loot Box and Highlights system on 'Overwatch.' Good news, players: Blizzard said that it’s finally reducing the amount of duplicate items in Loot Boxes and more.

Video Games June 22, 2017

Twitch Really Wants You To Watch 'Overwatch,' 'Hearthstone,' And 'Heroes Of The Storm' Tournament Streams On It

Twitch has officially struck a deal with Blizzard that’ll grant it exclusive broadcast rights to 'Overwatch,' 'Heroes of the Storm,' and 'Hearthstone' tournaments. Lasting through 2018, the deal also brings free loot boxes for Twitch Prime subscribers.

Video Games June 20, 2017

Wrestle With Jeff, Prepare For A 1-Year Subscription To ‘WoW’ And Widowmaker Noire Skin

Wrestle with Jeff, prepare for death. Or so you thought, as an 'Overwatch' player rubbed the game director the wrong way and got a one-year subscription to 'World of Warcraft' plus a Widowmaker Noire skin.

Video Games June 16, 2017

Overwatch Developers: We Would Rather Not Have Leavers Playing The Game

'Overwatch' leavers might soon get hit with permanent bans if they don't start behaving properly. Match throwers are going to face some penalties too.

Video Games June 10, 2017

'Overwatch' Will Close Out 'Overwatch: Anniversary' Event With A Double XP Weekend

Blizzard hasn't made it easy to get some of those skins for 'Overwatch: Anniversary.' To close out the event, Blizzard is going to try and make it a little easier with a double XP weekend.

Video Games June 7, 2017

Blizzard Celebrates 'Overwatch' Anniversary With Hero-Themed PS4, Xbox One Controllers, But You Can't Buy Them

Blizzard just unveiled 48 custom Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers inspired by Overwatch heroes. You won’t be able to purchase them directly, but here’s how you can get them.

Video Games June 7, 2017

'Battleborn' Now Free-To-Play On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC: One Final Push Against 'Overwatch'?

Gearbox rolled out the 'Battleborn' Free Trial, a free-to-play version of the game's online multiplayer modes that offers unlockable content. Is this the first-person shooter's final push against the massively popular 'Overwatch'?

Video Games June 6, 2017

New 'Overwatch' Update Gives Reaper Lifesteal, Buffs McCree Ultimate, And Nerfs Roadhog Burst Damage

A new update rolled out to the 'Overwatch' PTR buffed Reaper and McCree, while nerfing Roadhog. Reaper received the biggest change, with his passive skill transformed into a lifesteal ability that will significantly increase his survivability.

Video Games June 1, 2017

'Overwatch' Is Going To The Moon In New Assault Map

Blizzard has managed to keep a steady stream of content to 'Overwatch' players through new maps, characters, and events. Blizzard isn't slowing down the reveal of the new assault map joining the rotation, and it will send players to the moon.

Video Games May 31, 2017

Cryptic 'Overwatch' Teaser Reveals Horizon Lunar Colony: New Map Or New Hero On The Way?

Blizzard released a cryptic teaser for 'Overwatch' that features a facility known as the Horizon Lunar Colony. Does the message hint at a new map, a new hero, or both?

Video Games May 30, 2017

Do You Love The New 3v3 Lockout Mode Of 'Overwatch'? A Competitive Version May Be On The Way

Blizzard rolled out the new 3v3 Lockout Elimination mode for 'Overwatch' as part of the game's first Anniversary event. Gamers who love the new match type may soon be able to enjoy a competitive version for it.

Video Games May 28, 2017

Overwatch Beginner's Guide: Here's What You Need To Know Before You Start On The Popular Multiplayer Shooter

As part of the first Anniversary event of 'Overwatch,' Blizzard launched a free weekend to invite new players to try the massively popular multiplayer shooter. Here is what new players should know before they start the game.

Video Games May 28, 2017

Overwatch Anniversary Event Loot Boxes Addressed By Game Director Jeff Kaplan: 'We Are Listening'

Director Jeff Kaplan has addressed the 'Overwatch' Anniversary Event loot boxes as players voiced concerns about the staggering cost to get all the new items.

Video Games May 27, 2017

Overwatch: Play Blizzard's Hit Shooter For Free This Weekend During The Anniversary Event

Overwatch is free to play for one weekend. We've got all of the details to help you get started in Blizzard's hit shooter

Video Games May 26, 2017

'Overwatch: Anniversary' Is Here, So What's New?

To celebrate one year out, the 'Overwatch: Anniversary' will run from May 23 to June 12. What will players get with this new event?

Video Games May 23, 2017

Blizzard To Launch 'Overwatch' Contenders This Summer: How Is It Different From The 'Overwatch' League?

This summer, Blizzard will launch 'Overwatch' Contenders, a developmental league for aspiring 'Overwatch' League professional players. The tournament offers cash prizes, and perhaps more importantly, the chance to be noticed by eSports teams.

Video Games May 23, 2017

More Than Just A Shooter, Blizzard's 'Overwatch' Has Grown Into A Fandom Complete With Its Own Cosplay, Fanfiction, And More

It's hard to believe, but Blizzard's 'Overwatch' turns a year old this month. In honor of one of our favorite shooters, let's take a look at the game's growing fandom.

Video Games May 21, 2017

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan Fires Shots At Other Games, Reveals Animated Shorts Season 2, And Hints At Doomfist

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan sat down for an interview as Blizzard prepares to launch the multiplayer shooter's first anniversary event. The interview gave a good glimpse of what players can expect heading into year two.

Video Games May 19, 2017

Overwatch Anniversary Event To Add Three Arena Maps, Dance Emotes: Will We Finally See Doomfist?

