Overwatch

Horizon Lunar Colony first impressions: Simon has been a very bad ape The latest patch for Overwatch not only brought some hero changes to Reaper, McCree, and Roadhog, it also allowed players to take one small step outside of future-Earth, and one giant step straight to the moon. Which is to say, the Horizon Lunar Colony map is now live, and it’s probably my favorite addition to...

HGC returns, GSL Code S finals, and more Blizzard esports Now that Dreamhack is over, the dog days of summer are beginning in earnest.  It’s a great time to sit inside with the air conditioning on to watch some esports. HGC is continuing with a fresh slate, Overwatch Contenders is almost through with the group stage, and Seat Story returns this week, so let’s get to...




Overwatch PTR patch notes for June 22 A new build has hit the Overwatch PTR, featuring the new Highlights options mentioned in the latest Developer Update. In addition, there’s a selection of bug fixes to heroes, maps, and the user interface. At the moment, no hero changes are on the list — but the new Loot Box updates and Highlights are both...

Improvements to Highlights and Loot Boxes on the way to Overwatch Overwatch players have been asking for a way to save Highlights from matches, and change is on its way. In the latest Developer Update, Jeff Kaplan covers the new features of the evolved Highlights feature, coming soon to Overwatch. The game will still continue to gather highlights as you play, and suggest top highlights for...

Symmetra and Thor arm wrestle for Sombra’s affections If you remember a while back we did a post about Overwatch’s voice actors being kinda silly. Well, apparently the hits just keep coming and now they’ve dragged the Norse God of Thunder into it. So, it happened: #Thor vs. #Symmetra, arm wrestling for Sombra's #boop. Tx @chrishemsworth @carolinaravassa @SupanovaExpo #sombra #gunshow pic.twitter.com/3tfpi6Xcih — Anjali @SupanovaExpo...

Overwatch as a turn-based RPG Love Overwatch? Big fan of old-school JRPGs? Then this video from The Salt Factory is for you.




Jeff Kaplan discusses ‘responsibility shift’ technique in dinoflask’s latest parody video Join Jeff Kaplan in celebrating his 15-year anniversary at Blizzard Entertainment with this guffaw-worthy video.

Overwatch Golden Loot Box guarantees a legendary with Twitch Prime Those who watch the streaming service Twitch regularly — perhaps to watch our live podcast — are likely already aware of their partnership with Amazon. Users who link their Twitch account with an Amazon Prime account get access to all kinds of cool stuff — games, skins, and other goodies are frequently available. Called Twitch...



Add Overwatch to your garden with a 3D printed Bastion planter What every garden really needs is a little Overwatch, right? Just take a look at Bastion’s overgrown skin, he fits right at home. Someone else thought so too, as there now exists a 3D printed planter in the shape of Bastion’s own head. It’s modeled after the game’s Overgrown skin with an opening at the...

Dreamhack Summer esports calendar Dreamhack Summer is one of the biggest hubs for esports every year. Nerds flock to Jönköping by the thousands to watch pros compete in eight different titles. Three of those eight are Blizzard titles. Stock up on snacks and clear your schedule because this is the most esports action in one weekend we’ll have to...

Yes, Virginia, Jeff Kaplan does play Overwatch Does anyone from Blizzard play Overwatch? Do people on the dev team play? Does Game director Jeff Kaplan play? Yes. Yes, he does. In fact, he plays it a lot. In responding to a troll who asked the question on the Overwatch forums — with a lot more question marks than is strictly speaking necessary, I...

Awesome Overwatch-themed console controllers for European players Can a console controller be art? Well, when they look like this, I’d have to go with a solid unwavering maybe. (Why maybe? Was it lust for gold? Power? Or was I just born with a heart full of neutrality?) Blizzard has arranged for these 48 controllers to be created by the ARTitude collective. There are...

Overwatch player Dafran banned due to sportsmanship rules If you have any ambitions towards being a professional Overwatch player, it’s probably best not to stream yourself breaking the rules. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what pro player Daniel Francesca (aka Dafran) has been doing. From deliberately throwing games to streaming explicit dating simulators to encouraging his viewers to participate in similar behavior, Francesca ran the...

Overwatch’s Horizon Lunar Colony map coming June 20 Gorillas. In. Space. They'll be coming to Overwatch June 20.

Tracer’s girlfriend Emily gets a nod in latest Overwatch PTR patch We know from the Reflections comic that Tracer is a lesbian in a relationship with a woman named Emily, which is a pretty awesome step for representation by Blizzard. (Not many Triple A blockbuster games have a lesbian character on the box.) But if you mostly get your Overwatch lore from playing the game, you...

The heroes of Overwatch, brilliantly created in LEGO form If you've ever wanted to see what the heroes of Overwatch look like in LEGO form, here's your chance.