News items tagged with overwatch

10 Video Games Character That Need to Retire

10 Video Games Character That Need to Retire

Video game characters may pull off incredible feats of bravery and combat, but even fictional, world-saving heroes need to retire fro...

By Jasmine Henry on 23 June 2017
The Game Awards 2016 Winners List

The Game Awards 2016 Winners List

Host Geoff Keighley presents The Game Awards 2016 live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Find out which games to...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 June 2017
Game Rant's Top 10 Games of 2016

Game Rant's Top 10 Games of 2016

The Game Rant staff counts down its choices for the 10 best games of 2016, an especially hard task given how great the year was for g...

By Anthony Taormina on 23 June 2017
Overwatch and Inside Head Up GDC 2017 Award Nominations

Overwatch and Inside Head Up GDC 2017 Award Nominations

The full list of nominations for the GDC 2017 Choice Awards is announced, with Overwatch and Inside up for Game of the Year, as well...

By Rob Gordon on 23 June 2017
10 Games That Deserve Nintendo Switch Ports

10 Games That Deserve Nintendo Switch Ports

Nintendo’s new console could offer new ways to experience the biggest video games in a brand new way and so Game Rant has put togethe...

By Jasmine Henry on 23 June 2017
Overwatch's 'Rate This Match' Feature Removed

Overwatch's 'Rate This Match' Feature Removed

A small, but unexpected change has recently occurred in the Overwatch PTR. The Rate This Match feature, which has been a staple of Ov...

By Curt Hutson on 23 June 2017
New Overwatch Tracer Figure Revealed

New Overwatch Tracer Figure Revealed

Overwatch‘s massive popularity continues to expand into territories beyond the game, this time furthering its reach into the realm of...

By Sarah Fields on 22 June 2017
Overwatch Troll and Jeff Kaplan are Cool Now

Overwatch Troll and Jeff Kaplan are Cool Now

Yesterday we reported that Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan took to the game’s forums in order to shut down a troll. Now a post on...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 22 June 2017
10 Best Uses of the Bow and Arrow in Video Games

10 Best Uses of the Bow and Arrow in Video Games

While many developers implement high-grade military or futuristic weapons into their games for gamers to enjoy, others prefer to take...

By Boston Blake on 22 June 2017
Overwatch Voice Actors Dance Their Character's Emotes

Overwatch Voice Actors Dance Their Character's Emotes

EDIT: The original video that post was about, with an in-game comparison video of the actor’s dancing, was taken down. We’ve put up t...

By John Jacques on 22 June 2017
Overwatch Pro Banned for Trying to Get Fans to Cheat

Overwatch Pro Banned for Trying to Get Fans to Cheat

The professional Overwatch team Selfless is down one player, as Tracer and Soldier: 76 main Dafran has been indefinitely suspended fr...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 June 2017
Top 10 Games of 2016 So Far

Top 10 Games of 2016 So Far

The Game Rant staff counts down its choices for the 10 best games of 2016, an especially hard task given how great the year was for g...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 June 2017
Best Buy's Cyber Monday 2016 Deals Are Live Now

Best Buy's Cyber Monday 2016 Deals Are Live Now

Best Buy posts its Cyber Monday 2016 deals online, which includes a Buy 2 Get 1 Free offer on used games, discounts on PS4 and Xbox O...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 June 2017
Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

The second week of the Xbox Live Countdown sale starts, offering up deals on high-profile titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Overwatch, and...

By Rob Gordon on 21 June 2017
Overwatch Patch Adds Horizon Lunar Colony Map, Balances

Overwatch Patch Adds Horizon Lunar Colony Map, Balances

Blizzard launches a new Overwatch patch, releases the new Lunar Colony map, makes some serious changes to three heroes, and players can now turn gravity down.

By Mark Knapp on 21 June 2017
Twitch Prime Members Get An Overwatch Golden Loot Box

Twitch Prime Members Get An Overwatch Golden Loot Box

Blizzard and Amazon announce a new two year streaming deal and to celebrate, all Overwatch players with Twitch Prime accounts get special loot including a rare golden loot box.

By Derek Nichols on 21 June 2017
GameStop's Black Friday Ad Includes Cheap PS4

GameStop's Black Friday Ad Includes Cheap PS4

GameStop reveals its 2016 Black Friday ad, which includes discounts on popular games like Battlefield 1 and Overwatch, as well as a t...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 June 2017
The Best Multiplayer Video Games of 2016

The Best Multiplayer Video Games of 2016

Multiplayer games continue to be incredibly popular and 2016 has proven to be another incredible year for the genre. Here are Game Ra...

By Derek Nichols on 21 June 2017
Overwatch Local Co-Op Support Unlikely for Consoles

Overwatch Local Co-Op Support Unlikely for Consoles

A local co-op mode is something that Overwatch players have been calling for ever since the game was revealed, allowing them to play...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 20 June 2017
eSports Will Become Olympic Sport in 2022

eSports Will Become Olympic Sport in 2022

Those familiar with the eSports scene and have watched tournaments likely remember the moment of victory, when a player or team execu...

By Cody Gravelle on 20 June 2017
Fan Turns Overwatch Into A Classic Turn-Based RPG

Fan Turns Overwatch Into A Classic Turn-Based RPG

In one of the most imaginative Overwatch fan creations yet, a fan re-imagines the popular multiplayer shooter as an old-school, Japanese turn-based RPG.

By Alexander Pan on 20 June 2017
Overwatch Dance Emotes Exclusive to Anniversary Event

Overwatch Dance Emotes Exclusive to Anniversary Event

The Overwatch anniversary event is into its last week and fans finally have an answer to whether or not the new dancing emotes will b...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 20 June 2017
Overwatch Will Improve Mystery Heroes Arcade Mode Soon

Overwatch Will Improve Mystery Heroes Arcade Mode Soon

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan vows to improve the Mystery Heroes arcade mode. Mystery Heroes is one of the most popular modes i...

By Jasmine Henry on 20 June 2017
Overwatch: New Hero Details Leaked?

Overwatch: New Hero Details Leaked?

Even with the Overwatch Anniversary event in full swing, Blizzard has just revealed the next new map coming to the game set on the Ho...

By Derek Nichols on 20 June 2017
Overwatch Horizon Lunar Colony Map Announced

Overwatch Horizon Lunar Colony Map Announced

Blizzard’s Horizon teaser has grown into a full announcement today, an all new Overwatch Assault map set on the Moon’s Horizon Lunar...

By Rory Young on 20 June 2017
Overwatch Horizon Lunar Colony Map Gets Release Date

Overwatch Horizon Lunar Colony Map Gets Release Date

For the past couple of weeks, the next Overwatch map, Horizon Lunar Colony, has been tested in the game’s PTR (Public Test Region). N...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 June 2017
Overwatch PTR Update Changes Roadhog, Reaper, McCree

Overwatch PTR Update Changes Roadhog, Reaper, McCree

Overwatch is a game that seems to be continuously changing, as Blizzard attempts to balance the large roster of heroes and maps perfe...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 20 June 2017
Overwatch Considering Competitive 3v3 Mode

Overwatch Considering Competitive 3v3 Mode

With Overwatch‘s Anniversary event having brought about the addition of three new Arena maps and a 3v3 Lockout Elimination Arcade Mod...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 June 2017
Overwatch: Horizon Lunar Colony Details Emerge

Overwatch: Horizon Lunar Colony Details Emerge

Overwatch‘s scattered backstory has been further revealed via messages from Winston’s former mentor: Harold Winston. The brief look i...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 18 June 2017
Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Shuts Down Troll in Forum Post

Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Shuts Down Troll in Forum Post

Game director Jeff Kaplan is no pushover when it comes to Overwatch – and he’s not above researching a player’s match history in order to call out trolls online.

By Maxwell Jeffery on 15 June 2017
Overwatch Competitive Play Penalties Increasing

Overwatch Competitive Play Penalties Increasing

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan reveals that penalties for players who partake in boosting and throwing in Competitive Play will be dramatically increased soon.

By Alexander Pan on 15 June 2017
Overwatch: Blizzard Responds to Anniversary Loot Issues

Overwatch: Blizzard Responds to Anniversary Loot Issues

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan responds to backlash about the game’s loot boxes. Fans aren’t happy about Overwatch‘s Anniversary...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 June 2017
Overwatch Moon Map Hinted at in Lijiang Tower Update

Overwatch Moon Map Hinted at in Lijiang Tower Update

An Overwatch map on the moon has been teased in an update to the preexisting Lijiang Tower map. The map is just one of several conten...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 June 2017
Overwatch: Blizzard To Fix Accidental Reinhardt Nerf

Overwatch: Blizzard To Fix Accidental Reinhardt Nerf

The recently-launched Overwatch Anniversary event may have brought along a slate of cosmetic items and two new game modes, but fans h...

By Alexander Pan on 14 June 2017
Overwatch Contenders is Blizzard's Developmental League

Overwatch Contenders is Blizzard's Developmental League

Blizzard today unveiled Overwatch Contenders, the official developmental league for the upcoming Overwatch League. The intent of Over...

By Rory Young on 11 June 2017
Xbox Spring Sale Includes Overwatch, Titanfall 2 & More

Xbox Spring Sale Includes Overwatch, Titanfall 2 & More

Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced the upcoming Xbox Spring Sale, which will run from April 11 to 17. According to the an...

By Boston Blake on 11 June 2017
Blizzard 'Totally Open' to Overwatch Mod Support

Blizzard 'Totally Open' to Overwatch Mod Support

Blizzard is “totally open” to adding mod support to Overwatch, reveals game director Jeff Kaplan. The multiplayer shooter already see...

By Jasmine Henry on 11 June 2017
Overwatch: Anniversary Event Start, New Skins Confirmed

Overwatch: Anniversary Event Start, New Skins Confirmed

It’s an exciting time to be an Overwatch fan, as the long-awaited anniversary event is just around the corner. According to a new lea...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 11 June 2017
New Overwatch Hero is 'On the Horizon'

New Overwatch Hero is 'On the Horizon'

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan teases that a new hero is “on the horizon.” The confirmation comes just a few weeks after Kaplan...

By Jasmine Henry on 11 June 2017
Check Out Every Overwatch Anniversary Skin

Check Out Every Overwatch Anniversary Skin

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of Overwatch, Blizzard has kicked off a brand new event for its popular multiplay...

By Derek Nichols on 09 June 2017
Overwatch China Players Can Soon Buy Gold Using Money

Overwatch China Players Can Soon Buy Gold Using Money

A new Overwatch update in China is going to make unlocking in-game loot very different, by allowing players to purchase in-game gold using real currency.

By Mark Knapp on 08 June 2017
Ridiculous Overwatch Clone Turns Winston into a Panda

Ridiculous Overwatch Clone Turns Winston into a Panda

A new Overwatch clone called Hero Mission is called the ‘biggest rip-off ever’ by fans who say that the Chinese game has totally copied Blizzard’s characters.

By Jasmine Henry on 08 June 2017
Overwatch Announces Double XP Weekend

Overwatch Announces Double XP Weekend

On Twitter, Blizzard announces a double XP weekend for Overwatch, which will begin later this week and end alongside the game’s One Year Anniversary event.

By Dalton Cooper on 08 June 2017
Overwatch Competitive Mode May Ban Players for Leaving

Overwatch Competitive Mode May Ban Players for Leaving

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan reveals that Blizzard may be implementing a new banning system to prevent players who leave competitive matches from ever returning.

By John Jacques on 08 June 2017
New Overwatch Voice Line References Tracer's Girlfriend

New Overwatch Voice Line References Tracer's Girlfriend

Overwatch finally contains a reference to the cover star Tracer’s significant other, as the character references her girlfriend Emily in an upcoming voice-line.

By Maxwell Jeffery on 08 June 2017
New

New "Season" Of Animated Overwatch Shorts Coming

It’s been six long months since Blizzard unveiled the most recent Overwatch animated short, the long-awaited introduction to Sombra t...

By Alexander Pan on 08 June 2017
Overwatch Anniversary Event 2017 Begins

Overwatch Anniversary Event 2017 Begins

Overwatch Anniversary 2017 has begun as an official event in celebration of the team-based shooter’s May 24 release date in 2016. The...

By Rory Young on 07 June 2017
Overwatch Won't Add New Events in Year 2

Overwatch Won't Add New Events in Year 2

In future, the Overwatch team will ‘refine’ old events instead of making new ones. The reveal comes just as players are set to celebr...

By Jasmine Henry on 07 June 2017
Overwatch Director Wants More Focus on Pharah, Symmetra

Overwatch Director Wants More Focus on Pharah, Symmetra

Out of the two dozen playable characters in Overwatch, Tracer and Winston have arguably shared most of the narrative spotlight since...

By Alexander Pan on 06 June 2017
Overwatch Season 5 Start Date Announced

Overwatch Season 5 Start Date Announced

After months of intense Competitive Play battles, the fourth season of Overwatch is coming to an end on May 28th. However, Overwatch...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 June 2017
Overwatch Dance Emotes Coming Soon

Overwatch Dance Emotes Coming Soon

After weeks of speculation, Blizzard has finally confirmed that Overwatch is getting a One Year Anniversary event. This event will br...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 June 2017
Overwatch Anniversary Skins

Overwatch Anniversary Skins

Four new skins have been revealed as part of Overwatch‘s upcoming anniversary event, giving new looks to Bastion, Pharah, Soldier 76,...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 01 June 2017
Overwatch Adding New Basic Loot Box Items

Overwatch Adding New Basic Loot Box Items

Nothing in regards to event-specific skins or content for Overwatch‘s one-year Anniversary event has been revealed yet, but players c...

By Alexander Pan on 01 June 2017
Overwatch: 3 New Arena Maps Releasing for Anniversary

Overwatch: 3 New Arena Maps Releasing for Anniversary

As if there weren’t already enough reasons to be excited for Overwatch‘s first birthday, it seems that fans will be treated to three...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 31 May 2017
Overwatch Free Weekend Begins May 26

Overwatch Free Weekend Begins May 26

It’s no secret at this point that Blizzard’s team-based shooter Overwatch is the publisher and developer’s fastest growing franchise...

By Kyle Sledge on 28 May 2017
Overwatch Anniversary Event Dates Announced

Overwatch Anniversary Event Dates Announced

As a thank you to its many players, the team at Blizzard has created an Overwatch anniversary trailer. The footage celebrates the game by taking a look back at its first year. In its brief history, O...

By Curt Hutson on 28 May 2017
Overwatch Season 4 End Date Revealed

Overwatch Season 4 End Date Revealed

Blizzard confirms the Overwatch season four end date. The current competitive season of Blizzard’s hugely popular multiplayer shooter...

By Jasmine Henry on 28 May 2017
Overwatch Could Be Getting An Art Book

Overwatch Could Be Getting An Art Book

A year after its release, and Overwatch‘s popularity is showing no signs of slowing down. The game recently crossed 30 million player...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 May 2017
Overwatch: Anniversary Event Won't Launch Today

Overwatch: Anniversary Event Won't Launch Today

Unfortunately for those Overwatch fans who were looking forward to the game’s anniversary event launching, it seems that the update w...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 27 May 2017
Overwatch Glitch Gives Genji Unlimited Ultimate Use

Overwatch Glitch Gives Genji Unlimited Ultimate Use

The Overwatch development team may have just introduced a fix for Genji’s Ultimate ability just a couple of weeks ago, but it appears...

