Tracer

Tracer’s girlfriend Emily gets a nod in latest Overwatch PTR patch We know from the Reflections comic that Tracer is a lesbian in a relationship with a woman named Emily, which is a pretty awesome step for representation by Blizzard. (Not many Triple A blockbuster games have a lesbian character on the box.) But if you mostly get your Overwatch lore from playing the game, you...

Tracer Figma available for pre-order If you have $70 simply laying around somewhere, Blizzard has put its latest piece of slick Overwatch merch up for pre-order: a Tracer Figma figurine.




Laser Gadgets’ Tracer Pulse Pistol shoots actual lasers Okay, first up, I am not an expert in lasers. I do not know how hard it would be to do this, but please, don’t do this. The folks at Laser Gadgets seem to specialize in custom made working laser devices. Frankly I question allowing a laser powerful enough to set things on fire be...

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...

Know Your Lore: King’s Row and Overwatch Uprising When we initially heard the story behind the Overwatch organization, it was pretty straightforward. A group is formed to counter a crisis, the group is successful, and the group’s popularity wanes over time until it’s finally disbanded. But the story is hardly as cut and dry as it originally seemed, and we’ve seen more bits...

New Overwatch comic: Uprising A new Overwatch comic has just been released — and this time, we’re going back. Way back, all the way to the period of time before Overwatch was originally disbanded. In Uprising, the team can only watch and wait as pro-omnic terrorist group Null Sector holes up in London. While Morrison would like to take...




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Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan talks about Titan, Tracer in AMA If you’re curious about how Overwatch came to be and became the runaway success it is, this impromptu AMA on Reddit with Game Director Jeff Kaplan goes into some detail as Jeff from the Overwatch team proves he’ll answer just about anything indeed. Some highlights: Tracer was the first hero designed, but since they didn’t...

New Overwatch comic: Reflections A new Overwatch comic is now available, just in time for the holidays! In Reflections, we get an end-of year check in with the team as they celebrate the holidays, each in their own way. Written by Michael Chu with art by Miki Montlló, the comic has a peek at nearly single player on the...



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,...

Is there a character you hate, but can’t stop playing? I hate Reaper in Overwatch. Every single phrase he can unlock is so unironically dark and brooding, and all his skins follow suit. He’s so edgy Genji could wield him. He doesn’t really have any options that are tongue-in-cheek, like Soldier:76’s Evel Knievel getup, or off the wall like Junkrat’s scarecrow skin. From the top of...

How the giant Overwatch statues were made In the days preceding the launch of Overwatch, enormous statues of Tracer, Pharah, and Genji hit the streets of Hollywood, Paris, and Busan. Aiman Akhtar, a 3D Artist at Alliance Studio, has provided a behind-the-scenes glimpse at their construction from concept to finished product.

Everyone’s playing Overwatch, even in the Heroes rotation Today in Overwatch news… wait, what? This post is about Heroes of the Storm? Oh. Uh. Excuse me. You may have wished you read that Overwatch post because very little is happening in Heroes this week — and we’re seeing a lot of players hitting up the just-launched Overwatch instead. And that includes Team Blizzard...

Giant Overwatch action figures appear in Hollywood, Paris, Busan Yesterday, the Overwatch team teased something big happening in Hollywood, Paris, and Busan — and big is the operative word. An enormous Tracer statue in action-figure style has appeared on Hollywood Boulevard. Genji is in Paris and Pharah is in Busan. Why D.Va isn’t the one rocking out in South Korea, we wish we knew....

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.

Tracer nerfs, Dehaka on rotation, and a mystery dragon in the Nexus This week  in Heroes of the Storm we’re welcoming relative Nexus newcomer Dehaka to the free rotation for the first time. While I have zero advice on playing Dehaka, I absolutely recommend playing him with his mecha skin. Just look at it! Glorious. Of course it’s never all good news in the Nexus. While everyone’s getting their...

Tracer, balance changes, and a new hero rotation in the Nexus This week in Heroes of the Storm we have yet another new patch as the Heroes devs attempt to bring balance to the force Nexus. This week sees changes to Kael’thas, the Butcher, Nazeebo, and Rexxar on top of a handful of bug fixes. With Rexxar on rotation this week, we’re likely to see more Rexxars in play...