Overwatch Heroes

Jeff Kaplan spills behind the scenes insight on the creation of Overwatch’s heroes Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan recently sat down with the team at IGN to check out some of the history behind the game’s characters. Admittedly, not all of the stories are particularly exciting (Hanzo’s ultimate used to be called the caterpillar because that’s what it looked like before the team finished the final animation), but...

Is Efi Oladele the new Overwatch hero? [Updated] The Overwatch team has released a new bit of lore — an interview with young inventor Efi Oladele, recipient of the Adawe Foundation’s prestigious genius grant at just 11 years old. A brilliant mind, Efi specializes in working with robotics and artificial intelligence. The interview ends with Efi’s vague answer as to what exactly she’s...




Lúcio
Lúcio coming to Heroes of the Storm In a move that I’m seriously delighted about, Overwatch hero Lúcio is headed to Heroes of the Storm. While the brief and beautiful introductory video didn’t have a lot of details on abilities, we do know Lúcio will be a much-needed new Support Hero in the Nexus. Lúcio makes his debut in the PTR next...

Sombra
Know Your Lore: Overwatch’s Sombra origins When the Omnic Crisis hit the world, Overwatch was there to respond and eventually defeat the Omnic threat. But what of the people that weren’t heroes – those who lost their homes, their family and friends, everything they ever knew? What of those left behind? Some quietly tried to rebuild their lives and their futures…and...

Overwatch and the mystery of Sombra Blizzard fans are a persistent sort, especially when we come across unsolved mysteries — for years in vanilla, people tried to unravel the mysteries of Ashbringer entirely of their own accord, simply due to a few hints placed in game. Players had a similar fascination with the crypts beneath Karazhan, trying to figure out their...

Ana Amari
New Overwatch hero Ana Amari now available The World of Warcraft team isn’t the only one throwing out updates today — Ana Amari, the newest Overwatch hero is now available for play on live realms. If you don’t see Ana in your lineup, log out of Overwatch entirely and wait for the latest update to be applied. As a support sniper, Ana’s...




pharah and mercy
Breakfast Topic: One month Overwatch check up Overwatch launched on May 24th and most of the Blizzard Watch crew has been obsessed with why they haven’t received the Play of the Game, who is going to be the next hero, and why Matticus won’t group with any of us.

Breakfast Topic: Which Overwatch heroes need to be nerfed? The way Overwatch heroes are balanced to counter each other is a thing of beauty. It’s like a futuristic shooter version of Rock-Paper-Scissors, except Rock is a giant blue hyper-intelligent space gorilla, Paper is a masked assassin wearing a Trenchcoat of Infinite Shotguns, and Scissors is a cybernetic robo-ninja. Of course, that being said, we’ve...



Team Blizzard Watch tries and fails to design Overwatch heroes Let me start this out by saying we’re writers, not artists — but today, inspired by this super cool kid-created Overwatch hero, we decided to try making some heroes of our own. Needless to say, hers is way better. However, if you want to see our terrible — really, really terrible — artistic efforts, you...

Breakfast Topic: Your favorite Overwatch hero Now that we’ve all had a chance to check out Overwatch during the open beta let’s talk about what we enjoyed: namely, the heroes. After all, with a painful two weeks to wait before the game itself comes out, we’ve got plenty of time to chat about our favorites.

15 Hidden heroes in Overwatch: Recall animated short Sure, little Winston was adorable and one of the highlights of the first Overwatch animated short, Recall — but did you catch the super-speed glimpse of the reel of heroes at the end? While some of the heroes shown in Recall were definitely contacted by Winston — and subsequently made it into the game —...

Three new Overwatch heroes announced, video shows them in action Jeff Kaplan’s Overwatch teaser from the Blizzcon keynote speech involved the formal announcement of three new heroes. Genji, Mei and D. Va have all been teased in the past, and their hero pages are currently live on the Overwatch page.

Overwatch audio cues for better gameplay Redditor SSBM_Kira has been busy at work creating helpful videos for would-be Overwatch players — and they’re actually some of the most useful videos you can get outside of flat tutorials. Overwatch is a game where knowing and listening for certain audio cues can be the difference between survival and certain death. SSBM_Kira has put...

Overwatch for the novice FPS gamer I am not an FPS gamer. Not even remotely. I’ve tried my hand at a few different titles, and they never really captured my attention. Let’s face it, I’m the kind of gamer who’s typically focused on story over gameplay, so a game that is nothing but gameplay isn’t usually my cup of tea. So...

Overwatch’s latest hero is StarCraft crossover D.Va Weren’t we just talking about Blizzard’s odd game-world crossovers? Well, the latest Overwatch character looks to be Hana “D.Va” Song, a (fictional) professional StarCraft player on team MEKA — and that puts us right back into crazy crossover territory.

Overwatch’s Roadhog and Junkrat gameplay previews now available Overwatch‘s Roadhog and Junkrat, the game’s latest pair of villains, have been officially unveiled. Though we don’t yet have full gameplay trailers for them, we do have a short gameplay teaser, ability previews for both Roadhog and Junkrat, and character pages which provide more background. Roadhog appears to be a bruiser who brings a MOBA...