By Alexander Pan on 27 May 2017
GR Pick: Overwatch Emotes Reenacted by Someone's Dad

GR Pick: Overwatch Emotes Reenacted by Someone's Dad

With Blizzard having recently announced that Overwatch is its fastest growing franchise to date, as it has already made $1 billion wi...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 May 2017
Future of Gaming: Free DLCs and Paid Microtransactions

Future of Gaming: Free DLCs and Paid Microtransactions

Over the course of the last two decades, the gaming industry has seen significant shifts in how video games are created and played. T...

By Boston Blake on 26 May 2017
Street Fighter 5's Laura Gets Sombra Skin Mod

Street Fighter 5's Laura Gets Sombra Skin Mod

Sombra is the latest Overwatch character to show up in Street Fighter V, thanks to a new mod that swaps in the hacker’s appearance in...

By Jason Gallagher on 25 May 2017
Overwatch: Blizzard Claims Leaks Spread Misinformation

Overwatch: Blizzard Claims Leaks Spread Misinformation

Something that has been a long time coming to the Overwatch scene is the introduction of Blizzard’s competitive Overwatch League, whi...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 23 May 2017
Overwatch Game of the Year Edition Coming

Overwatch Game of the Year Edition Coming

The one year anniversary of Overwatch is fast-approaching and there is mounting evidence of an event to celebrate the occasion. While...

By Curt Hutson on 22 May 2017
How Overwatch Balances Characters for Online Play

How Overwatch Balances Characters for Online Play

Overwatch is the fastest growing franchise on Blizzard‘s highly-touted roster of games for a number of reasons, but the multiplayer g...

By Cody Gravelle on 21 May 2017
Overwatch Uprising Infographic Shows Surprising Stats

Overwatch Uprising Infographic Shows Surprising Stats

As Overwatch continues to be an absolute juggernaut for Blizzard, becoming the fastest growing franchise in company history, it has a...

By Derek Nichols on 21 May 2017
Overwatch: Highlight Saving Details Coming Soon

Overwatch: Highlight Saving Details Coming Soon

Gamers who have desperately wanted to save their most impressive moments in Overwatch don’t have much longer to wait, according to Ga...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 20 May 2017
Overwatch: Symmetra Will Get More Legendary Skins Soon

Overwatch: Symmetra Will Get More Legendary Skins Soon

Despite being part of the Overwatch roster since the game’s release a year ago, turret-building support character Symmetra has been r...

By Alexander Pan on 19 May 2017
Overwatch Could Get Gun Game Mode in Future

Overwatch Could Get Gun Game Mode in Future

The various non-Competitive Play game modes in Overwatch have been one of the most popular additions to the multiplayer shooter, and...

By Alexander Pan on 19 May 2017
Overwatch's D.Va Loves Mountain Dew and Doritos in HotS

Overwatch's D.Va Loves Mountain Dew and Doritos in HotS

It looks like Overwatch‘s mech-piloting hero D.Va is living up to her gamer nature in Heroes of the Storm, as the recently-announced...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 19 May 2017
Two Big NFL Owners are Sponsoring Overwatch League

Two Big NFL Owners are Sponsoring Overwatch League

Blizzard’s Overwatch is the developer’s fastest growing franchise ever, which is an impressive feat given the caliber of games that O...

By Cody Gravelle on 18 May 2017
Major Blizzard Titles Celebrate Diablo's Anniversary

Major Blizzard Titles Celebrate Diablo's Anniversary

As the 20th anniversary of Blizzard’s popular Diablo franchise approaches, all other major titles prepare to celebrate with an exclus...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 18 May 2017
GR Pick: Overwatch Characters as Bowls of Water?

GR Pick: Overwatch Characters as Bowls of Water?

There’s a reason that Overwatch has quickly become Blizzard’s fastest growing franchise. Beyond the fact that it contains some of the...

By Cody Gravelle on 18 May 2017
12 Awesome Gifts for Your Favorite Blizzard Fan

12 Awesome Gifts for Your Favorite Blizzard Fan

This collection of Blizzard-themed gifts will delight that special Overwatch, WoW, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone or Heroes of the St...

By Jason Gallagher on 18 May 2017
Heroes of the Storm: Cinematic Adds Overwatch's D.Va

Heroes of the Storm: Cinematic Adds Overwatch's D.Va

The world of Overwatch has been crossing over into Heroes of the Storm in a big way as of late, and it all appears to be tying into t...

By Riley Little on 18 May 2017
Overwatch: Competitive Season 5 Starts in June

Overwatch: Competitive Season 5 Starts in June

Regular players of Overwatch‘s competitive game mode have a little time left to make the final push to the next rank. According to a...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 18 May 2017
Heroes of the Storm: Overwatch's D. Va Abilities and Tips

Heroes of the Storm: Overwatch's D. Va Abilities and Tips

The cast of Blizzard’s MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, continues to grow and characters from every Blizzard game are starting to add up. A...

By Denny Connolly on 17 May 2017
Blizzard Reveals Overwatch Loot Box Rates

Blizzard Reveals Overwatch Loot Box Rates

There’s a reason that, from a design standpoint, Blizzard’s Overwatch has been heavily emulated by competitors over the past year. Bl...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 May 2017
Overwatch Character Lucio Joins Heroes of the Storm

Overwatch Character Lucio Joins Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard reveals that Lucio, one of the original support characters from Overwatch, will be wall-riding his way to Heroes of the Stor...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 May 2017
Heroes of the Storm Adds Overwatch's Zarya to Roster

Heroes of the Storm Adds Overwatch's Zarya to Roster

Russian champion Zarya is to join Tracer as the second playable hero from Blizzard’s first-person shooter Overwatch present in popula...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 17 May 2017
Overwatch: Oni Genji and Cop D.Va Coming to Loot Boxes

Overwatch: Oni Genji and Cop D.Va Coming to Loot Boxes

If you’re dying to get your hands on the new Heroes of the Storm exclusive skins that will be coming to Overwatch as part of the HOTS...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 17 May 2017
BlizzCon 2016: Watch The Opening Ceremony Here

BlizzCon 2016: Watch The Opening Ceremony Here

BlizzCon 2016 is underway and you can watch all the reveals and competitions that the event is host to right here, straight from Bliz...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 17 May 2017
Overwatch's Genji, Hanamura Map in Heroes of the Storm

Overwatch's Genji, Hanamura Map in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm 2.0 month-long celebration continues, today announcing the addition of Overwatch‘s Genji and an all-ne...

By Rory Young on 17 May 2017
Overwatch Datamine Leaks Anniversary Event

Overwatch Datamine Leaks Anniversary Event

With Overwatch‘s one year anniversary coming up on May 24th, many fans are expecting Blizzard to start the next in-game event on that...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 May 2017
Rumor: Overwatch's Next 3 Heroes Leaked, Doomfist Next

Rumor: Overwatch's Next 3 Heroes Leaked, Doomfist Next

It seems that Overwatch fans have a lot to look forward to in the near future, judging by new rumors that have surfaced regarding upc...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 15 May 2017
Overwatch is the Fastest Growing Franchise for Blizzard

Overwatch is the Fastest Growing Franchise for Blizzard

Not too long ago, it was revealed that the landmark of 30 million players for Overwatch had been hit in the course of its first year...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 May 2017
Rumor: Overwatch's Mercy is Getting An Insane Buff

Rumor: Overwatch's Mercy is Getting An Insane Buff

A few months ago, Blizzard buffed Overwatch‘s popular healer character Mercy by making her invincible when she is using her Resurrect...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 May 2017
Overwatch Crosses 30 Million Players

Overwatch Crosses 30 Million Players

Since launching in May of 2016, the user count for the team-based shooter Overwatch has steadily grown, with Blizzard now revealing t...

By Kyle Sledge on 13 May 2017
GR Pick: Build Overwatch's D. Va in Lego Form

GR Pick: Build Overwatch's D. Va in Lego Form

It’s safe to say Overwatch is firmly in “global phenomenon” territory as the game nears its one-year anniversary. The game’s legion o...

By Cody Gravelle on 13 May 2017
Overwatch Uprising Event Ends, Blizzard Re-Enables

Overwatch Uprising Event Ends, Blizzard Re-Enables

Overwatch‘s popular Uprising event shut down earlier than scheduled today, but Blizzard has since brought the co-op Brawl and its exc...

By Rory Young on 13 May 2017
Rumor: Overwatch Getting New Game Mode and Three Maps

Rumor: Overwatch Getting New Game Mode and Three Maps

Overwatch has just wrapped up its Uprising event, but fans are already looking forward to the game’s next major event. Many are expec...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 May 2017
Overwatch PTR Update Tweaks Wall-Climbing

Overwatch PTR Update Tweaks Wall-Climbing

Blizzard has released the latest update for its enormously popular hero shooter Overwatch, which is available now for PC players via...

By Brad Jones on 13 May 2017
Overwatch Skins in Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Event

Overwatch Skins in Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Event

Heroes of the Storm just launched its major 2.0 update and is holding a new Overwatch-themed event where players can unlock new Genji...

By Rory Young on 12 May 2017
Top 32 Countries For The Overwatch World Cup 2017 Named

Top 32 Countries For The Overwatch World Cup 2017 Named

After a month of fiercely fought Competitive Play matches all around the world, Blizzard has tallied up the Skill Ratings of all part...

By Alexander Pan on 11 May 2017
Overwatch Update Fixes Genji Ultimate Problems

Overwatch Update Fixes Genji Ultimate Problems

Overwatch players who were having issues with Genji’s high latency Ultimate problem can now rest easy as the problem has been fixed i...

By Alexander Pan on 10 May 2017
Professional Overwatch Player Loses Sponsorship After Racist Outbursts

Professional Overwatch Player Loses Sponsorship After Racist Outbursts

Overwatch is a game that has been embraced by both professional and casual gamers due to its unique approach to the team-based shoote...

By Denny Connolly on 09 May 2017
Overwatch's Mei Was a Bounty Hunter Called Frostbite

Overwatch's Mei Was a Bounty Hunter Called Frostbite

If gamers ever wonder how much work goes in to designing an Overwatch character, it’s worth taking a look at the concept art for some...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 08 May 2017
Overwatch Adding in Subtitle Support

Overwatch Adding in Subtitle Support

The voice lines and endearing character interactions are one of Overwatch‘s biggest draws, and hearing-impaired Overwatch fans will s...

By Alexander Pan on 08 May 2017
Overwatch: 5 Most Tragic Backstories

Overwatch: 5 Most Tragic Backstories

On the surface, Overwatch may seem like a game with very little in the way of story or deep characters, but Blizzard has fleshed out...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 May 2017
Overwatch Update Will Buff Genji

Overwatch Update Will Buff Genji

Genji is already one of the most powerful heroes in Overwatch, but it seems the sword-wielding character is about to get a little str...

By Boston Blake on 06 May 2017
Women's College Will Have eSports Program, Scholarships

Women's College Will Have eSports Program, Scholarships

Just days after the announcement that eSports were becoming an Olympic event in the 2022 Asian Games, another milestone breakthrough...

By Cody Gravelle on 05 May 2017
Overwatch Fan Uses Eye Tracker to Study Game

Overwatch Fan Uses Eye Tracker to Study Game

Nearly all players can agree that uninterrupted attention is a key element to a successful round in their favorite game, especially f...

By AJ Caulfield on 04 May 2017
Overwatch Could Get Character for Every Region

Overwatch Could Get Character for Every Region

Overwatch could get a character and a map based on every region in the world, according to the game’s principal designer Geoff Goodma...

By Jasmine Henry on 04 May 2017
Blizzard: Overwatch Healer Skill Ratings Aren't Broken

Blizzard: Overwatch Healer Skill Ratings Aren't Broken

It’s a hard life as a support class in Blizzard’s Overwatch. Healers are familiar with the concept of being blamed for every loss and...

By Cody Gravelle on 03 May 2017
Overwatch Update Removes Uprising Exploit and More

Overwatch Update Removes Uprising Exploit and More

Overwatch‘s new Uprising event has captured the community’s attention for the past week thanks to the newly-introduced Uprising PvE g...

By Alexander Pan on 02 May 2017
Overwatch is Adjusting the 1 Percent Rule for Matches

Overwatch is Adjusting the 1 Percent Rule for Matches

Overwatch players that aren’t a fan of the recently-introduced 1% ruling to the game’s competitive game mode will be happy to know th...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 02 May 2017
Overwatch: Six New Maps Are in Development

Overwatch: Six New Maps Are in Development

Overwatch developer Blizzard is working on six new maps for the game. The most recent map introduced to the hit multiplayer game is Oasis, which includes lethal cars and jump packs. On the official B...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 May 2017
Overwatch Changes Streak Multiplier

Overwatch Changes Streak Multiplier

For many of Overwatch‘s 25 million registered players, one of the most frustrating aspects of the game’s Competitive Play mode is how...

By Alexander Pan on 27 April 2017
Overwatch Pros Thwarted by Game-Controlled Cars

Overwatch Pros Thwarted by Game-Controlled Cars

Although plenty of games use computer-controlled units and even bits of scenery to take players down, this doesn’t always happen duri...

By Jasmine Henry on 26 April 2017
Terry Crews Teases 'Major Surprise' At E3 2017

Terry Crews Teases 'Major Surprise' At E3 2017

Hollywood actor Terry Crews has long been dropping hints that he’ll be voicing the mysterious Doomfist in Overwatch, though Blizzard...

By Alexander Pan on 26 April 2017
Terry Crews Streams Overwatch for Fun

Terry Crews Streams Overwatch for Fun

Actor Terry Crews put his love for gaming and Blizzard’s franchise on display by streaming Overwatch for a brief time on Friday. The...

By Anthony Taormina on 26 April 2017
Overwatch Uprising Event Adds New Conversation Lines

Overwatch Uprising Event Adds New Conversation Lines

Ever since its launch yesterday, fans around the world have been caught up with Overwatch‘s Uprising event, a unique in-game world ev...

By Alexander Pan on 26 April 2017
Overwatch Freeze Bug Makes Mei Unplayable

Overwatch Freeze Bug Makes Mei Unplayable

A new Overwatch bug makes the cryofreezing character Mei almost unplayable. The bug reared its ugly head following the patch which in...

By Jasmine Henry on 26 April 2017
Overwatch: Pharah German Actress Replaced, Told By Fans

Overwatch: Pharah German Actress Replaced, Told By Fans

Overwatch has seen a lot of new content lately with patch 1.10 and the new Uprising event and it seems like some of the changes were...

By Denny Connolly on 26 April 2017
Overwatch Uprising Update Broke Game Modes [UPDATE]

Overwatch Uprising Update Broke Game Modes [UPDATE]

[Update – Blizzard has confirmed through the official Twitter account for Overwatch that the missing modes and features have now been restored. The original story continues below.] The latest seasona...