Blizzard is planning to release three Arena maps and dancing emotes for the 'Overwatch' anniversary event, which will launch on May 23. Will Doomfist finally also be added to the popular multiplayer shooter?

Video Games May 18, 2017

Blizzard Prepares To Celebrate First 'Overwatch' Anniversary: Event Starting May 23, Game Of The Year Edition, And Free Weekend

For the first anniversary of 'Overwatch,' Blizzard will kick off a new event, release a Game of the Year Edition, and launch a free weekend. The multiplayer shooter had an amazing year, and Blizzard is not holding back to celebrate.

Video Games May 17, 2017

That Was Awesome: Year 1 Of Blizzard's Hit Game 'Overwatch'

'Overwatch' emerged last year as the newest gaming addiction for players worldwide. Now, it's time to take a look back at year one of Blizzard's hit game.

Video Games May 17, 2017

Blizzard Fires Back At 'Overwatch' eSports League Controversy: Is The Franchise Fee For A Team Really $20 Million?

ESPN claimed that Blizzard is struggling to attract teams to join the Overwatch League, primarily because the franchise fee is a whopping $20 million. Blizzard has released a statement to fire back at the controversial report.

Video Games May 12, 2017

'Hearthstone' Card Pack, 'Overwatch' Loot Box Drop Rates Confirmed By Blizzard's Chinese Websites

Blizzard has now revealed official drop rates for loot boxes in 'Overwatch' and card packs in 'Hearthstone.' Here’s how many loot boxes or card packs you have to open before getting something special.

Video Games May 6, 2017

Requests For 'Overwatch' Campaign Mode Intensify As Uprising Event Draws To A Close

The good feedback from players for the 'Overwatch' Uprising event has intensified the clamor for a campaign mode to be added to the multiplayer shooter. Will Blizzard listen to the requests?

Video Games May 1, 2017

Overwatch Hits Over 30 Million Registered Players: What's The Secret Behind The Multiplayer Shooter's Success?

'Overwatch' has surpassed the milestone of 30 million registered players, just three months after it reached 25 million players. The success of the multiplayer shooter can partly be attributed to Blizzard's support for the game.

Video Games April 28, 2017

Heroes Of The Storm 2.0 Update: D.Va Crossing Over To The Nexus, Getting Unlockable 'Overwatch' Officer Skin

Blizzard has launched the 'Heroes of the Storm' 2.0 update and revealed that D.Va is the next 'Overwatch' hero joining the MOBA roster. It also unveiled the Officer D.Va Skin that can be unlocked via the Nexus Challenge 2.0.

Video Games April 25, 2017

Three New Standard Maps Will Likely Be Added To 'Overwatch' This Year

Game director Jeff Kaplan revealed that there are three new standard maps in development for 'Overwatch.' In addition to these maps, which will be added to the Quick Play and Competitive rotations, Blizzard is working on three more non-standard maps.

Video Games April 24, 2017

Heroes Of The Storm To Get Genji Of 'Overwatch' - And The Hanamura Map Too

'Heroes of the Storm' is getting another 'Overwatch' character, and this time around, it's Genji. This makes the cybernetic ninja the fourth to join the roster after Tracer, Zarya, and Lucio.

Video Games April 17, 2017

Next Patch For 'Overwatch' Will Fix Mei Bugs, Uprising PvE Mode Exploit

The next patch for 'Overwatch' will fix several issues in the game The bugs include the problem that prevents Mei from slowing down enemies, as well as a game-breaking exploit in the player vs. enemy mode of the Uprising event.

Video Games April 17, 2017

Overwatch For Consoles To Soon Get More Aiming Options: Good News For Expert Players

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of 'Overwatch' will soon get more aiming options in the form of an aim smoothing slider. The change has long been requested by expert players who want more control over their heroes.

Video Games April 13, 2017

'Overwatch Uprising:' Latest Seasonal Event Brings New Skins, PvE Brawl, And More

Blizzard unveiled its latest season event for Overwatch called 'Uprising.' The event adds a PvE Brawl mode along with 10 new skins and other collectible items.

Video Games April 12, 2017

Overwatch Insurrection Event Leaks: Tracer, Reinhardt, Mercy, And Torbjörn vs. Omnic Horde

A leaked video revealed Insurrection, the next event for 'Overwatch' that will launch on April 1. The event brings a new player vs. enemy cooperative mode to the multiplayer shooter, along with several new skins.

Video Games April 10, 2017

Will 'Overwatch' Be Released For Nintendo Switch? Difficult But Not Impossible, Game Director Says

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan, who is a big fan of the Nintendo Switch, has not ruled out the possibility that the multiplayer shooter will be ported to the hybrid console. The project, however, will be a very difficult one.

Video Games April 9, 2017

Overwatch Game Director Talks About Abandoned Cat Hero, The 25th Character, And More In Latest Interviews

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan, in separate interviews, talked about an abandoned cat hero and the next character coming to the multiplayer shooter. Kaplan also rebuffed a request to patch out Genji from the game.

Video Games April 5, 2017

Blizzard Teases Major 'Overwatch' Announcement On April 11: Let The Speculation Begin!

Blizzard teased a major announcement for 'Overwatch' scheduled for April 11. The announcement has something to do with an Omnic uprising in King's Row, one of the original maps of the massively popular multiplayer shooter.

Video Games April 4, 2017

Blizzard Announces Massive Changes To ‘Heroes Of The Storm': Overhauled Progression System, New Hero

Blizzard is overhauling its popular MOBA ‘Heroes of the Storm.’ It has announced major changes coming to the game, including Loot Chests popularized by ‘Overwatch’ and a revamped leveling system.

Video Games March 30, 2017

‘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

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