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OverwatchNov 5, 2015 6:55 pm CT

Overwatch Origins Edition $40 preorder offer, console availability, skins and heroes confirmed

Updated

Earlier today we reported on a tweet showing a gaming store Overwatch promotion box displaying Xbox One and PS4 logos as well as the words “Origins Edition.” The price was said to be $60, but no information on the content was revealed. Until now.

Update 2: We know now everything included in Origins. See below.

Reddit user Rintoothetiger went to his local Gamestop today and was able to buy a prepurchase PC code for Overwatch Origins Edition for $40. He shows proof of his purchase receipt and that he was given a code to enter into his battle.net account. He did so, but nothing has happened yet on his account.

We don’t know what the $40 will get you, but one thing that this above promo ad reveals is a new skin for Widowmaker called Noire. This likely is a founder’s pack deal that will get you a number of heroes and skins to start with. I suspect the base game will still be free to play and we’ll know for certain tomorrow when BlizzCon kicks off.

Update: Fine print in the above ad says all prepurchased content will be available by June 21, 2016. Confirmed launch date? Mmm, maybe…

Update 2: Game.co.uk has listed a page for Overwatch Origins Edition and has included the following in the description:

Origins Edition Includes:

  • 21 Heroes
  • 5 skins:
    • Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper)
    • Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76)
    • Overgrown Bastion
    • Security Chief Pharah
    • Slipstream Tracer
  • Overwatch-themed content for several Blizzard Entertainment games:
    • Heroes of the Storm™ – Tracer Hero
    • World of Warcraft® – Baby Winston Pet
    • StarCraft® II Portraits
    • Hearthstone® Cardback
    • Diablo® III – Mercy Wings

Update 3: $60 appears to be the preorder price for a box (likely with some physical goodies thrown in) and $40 will be the preorder price for digital only copy.

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