By Derek Nichols on 25 April 2017
Overwatch: How to Beat Uprising on Legendary

Overwatch: How to Beat Uprising on Legendary

For Overwatch fans, the wait for more PvE content is finally over. With the game’s Uprising event, Overwatch has introduced a new 4-p...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 April 2017
Overwatch Uprising Event Starts Today With New Mode

Overwatch Uprising Event Starts Today With New Mode

After a series of leaks and hints, Overwatch’s latest event is now live. Unlike many recent events, Uprising is an in-game world even...

By Denny Connolly on 22 April 2017
Overwatch: What is Blackwatch?

Overwatch: What is Blackwatch?

Blizzard’s hero-based shooter Overwatch is unique in that much of the game’s story and lore isn’t found in the game itself, but rathe...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 April 2017
Overwatch Punishes Players for Being Healers

Overwatch Punishes Players for Being Healers

Overwatch players say that the game has now begun to punish them for playing as healing characters. The change in how players are rew...

By Jasmine Henry on 22 April 2017
Overwatch Adds Mei to Nendoroid Toy Line

Overwatch Adds Mei to Nendoroid Toy Line

Back in February, the video game publisher and developer Blizzard unveiled Tracer as the first figure in the Good Smile Company‘s Nen...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 April 2017
Overwatch Insurrection Trailer Leaks Latest Event

Overwatch Insurrection Trailer Leaks Latest Event

As is fast becoming the norm at this point, Overwatch‘s next event has been leaked just before the special Insurrection game mode is...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 19 April 2017
Overwatch: King's Row Uprising Skins Leak on Xbox Store

Overwatch: King's Row Uprising Skins Leak on Xbox Store

Overwatch‘s King’s Row Uprising event isn’t supposed to start until Tuesday, April 11th, but it appears as though the Xbox Store has...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 April 2017
Blizzard Explains How Overwatch Could Come to Switch

Blizzard Explains How Overwatch Could Come to Switch

Nintendo Switch owners now have more information about what it would take to bring Overwatch to the the console thanks to the game’s...

By John Jacques on 19 April 2017
Overwatch: See the New Bastion, Blackwatch Skins

Overwatch: See the New Bastion, Blackwatch Skins

As is typical of Overwatch events, details on tomorrow’s Insurrection event have leaked ahead of time thanks to a trailer that was pr...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 April 2017
5 Things Paladins Does Better Than Overwatch

5 Things Paladins Does Better Than Overwatch

Since it was first revealed to the world, Paladins: Champions of the Realm has been accused of being a clone of Blizzard’s popular he...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 April 2017
Overwatch Event Hides Sad Widowmaker Easter Egg

Overwatch Event Hides Sad Widowmaker Easter Egg

With Overwatch‘s Insurrection event taking place seven years before the start of the game, Blizzard has the unique opportunity to exp...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 April 2017
Is This Heroes of the Storm's Next Hero from Overwatch?

Is This Heroes of the Storm's Next Hero from Overwatch?

Heroes of the Storm fans are curious what two heroes Blizzard plans on announcing as part of the game’s 2.0 event over the coming mon...

By Rory Young on 14 April 2017
Overwatch Aimbot Maker Arrested in Korea

Overwatch Aimbot Maker Arrested in Korea

According to a report on the South Korean site Daum and thanks to a translation by the Redditor known as Calycae, it seems as if a So...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 April 2017
Overwatch New Hero is 'Very Far Along in Development'

Overwatch New Hero is 'Very Far Along in Development'

The next Overwatch hero is “very far along in development,” reveals game director Jeff Kaplan. The next playable character in the gam...

By Jasmine Henry on 14 April 2017
Overwatch Comic Possibly Reveals New Hero Skins

Overwatch Comic Possibly Reveals New Hero Skins

Blizzard has recently started teasing something called the King’s Row Uprising for Overwatch on April 11th, which some have speculate...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 April 2017
Blizzard Wins $8M Lawsuit Against Overwatch Cheat Maker

Blizzard Wins $8M Lawsuit Against Overwatch Cheat Maker

Nearly a year ago, Blizzard filed a lawsuit against cheat program creators Bossland, seeking damages for the latter party’s role in g...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 April 2017
Overwatch Almost Featured a Cat in a Jetpack

Overwatch Almost Featured a Cat in a Jetpack

Overwatch currently boasts one of the more diverse and unique cast of characters in recent memory, which includes a talking gorilla n...

By Alexander Pan on 14 April 2017
Overwatch World Cup 2017 Announcement

Overwatch World Cup 2017 Announcement

Today, Blizzard announced the second annual Overwatch World Cup, a 4-phase event culminating in a BlizzCon 2017 championship. Overwat...

By Rory Young on 13 April 2017
10 Things You May Not Have Known About Overwatch

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Overwatch

Blizzard’s hero-based shooter Overwatch is unique in that much of its lore and character development occurs in animated shorts and co...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 April 2017
Overwatch: Blizzard Unveils $150 Widowmaker Statue

Overwatch: Blizzard Unveils $150 Widowmaker Statue

Without a doubt, Overwatch is one of the most highly revered titles from last year, as it has not only won Game of the Year at the DI...

By Kyle Sledge on 12 April 2017
Uncharted 4 Wins Game of the Year at SXSW Awards 2017

Uncharted 4 Wins Game of the Year at SXSW Awards 2017

PlayStation 4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has taken home top honors at the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards by winning Game of the Ye...

By Jason Gallagher on 07 April 2017
Overwatch: Watch Mercy Extend Her Wings Using Glitch

Overwatch: Watch Mercy Extend Her Wings Using Glitch

Players have unearthed a number of amusing Overwatch exploits ever since the multiplayer shooter was launched last May, and it appear...

By Alexander Pan on 07 April 2017
GR Pick: Overwatch Pro Makes Impressive Reinhardt Play

GR Pick: Overwatch Pro Makes Impressive Reinhardt Play

Blizzard’s first-person shooter Overwatch is, at a professional level, a fierce battle of timing, skill, and ult-management. Finding...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 07 April 2017
Overwatch Devs Discuss the Design of Loot Boxes

Overwatch Devs Discuss the Design of Loot Boxes

There are few things as unreasonably satisfying as opening a loot box in Overwatch. After playing through several rounds or completin...

By Riley Little on 07 April 2017
Overwatch Might Add a Map Editor

Overwatch Might Add a Map Editor

It’s been almost a year since Overwatch hit the scene, and over the course of that time, Blizzard has kept the game fresh with new ma...

By Brad Jones on 07 April 2017
Overwatch: King's Row Uprising Teaser

Overwatch: King's Row Uprising Teaser

UPDATE: Blizzard’s North American Twitter account has stated that the King’s Row Uprising will begin April 11th in that region. Overwatch fans waiting for the game’s next event may not have to wait t...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 April 2017
Overwatch: Orisa is Live in Competitive Play

Overwatch: Orisa is Live in Competitive Play

Overwatch fans excited to take the game’s 24th character Orisa into Competitive when she was added to the game last week may have bee...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 April 2017
Overwatch Jeff Kaplan Becomes a Character in Parody Vid

Overwatch Jeff Kaplan Becomes a Character in Parody Vid

Introducing the latest Overwatch hero: Jeff Kaplan. YouTube user Astronot has re-imagined the Blizzard executive and game director as...

By AJ Caulfield on 07 April 2017
Overwatch: Orisa Not Available for Comp Play At Release

Overwatch: Orisa Not Available for Comp Play At Release

After quite a bit of lead-up, including hints that had many fans believing Doomfist would be Overwatch‘s next playable character, her...

By AJ Caulfield on 07 April 2017
Overwatch's Orisa Available Next Week

Overwatch's Orisa Available Next Week

Overwatch‘s next hero, Orisa, will be released on March 21 across all supported platforms. Blizzard announced Orisa’s release date as part of a newly released preview trailer. The trailer gives a beh...

By Rory Young on 06 April 2017
Overwatch Director Confirms Symmetra Has Autism

Overwatch Director Confirms Symmetra Has Autism

Many Overwatch heroes’ histories and identities have been fleshed out through comics, like Tracer’s sexuality in the “Reflections” co...

By AJ Caulfield on 05 April 2017
Report: Overwatch League Could Make $720 Million a Year

Report: Overwatch League Could Make $720 Million a Year

Blizzard’s eSports initiative, the Overwatch League, could make up to $720 million a year says a new report. Announced last year, the...

By Jasmine Henry on 05 April 2017
New Overwatch PTR Patch Makes Lucio Balance Changes

New Overwatch PTR Patch Makes Lucio Balance Changes

Blizzard only recently announced that Overwatch‘s next hero, Orisa, is ready for release in a few days time, but the team is certainl...

By Alexander Pan on 05 April 2017
Overwatch Adding 'Save Your Play Of The Game' Tool

Overwatch Adding 'Save Your Play Of The Game' Tool

Just recently, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan took to the team-based shooter’s forums on Battle.net to discuss updates with fans...

By Kyle Sledge on 05 April 2017
Overwatch Director Praises Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Overwatch Director Praises Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch, a number of video game industry professionals have been throwing praise at Nintendo, as show...

By Rob Gordon on 04 April 2017
Overwatch: Tracer Originally Shot Lasers from Her Eyes

Overwatch: Tracer Originally Shot Lasers from Her Eyes

The fans asked and Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan answered, participating in an impromptu Ask Me Anything session on Monday afternoon...

By Anthony Taormina on 04 April 2017
Bringing Overwatch To The Switch Would Be 'Very Challenging'

Bringing Overwatch To The Switch Would Be 'Very Challenging'

It was only a few weeks ago that Overwatch fans were gifted with the reveal of a new character, and fans of the game may soon begin t...

By John Jacques on 04 April 2017
New Overwatch Story Content ‘Just Around The Corner’

New Overwatch Story Content ‘Just Around The Corner’

Some players aren’t entirely pleased with the way the newest Overwatch hero, Orisa, was revealed. The lack of an animated short or co...

By Curt Hutson on 30 March 2017
Overwatch Releases New Bastion Comic 'Binary'

Overwatch Releases New Bastion Comic 'Binary'

Following the promise that new Overwatch story content is “just around the corner”, Blizzard has released the latest installment in t...

By Alexander Pan on 30 March 2017
Overwatch Custom Game XP Farmers Will Be Punished

Overwatch Custom Game XP Farmers Will Be Punished

Overwatch players who use custom games to farm XP will be punished, says Blizzard. Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan has addressed...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 March 2017
Overwatch: Don't Expect Orisa Until Later in the Month

Overwatch: Don't Expect Orisa Until Later in the Month

The last two heroes added to Overwatch, sniper healer Ana and offensive hacker Sombra, made it out of the game’s Public Test Realm no...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 March 2017
Overwatch: Changes Coming To Ana, Junkrat, Winston

Overwatch: Changes Coming To Ana, Junkrat, Winston

Following the introduction of Orisa and a host of other balance changes to Overwatch‘s hero roster just last week, Blizzard is alread...

By Alexander Pan on 27 March 2017
Overwatch Nerfs Bastion Following Controversial Buff

Overwatch Nerfs Bastion Following Controversial Buff

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan vows to nerf Bastion following a controversial buff. Many players complained that Bastion is overpower...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 March 2017
Division: PvE Events in the Works With Unique Rewards

Division: PvE Events in the Works With Unique Rewards

Massive Entertainment has big plans for Tom Clancy’s The Division Year 2, including new events that will challenge and reward players...

By Boston Blake on 20 March 2017
Overwatch Update Includes Hidden On Fire Change

Overwatch Update Includes Hidden On Fire Change

After finally releasing the long awaited Bastion buff patch yesterday to the multiplayer shooter Overwatch, players are starting to d...

By Derek Nichols on 20 March 2017
Overwatch Game Browser Patch Live, Bastion Meta Begins

Overwatch Game Browser Patch Live, Bastion Meta Begins

The latest Overwatch patch, which adds the Game Browser feature as well as the Capture the Flag custom game mode, is now live across...

By Rory Young on 20 March 2017
Overwatch Director Confirms Symmetra Is on the Autism Spectrum

Overwatch Director Confirms Symmetra Is on the Autism Spectrum

Many Overwatch heroes’ histories and identities have been fleshed out through comics, like Tracer’s sexuality in the “Reflections” co...

By AJ Caulfield on 09 March 2017
Overwatch: Doomfist's Gauntlet Has Been Stolen

Overwatch: Doomfist's Gauntlet Has Been Stolen

Hot off the heels of the Twitter tease of Overwatch‘s newest hero, Blizzard has dropped another a major hint regarding what players c...

By Alexander Pan on 28 February 2017
Overwatch Teases Next Hero with New Image

Overwatch Teases Next Hero with New Image

Blizzard continues to tease Overwatch fans with the identity of the 24th hero that will be making their way into the team-based shoot...

By Kyle Sledge on 28 February 2017
Job Simulator Devs Put Overwatch Into Their Own Game

Job Simulator Devs Put Overwatch Into Their Own Game

Overwatch may be making waves this week with potential new character hints being dropped left, right, and center, but it’s clear that...

By John Jacques on 25 February 2017
GR Pick: Overwatch Pro Pulls Off Epic Save as Winston

GR Pick: Overwatch Pro Pulls Off Epic Save as Winston

Video game enthusiasts continue to outdo themselves as time goes on, honing their skills to near-professional levels and wiping out t...

By AJ Caulfield on 25 February 2017
Overwatch's 24th Hero: What We Know So Far

Overwatch's 24th Hero: What We Know So Far

Blizzard has released two new playable characters since the launch of its massively successful hero shooter Overwatch in May 2016, bu...

By Curt Hutson on 25 February 2017
Overwatch Could Be Planning A Double Character Reveal

Overwatch Could Be Planning A Double Character Reveal

Speculation and theories are flooding the Overwatch community this week as teases for the twenty-forth playable character have been s...

By Curt Hutson on 25 February 2017
Overwatch Wins Game of the Year at DICE Awards 2017

Overwatch Wins Game of the Year at DICE Awards 2017

Overwatch has come out on top, earning the title of Game of the Year from the 2017 DICE Awards. The DICE Awards took place in Las Vegas on Thursday night, and Overwatch was nominated in six...

By Weston Albert on 24 February 2017
GR Pick: Overwatch Heroes Reimagined As Pokemon

GR Pick: Overwatch Heroes Reimagined As Pokemon

One illustrator brings two gaming giants together in an epic crossover, giving fans of both franchises an idea of what Overwatch‘s he...

By AJ Caulfield on 23 February 2017
Overwatch's New Character Teased in Blog Post

Overwatch's New Character Teased in Blog Post

Blizzard teases the next hero to come to Overwatch in a blog post, introducing fans to a character that could relate to the next addition to the game’s roster. Just days ago, Blizzard told...

By Weston Albert on 22 February 2017
Overwatch: New Funko Pop Figures Coming In April

Overwatch: New Funko Pop Figures Coming In April

Publisher and developer Blizzard officially announces another partnership with Funko Pop to produce even more figures for Overwatch f...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 February 2017
Overwatch Director Talks Diversity and Inclusivity

Overwatch Director Talks Diversity and Inclusivity

During a keynote presentation today at D.I.C.E. Summit, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan offered gamers a glimpse into his team’s approach to developing the popular shooter. One area he touched on...

