Overwatch

What new modes should Overwatch do next? Recently we found out that Blizzard is putting a Deathmatch mode in Overwatch. A lot of players have wanted that mode forever, and now it’s coming. But that has me wondering — how many modes does Overwatch need? More importantly, at this point is it lacking anything you’d like it to have? Overwatch seems pretty diverse to...

Overwatch Contenders returns for Season 1 and more esports It’s been a wild week in esports. We heard whispers of the NCAA trying to establish themselves in collegiate esports which is comical at best, given their rules. Since college athletes under their banner aren’t allowed to make money on their given sport, being awarded a Twitch affiliate sponsor button could get one of those...




Blizzard’s Gamescom 2017 schedule includes new Overwatch animated short and more Blizzard is bringing their best to Gamescom this year. While it doesn’t appear that we’ll have another Legion-esque expansion announcement, there’s still plenty to gush over. Overwatch is unveiling a brand new animated short in a world premiere during the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony live stream next Wednesday at 6pm CEST (9am PDT/12pm EDT). Those of...

Overwatch hero playtime shows interesting stat lists In a thread on the Overwatch forums, a couple players posted about team comps and how there always seem to be a Hanzo and Widowmaker in every match. These two heroes have a bit of a reputation for being easy picks for unskilled players — Hanzo’s reputation is so great that it was the inspiration...

Overwatch Season 5 ends August 28 If you’ve been holding off on Competitive Mode in Overwatch, you’d best get started on it soon. The 5th Season of Competitive Play for Overwatch will be coming to an end on August 28th, just over two weeks from now, at 5:oo p.m. Pacific. As with all Seasons, there are rewards to be had if...

The Overwatch PTR is live with Junkrat buffs and Deathmatch mode After a developer update video from Jeff “Jeff from the Overwatch team” Kaplan was released earlier today, we figured another PTR was waiting in the wings. It was! We were excited enough about the Deathmatch he discussed that we wrote a whole post about it. It’s coming with a new arena, Chateau Guillard, where we...




Competitive Lúcioball hotfix coming soon Lúcioball just came back again with this year’s Summer Games, but it seems there was a bug that prevented some players from queuing with their friends. Normal Competitive grouping restrictions were accidentally being applied to new competitive version Copa Lúcioball. Players who had different Competitive rankings in regular Competitive mode weren’t able to queue up...

New Deathmatch Arcade Mode and custom map coming to Overwatch The latest Overwatch Developer Update just announced a new Deathmatch game mode will be coming soon to Overwatch’s Arcade. Deathmatch is one of the most basic modes going back to old shooter games, where you just try to kill as many people as possible. In the Developer Update, Jeff Kaplan said they originally didn’t want...



Overwatch event item checklist gets update for Summer Games The Overwatch item tracker we’ve covered in the past has gotten a bit of a face lift. We’d probably remind you of this awesome tool anyway, now that the Summer Games event is upon us. However, redditor js41637 has gone above and beyond with the latest update, allowing you to track every single item in Overwatch. There are...

HGC heads to Taiwan for Eastern Clash, APEX Season 4 begins It’s a weird mix of esport and PVE, but the World of Warcraft team is hosting a competitive Mythic+ dungeon crawl. The deadline to enter — provided you’ve posted scores high enough — is in two weeks. Why not kick back and see if you qualify while you watch these esports this weekend? Heroes of...

Awesome dad reenacts the Overwatch dances The Overwatch voice actors are certainly a fun bunch — from generally hanging out and being awesome to outright recreating their characters’ dances, they’re not exactly strangers to doing silly things on camera. But they’re not the only ones who have fun bringing Overwatch into the real world. Case in point: This guy’s dad, who...

Overwatch’s Summer Games return with new loot and Lucioball This year’s Overwatch Summer Games are here! Like last year’s event, there are tons of new things to collect and stuff to do. The new summer skins are the real draw, of course. There’s a Mercy skin which evokes the Greek goddess Nike, with strappy sandals and white puffy wings. It’s a good thing Soldier:76...

Copa Lucioball will award you with Competitive Points in Overwatch Lucioball — Overwatch’s version of Rocket League — makes its triumphant return this week, and it will be bringing a few changes along with it. But in addition to the changes we knew about (thanks to Jeff from the Overwatch team’s recent developer update) it looks like there will be one more change that should satisfy...

HGC Western Clash and more esports I’m back from a well-earned vacation. Ah yes, I didn’t play or watch any video games while I took my leisure, which seems kind of backwards, but hey. I didn’t even look at twitter once, y’all. Now I’ve got a lot to catch up on. Here are the esports I’ll be watching this weekend while...

Reinhardt gets his charge card back in latest Overwatch patch notes Yeah, okay, it’s a terrible joke but I think Reinhardt would approve. The latest Overwatch patch notes for August 1st are entirely bug fixes, but if you’ve been afflicted by any of them, you’ll appreciate that they are being fixed. There was a bug that prevented the party leader from entering the training menu, one...

Overwatch Summer Games return with more Lucioball, more skins In the heat of summer, the Overwatch team is encouraging you to stay inside and play some Lucioball: the 2017 Summer Games kick off next week on August 8. Though Jeff Kaplan said he didn’t want to “spoil it all,” he did say there will be a selection of brand new skins including Junkrat, Mercy, Widowmaker,...