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Overwatch's long haul approach is fantastic: Director hints at map editor

As they've proven over the course of the past few decades on PC, Blizzard supports their games long term -- whether it's by way of more content, or just compatibility patches. I fully expect Overwatch to be around for a long time, and ...   read

 
 
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Orisa is off limits in Overwatch's competitive mode for a week

It's not unusual to see a new character, in say, a MOBA, disabled from the roster until a week after their launch. As a lot of developers recognize, it can be jarring, jumping into a competitive mindset and having players first-pick the new...   read

 
 
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Lucio is getting some big changes, Overwatch team wants less draws

A new PTR build is live for Overwatch, and it includes some big changes for Lucio. I'm hesitant to call them outright nerfs as a frequent Lucio player, but time will tell what it'll do to his win and pickrate. In short, his sonic amplifier ...   read

 
 
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Take a closer look at Nendoroid Tracer

Whenever a Nendoroid goes up for pre-order, there's a good chance Good Smile Company's Kahotan will preview it. Today, Tracer gets her turn in front of Kahotan's MacBook!   read

 
 
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Overwatch on the Switch? Game's director says it would be 'very challenging'

Overwatch's director Jeff Kaplan has a penchant for being very open with the game's community from the start. He might not say everything you want him to (especially in regards to balancing), but he typically fields questions all over, from...   read

 
 
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Orisa will arrive in Overwatch on March 21 on all platforms

After stating that Orisa needed a little more time in the Overwatch PTR to test out, she now has a date -- March 21. She'll hit all platforms at the same time, so you won't need to wait longer on PS4 or Xbox One. That level of parity i...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's newest comic is all about Bastion

Blizzard has managed to turn Overwatch into a cross-media project without it ever seeming obnoxious. From the short films that rival Pixar in quality to the comic book series rife with many talented artists with different styles, it al...   read

 
 
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Blizzard flip flops on the Ana nerf in Overwatch, takes away a big Zenyatta change

As we know the PTR is a fickle thing, and so are the whims of users against the design intentions of a game's creators. Overwatch's team, even for Blizzard, is more open to suggestions from the community than the average project, and i...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Orisa will take 'slightly longer' to hit consoles than prior heroes

It didn't take long at all for Blizzard to reveal Orisa, the latest Overwatch hero, but remaining patient for her to trot into the live game hasn't been quite so easy. While curious PC players have had time to experiment with the barrier-sl...   read

 
 
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Ana gets a pretty hefty nerf in an upcoming Overwatch test patch

Ana has dominated the Overwatch scene for a while, but that may change when the next round of PTR changes hit (as a reminder, the PTR, or Public Test Region, is where the dev team tests their changes before they go live mostly for bugs...   read

 
 


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Overwatch: Orisa overview

Overwatch's newest member Orisa hit Blizzard's public test realm earlier this morning. I've been testing out the bot, and it seems like she'll be a great addition to the team. Read on and I'll go over her loadout and abilities.   read

 
 
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Overwatch's newest hero is a tank named Orisa

Compared to the drawn-out reveal for Sombra, Blizzard's unveil for Overwatch's 24th hero, Orisa, is a pleasant surprise. We were only just trying to piece together her place in the fiction, and here she is! Orisa was created by Efi Oladele...   read

 
 
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Today's Overwatch update adds the Game Browser

I know we're antsy for a new hero, but today's update for Overwatch on PC and consoles deals with the promised Game Browser and tweaks to characters like Bastion and Roadhog, among other changes. This video tells you most everything you ne...   read

 
 
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Overwatch wins big at the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences held the 20th annual D.I.C.E. Awards last night in Las Vegas, and unlike last year, the game of the year selection isn't bound to shock. It was Overwatch! Other highlights include Uncharted 4: ...   read

 
 
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A neat look at what goes into animating Overwatch highlight intros

What goes into creating a character's highlight intro for Overwatch? Far more than you might imagine. This annotated video from Blizzard senior animator David Gibson shrinks about four days worth of animation work in Autodesk Maya down to ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch teases a new character

There's been a lot of speculation lately that Overwatch's next hero might be coming sooner rather than later. Fans were thinking that the 24th addition to the roster might be the legendary Doomfist, and there was plenty of evidence to ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Mei and Mercy will also become Nendoroids

Tracer will be the first in the Overwatch Nendoroid line, but she won't be alone for long. Good Smile Company revealed, via a poster at Toy Fair New York, that Mei and Mercy will be joining her!   read

 
 
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What is your favorite multiplayer map?

As I've gotten older, I've found myself drawn towards online multiplayer games. For me, it's one of the only ways I can get together with friends and family who live hundreds of miles away. Most of the people in my life are into gaming, so ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's competitive season 3 is ending soon

Overwatch's third competitive season is drawing to a close, meaning players have just a few days left to work on their rank and earn points towards unlocking golden weapon skins. The season will end on February 21 at 4:00 PM Pacific time, o...   read

 
 
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This Overwatch and GoldenEye 64 mashup is just what I needed

There was a time where nearly every PC FPS had some form of a GoldenEye type mod, or some effort was made to create it. Before Halo swept the nation and gave us MLG, GoldenEye 64 was the gateway drug into the FPS genre for fo...   read

 
 
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Tracer kicks off the Overwatch Nendoroid line

Before this breaks down into a thread of replies about who from the Overwatch cast we most want to have in toy form -- is it too late? Am I already out of time here? -- I just want to point out that this upcoming Nendoroid figure of Tracer ...   read

 
 
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Bastion is nearly unkillable on the PTR right now

Alongside the Roadhog and Winston changes in the latest PTR patch, Bastion also received a few tweaks. While we've known for awhile now that the changes would focus on making his sentry and tank mode transformations more viable, things migh...   read

 
 
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Roadhog and Winston just got tweaks in Overwatch along with Bastion

Blizzard shared some patch notes three days ago in what I'm referring to as the "Bastion patch." Currently in PTR, the update adds CTF to the mix, as well as a server browser. In terms of hero changes the big alterations involve Bastion, wh...   read

 
 
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Overwatch is adding CTF and custom rulesets in the next patch

Overwatch's current seasonal event, Year of The Rooster, added a Capture the Flag mode that proved to be quite popular. So popular, in fact, that game director Jeff Kaplan went back on his previous claim that CTF would be limited to the run...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft players can now exchange gold for Battle.net credit

Blizzard has expanded its WoW Token system in World of Warcraft to enable players to cash in their gold for Battle.net Balance. Now when you exchange your gold for a WoW Token, you'll be able to redeem the trinket for 30 days of game time ...   read

 
 



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