By Boston Blake on 21 February 2017
Overwatch's Mexican Map is Actually Based on Italy

Overwatch's Mexican Map is Actually Based on Italy

During this year’s annual DICE Summit, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan discussed lots of aspects related to the team-based shooter dur...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 February 2017
Overwatch's Newest Hero Teased Once Again

Overwatch's Newest Hero Teased Once Again

The next Overwatch hero could be closer to release than we think. Over that past week, Blizzard has been hinting at the identity of t...

By Curt Hutson on 21 February 2017
Next Overwatch Hero Is 'Not Who You Think It Is'

Next Overwatch Hero Is 'Not Who You Think It Is'

Director Jeff Kaplan casually drops a bombshell on the Overwatch community, declaring the upcoming twenty-forth hero to not be who everyone thinks it will be. Just hours ago, Jeff Kaplan, i...

By Curt Hutson on 20 February 2017
Overwatch: Competitive Play Season 3 End Date Confirmed

Overwatch: Competitive Play Season 3 End Date Confirmed

After two months of competitive ranking matches and countless loot boxes, Season Three of Overwatch‘s Competitive Play is scheduled to end on February 21 at 4:00PM PT. It’s been a little ov...

By Alexander Pan on 20 February 2017
Bethesda's Todd Howard Plays a Lot of Overwatch

Bethesda's Todd Howard Plays a Lot of Overwatch

Bethesda director Todd Howard admits during an interview that he plays a lot of Overwatch thanks to the game’s ‘compelling’ story and...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 17 February 2017
Overwatch Dev Working on New Heroes and Events

Overwatch Dev Working on New Heroes and Events

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that the development team is working on ‘multiple new heroes’, as well as numerous seaso...

By Alexander Pan on 16 February 2017
Overwatch: Blizzard Unveils New Strategy to Fight Hacks

Overwatch: Blizzard Unveils New Strategy to Fight Hacks

Blizzard once again takes the fight to Overwatch cheaters by tying copies of the online game to their geographical region, as well as suing hack developers. Well and truly sick of Overwatch...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 15 February 2017
Overwatch: Tracer Nendoroid Figure Looks Spectacular

Overwatch: Tracer Nendoroid Figure Looks Spectacular

Good Smile Company and Blizzard team up to release a brand new, adorable, and posable Tracer figurine, which will undoubtedly make for a must-have amongst fans of Overwatch. Collectibles as...

By Riley Little on 15 February 2017
Overwatch PTR Reveals More Doomfist Evidence

Overwatch PTR Reveals More Doomfist Evidence

With Blizzard recently rolling out a brand-new patch to Overwatch‘s PTR, players that have taken the changes for a test-drive have already noticed what appear to be Doomfist teases. Overwat...

By AJ Caulfield on 15 February 2017
Overwatch Bastion Buff Makes Character OP in PTR

Overwatch Bastion Buff Makes Character OP in PTR

The latest Overwatch patch update brings a number of changes to the team-based shooter’s heroes, but right now, Bastion is nearly indestructible in the PTR. This week has been a massive one...

By AJ Caulfield on 14 February 2017
Overwatch Was 2016's Most-Watched New Game on Twitch

Overwatch Was 2016's Most-Watched New Game on Twitch

Twitch releases its 2016 year-in-review retrospective, and Blizzard Entertainment’s hyper-popular title Overwatch appears as the new...

By AJ Caulfield on 14 February 2017
GR Pick: Overwatch Pro Team Beats Online Cheater

GR Pick: Overwatch Pro Team Beats Online Cheater

A professional Overwatch player named Brandon “Seagull” Larned encounters an aimbot-using opponent, but his squad defeats the cheater...

By John Jacques on 14 February 2017
Overwatch: Is This The Greatest Play of the Game Ever?

Overwatch: Is This The Greatest Play of the Game Ever?

A player pulls off one of the more impressive Play of the Game highlights in Overwatch‘s history, and it involves Pharah, a basketbal...

By Riley Little on 14 February 2017
Overwatch: Blizzard Denies Loot Drop Rate Changes

Overwatch: Blizzard Denies Loot Drop Rate Changes

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan discusses rumors that loot drop rates changed for the recent Lunar New Year event, denying that drop rates were amended. The success of Overwatch is undeniab...

By Rob Gordon on 13 February 2017
GR Pick: Overwatch and GoldenEye 64 Mashup Video

GR Pick: Overwatch and GoldenEye 64 Mashup Video

A fan creates a video mashing up Blizzard’s mega popular shooter, Overwatch, with the Nintendo 64 classic, GoldenEye with awesome and hilarious results. There’s no question that Overwatch i...

By Weston Albert on 12 February 2017
Overwatch: New Evidence Points to Doomfist

Overwatch: New Evidence Points to Doomfist

A Reddit user discovers a file in the latest update to the Overwatch PTR that seems to suggest the long-rumored Doomfist will be added to the game next. After the devilish hacker Sombra was...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 February 2017
Overwatch PTR Patch Means Changes for Bastion and Mercy

Overwatch PTR Patch Means Changes for Bastion and Mercy

Full patch notes have been unveiled for Overwatch‘s latest Public Test Realm update, and they reveal some major changes to heroes Bastion and Mercy’s abilities. Updates having been hitting...

By AJ Caulfield on 08 February 2017
WoW Tokens Now Exchangeable for Battle.net Balance

WoW Tokens Now Exchangeable for Battle.net Balance

Blizzard is now allowing World of Warcraft players the option to exchange premium Tokens for $15 of Battle.net Balance to purchase other Blizzard products with. Blizzard has a complicated,...

By Rory Young on 08 February 2017
Overwatch: No Easter or Valentine's Day Event Planned

Overwatch: No Easter or Valentine's Day Event Planned

In response to tweets regarding a possible Overwatch Easter event, Blizzard reveal that nothing is planned for Easter or for a rumored Valentine’s Day event. With less than a week to go bef...

By Alexander Pan on 08 February 2017
Overwatch 'Server Browser' Developer Update Video

Overwatch 'Server Browser' Developer Update Video

Jeff Kaplan is back with another Overwatch Developer Update video, this time introducing plans for the game’s upcoming custom game server browser feature. Overwatch‘s game director, Jeff Ka...

By Rory Young on 07 February 2017
Overwatch: Roadhog and Winston Rebalance Coming Soon

Overwatch: Roadhog and Winston Rebalance Coming Soon

In a new update on the Blizzard Forums, Overwatch principal designer Geoff Goodman reveals a number of upcoming balance changes for Roadhog and Winston. Blizzard have recently released the...

By Alexander Pan on 07 February 2017
Overwatch: Ban On Console Keyboard And Mouse

Overwatch: Ban On Console Keyboard And Mouse

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan states that Blizzard objects to the use of mouse and keyboard on consoles and have contacted first-party console manufacturers to ban these devices. Prior to...

By Alexander Pan on 06 February 2017
Thousands of Overwatch Hackers Banned by Blizzard

Thousands of Overwatch Hackers Banned by Blizzard

In a forum post, Blizzard reveals that it has banned 20,000 South Korean Overwatch players for cheating in the game using DDoS attacks and illegal hacks like aimbots. Right from the start,...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 February 2017
Overwatch: Terry Crews Makes Mock Audition for Doomfist

Overwatch: Terry Crews Makes Mock Audition for Doomfist

The Hollywood actor Terry Crews creates a video containing a brief mock audition for the role of Doomfist in developer Blizzard’s team-based shooter Overwatch. About a couple of months ago,...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 February 2017
Overwatch: Upcoming Bastion Changes Revealed

Overwatch: Upcoming Bastion Changes Revealed

Overwatch principal designer Geoff Goodman reveals a number of new balance changes that are coming for Bastion, such as increased magazine size and a tweaked self-repair mechanic. Followin...

By Alexander Pan on 02 February 2017
Overwatch Bug Sends D.Va Flying Out of the Map

Overwatch Bug Sends D.Va Flying Out of the Map

Overwatch players discover a new bug in the game’s 3v3 mode that sends mech-piloting character D.Va into a texture-less version of the map when she is ejected from her mech. Overwatch‘s 3v...

By Jasmine Henry on 27 January 2017
New Overwatch Funko Pop Figures Revealed

New Overwatch Funko Pop Figures Revealed

Following the original wave of figures released alongside the game in May 2016, toy manufacturer Funko reveals a second round of Overwatch Pop figures. Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based s...

By AJ Caulfield on 27 January 2017
Overwatch Skin Accidentally Makes Mei Thinner

Overwatch Skin Accidentally Makes Mei Thinner

Overwatch just released a slew of fantastic new skins for their Lunar New Year event, but a bug in one outfit has Mei looking noticeably thinner than usual. The newest Overwatch event is i...

By Curt Hutson on 27 January 2017
Overwatch May Buff Bastion in a Future Update

Overwatch May Buff Bastion in a Future Update

Overwatch principle designer, Geoff Goodman, reveals that he’s currently working on a few updates for Bastion, though additional details or a time table were not given. For all the success...

By Derek Nichols on 27 January 2017
Overwatch Event Adds Capture the Flag Mode?

Overwatch Event Adds Capture the Flag Mode?

A leaked trailer for Overwatch‘s Year of the Rooster event reveals brand new skins, and also teases the possibility of a Capture the Flag mode starring Tracer. Even though the next Overwatc...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 January 2017
Overwatch Reaches 25 Million Players Registered

Overwatch Reaches 25 Million Players Registered

The successful multiplayer hero shooter Overwatch celebrates another major milestone, having reached 25 million registered players since launching in May of 2016. Although many had question...

By Anthony Taormina on 26 January 2017
Why Overwatch Took So Long to Add Capture the Flag Mode

Why Overwatch Took So Long to Add Capture the Flag Mode

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan reveals why it took so long for Blizzard to add capture the flag to the game, citing challenges with imbalance due to character movement. Overwatch players h...

By Boston Blake on 26 January 2017
Overwatch: Every Year of Rooster Collectible Item

Overwatch: Every Year of Rooster Collectible Item

With Overwatch‘s Year of the Rooster Event currently underway, there are many festive cosmetic items up for grabs – here’s a complete list of all the new additions. Following up on the succ...

By Alexander Pan on 26 January 2017
Overwatch: Reporting For Consoles, Character Changes

Overwatch: Reporting For Consoles, Character Changes

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that a reporting feature will be coming to consoles, as well as potential balance changes for Symmetra and Torbjorn. Providing continual support...

By Alexander Pan on 24 January 2017
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Tops Games Sales in 2016

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Tops Games Sales in 2016

Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare tops the charts as the best-selling game of 2016, beating out fellow shooters Battlefield 1 and Overwatch.

By Boston Blake on 22 January 2017
Overwatch Fans Honor Deceased Friend with Gun Salute

Overwatch Fans Honor Deceased Friend with Gun Salute

While mourning the loss of their friend, a group of Overwatch fans decide to pay tribute to him in the game with a 12-gun salute featuring his most frequently used characters. As many Overw...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 January 2017
Overwatch: Year of the Rooster Legendary Skins Leak

Overwatch: Year of the Rooster Legendary Skins Leak

Four legendary skins leak for the upcoming Overwatch event Year of the Rooster, revealing new looks for the characters Winston, Roadhog, Zenyatta, and Reinhardt. Blizzard is following up it...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 January 2017
Overwatch: Characters That Need Nerfed & Buffed

Overwatch: Characters That Need Nerfed & Buffed

To help Blizzard make its online shooter Overwatch a more balanced experience, we name five characters that could use a buff, and five others that should be nerfed. In the digital age of ga...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 January 2017
Overwatch Year of the Rooster Event Coming Soon

Overwatch Year of the Rooster Event Coming Soon

Overwatch announces its next seasonal event, which will be themed around the Chinese New Year, called Year of the Rooster with glimpses of Mei and D.Va. Overwatch garnered multiple Game of...

By Weston Albert on 16 January 2017
Overwatch Dev Gives Update On PTR and Character Balance

Overwatch Dev Gives Update On PTR and Character Balance

In a new developer update, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan talks about the philosophy behind the PTR and the reasons behind a number of upcoming character balance changes. Among the game’s m...

By Alexander Pan on 16 January 2017
Overwatch: Characters That Need Nerfs & Buffs

Overwatch: Characters That Need Nerfs & Buffs

To help Blizzard make its online shooter Overwatch a more balanced experience, we name five characters that could use a buff, and five others that should be nerfed. In the digital age of ga...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 January 2017
Blizzard Bans 10,000 Overwatch Cheaters In South Korea

Blizzard Bans 10,000 Overwatch Cheaters In South Korea

In the wake of players using aimbots and ‘nuking’, Blizzard Korea announces that it has banned over 10,000 Overwatch hackers and cheaters in South Korea. Ever since Blizzard’s Overwatch was...

By Alexander Pan on 15 January 2017
Blizzard Working On Feature To Save Overwatch Replays

Blizzard Working On Feature To Save Overwatch Replays

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that Blizzard is working on a feature where players can save their match highlights, though no release date has been set yet. From exploiting Me...

By Alexander Pan on 15 January 2017
Overwatch Update Brings More Character Balance Changes

Overwatch Update Brings More Character Balance Changes

Blizzard releases a new PTR update for Overwatch that will bring further changes to Roadhog’s hook, as well as additional tweaks to Ana and Sombra’s abilities. As 2017 kicks off, it certain...

By Alexander Pan on 11 January 2017
Overwatch VR Becomes Reality Thanks to Korean Students

Overwatch VR Becomes Reality Thanks to Korean Students

A group of South Korean high school students make Overwatch VR a reality, combining a Samsung Gear VR headset and some sensors to play as Soldier: 76 in virtual reality. Since its release i...

By Jasmine Henry on 11 January 2017
Overwatch: Elon Musk Calls Team-Based Shooter 'Amazing'

Overwatch: Elon Musk Calls Team-Based Shooter 'Amazing'

Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based title Overwatch gains another fan in Canadian-American inventor Elon Musk, who praises the game in an interview with Y Combinator. Fans of the smash-hit...

By AJ Caulfield on 07 January 2017
Overwatch Valentine's Day Voice Lines Discovered

Overwatch Valentine's Day Voice Lines Discovered

In an Overwatch thread on Reddit, one user has posted datamined voice lines from the upcoming Valentine’s Day update in the game’s public test realm, sending fans into a frenzy. As one of t...

By AJ Caulfield on 07 January 2017
Overwatch Update Nerfs Two Characters & Expands Emotes

Overwatch Update Nerfs Two Characters & Expands Emotes

Blizzard begins testing a future update for Overwatch that will nerf several characters, as well as give Sombra a buff and fix issues with the new Oasis map. Named Game of the Year 2016 by...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 January 2017
Overwatch: Abuse of Mei's Ice Wall Cheat to Be Punished

Overwatch: Abuse of Mei's Ice Wall Cheat to Be Punished

The video game developer Blizzard announces its plans to “aggressively” punish players who abuse Mei’s ice wall exploit in its team-based shooter Overwatch. Since its inception, Overwatch h...

By Kyle Sledge on 04 January 2017
Terry Crews Again Teases Role as Overwatch's Doomfist

Terry Crews Again Teases Role as Overwatch's Doomfist

Terry Crews is back on Facebook after his recent visit to Overwatch developer Blizzard, asking his followers whether they’d like to see him voice Doomfist. Terry Crews’ ongoing campaign to...

