Overwatch

Mercy changes go live in latest Overwatch patch The Mercy change that recently hit the Overwatch PTR is now going live for all platforms. Mercy’s most controversial ability, Resurrect, got even more retooling. She also got a bit of a buff at the same time they gave her a de facto nerf by fixing a momentum bug that cropped up after last patch....

Check your Junkenstein’s Revenge collection with the Overwatch item tracker I know how it is — you’re trying to get that Mercy Halloween skin you missed out on last year. You’re stressing because you can’t remember if you have the Cultist skin for Zenyatta or not. Of course you are. It’s the best Overwatch skin since ever, and you must have your weird Old God worshiping...




Lucio looks tastier than ever in this pancake art Feast your eyes open the latest creation from Dancakes, a pair of pancake artists: Lucio of Overwatch, now in pancake form.

Mercy’s Resurrect gets more changes on the Overwatch PTR Mercy, and particularly her Resurrect ability, have been in the sights of the Overwatch development team for the past few months. It’s very difficult to balance around a resurrect ability in a way which doesn’t completely hamstring the heroes which have it, which is probably why it seems like they’re throwing stuff at the wall...

New Overwatch and Heroes loot is now available for Twitch Prime users With everything going on in the world of Blizzard, it might be easy to forget that the gaming company has been slowly doling out free stuff to Twitch/Amazon Prime users. Now through November 10 anyone with a Twitch Prime account can claim five Overwatch loot boxes and five Heroes of the Storm loot chests. Right now, this...

Junkenstein’s Revenge is pretty strict about inactivity The Halloween event in Overwatch, Junkenstein’s Revenge, has been false flagging some players as being inactive. Overwatch has had issues in the past with players using seasonal events in order to slack off and get free experience or rewards. Lúcioball in particular had complaints about players going afk or not helping teammates in the event....




HCT Summer Finals, BlizzCon is coming The pros are already starting to pack their bags for Southern California. BlizzCon Opening Week starts October 26th. Much like winter — what’s the phrase? — it’ll be here before you know it! There’s still lots of esports to keep you going til then, though. If all else fails, check TeSPA’s calendar. They usually have...

Halloween Terror returns to Overwatch with Junkenstein’s Revenge, skins, tricks, treats Have you ever really wished an evil mad scientist would come back for more? Ever since last year’s Junkenstein’s Revenge came to Overwatch, I’ve been counting down the days til he returns. I missed out on that incredible Witch Mercy outfit from last year, so I was just holding a bunch of credits and biding...



Genji Figma is the latest Overwatch figurine from Good Smile Company Back in June, Good Smile Company launched the first of its Overwatch Figma line with Tracer. If cyborg ninjas are more your style, Genji is now available for pre-order, too. While Tracer is a $70 USD purchase, Genji will hit you in the wallet for $80 USD.

Let’s start guessing what’s in BlizzCon’s giant loot box Guys, I think I’ve found the ultimate BlizzCon panel. To wit: Overwatch Presents: What’s in the Loot Box? 5:15PM – 6:00PM PDT Help our intrepid hosts as they attempt to unravel the mystery behind the gigantic Overwatch Loot Box that found its way onto the Epic Stage. Now, of course I have no idea what’s in the giant...

Overwatch tries proactive community management The evolution of a person over a lifetime is, of course, a continuous work in progress. It is one with many speed bumps and much striving to overcome, sometimes in the form of our own worst impulses. Anyone who has ever frequented a game’s forums can speak to that, as we’ve all seen unrestrained ids...

Blizzard Arena LA opens with Overwatch Contenders finals It’s that time of year where I just want to relax with a big bowl of chili and watch esports. Unfortunately, I live in a blighted hellscape where it’s still hitting the 80s every dang day. Here are the Blizzard esports I’ll be watching this weekend while I sweat. Overwatch Overwatch Contenders Saturday and Sunday...

Junkenstein's Revenge
Halloween Terror event returns to Overwatch on October 10 Overwatch is about to get a little creepier. Last year’s Halloween Terror event was a hair-raising success, and according to a tweet from the official Overwatch account, the event will be making a return this year. At the moment, we don’t have any details about what the event will include. However, last year’s holiday included...

Jeff Kaplan on the Overwatch team’s size and dedication In response to a forum thread asking if Overwatch needed more developers to speed up their response time, Game Director Jeff Kaplan popped in to not only answer the question, but discuss topics ranging from work ethic to harassment.

Oops! Overwatch’s new toxic-player bans hit non-toxic players by accident Five days ago, we reported on Overwatch and the new Competitive Play ban coming to help deal with toxic players and rage quitting. Unfortunately, just as the course of true love never runs smooth, it also rarely goes without bugs when you introduce something new to a game. A new bug has been detected with the...

New Overwatch Zarya comic: Searching offers major reveals and a lot of questions A new Overwatch comic is now available, and it’s one that fans have been waiting for. Searching is the story of what happens just after the events of the Sombra Infiltration cinematic that debuted at BlizzCon last year. In the cinematic, we were left with a tantalizing epilogue that implied we’d see a Zarya short...