Overwatch

Jeff Kaplan on the Overwatch team’s size and dedication In response to a forum thread asking if Overwatch needed more developers to speed up their response time, Game Director Jeff Kaplan popped in to not only answer the question, but discuss topics ranging from work ethic to harassment.

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...




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

players in nagrand
What’s your threshold for group behavior? Whether it’s Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, or World of Warcraft, several of Blizzard’s games put you in groups with other, random players. This can often mean encountering behavior that eventually exhausts your patience. Be it players who keep feeding the other team, intolerable language, AFKers, or what have you, a group can push all your...

Baewatch brings Overwatch and Baywatch together With the new Baywatch movie recently released (and did we really need a Baywatch movie?), it’s only right that Overwatch get the same treatment. Even if it’s not right, the fans at Deerstalker Pictures have made an Overwatch video in classic Baywatch style. And of course it’s called Baewatch. As you would expect from a Baywatch parody, there are a...




What’s your binge limit? As I type this, I’m taking advantage of Squirt Day. It’s an occasional demi-holiday when the Squirt team is at the Menagerie during the pet battle bonus event, which ends up with amazing pet XP gains. I wrote a long post about it a while back, but the information about Squirt Day and why it’s a...

Overwatch anniversary event includes free play weekend A full year has almost passed since Overwatch was released on May 23, 2016. There have been a lot of new developments in this first year, which the team reflected on in a video. They included that jaw-dropping moment when Sombra hacked BlizzCon, Jeff from the Overwatch Team, and gave us a look at all the characters,...



What would you like to see Blizzard steal? Maybe the polite word is ‘borrowing’ but whatever, y’all know what I mean. I’ve been playing a lot of Titanfall 2 and one of the things I like about the game is its campaign mode. Quite frankly, Overwatch should absolutely steal this idea and run with it. You could even do two concurrent Campaigns —...

BlizzCon 2016: Blizzard Watch Day 1 coverage That was quite the first day of BlizzCon 2016! People who were worried there wouldn’t be any news to talk about at this BlizzCon, I think your worries have been definitively answered. We here at Blizzard Watch wanted to give you a one stop place to check out everything we posted yesterday so you can...

BlizzCon 2016 schedule
What kind of game should Blizzard put out next? BlizzCon is fast approaching. We have no reason to expect a new game from Blizzard — they have a pretty full slate, with Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Starcraft II, and World of Warcraft all in various stages of development and possibility of a new Diablo game bolstered by rumors about David Brevik’s return....

Lightsworn: How to get the Holy Paladin hidden Artifact appearance Legion’s Artifact weapons have interesting lore, cool abilities, and unique weapon models, but what if you don’t actually like how they look? Sure, you can always transmog them (a great change over Legendary weapons of the past), but it almost feels wrong not to use your Artifact’s actual appearance. Fortunately, there’s a solution: hidden Artifact...

Why do you play what you do? I have a well known (by you guys, anyway) vision problem, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to you that certain games that rely on quick reaction time (like, say, Overwatch) are games that I can’t effectively participate in. It’s not that I don’t want to. I love the lore behind Overwatch, and I’d eagerly...

Know Your Lore: The legacy of Chris Metzen Earlier this week, Chris Metzen announced his retirement from Blizzard. He’s worn a lot of hats over the last twenty-three years with the company. Out of all those hats, the one he wore best of all was the one that had him spinning and shaping stories for every franchise Blizzard Entertainment has. It might seem...

Overwatch Competitive Tips
Simple Overwatch tips for competitive play This week, we’re not going in-depth with the meta or character choices. We’ll touch on a few character choices briefly, but we’ll save the full analysis for another day. This week, we’re going to check out competitive mode and the ways which you can maximize both you and your team’s chance of success. Scott wrote a great...

Breakfast Topic: How do you like Overwatch’s competitive mode? For me, Overwatch was a total success. The characters were awesome, the community was new and not drowning in toxicity, the gameplay kept things fresh respawn after respawn. I was doing pretty well stats-wise too, though I do have a tendency to commit to YOLO rushes more often than I should. Playing characters that can...