By Rory Young on 04 January 2017
Overwatch: The Rock Supports Terry Crews as Doomfist

Overwatch: The Rock Supports Terry Crews as Doomfist

Dwayne Johnson says that he fully supports Terry Crews taking the role of Doomfist in Overwatch, a rumored character that could be coming to the game and its universe. A day after actor Ter...

By Weston Albert on 04 January 2017
Roadhog Nerfs Are Coming to Overwatch

Roadhog Nerfs Are Coming to Overwatch

After promising changes to Roadhog’s hook ability in Overwatch late last year, Blizzard details how the ability is changing and when players can expect to see it. Just four days into 2017 a...

By Derek Nichols on 03 January 2017
Overwatch Update Adds New Map Oasis

Overwatch Update Adds New Map Oasis

Following the success of its popular Overwatch Christmas event, Blizzard release a free new update, adding Arabian map Oasis for players on all platforms The Winter Wonderland update might...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 02 January 2017
World of Warcraft Launches Overwatch-Themed Event

World of Warcraft Launches Overwatch-Themed Event

World of Warcraft gives MMO players a chance to throw down against some ‘Ogrewatch’ bosses with very similar names, abilities, and looks as Overwatch characters. World of Warcraft’s latest...

By Denny Connolly on 31 December 2016
How Blizzard Should Cast a Live-Action Overwatch Movie

How Blizzard Should Cast a Live-Action Overwatch Movie

If Blizzard ever decides to produce an Overwatch feature film adaptation, these are the performers we would cast to play the game’s 23 different playable characters. History has shown that...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 December 2016
Blizzard Gives Free Overwatch Loot Boxes

Blizzard Gives Free Overwatch Loot Boxes

Blizzard is delivering one final holiday present to Overwatch fans in the form of 5 free loot boxes for all players who log in between now and January 2. It says a lot that Blizzard, which...

By Rory Young on 28 December 2016
Read Overwatch's Holiday Comic

Read Overwatch's Holiday Comic

Blizzard is debuting the latest comic for Overwatch. Titled ‘Reflections,’ the comic gives a glimpse into the lives of several characters during the holidays. Overwatch‘s holiday Winter Won...

By Rory Young on 23 December 2016
Overwatch Was The Most Profitable Paid PC Game Of 2016

Overwatch Was The Most Profitable Paid PC Game Of 2016

According to a new report from SuperData Research, Blizzard’s Overwatch manages to take the top spot as the paid PC game that earned the most money in 2016. Out of all the titles that turne...

By Curt Hutson on 23 December 2016
Overwatch 'Year in Review' Highlights Plans for 2017

Overwatch 'Year in Review' Highlights Plans for 2017

With 2016 coming to an end, Overwatch project lead Jeff Kaplan discusses the past, present, and future of the multiplayer shooter in this ‘Year in Review’ video. While Blizzard may be windi...

By Rory Young on 21 December 2016
Overwatch Reveals New Character Details About Torbjorn

Overwatch Reveals New Character Details About Torbjorn

In response to a number of fan questions regarding the newly-released Overwatch comic ‘Reflections’, Blizzard reveals new character details about Torbjorn and Tracer. With the end of 2016 d...

By Alexander Pan on 21 December 2016
Overwatch Holiday Web Comic Banned in Russia

Overwatch Holiday Web Comic Banned in Russia

UPDATE: Blizzard has clarified that it made the decision not to release the Overwatch web comic in Russia. Unfortunately for Russian fans of Blizzard’s latest first-person shooter Overwatch...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 20 December 2016
Overwatch: Reapers Shotguns Recreated in LEGO Form

Overwatch: Reapers Shotguns Recreated in LEGO Form

This LEGO genius and Overwatch fan recreates a perfect replica of Reaper’s hellfire shotguns and skull mask from just over 1,000 pieces of the classic building toy. Like all Blizzard games,...

By Denny Connolly on 15 December 2016
Terry Crews Visits Overwatch Studio

Terry Crews Visits Overwatch Studio

Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews pays a visit to Blizzard’s Overwatch team, sparking speculation that he will voice a new character in the game. A few weeks ago, Terry Crews set the...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 December 2016
Overwatch Fans Complain About Mei's Holiday Skin

Overwatch Fans Complain About Mei's Holiday Skin

Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan is addresses the Overwatch community’s frustrations and disappointment over the Legendary rarity of Mei’s Winter Wonderland skin. For the most part, Overwatch‘s Winte...

By Rory Young on 13 December 2016
Overwatch Players Crowdfund Cookies to Send to Blizzard

Overwatch Players Crowdfund Cookies to Send to Blizzard

A group of Overwatch players begin a crowdfunding campaign to send cookies to Blizzard after praising the developer’s response to their concerns about the game’s holiday event. When the Ove...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 December 2016
Overwatch Winter Wonderland Holiday Event Begins

Overwatch Winter Wonderland Holiday Event Begins

Overwatch‘s Winter Wonderland holiday event is now live, introducing over 100 new cosmetics with over a dozen skins, a Mei-themed snowball brawl and more. The holidays have arrived in Bliz...

By Rory Young on 13 December 2016
Overwatch Winter Holiday Event Leaks

Overwatch Winter Holiday Event Leaks

Datamining efforts leak potential details about Overwatch‘s upcoming winter event, which reportedly includes a new map, game mode, and customization options. It’s no secret that Blizzard is...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 December 2016
Blizzard Working to Eliminate Overwatch Trolls

Blizzard Working to Eliminate Overwatch Trolls

In a new post over at the Blizzard forums, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan confirms that the team are working on a new reporting system to help with toxic players. From creating a “hide...

By Alexander Pan on 13 December 2016
Overwatch Players Create Hide and Seek Mode

Overwatch Players Create Hide and Seek Mode

Overwatch players use the new 3v3 elimination mode to create their own ‘hide and seek’ game mode, but some players complain that the user-made mode is just trolling. The 20 million people...

By Jasmine Henry on 08 December 2016
Overwatch Holiday Event Launches Next Week

Overwatch Holiday Event Launches Next Week

It looks like the datamined Christmas Event for Overwatch is only a week away, judging by an invite to players, posted to the game’s official Twitter account. Good news for all the Overwatc...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 08 December 2016
Overwatch Players 'Speed Run' to Lowest Possible Rank

Overwatch Players 'Speed Run' to Lowest Possible Rank

Dan ‘Bacontotem’ Brown and Jon ‘WrstReaperNA’ Kingham become the first players in the world to reach rank 1 in season 3 of Overwatch‘s Competitive Play. Dan “Bacontotem” Brown, aka Hanjo, i...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 December 2016
Overwatch Cheaters Want to Sue Blizzard Over Bans

Overwatch Cheaters Want to Sue Blizzard Over Bans

Blizzard waves the banhammer with the latest Overwatch update by banning players who are using cheats, but some banned players are so unhappy that they want to sue the company. Since Overwa...

By Jasmine Henry on 01 December 2016
Overwatch Genji's Katana Forged by Master Blacksmiths

Overwatch Genji's Katana Forged by Master Blacksmiths

The crafty folks at Man at Arms are at it again, this time forging the futuristic katana wielded by Overwatch‘s Genji and using a variety of techniques to do it. Of all the weapons used by...

By Curt Hutson on 30 November 2016
Overwatch Map Features Deadly Cars

Overwatch Map Features Deadly Cars

As new Overwatch map Oasis is released on the game’s Public Test Region, players of the multiplayer shooter discover that the cars on the map’s highways are able to kill them. In addition t...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 November 2016
Overwatch Reaper Collectible Statue

Overwatch Reaper Collectible Statue

Blizzard announces a new Overwatch Reaper premium collectible statue that stands 12 inches tall and shows the character in his iconic Death Blossom pose. Collectibles have long been a stapl...

By Boston Blake on 29 November 2016
Overwatch Player Hits Level Cap By Himself

Overwatch Player Hits Level Cap By Himself

The level cap for Overwatch is a long way away for the most of us, but one user has got all the way to level 1800 by himself – making him the first solo player to do it. One Overwatch playe...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 29 November 2016
Overwatch Season 3 Launches, Tweaks Ranking System

Overwatch Season 3 Launches, Tweaks Ranking System

Overwatch‘s third competitive season is underway, and some players have noticed that the game’s ranking system is behaving slightly differently from last time. As we enter the final month...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 29 November 2016
Overwatch Datamine Discoveries Hint at Christmas Event

Overwatch Datamine Discoveries Hint at Christmas Event

Dataminers work hard to sift through Overwatch‘s files and reveal that a Christmas-themed update is most likely on its way for Blizzard’s team-based shooter. There is yet to be official wor...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 27 November 2016
Overwatch Mythbusters Video Examines Sombra

Overwatch Mythbusters Video Examines Sombra

Learn some tips and tricks about playing Overwatch‘s new hero, Sombra, with this video looking into what the character can do with her unique kit of abilities. Overwatch‘s newest addition t...

By Weston Albert on 27 November 2016
Terry Crews Wants to Voice Doomfist in Overwatch

Terry Crews Wants to Voice Doomfist in Overwatch

After a Reddit user suggested Terry Crews as a candidate to voice the mysterious Overwatch character Doomfist, the Hollywood actor himself responds with an enthusiastic yes. In the months s...

By Alexander Pan on 26 November 2016
Overwatch To Give Symmetra Two Ultimates

Overwatch To Give Symmetra Two Ultimates

Overwatch is giving Symmetra two ultimate abilities. Keeping her standard teleporter, the support character will also be able to generate individual shields over a large radius. Blizzard’s...

By Jasmine Henry on 24 November 2016
The Game Awards 2016 Nominees Announced

The Game Awards 2016 Nominees Announced

The nominations for The Game Awards 2016 are in, with Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End nominated for eight awards in total, including Game of the Year.

By Dalton Cooper on 23 November 2016
Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Graphic Novel

Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Graphic Novel

With the popularity of Overwatch refusing to wane, fans were anticipating the arrival of a graphic novel highlighting the game’s existing narrative. Alas, Blizzard has scrapped it. There’s...

By Riley Little on 22 November 2016
Destiny and Overwatch Influenced Mass Effect Andromeda

Destiny and Overwatch Influenced Mass Effect Andromeda

Bioware says fans will notice how “fluid, dynamic, and fast-paced” the gameplay of Mass Effect Andromeda is, in part due to the influence of popular shooters. Mass Effect Andromeda will be...

By Weston Albert on 19 November 2016
Overwatch Free Weekend Begins Today

Overwatch Free Weekend Begins Today

Those who want to try Overwatch without ponying up the cash can play the popular hero shooter free this weekend on either PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC. If the idea of playing Blizzard’s h...

By Curt Hutson on 15 November 2016
Overwatch Players Discover Amusing Sombra Glitch

Overwatch Players Discover Amusing Sombra Glitch

Just when we thought we knew all of Sombra’s abilities, it appears that the hacker heroine can hack her way outside of Overwatch‘s maps for a spot of skydiving. After last week’s reveal tha...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 14 November 2016
Overwatch Adds Sombra on All Platforms

Overwatch Adds Sombra on All Platforms

Overwatch fans logging into the game should all now be able to play as Sombra, the hacking hero with serious sabotage skills and a rather mean machine pistol. Overwatch fans who have been...

By John Jacques on 13 November 2016
Blizzard Making Big Changes To Overwatch Leveling

Blizzard Making Big Changes To Overwatch Leveling

Blizzard will soon release an update for Overwatch that will overhaul the current leveling system, but some players fear this is merely a cash grab to sell more loot boxes. The most recent...

By Curt Hutson on 13 November 2016
Overwatch to Reveal an LGBT Character Soon

Overwatch to Reveal an LGBT Character Soon

In an interview with Kotaku, when discussing gay characters in Overwatch, lead hero designer Geoff Goodman and artist Rachel Day confirm an LGBT character will be revealed shortly. At Blizz...

By Curt Hutson on 13 November 2016
Overwatch PTR Change Buffs Pharah

Overwatch PTR Change Buffs Pharah

The latest Overwatch PTR update adds in a ton of new content including Sombra, but Pharah players also discover that another new buff may help the character to fly forever. It has been a bu...

By Derek Nichols on 07 November 2016
Overwatch Dev Discusses Failures With Sombra Reveal

Overwatch Dev Discusses Failures With Sombra Reveal

Speaking to Kotaku, Overwatch lead designer Geoff Goodman states that Blizzard considers the Sombra ARG to be a success, despite fan criticisms and having never done one before. Prior to So...

By Alexander Pan on 07 November 2016
Overwatch's eSports League Hopes to Emulate NFL, NBA

Overwatch's eSports League Hopes to Emulate NFL, NBA

Blizzard announces the Overwatch League, which seeks to establish regional fan bases and provide greater security for players and team owners by copying traditional sports. The Overwatch an...

By Jason Gallagher on 07 November 2016
'Play of the Game 2.0' Coming to Overwatch

'Play of the Game 2.0' Coming to Overwatch

A new Play of the Game 2.0 feature is coming to Overwatch, confirms Blizzard, which should help show off teamwork between players in the game’s highlight clip Players who are tired of all t...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 06 November 2016
Overwatch: Single-Character Limit Coming to Quick Play

Overwatch: Single-Character Limit Coming to Quick Play

During its Overwatch panel at BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard announces that the online multiplayer shooter’s non-competitive Quick Play mode will soon have a single-hero limit. The BlizzCon 2016 e...

By Alexander Pan on 05 November 2016
Overwatch: Sombra Abilities Detailed

Overwatch: Sombra Abilities Detailed

After teasing fans for months, Blizzard finally reveals Sombra for Overwatch at BlizzCon 2016, detailing her primary weapon, special abilities, and her ultimate attack. Since Overwatch is B...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 November 2016
These Are Overwatch's Banned Usernames

These Are Overwatch's Banned Usernames

Blizzard once again shows its willingness to use the ban-hammer, as the company permanently locks out nearly 1,700 Overwatch accounts for using cheating software. There’s little doubt in an...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 04 November 2016
GR Pick: Overwatch Cosplayer Dresses as Halloween Mercy

GR Pick: Overwatch Cosplayer Dresses as Halloween Mercy

Tina-Kinz cosplay portrays an excellent rendition of Overwatch‘s Mercy skin in celebration of Blizzard’s Halloween Terror event. Overwatch is currently in the midst of its spooky Halloween...

By John Jacques on 03 November 2016
Blizzard Teases Future Overwatch DLC and Events

Blizzard Teases Future Overwatch DLC and Events

Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime teases more Overwatch seasonal events after telling investors that the game’s Halloween Terror and Summer Games events were “a great model.” The slightly prematur...

By Jason Gallagher on 02 November 2016
Overwatch TV Series May Be A Possibility

Overwatch TV Series May Be A Possibility

Inspired by the success of Netflix’s Skylanders show, co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios suggests other franchises, such as Overwatch, could get the TV treatment. Skylanders: Acade...

