Bastion

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...

Blizzard panels and swag at San Diego Comic-Con Blizzard will once again be at San Diego Comic-Con, which runs this week from Thursday July 20 to Sunday July 23. They’ll be present at several panels and have the usual new convention swag for sale (though it isn’t  exclusive to SDCC this year). Two panels are exclusively Blizzard, with one devoted completely to Doomfist...




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...

Overwatch’s Story: Everything you need to know Overwatch is about to celebrate its first anniversary! Since its initial release, Overwatch has captivated millions of players with its fast paced, engaging gameplay. Hand in hand with that gameplay however is a cast of characters and a story that has captured the hearts and imaginations of both players and non-players alike. While you don’t...

New Overwatch comic: Binary A new Overwatch comic has just been released, featuring Bastion and Torbjörn. In Binary, Bastion’s been discovered in the forests of northern Sweden, and people are understandably terrified. After all, Bastion units were incredibly powerful foes during the Omnic Crisis. Before the town can finish formulating a plan for taking down the rogue omnic, Torbjörn...

Newly buffed Bastion nerfed in latest Overwatch patch Bastion received a big rework in the Overwatch patch that went live on Tuesday, but his new Ironclad passive has already gotten a significant nerf. He’ll still have more survivability than he used to, but shouldn’t be quite so intimidating to other players. There are a few other defensive nerfs in the mix, too — including...




Game Browser and Bastion changes now live in Overwatch Though it’s been on the PTR for a few weeks, the latest Overwatch patch is now live. While the patch features a rework to Bastion (and some other hero tweaks), the biggest news is the new Game Browser. (Which, somewhat confusingly, Blizzard previously referred to as the Server Browser, a term we’re more familiar with...

Overwatch PTR patch brings Bastion changes, Server Browsing and more A new patch has hit the Overwatch PTR server introducing a new search feature for custom games, a way to radically customize games, and a few hero changes as well. As promised in yesterday’s dev video, players will be able to search for custom games with the new Server Browser so they can find exactly...



What kind of new hero does Overwatch need? In his big developer update late last year, Jeff Kaplan talked about the future of Overwatch. One of the things he talked about was that they were designing new heroes for the game. This got me thinking — what would these new heroes be? What roles would they play, would they be long range specialists,...

What’s your favorite Blizzard tie-in media? I was very sad when it was announced that the Overwatch graphic novel was canceled. As awesome as all the animated shorts have been, I hunger for more details about the world of Overwatch — more stories of the Omnic Crisis, of the war between Overwatch and Talon — and so I was very much...

Bastion model
This wooden Bastion model is perfect We have a solution for the bad day you’re having. And even if you’re not having a bad day, this will make it better. That’s sculptor Ch.ZBK making a wooden Bastion model of the Overwatch character that can even shift into his turret form. Sure, there’s no Ganymede, but we’re willing to overlook that because,...

New Overwatch event Halloween Terror is now live Remember when we speculated about that Overwatch Halloween event earlier today? Halloween Terror is now here and available for play. Similar to the Summer Games event, Halloween Terror features new loot boxes with event-themed skins. However, all skins in the Halloween loot boxes can also be purchased with credits, just in case your favorite doesn’t...

New Overwatch animated short The Last Bastion now live The Last Bastion, a brand new Overwatch animated short, is now available for viewing after its world premiere at Gamescom. Last Bastion reveals a little more of the story behind Overwatch‘s enigmatic and often-infuriating omnic, along with his constant companion Ganymede. The short takes place in the Black Forest surrounding Overwatch‘s newest map — Eichenwalde...

Eichenwalde
New Overwatch map incoming: Eichenwalde A new map is coming for Overwatch — Eichenwalde. The map takes place in a German castle in a small town in the middle of the Black Forest. The Assault/Escort map is a little different from anything else we’ve seen so far in Overwatch, with a mid portion that’s largely vertical, spiraling around the castle...

Heroes and Tips for Overwatch beginners With the impending release of Overwatch, new players might be overwhelmed at the multitude of heroes available off the bat. The tutorial starts you off with Soldier: 76 to get you acclimated with the UI and other aspects of the game. Once you’re done with shooting bots with rockets and learning about your ultimate abilities, you’re...

Latest Overwatch balance patch nerfs melee and more Overwatch has received a new balance patch today which, first and foremost, rebalances the Quick Melee ability. Note this isn’t melee abilities in general — it doesn’t refer to Reinhardt’s hammer, Genji’s sword, and so forth — but refers specifically to the Quick Melee attack every character can perform when they push the default hotkey V....