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

Horizon Lunar Colony update hints at new Overwatch lore I’ve been waiting for this one for a very long time. Overwatch has released a new tantalizing bit of lore in the form of an Atlas News report on the Horizon Lunar Colony. Fans familiar with Overwatch lore may remember the Lunar Colony as gorilla super genius Winston’s first home. We caught a glimpse of...




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...

What other Overwatch events would you like to see? Since Uprising will be gone as of May 1st, I’m thinking about the future and whether or not we’ll see anything like it ever again. There’s a lot of Overwatch history we could explore in the manner of Uprising — the whole of the Omnic Crisis, lots of Blackwatch missions against Talon, the fall —...

Know Your Lore: Overwatch’s Orisa, Efi Oladele, and the return of Doomfist In the Overwatch universe, Numbani is something akin to paradise for omnics. Unlike other areas of the world where omnics are viewed with mistrust and open derision, Numbani is a city of harmony. Humans and omnics built the city together, live side by side, and even celebrate this equality with an event called Unity Day....

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...




Know Your Lore: The next generation of Overwatch We’ve spent several weeks talking about the history of the Overwatch organization — everything that’s gone before, from the Omnic Crisis to the infighting that led to the downfall of Overwatch itself to the global fallout from the Omnic Crisis that continues to affect the world. Winston had a plan and a vision for the...

Overwatch: Winston delivers a call to action in latest cinematic teaser The Overwatch open beta begins its early access period later today — 4 p.m. Pacific to be specific — and Blizzard Entertainment has released another cinematic teaser to keep the hype train on schedule. Much like the conclusion of animated short Recall, the latest teaser puts Winston in front of a webcam, calling all agents...



Know Your Lore: Overwatch’s ongoing story Overwatch — the game being released on May 24 — doesn’t really have an overarching story. It’s not that type of game:  it’s a multiplayer first-person shooter, not an RPG. But Overwatch, the team highlighted in the title, certainly has a lot of story going for it. And that’s what makes Overwatch interesting. Sure, the...

Zarya and Overwatch’s second Omnic Crisis Other than the Overwatch agents that were directly involved with taking down the omnic uprising and saving the world, no one knows what really started the Omnic Crisis. However, reports were pretty specific with their references, pointing out that Overwatch took out the “force behind the uprising,” rather than simply wiping the omnics out. Given...

Widowmaker
Objective complete: Widowmaker, Talon, and Recall Overwatch was officially disbanded thirty years after its founding, after allegations of corruption and gross negligence — as well as infighting between the troops — slowly tore it apart. Yet there were those within its ranks who sought to reform the organization, despite the fact that any Overwatch activity had been deemed illegal after the...

Breakfast Topic: What did you think of Overwatch’s Recall? As I mentioned in our initial post about Overwatch‘s first animated short, Recall wasn’t quite what I expected. I expected these animated shorts would be a way to deliver the Overwatch narrative the game cannot. Given Blizzard has gone to lengths to stress the rich universe of Overwatch, I expected the animated shorts to stand...

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 —...

Overwatch animated shorts coming this month Players who have been waiting for the Overwatch animated shorts announced at last year’s BlizzCon won’t have much longer to wait — according to a post from Blizzard, the first animated short will be released sometime this month feature Winston and be released Monday, March 21. Titled “Recall,” the short will be exclusively premiere on Xbox.com —...

Space Gorillas and Test Pilots: Winston and Tracer’s origins Overwatch may not be the type of game with a heavy story — or at least, there isn’t a heavy story involved when you’re simply playing the game, duking it out team vs. team. But the heroes in Overwatch actually have a lot of history behind them, history that works with, or in some cases goes beyond...

Overwatch vinyl figures coming from Funko Funko Pop vinyls have become the ultimate in nerdy collectors’ items, so it’s never a surprise when a new franchise appears in vinyl form — I admit even I’m a sucker for the siren call of these giant-headed monstrosities. Now Funko has announced a line of Overwatch figurines. The first line of Overwatch vinyls includes...