By Curt Hutson on 02 November 2016
Official Overwatch Sombra Artwork Leaks

Official Overwatch Sombra Artwork Leaks

Ahead of Blizzcon 2016, official artwork of Overwatch‘s Sombra leaks, appearing to show the rumored new character controlling a massive Svygatogor mech. For Overwatch fans, one of the most...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 November 2016
Overwatch Halloween Event Ends Early, Angers Fans

Overwatch Halloween Event Ends Early, Angers Fans

Blizzard ends the Halloween event in Overwatch about an hour early, upsetting fans that were still trying to unlock the event-exclusive cosmetic items. For the most part, it seems as though...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 November 2016
Overwatch: Sombra Revealed, New Arcade Mode & Maps

Overwatch: Sombra Revealed, New Arcade Mode & Maps

The day of reveal is finally here as Blizzard releases a new animated short, revealing that Sombra will be coming to Overwatch‘s Public Test Realm next week. BlizzCon 2016 is off to a fanta...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 01 November 2016
Overwatch Is Blizzard's Fastest Game to Hit 20M Players

Overwatch Is Blizzard's Fastest Game to Hit 20M Players

Video game publisher Activision officially declares the team-based first-person shooter Overwatch to be Blizzard’s fastest title to hit 20 million players. Just a few weeks ago, Blizzard re...

By Kyle Sledge on 31 October 2016
Overwatch Season 3 Start Date Revealed

Overwatch Season 3 Start Date Revealed

In a new post at the Blizzard Forums, Overwatch principal designer Scott Mercer reveals that the next competitive season for Blizzard’s online shooter will begin on December 1. Competitive...

By Alexander Pan on 29 October 2016
Overwatch Player Trolls Symmetra

Overwatch Player Trolls Symmetra

When one Overwatch player had enough of a Symmetra trolling his party, they took matters into their own hands and got justice for their fallen comrades. Anyone who has played Overwatch has...

By Curt Hutson on 25 October 2016
Overwatch Skill Rating Changes Again

Overwatch Skill Rating Changes Again

In a new post at the Blizzard Forums, Overwatch principal designer Scott Mercer reveals that skill ratings will be calculated differently for the upcoming Competitive Play season. Season tw...

By Alexander Pan on 23 October 2016
Discount on Overwatch Collector's Edition for Only $80

Discount on Overwatch Collector's Edition for Only $80

The most expensive way to Overwatch back in May, when the game released, was to buy the Collector’s Edition for $130. That price has come down to a “cheaper” $100 list price at many retaile...

By Dealzon on 21 October 2016
Overwatch Fan Plays Game Using Nerf Bow

Overwatch Fan Plays Game Using Nerf Bow

Overwatch controller-designer Rudeism is back, this time using a Nerf bow surprisingly well to control archer character, Hanzo, in the game’s online multiplayer. Some gamers just aren’t sa...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 20 October 2016
StarCraft 2: Overwatch's D.Va Joins Game as Announcer

StarCraft 2: Overwatch's D.Va Joins Game as Announcer

Overwatch fan favorite character D.Va is coming to StarCraft 2 as an announcer, becoming the first non-StarCraft lore character to do so. Blizzard fans are likely very familiar with Hana “...

By John Jacques on 17 October 2016
Next Overwatch PTR Patch Will Make Changes to Almost All Characters

Next Overwatch PTR Patch Will Make Changes to Almost All Characters

Overwatch players can expect more dramatic changes in the next PTR patch, as game designer Geoff Goodman reveals that Blizzard intends to put the PTR to use in more meaningful ways. In the...

By Alexander Pan on 17 October 2016
Overwatch: Still No Sign of Sombra

Overwatch: Still No Sign of Sombra

The Sombra countdown timer offers more questions than answers, leaving Overwatch fans still waiting for Blizzard to officially announce the elusive new character. For the past two months, B...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 October 2016
Overwatch Fan Makes Real Life Lucio Gun

Overwatch Fan Makes Real Life Lucio Gun

One Overwatch fan takes it upon himself to create a perfect replica of Lucio’s gun, and details the process for other fans who are interested in doing the same. As Blizzard’s first new IP i...

By Sarah Fields on 15 October 2016
Overwatch Reaches 20 Million Players

Overwatch Reaches 20 Million Players

Blizzard releases an impressive new statistic for Overwatch, revealing that the popular hero-based shooter has reached over 20 million registered players. There’s a reason why many gaming c...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 October 2016
Overwatch: Change Coming to Mercy Skin Per Fan Request

Overwatch: Change Coming to Mercy Skin Per Fan Request

Following hundreds of fans asking for the inclusion of Mercy’s Junkenstein Brawl voice line ‘My servants never die,’ Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan responds with a simple ‘Ok.’ Overwatch‘s...

By Alexander Pan on 14 October 2016
Overwatch Halloween Terror Event Launches

Overwatch Halloween Terror Event Launches

Overwatch‘s next official seasonal event, Halloween Terror, is launching today and includes an assortment of new cosmetics as well as a cooperative Brawl mode. As last night’s leak teased,...

By Rory Young on 14 October 2016
Overwatch Player Uses Bananas as a Controller

Overwatch Player Uses Bananas as a Controller

Famous for beating a Dark Souls 3 boss with a dance pad, streamer Rudeism uses a bunch of bananas to play Overwatch, controlling banana-loving gorilla genius Winston. This week, the Overwat...

By Jasmine Henry on 14 October 2016
Overwatch Guide: Beat Junkenstein's Revenge Hard Mode

Overwatch Guide: Beat Junkenstein's Revenge Hard Mode

Gaining victory on Overwatch‘s new brawl gametype, Junkenstein’s Revenge, on Hard Mode is no easy task, but it is doable by playing smart and following these tips. Overwatch‘s new seasonal...

By Weston Albert on 13 October 2016
Overwatch Halloween Update Release Time Leaked

Overwatch Halloween Update Release Time Leaked

Overwatch‘s Halloween Terror update will release for all players in a matter of hours and last until the beginning of November, according to multiple leaks For all those excited for more c...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 12 October 2016
Overwatch: Sombra, Details on Halloween Event Leaked

Overwatch: Sombra, Details on Halloween Event Leaked

An image of what appears to be the new Overwatch character Sombra leaks online, along with more details on the game’s rumored upcoming Halloween event. A couple of days ago, Halloween loot...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 October 2016
Overwatch Gets the NES Treatment

Overwatch Gets the NES Treatment

YouTube channel Rkade Soup gives Blizzard’s hit multiplayer shooter Overwatch the 8-bit NES treatment, reimagining the game as a side-scrolling co-op beat ’em up. With a player base of over...

By Alexander Pan on 11 October 2016
Overwatch Director Talks Redesigning Symmetra

Overwatch Director Talks Redesigning Symmetra

The director of Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan, opens up about redesigning Symmetra and some of the newer additions still to come to the popular competitive title. Since launching last May, Overwa...

By Derek Nichols on 09 October 2016
Overwatch Halloween Event; New Heroes, Maps Incoming

Overwatch Halloween Event; New Heroes, Maps Incoming

Details about the Overwatch Halloween Terror event leaks, while game director Jeff Kaplan teases the addition of two new playable characters and six new maps. As an online multiplayer game,...

By Jasmine Henry on 04 October 2016
Overwatch: Blizzard Has Fix for Thumbstick Acceleration

Overwatch: Blizzard Has Fix for Thumbstick Acceleration

Overwatch fans who play on console may be happy to hear that Blizzard has found a solution to controller acceleration issues, with its new Dual-Zone mode rolling out soon. One of the more...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 29 September 2016
Overwatch: Who Are the Most Popular Heroes?

Overwatch: Who Are the Most Popular Heroes?

Stats from the website Master Overwatch reveal the most popular heroes in Overwatch, as well as the least popular characters for Blizzard’s first-person shooter game. Blizzard took a gamble...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 September 2016
Overwatch: Symmetra Buffs Coming in November

Overwatch: Symmetra Buffs Coming in November

Symmetra fans are in luck, as Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan confirms that Blizzard will be looking into giving the support hero a buff in a November update. If you’re an Overwatch fan who...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 23 September 2016
Overwatch Update Hints At Balance Changes

Overwatch Update Hints At Balance Changes

Blizzard releases a new Overwatch patch to its PTR and a host of general updates and bug fixes are expected, including balance tweaks to Ana, Widowmaker, and Junkrat. Ever since Overwatch w...

By Alexander Pan on 21 September 2016
Is Paladins a Ripoff of Overwatch?

Is Paladins a Ripoff of Overwatch?

Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris comes to the defense of his company’s game Paladins: Champions of the Realm, denying accusations that it is a clone of Overwatch. Ever since Paladins: Champio...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 September 2016
Overwatch: Gamer Plays as Lucio with DJ Hero Turntable

Overwatch: Gamer Plays as Lucio with DJ Hero Turntable

One intrepid YouTuber jumps into Overwatch using only a DJ Hero turntable to control Lucio in a multiplayer match-up, with the results not being totally one-sided. It goes without saying th...

By John Jacques on 19 September 2016
Overwatch Patch Reduces Mercy's Play of the Game Rate

Overwatch Patch Reduces Mercy's Play of the Game Rate

Blizzard releases a new patch for Overwatch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One that makes it less likely for Mercy to get Play of the Game, and also tweaks the Eichenwalde map. Last week, Blizzard re...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 September 2016
Top Ranked Overwatch Player Only Has 7 Wins?!

Top Ranked Overwatch Player Only Has 7 Wins?!

A glitch in Overwatch makes it possible for players to reach the top of the Competitive Play leaderboard by losing most of their matches instead of winning them. Overwatch is not a perfect...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 September 2016
Overwatch: Is Mercy in a Relationship with Roadhog?

Overwatch: Is Mercy in a Relationship with Roadhog?

A curious Overwatch fan asks Blizzard if they can marry Mercy, and a Blizzard support team member responds with a surprising revelation about the character. As the top Competitive Play char...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 September 2016
Overwatch: Top Play of the Game Characters Revealed

Overwatch: Top Play of the Game Characters Revealed

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals the top three characters that are most often featured in the Play of the Game for both Quick Play and Competitive Play. One of the ways Overwatc...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 September 2016
Overwatch Releases High Bandwidth Update for PC

Overwatch Releases High Bandwidth Update for PC

A new update for Blizzard’s first-person shooter Overwatch becomes available today, and it’s one that should help keep players with weaker connections in the game. If you’ve ever had troubl...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 11 September 2016
Overwatch Player Reaches Level 1000

Overwatch Player Reaches Level 1000

Overwatch may have been out for a while, but players are still striving to reach new heights, with one dedicated fan going as far as hitting the level 1000 milestone. It’s finally been don...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 11 September 2016
Overwatch Competitive Play Season 2 is Now Live

Overwatch Competitive Play Season 2 is Now Live

To the surprise of many, Blizzard launches a major update for Overwatch on PC and Xbox One that adds Competitive Play season 2 and the new Eichenwalde map to the game. Ever since it launche...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 September 2016
Overwatch Free Weekend on PS4 and Xbox One

Overwatch Free Weekend on PS4 and Xbox One

Blizzard announces an Overwatch free weekend on PS4 and Xbox One with every single character and map available, along with the level up system and loot boxes. Blizzard’s newest IP, Overwatc...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 September 2016
Overwatch: New Website Adds More Sombra Clues

Overwatch: New Website Adds More Sombra Clues

A new website is counting down to what some fans believe to be the official reveal for Sombra, the upcoming character that is the focus of the popular Overwatch ARG. Sombra is arguably the...

By Curt Hutson on 07 September 2016
Overwatch Forums Glitch Out, Reveals Hidden Message From Sombra

Overwatch Forums Glitch Out, Reveals Hidden Message From Sombra

[UPDATE: Turns out the countdown just led to a website with more clues. Full details here] Ever since Blizzard announced that new post-launch characters will be coming to Overwatch, the com...

By Alexander Pan on 07 September 2016
Overwatch Aim Assist Issue Will Be Fixed in Next Patch

Overwatch Aim Assist Issue Will Be Fixed in Next Patch

Some Overwatch fans collect evidence to prove to Blizzard that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game are experiencing a strange aim assist bug. Whenever someone blames a poor...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 September 2016
Two New Reinhardt Skins Coming to Overwatch Soon

Two New Reinhardt Skins Coming to Overwatch Soon

This weekend Blizzard announced a brand new map for Overwatch, Eichenwalde, which will also introduce two new skins for the German powerhouse Reinhardt. Blizzard revealed the new Eichenwald...

By Curt Hutson on 02 September 2016
Overwatch Reveals New Short, Skin, and Map Details

Overwatch Reveals New Short, Skin, and Map Details

Blizzard uses its Overwatch livesteam at gamescom 2016 to reveal information on the game’s new map, show off a new animated short starring Bastion, and reveal a new legendary skin. Today’s ...

By Curt Hutson on 28 August 2016
Overwatch Replaces 'GG EZ' With Hilarious Sayings

Overwatch Replaces 'GG EZ' With Hilarious Sayings

In one of its more ingenious tweaks for Overwatch, Blizzard has taken the dismissive ‘GG EZ’ expression used by PC players and replaced it with a series of hilarious sayings. Season one of ...

By Alexander Pan on 28 August 2016
Overwatch Patch Nerfs Genji, Buffs Mei & Mercy

Overwatch Patch Nerfs Genji, Buffs Mei & Mercy

In an post on the Overwatch blog, Blizzard reveals upcoming patch notes which not only bring changes to competitive play, but also introduces a number of character changes. It’s been a busy...

By Derek Nichols on 25 August 2016
Opinion: TellTale Games Should Make An Overwatch Series

Opinion: TellTale Games Should Make An Overwatch Series

One editor addresses what could very well be a perfect project for TellTale Games to tackle next, pointing to none other than the immensely popular Overwatch as a prime candidate. As someon...

By Riley Little on 23 August 2016
Overwatch Reveals New Map Eichenwalde

Overwatch Reveals New Map Eichenwalde

At Gamescom 2016, Blizzard releases a trailer for Overwatch‘s first post-launch map, a German village called Eichenwalde that features a large castle. Sony and Microsoft may be skipping Gam...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 August 2016
Dark Souls Easter Egg Found in Overwatch

Dark Souls Easter Egg Found in Overwatch

Overwatch players discover a Dark Souls Easter Egg in the game’s upcoming Eichenwalde map, adding to the growing list of Easter Eggs Blizzard has hidden in the game. Blizzard is notorious...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 August 2016
Overwatch Skull Code is Latest Clue in Hunt for Sombra

Overwatch Skull Code is Latest Clue in Hunt for Sombra

Internet sleuths have uncovered the next major clue in Blizzard Entertainment’s ongoing ARG for Overwatch, which again seems to indicate that the game’s next hero is Sombra. Ever since Bliz...

By Jason Gallagher on 17 August 2016
Overwatch Will Nerf Zenyatta, Buff Mei and Mercy

Overwatch Will Nerf Zenyatta, Buff Mei and Mercy

Overwatch principal designer Geoff Goodman reveals a series of possible character balances that could be coming to the game, such as nerfing Zenyatta, and buffing Mei and Mercy. After week...

By Alexander Pan on 15 August 2016
Why Overwatch Replays, Spectator Mode Won't Arrive Soon

Why Overwatch Replays, Spectator Mode Won't Arrive Soon

Overwatch‘s Jeff Kaplan takes to the Battle.net forums to let players know that replay and spectator systems are being worked on but are not top priorities right now. Blizzard is working o...

