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New Overwatch animated short: Rise and Shine featuring Mei A new Overwatch animated short has just been released. In Rise and Shine, we get to see the backstory of Mei, who originally appeared on the scenes through a series of journal updates on the Overwatch website. But although we had an inkling of her backstory, we never really had the full picture. It’s…not the...

Know Your Lore: Doomfist, Talon, and Overwatch Talon has had a presence in Overwatch since the debut of the game. During the height of the Overwatch organization’s popularity, many attempts were made to eliminate Talon as a threat. These efforts resulted in the death of Overwatch agent Gérard Lacroix, courtesy of his wife Amélie. Brainwashed by Talon, she returned to the organization...




Jeff Kaplan and Geoff Goodman answer unsolved mysteries of Overwatch Did you know that there are only two cars in the entire world of Overwatch that have tires? The folks at Ars Technica have a new video that takes a look behind the scenes into Overwatch, why the designers make the choices they do, and why two cars don’t hover. They’re old cars, Brent. All...

Jeff Kaplan on Overwatch balancing and player perception In a recent post on the Overwatch forums about Tracer and balance issues, Game Director Jeff “Jeff from the Overwatch team” Kaplan had some interesting insights to share about game balance and, more importantly, player perception of it. He made the point that often, it’s not that a character is more or less strong that...

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...