Overwatch

Ecopoint: Antarctica adds new stuff from the Mei short, breaks our hearts We were extremely excited to see the new Overwatch animated short as it went live from Gamescom. We laughed, we cried — well, mostly that crying part. If you thought Bastion’s cinematic was a tearjerker, Mei’s new animated short Rise and Shine was a full-on sobfest. This post will spoil the short so if you haven’t seen it...

Overwatch developer update details Mercy’s loss of mass resurrect Big changes are coming to Mercy in Overwatch and Game Director Jeff Kaplan has provided a new developer update to explain them in detail. First and foremost, Mercy’s group Resurrection will no longer be her ultimate ability. Instead, it will become a become a single-target basic ability on a 30-second cooldown. An ability called Valkyrie will...




New Overwatch animated short: Rise and Shine featuring Mei A new Overwatch animated short has just been released. In Rise and Shine, we get to see the backstory of Mei, who originally appeared on the scenes through a series of journal updates on the Overwatch website. But although we had an inkling of her backstory, we never really had the full picture. It’s…not the...

Big changes are coming to Overwatch’s Competitive Mode with Season 6 Jeff from the Overwatch team took a break from reminding players of the difference between “Top 500” and “skill rating of 500” to give yet another Developer Update that talks about upcoming changes to the popular shooter. The discussion this time around focuses entirely on Competitive Mode and the changes that Blizzard will be making...

D.va gains Micro-Missiles, loses Defense Matrix uptime in upcoming redesign If you’re a D.Va player, you may love or hate Defense Matrix, but either way it’s about to change. Overwatch Principal Designer Geoff Goodman dropped the news on the official forums. The team has already made several changes to how D.Va plays internally, which will be rolled out to the PTR for players to have a...

New Overwatch reporting system coming to consoles As part of Overwatch’s new reporting features, the improved reporting system will soon be coming to consoles. Patch 1.14 will bring report options to consoles when it goes live — it’s currently on the PTR for testing and it also includes Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. The first phase of the new reporting system already went...




Roadhog and Junkrat invade Overwatch’s new Junkertown map So, you say you want an Overwatch map where Junkrat and Roadhog run wild? A Mad Max-inspired wastelander extravaganza? With dystopian messages played over a loudspeaker while an utterly improbably scenario involving a treasure-and-explosives-laden cart takes place and mayhem, sweet sweet mayhem ensues? The Overwatch team has heard you, and the new Junkertown map is the answer to your...

What do you think the new Overwatch animated short is going to be? It’s almost time for Gamescom, and we’re getting a new Overwatch animated short along with a host of other announcements. Last year, Blizzard revealed The Last Bastion at the convention. This went hand in hand with the new map, Eichenwalde. We’re getting a new map this time around as well, which leads me to wonder...



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...