By Jason Gallagher on 13 August 2016
High Level Overwatch Player Banned While Streaming

High Level Overwatch Player Banned While Streaming

Staying true to its word of banning any and all cheaters, Blizzard has just banned a high-ranked Overwatch streamer in the middle of a match due to the use of an “aimbot”. Blizzard’s critic...

By Alexander Pan on 10 August 2016
Overwatch Short Rumored for Gamescom

Overwatch Short Rumored for Gamescom

Blizzard’s Russian social media channels may have accidentally unveiled the next short the company plans to release in support of Overwatch, which seemingly focuses on Bastion. In just a fe...

By Brad Jones on 10 August 2016
Overwatch Clue Fuels Sombra Mystery

Overwatch Clue Fuels Sombra Mystery

An eagle-eyed Overwatch player notices a curious screenshot on Blizzard’s website, which appears to be another clue in the mystery of Sombra. Overwatch is one of the most popular shooters o...

By Fred Harvey on 09 August 2016
Overwatch: Blizzard Warns Fans to Not Exploit Lucioball

Overwatch: Blizzard Warns Fans to Not Exploit Lucioball

Video game developer Blizzard warns Overwatch players to not use the character glitch in the Lucioball seasonal event in order to avoid potential punishment. According to a post made by Ove...

By Kyle Sledge on 09 August 2016
Overwatch Hits 15 Million Players, Announces World Cup

Overwatch Hits 15 Million Players, Announces World Cup

Activision announces that Blizzard Entertainment’s arena shooter Overwatch surpasses 15 million players, as the community gets ready for the Overwatch Cup this fall. Blizzard’s arena shoote...

By Jason Gallagher on 08 August 2016
Overwatch Glitch Lets Other Heroes Play Lucioball

Overwatch Glitch Lets Other Heroes Play Lucioball

A glitch in the special Summer Games event known as Lucioball in Blizzard’s Overwatch turns players’ characters into different heroes instead of Lucio. Following Blizzard’s recent addition...

By Kyle Sledge on 06 August 2016
Overwatch Players Uncover More 'Sombra' Clues

Overwatch Players Uncover More 'Sombra' Clues

Internet sleuths jump on the case after Blizzard inserts more Easter Eggs in the latest trailer for Overwatch, leading some to believe that a Sombra reveal is coming. Overwatch players ar...

By Jason Gallagher on 02 August 2016
Why Overwatch Olympic Items Are Only in Loot Boxes

Why Overwatch Olympic Items Are Only in Loot Boxes

After updating Overwatch with Summer Games content, the team-based multiplayer shooter’s director explains why the Olympic items are a part of seasonal loot boxes. With Overwatch having r...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 August 2016
Overwatch Adds Its First Seasonal Event

Overwatch Adds Its First Seasonal Event

Blizzard announces the first seasonal event for its popular shooter Overwatch, which adds new Olympic themed content and a brand new brawl called Lucioball. While the incredibly popular s...

By Derek Nichols on 02 August 2016
Overwatch Free Trial Could Be Introduced

Overwatch Free Trial Could Be Introduced

Game developer Blizzard could potentially be considering the introduction of a free trial for its successful team-based first-person shooter Overwatch. During ChinaJoy 2016, which is argu...

By Kyle Sledge on 31 July 2016
Overwatch Player Replaces Reaper Sounds With Seinfeld

Overwatch Player Replaces Reaper Sounds With Seinfeld

YouTuber and Overwatch fan elliobot replaces Reaper’s sound effects in the game with noises and voice clips from the hit 90s television sitcom Seinfeld. With an endless stream of fan art...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 July 2016
Glitch Between Levels In This Overwatch Map

Glitch Between Levels In This Overwatch Map

YouTuber hulkman503 reveals an interesting exploit within the Overwatch map Nepal which allows him and a friend to navigate between all three levels of the map without dying. Blizzard’s p...

By Derek Nichols on 28 July 2016
Overwatch Update Buffs Ana, Nerfs McCree

Overwatch Update Buffs Ana, Nerfs McCree

The latest patch for Overwatch releases for the PC version of the game. The update buffs the new character Ana, nerfs McCree, and addresses a few lingering bugs. Blizzard’s quest to make...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 July 2016
Overwatch's New Hero Can Boot Players from the Game

Overwatch's New Hero Can Boot Players from the Game

The sniper Ana, the latest hero addition for Blizzard’s team-centric multiplayer shooter Overwatch, contains the capacity to boot players from the game entirely. With Overwatch‘s support sniper Ana r...

By Kyle Sledge on 27 July 2016
Blizzard Considering More Overwatch Characters for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard Considering More Overwatch Characters for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is happy with Tracer’s performance in Heroes of the Storm and is considering bringing more Overwatch characters into the multiplayer online battle arena. Overwatch has been out for over two...

By Denny Connolly on 26 July 2016
Overwatch Adds Ana to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Overwatch Adds Ana to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Blizzard releases Overwatch‘s newest hero, the support sniper Ana, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One just a few days after her addition through a patch on PC. Blizzard added the first post-la...

By Jason Gallagher on 25 July 2016
Overwatch's Understated Storytelling Is Brilliant

Overwatch's Understated Storytelling Is Brilliant

Overwatch has won acclaim for its fantastic gameplay, but one writer looks at how the multiplayer shooter’s understated storytelling is an important part of the game’s brilliance. At fir...

By Alexander Pan on 24 July 2016
Overwatch Patch is Live, Adds Support Sniper Ana

Overwatch Patch is Live, Adds Support Sniper Ana

Blizzard updates Overwatch with its latest patch, enabling new hero Ana, while buffing and nerfing D.Va, Zenyatta, and Mercy, and making a big change to competitive. Blizzard’s turnaround...

By Rory Young on 21 July 2016
Overwatch Players Lose Skins and Levels After Bug

Overwatch Players Lose Skins and Levels After Bug

Overwatch players on the PS4 report issues such as lost levels, skins, and other strange occurrences that have still yet to be addressed by developer Blizzard. Sufferers of a very nast...

By Curt Hutson on 20 July 2016
Overwatch: Hindu Leader Wants Symmetra Skin Removed

Overwatch: Hindu Leader Wants Symmetra Skin Removed

Hindu religious leader Rajan Zed asks for Blizzard to remove Symmetra’s Devi skin from Overwatch, as it ‘trivializes Hinduism’s highly revered goddess.’ The colorful cast of playable char...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 July 2016
Overwatch Reveals New Character Ana

Overwatch Reveals New Character Ana

After a month of teasers, Blizzard is revealing their first post-launch free character for Overwatch. Introducing Ana, support sniper and mother of Pharah. Blizzard has been teasing their...

By Rory Young on 14 July 2016
Overwatch Adding 1-Character Limit to Ranked Play

Overwatch Adding 1-Character Limit to Ranked Play

Overwatch‘s Competitive Play may soon mirror the tournament scene, as a proposed one-character limit is discussed, which could launch with a future update. The days of double Torbjorns a...

By Anthony Taormina on 14 July 2016
Overwatch Fans Trying to Decode Secrets in New Trailer

Overwatch Fans Trying to Decode Secrets in New Trailer

After the reveal of a new character, fans are deciphering clues that they believe hint at yet another character that could be coming to the Overwatch roster. Overwatch fans have been teas...

By Weston Albert on 14 July 2016
Overwatch Bringing Changes to Several Characters

Overwatch Bringing Changes to Several Characters

In addition to introducing Ana, a new support-sniper character, Blizzard is bringing a series of major changes to existing Overwatch characters, such as Mercy, Zenyatta, and D.Va. Now tha...

By Alexander Pan on 11 July 2016
Overwatch Punishing Ranked Players on Accident

Overwatch Punishing Ranked Players on Accident

Overwatch‘s Ranked Play appears to be punishing players who disconnect from the game regardless of whether it was accidental or a rage quit but Blizzard says a fix is coming. Overwatch‘s Competiti...

By Jason Gallagher on 08 July 2016
Blizzard Files Lawsuit To Cut Down on Overwatch Cheaters

Blizzard Files Lawsuit To Cut Down on Overwatch Cheaters

Blizzard takes a hard stance on cheating in Overwatch by taking legal action against the creators of a popular set of tools used to gain an unfair advantage. Overwatch is already a huge hit for Bli...

By Brad Jones on 07 July 2016
Overwatch: New Hero Coming At Comic-Con?

Overwatch: New Hero Coming At Comic-Con?

According to the description of an upcoming panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Blizzard could be unveiling Overwatch‘s newest hero at the event. Scouring the SDCC schedule for July...

By Curt Hutson on 07 July 2016
Blizzard Teases Sniper Healer for Overwatch

Blizzard Teases Sniper Healer for Overwatch

Blizzard unveil blueprints for a rather unique weapon – a healing sniper – that is likely soon to arrive alongside a new hero in the wildly-popular Overwatch. Blizzard have come up with a...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 04 July 2016
GR Pick: Mei is the Ultimate Overwatch Troll

GR Pick: Mei is the Ultimate Overwatch Troll

A Korean Overwatch player comes up with a savage new way to troll his opponents while playing as everyone’s favorite climatologist, complete with a soundtrack from R. Kelly. One of the re...

By Jason Gallagher on 04 July 2016
Overwatch Patch Fixes Bugs, Improves Ranked Play

Overwatch Patch Fixes Bugs, Improves Ranked Play

Blizzard releases a new patch for the PC version of Overwatch that fixes some bugs plaguing the game, and also makes important changes to ranked Competitive Play. Blizzard waited a month...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 July 2016
Overwatch Ranked Play & Patch Released for Xbox One

Overwatch Ranked Play & Patch Released for Xbox One

Not long after launching the new mode on PC, Blizzard releases ranked Competitive Play for the Xbox One version of Overwatch a week ahead of schedule. After ranked Competitive Play came to the PC v...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 July 2016
Will Overwatch Push eSports To New Heights?

Will Overwatch Push eSports To New Heights?

Following the massive success of Blizzard’s new first-person shooter Overwatch, one writer ponders whether this success will translate to the eSport world. It’s been a month since Overwatch was rel...

By Alexander Pan on 01 July 2016
Overwatch's Mercy Accidentally Nerfed, Will Be Fixed

Overwatch's Mercy Accidentally Nerfed, Will Be Fixed

Blizzard accidentally issues a stealth nerf to healing character Mercy as part of Overwatch‘s recent Competitive Mode patch but says it’s working on a fix. The big story around Blizzard’s Overwatch...

By Jason Gallagher on 30 June 2016
Overwatch Pays Tribute To Deceased Fan

Overwatch Pays Tribute To Deceased Fan

Overwatch developer Blizzard Entertainment pays tribute to a Chinese fan who was killed just one day before the launch of the developer’s popular hero shooter. It’s a common occurrence these days...

By Anthony Taormina on 29 June 2016
Overwatch Adds Basketball Easter Egg in Latest Patch

Overwatch Adds Basketball Easter Egg in Latest Patch

Blizzard adds some special effects to the basketball easter egg present in the pre-match holding area used in Overwatch — but it seems that the ball’s physics have been altered, too. Six months int...

By Brad Jones on 29 June 2016
Overwatch: Blizzard Reveals Competitive Mode Details

Overwatch: Blizzard Reveals Competitive Mode Details

Overwatch principle game designer Scott Mercer reveals the details behind the scenes for the recently released Competitive Mode in the wildly popular online shooter. After launching in late May, O...

By Derek Nichols on 29 June 2016
Overwatch Ranked Play is Live on PC

Overwatch Ranked Play is Live on PC

Blizzard launches the ranked game mode Competitive Play for the PC version of Overwatch, and plans to bring the feature to the console versions of the game soon. When Overwatch launched last month,...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 June 2016
Overwatch Rap Honors Each of the Game's Heroes

Overwatch Rap Honors Each of the Game's Heroes

A rapper, lyricist, and Overwatch fan pens a song dedicated to each and every one of the heroes within Blizzard Entertainment’s wildly popular first-person shooter. While some gaming fans are ponde...

By Kyle Sledge on 29 June 2016
Overwatch Balance Changes For Zenyatta

Overwatch Balance Changes For Zenyatta

Following balance changes to Widowmaker and McCree, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that the team are currently “exploring some options” for Zenyatta. Now that Blizzard has started roll...

By Alexander Pan on 29 June 2016
More Overwatch Heroes Modded Into Street Fighter 5

More Overwatch Heroes Modded Into Street Fighter 5

TheJamk and other modders continue to bring Overwatch characters to Street Fighter 5, with the likes of Roadhog, Tracer, Mae, and D.Va now in the game. Besides both having controversial butt animation...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 June 2016
Overwatch To Nerf Torbjörn's Turret Damage On Consoles

Overwatch To Nerf Torbjörn's Turret Damage On Consoles

In a new comment on the Overwatch subreddit, game director Jeff Kaplan states that Blizzard will nerf Torbjörn’s turret damage for the PS4 and Xbox One come next month. Ever since the release of Over...

By Alexander Pan on 24 June 2016
Sudden Death Will Be Removed From Competitive Overwatch

Sudden Death Will Be Removed From Competitive Overwatch

The game mode isn’t launching until later this month, but Blizzard has already confirmed that it’s looking at removing sudden death from Overwatch‘s competitive play. As we fast approach Overwatch‘s...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 23 June 2016
Overwatch: Customer Support Calls Out Troll

Overwatch: Customer Support Calls Out Troll

A troll attempts to lie their way out of a Blizzard gaming ban, only to have Blizzard’s customer support call out their lies before shaming them with the real reason for the ban. With over 7 million...

By Alexander Pan on 23 June 2016
Overwatch Ranked Play Has Harsh Punishment for Quitters

Overwatch Ranked Play Has Harsh Punishment for Quitters

Blizzard continue pushing for fair and balanced gameplay in Overwatch, targeting early leavers in competitive play and hitting them with severe punishment. Blizzard’s latest first-person shooter Over...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 23 June 2016
Street Fighter 5 Mod Adds Overwatch's Mei

Street Fighter 5 Mod Adds Overwatch's Mei

One week after adding Overwatch‘s Tracer to Street Fighter 5, a community modder is at it again with an update that lets players play as Mei in place of R. Mika. Overwatch and Street Fighte...

By Jason Gallagher on 22 June 2016
Check Out Overwatch's Golden Weapons Right Here

Check Out Overwatch's Golden Weapons Right Here

Thanks to assets pulled from a Korean PTR, the coveted golden weaponry offered to the most-skilled players in Overwatch‘s competitive mode are revealed in all their glory. Ever since Overwatch game d...

By Curt Hutson on 20 June 2016
Lawbreakers Developer Cliffy B Talks Overwatch Comparisons

Lawbreakers Developer Cliffy B Talks Overwatch Comparisons

In a recent interview, Boss Key Productions founder, Cliff Bleszinski, details how his upcoming game LawBreakers is going to stand out from similar shooters like Overwatch. After teasing out content...

By Derek Nichols on 20 June 2016
Play As Overwatch's Tracer In Street Fighter 5 Mod

Play As Overwatch's Tracer In Street Fighter 5 Mod

A new mod surfaces that allows Street Fighter 5 players to play as Tracer from Overwatch within the game, who replaces Cammy in the roster. Street Fighter 5 and Overwatch are obviously two...

By John Jacques on 20 June 2016
Gold Overwatch Weapons Will Be Competitive Play Rewards

Gold Overwatch Weapons Will Be Competitive Play Rewards

Competitive play for Overwatch is looking even more exciting as game director Jeff Kaplan announces that golden weaponry will be awarded to the higher-skill players. Those looking forward to Overwatc...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 18 June 2016
Overwatch Servers Hit By Alleged DDoS Attack

Overwatch Servers Hit By Alleged DDoS Attack

Infamous hacker group Lizard Squad is thought to be at it again, this time taking down Overwatch servers and leaving players unable to join and remain in a session. Over the past week, Blizzard has b...

By Brad Jones on 18 June 2016
Overwatch: Update on Competitive Play

Overwatch: Update on Competitive Play

Blizzard offers an update on competitive play for hugely popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch, giving players an overview of how competitive Overwatch will work. Whether it comes in the form of Game...

By Rob Gordon on 17 June 2016
Overwatch Competitive Mode Update

Overwatch Competitive Mode Update

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan takes to its forums to update fans on what to expect from the game’s ranked Competitive Mode when it releases this month. One reason why Blizzard is such a popula...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 June 2016
Overwatch Nerfs McCree and Widowmaker in Update for PC

Overwatch Nerfs McCree and Widowmaker in Update for PC

Two of Overwatch‘s most popular heroes have seen significant damage decreases and other nerfs in the latest effort by Blizzard to keep the game feeling fair and balanced. Amidst all the hype for E3,...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 17 June 2016
Don't Miss this Destiny/Overwatch Mashup Video

Don't Miss this Destiny/Overwatch Mashup Video

With the growing popularity of videos spoofing Overwatch‘s signature Play of the Game, this video mashes up Play of the Game with some of Destiny‘s most memorable moments. Blizzard’s hero shooter, Ov...

By Weston Albert on 17 June 2016
Opinion: Overwatch's Focus On Teamwork Is Spectacular

Opinion: Overwatch's Focus On Teamwork Is Spectacular

With Overwatch‘s ranked mode just around the corner, one author takes a look at what makes the game stand out from many of the other shooters on the market. Blizzard’s new first-person shooter Overwa...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 10 June 2016
Watch Clueless Gamer's Overwatch Outtakes

Watch Clueless Gamer's Overwatch Outtakes

Conan O’Brien and Game of Thrones cast members Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey have more fun in the deleted scenes for their Clueless Gamer segment for Overwatch. For those Overwatch fans who enjoyed...

By Kyle Sledge on 10 June 2016
Overwatch May Nerf Widowmaker

Overwatch May Nerf Widowmaker

Overwatch game director Jeff Caplan says that the development team are currently conducting ‘internal experiments’ in regards to balance changes for Widowmaker. Now that Blizzard’s Overwatch has bee...

By Alexander Pan on 10 June 2016
Overwatch Competitive Ranked Play Details Revealed

Overwatch Competitive Ranked Play Details Revealed

Ranked play in Overwatch is releasing this month, and game director Jeff Kaplan educates fans on what fundamentals have been changed since the closed beta. More Overwatch news emerges as Jeff Kaplan,...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 09 June 2016
Overwatch Will Balance Console and PC Separately

Overwatch Will Balance Console and PC Separately

Overwatch is likely to see separate balancing across its PC and console versions as Blizzard monitors which heroes perform better on each individual platform. It’s been on people’s minds for some ti...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 08 June 2016
Overwatch Cross-Platform Support Update

Overwatch Cross-Platform Support Update

After queries about cross-platform play for its new and mega-popular game Overwatch, Blizzard confirms that the company is considering cross-platform possibilities for consoles. It’s been a few weeks...

By Alexander Pan on 08 June 2016
Uncharted 4 Was the Best Selling Game of May 2016

Uncharted 4 Was the Best Selling Game of May 2016

The NPD Group releases its monthly report on gaming sales, revealing that Uncharted 4 was the best selling game in May, outperforming all other new releases. May was a great month for gamer...

By Sarah Fields on 08 June 2016
Overwatch Mythbusters Video Offers Funny Tips & Tricks

Overwatch Mythbusters Video Offers Funny Tips & Tricks

Can Reaper prevent Mercy’s Resurrect by collecting the souls of fallen heroes? Can Mei’s ice wall troll players on the victory screen? A new “Overwatch Myths” video answers all. Blizzard’s Overwatch...

By Jason Gallagher on 07 June 2016
Overwatch's McCree To Receive Nerf In Next Update

Overwatch's McCree To Receive Nerf In Next Update

Blizzard says it’s ready to move forward with some balance changes for Overwatch, including a nerf to gunslinger vigilante McCree and a possible buff for D.Va. The launch of Overwatch has gone well,...

By Jason Gallagher on 06 June 2016
Blizzard Hints That A New Overwatch Hero Is Coming

Blizzard Hints That A New Overwatch Hero Is Coming

In an intriguing new interview, Overwatch’s game director Jeff Kaplan talks about an upcoming hero named Sombra, and how players should start scouring the game for hints. Blizzard’s critically-acclai...

By Alexander Pan on 05 June 2016
Overwatch Guide: How to Play Every Character

Overwatch Guide: How to Play Every Character

These Overwatch cheat sheets provide a high-level breakdown of every single character’s strengths and weaknesses, including which opponents they should avoid and which they should hunt down. One of t...

By Denny Connolly on 04 June 2016
Overwatch Review

Overwatch Review

Overwatch turns the shooter genre on its head by delivering a bright, colorful world full 21 unique heroes and game modes that demand players to work together if they want to pull off a victory. For...

By Denny Connolly on 03 June 2016
Overwatch Cheaters Facing Very Harsh Bans

Overwatch Cheaters Facing Very Harsh Bans

True to their word, Blizzard have already begun to permanently ban all those who attempt to cheat in Overwatch, leaving over 1500 players locked out so far. It’s been a week since the release of Bliz...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 01 June 2016
Overwatch Hit 7 Million Players In Its First Week

Overwatch Hit 7 Million Players In Its First Week

Blizzard reveals that its new multiplayer shooter, Overwatch, had a hugely successful launch, as 7 million people played it within its first week on sale. Although Blizzard’s new IP Overwatch launche...

By Jasmine Henry on 31 May 2016
Overwatch Players Hits Level 100

Overwatch Players Hits Level 100

After a week of daily 13 hour play sessions, one streamer dings level 100 in Overwatch and shares his stats summary for the world to see how he pulled it off so quickly. Unlike Blizzard’s MMO World o...

By Denny Connolly on 30 May 2016
Overwatch Ranked Play Delayed to July

Overwatch Ranked Play Delayed to July

Blizzard has confirmed that the Competitive Mode for Overwatch, which was present in earlier betas, will likely see a return some time in June of this year. UPDATE: Blizzard reps have confirmed that...

By Curt Hutson on 29 May 2016
Overwatch Loot Box Opening Videos Are All the Rage

Overwatch Loot Box Opening Videos Are All the Rage

Overwatch fever is beginning to take hold, as players open randomized loot boxes with the hopes of big rewards, and share videos of their successes and failures. It’s fair to say that Blizzard is a...

By Brad Jones on 27 May 2016
Overwatch Trailer: Soldier 76 in 'Hero'

Overwatch Trailer: Soldier 76 in 'Hero'

Blizzard is delivering on their promise of four pre-launch cinematic short trailers for Overwatch by releasing ‘Hero’, which focuses on a misadventure with Soldier 76. Blizzard is launching Overwatch...

By Rory Young on 27 May 2016
Overwatch Review Roundup

Overwatch Review Roundup

The reviews are in for Blizzard’s hero-based shooter Overwatch, with the game earning near-universal acclaim for its strong cast of characters and deep gameplay. Blizzard enthusiasts have been waitin...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 May 2016
Battleborn Drops in Price Before Overwatch Launches

Battleborn Drops in Price Before Overwatch Launches

Various retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, and Wal-Mart, discount the price of Battleborn right before the launch of Blizzard’s Overwatch game. With Battleborn having just released earlier this m...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 May 2016
Overwatch Pre-Order Deals

Overwatch Pre-Order Deals

Update: Overwatch Origins Edition is now cut by 18% during release day. Details below. Blizzard’s next highly-anticipated title, Overwatch, is arriving Tuesday, May 24. As far as discounts are concer...

By Dealzon on 24 May 2016
Overwatch Guide: Best Heroes for Beginners

Overwatch Guide: Best Heroes for Beginners

Overwatch has an overwhelming number of playable heroes unlocked from the get go. This guide will help you decide which fighters are the best for learning the ropes of the first-person-shooter. Much...

By Denny Connolly on 24 May 2016
Overwatch Microtransations And How They Work

Overwatch Microtransations And How They Work

Blizzard’s new team-based hero shooter, Overwatch, arrives, and it comes packed with fast-paced action, eccentric playable characters, and, of course, microtransactions. In Overwatch, money spent on...

By Curt Hutson on 24 May 2016
Conan Plays Overwatch with Game of Thrones Stars

Conan Plays Overwatch with Game of Thrones Stars

In his latest Clueless Gamer segment, late night talk show host Conan O’Brien sits down with Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey for a game of Overwatch. Now that Overwatch – Blizza...

By Alexander Pan on 24 May 2016
Blizzard Made the Right Choice Making Overwatch Paid

Blizzard Made the Right Choice Making Overwatch Paid

With Overwatch‘s release just around the corner, this author believes that we should be thankful that Blizzard chose not to make the shooter free-to-play. May 24th is an exciting day for shooter fans...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 24 May 2016
Reddit LFG Tool is Better Than Overwatch Matchmaking

Reddit LFG Tool is Better Than Overwatch Matchmaking

One Overwatch player decides to improve the matchmaking capability of the newly-released shooter, building a Looking For Group tool that aids players in putting together a team. From Conan O’Brien an...

By Rob Gordon on 22 May 2016
Enter Game Rant's Overwatch Giveaway

Enter Game Rant's Overwatch Giveaway

Giveaway has ended. Winners announced below. We’ll have another giveaway VERY soon, so stay tuned! It’s giveaway time once again Game Rant readers, and this contest is open to EVERYONE. This time we...

By Anthony Taormina on 21 May 2016
Overwatch Retail Copies Arrive Early

Overwatch Retail Copies Arrive Early

Overwatch retail copies are to be delivered a day prior to launch, though launch is still scheduled for May 24. Overwatch fans across the internet are praying to Blizzard for a miracle. That by some...

By Rory Young on 21 May 2016
Overwatch Cheaters Will Be Banned

Overwatch Cheaters Will Be Banned

Cheating in a Blizzard game is as risky as ever, with a recent post from the developers stating that anyone who does so in Overwatch will be permanently banned. If fans experienced any suspicious act...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 16 May 2016
Overwatch Beta Beat Division, Destiny, & Battlefront

Overwatch Beta Beat Division, Destiny, & Battlefront

Blizzard’s open beta for the upcoming Overwatch has come to a close after being available for an entire week, and the interest surrounding the game is remarkable. Depending on a gamer’s age, he or sh...

By Cody Gravelle on 14 May 2016
Tips for Beating Overwatch's Most OP Character

Tips for Beating Overwatch's Most OP Character

In response to the many players who found Bastion difficult to handle in the recent Overwatch open beta, Blizzard outlines some strategies that will take the demanding droid down. Now that the Overwa...

By Brad Jones on 12 May 2016
YouTube's Top 10 Trending Games of April Revealed

YouTube's Top 10 Trending Games of April Revealed

YouTube reveals the list of top trending games during April, with Dark Souls 3, Quantum Break, and Enter the Gungeon being the most popular titles watched. In recent years, YouTube has grow...

By Alexander Pan on 12 May 2016
Overwatch Open Beta Extended 24 Hours

Overwatch Open Beta Extended 24 Hours

Blizzard is extending the Open Beta for Overwatch by an additional 24 hours, keeping the ongoing beta’s servers running up until May 10 at 10:00 AM PDT. The Overwatch addiction has claimed thousands...

By Rory Young on 06 May 2016
Overwatch Competitive Mode Disabled For Open Beta

Overwatch Competitive Mode Disabled For Open Beta

Overwatch disables its Competitive Play mode for the open beta due to player feedback and is reworking the system for release sometime after the game’s launch. Those who opt into the Overwatch open...

By Curt Hutson on 05 May 2016
Overwatch Borrowed This Feature from Call of Duty

Overwatch Borrowed This Feature from Call of Duty

Blizzard reveals that the new hero shooter Overwatch utilizes one of Call of Duty‘s mechanics that helps the gunplay feel good for players, especially on consoles. Overwatch is Blizzard’s first true...

By Weston Albert on 27 April 2016
Overwatch 'Alive' Animated Short

Overwatch 'Alive' Animated Short

Blizzard releases the second animated short for Overwatch, with ‘Alive’ showcasing how Widowmaker gets the job done – confirming two more shorts to arrive before launch. As with any Blizzard property...

By Rory Young on 18 April 2016
Overwatch's Tracer Coming to Heroes of the Storm Soon

Overwatch's Tracer Coming to Heroes of the Storm Soon

Popular MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, gets the time jumping adventurer Tracer later this month and players can unlock her through a variety of ways including pre-ordering Overwatch. After officially lau...

By Derek Nichols on 12 April 2016
Why Blizzard's Overwatch Decision is Not Censorship

Why Blizzard's Overwatch Decision is Not Censorship

With Blizzard stuck in a quagmire of controversy over the decision to change an Overwatch victory pose, one writer explores why the developer has not suffered from censorship. The notion of censorshi...

By Rob Gordon on 18 March 2016
Overwatch 'Sexualized' Tracer Pose Stirs Controversy

Overwatch 'Sexualized' Tracer Pose Stirs Controversy

Blizzard’s decision to remove a pose from the upcoming shooter Overwatch has stirred a controversy, with some claiming the creative choice is a form of censorship. Controversy erupted within certain...

By Rory Young on 18 March 2016
Overwatch Release Date Announced

Overwatch Release Date Announced

Blizzard is announcing that Overwatch will be released on May 24, with an Open Beta running from May 5 through May 9. Pre-orderers get early beta access on May 3. Thousands of game players are patien...

By Rory Young on 13 March 2016
Overwatch Closed Beta Returns Feb. 9

Overwatch Closed Beta Returns Feb. 9

Overwatch‘s closed beta caught its breath after a healthy break and is returning with new maps, a new progression system, and a new game mode on February 9. It’s time to wake up from hibernation, Ov...

By Rory Young on 04 February 2016
Overwatch Beta Returns in February

Overwatch Beta Returns in February

Blizzard is delaying Overwatch‘s planned January closed beta into February in order to add a new game mode, new maps, and polish to the new progress and reward system. Overwatch‘s closed beta, which...

By Rory Young on 12 January 2016
Blizzard Revamps Progression System in Overwatch

Blizzard Revamps Progression System in Overwatch

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that a brand new progression and rewards system is being implemented into the game and will launch with the beta in January. With the popular Overwatch cl...

By Derek Nichols on 12 December 2015