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Overwatch has a pair of pricey new skins for All-Star Weekend

Blizzard has created a pair of funky-looking Overwatch skins for Tracer and Genji in celebration of this month's Overwatch League All-Star Weekend. Tracer represents the Atlantic division, while Genji is repping the Pacific team. The All-St...

 
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Overwatch kicks off Summer Games 2018 with nine new skins

The Overwatch Summer Games have returned with the love-it-or-hate-it Lúcioball, a new arena for the specialized mode called Busan Stadium, and a couple of highly coveted skins for D.Va and Ana. The event is now live and it'll run unt...

 
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Overwatch heroes are sporting new looks for Summer Games 2018

Overwatch's Summer Games event returns this week, and Blizzard is currently passing the time until August 9 with previews of new legendary skins for characters like Roadhog, Ana, D.Va, and Winston. Today's the day I learned that I need Wins...

 
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Overwatch Summer Games, and Lucioball, will return August 9

The official Overwatch Twitter account has put out the heads up that the Summer Games event will be returning to Blizzard's arena-shooter next week.Although no specific details were noted, we can, in all likelihood, expect all of the previo...

 
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The Overwatch League nabs two new teams for its second season

This past weekend the London Spitfire took it all in the Overwatch League's first championship event. Now two more teams are getting a shot at the crown next year. Blizzard has just announced that Atlanta, Georgia will be entering the fray ...

 
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You can now play Overwatch for free on PC through the weekend

It's that time again. Blizzard is throwing a free weekend for Overwatch on PC that runs from today until 11:59pm Pacific on July 30 in supported regions: the Americas, Europe, and Asia (minus Korea). With changes to characters like Symmetra...

 
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Overwatch's devious little hamster Hammond is now playable

Blizzard's hamster-in-a-mech Overwatch hero Wrecking Ball has joined the live game. This new mobile tank hero can roll around, piledrive, lay mines, and use a grappling claw to swing himself up high to, say, focus down a pesky Widowmaker. I...

 
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Overwatch is getting a new range of nerfs, no, not that kind

Blizzard's popular online shooter Overwatch is no stranger to merchandising, and its catalogue of goodies is about to grow even bigger with the announcement that the brand is teaming up with Hasbro for a range of NERF guns based on its lova...

 
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Mercy me: Overwatch's healing queen is getting nerfed again

When Overwatch was first released even with an extensive beta testing period it felt like the wild west. Every hero had a power fantasy, that fantasy was in overdrive, and as a result each character felt wildly unique. Then Blizzard na...

 
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Overwatch's hamster hero Hammond goes live next week

Well that didn't take too long at all! After a round of testing on the PTR, Overwatch's Hammond (aka the hero none of us want to call by his Blizzard-given name "Wrecking Ball") is ready for the live game. The mischievous little guy will ro...

 
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Hammond is rocking a new punk look in Overwatch

We took a stab at creating alternate skins for Overwatch's littlest hero, Hammond, and things got weird. Now Blizzard has shown us what's up. The developer added cosmetics for Wrecking Ball on the PTR today including skins, emotes, and high...

 
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Overwatch's pink Mercy skin raised over $12.7 million

In May, Blizzard teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to sell a pink Mercy skin in Overwatch as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. Going for $14.99, Blizzard pledged to donate all proceeds to charity in an effo...

 
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Don't you come the raw prawn with this Junkrat Nendoroid

The muddy-funsters of Good Smile Co. have unveiled the next cutesy Nendoroid toy in their rapidly-expanding Overwatch range. This time around it's non-other than the deviant from Down Under, Junkrat!I've always been amused by Junkrat in reg...

 
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The Symmetra revamp is now live in Overwatch

The big Overwatch update that revamps Symmetra and Horizon Lunar Colony has made it through public testing and it's now ready for the live game on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Brace for impact. Along with sweeping hero changes for Symme...

 
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Blizzard seems to be teasing a new Overwatch character

[Update: Blizzard has posted another teaser clip and I don't know what to expect anymore.] Leave it to Blizzard to rile up Overwatch fans with a simple video clip of a wall. We've long heard murmurs about Hammond, a test subject from Horiz...

 
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Which Overwatch hero should get their own stand-alone game?

This would have been a good weekly Destructoid Discusses topic three weeks ago. Three weeks ago, we were in the throes of the Overwatch second anniversary celebration. Three weeks ago, I was sitting squarely at level 10. Today, I'm lev...

 
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Overwatch is set to receive official LEGO sets

[Image courtesy of YouTuber Nick Brick] A report from Business Wire has let out details of a deal between Activision Blizzard and LEGO and a second deal with HASBRO. While not specified, the deal indicates that a line of Overwatch LEGO prod...

 
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Awesome Overwatch Reaper Figma now available for pre-order

The Good People of Good Smile have unveiled photos of the next figure in the Figma line based on popular Blizzard shooter Overwatch. Joining Tracer, Widowmaker and Genji is the soulless assassin, and poster-boy for nu-metal lovers everywher...

 
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Overwatch launches Competitive 6v6 Elimination mode

Blizzard have added a new element to one of Overwatch's best side-modes, as 6v6 Elimination Lockout has begun a temporary competitive season.For those unaware, 6v6 Elimination Lockout is a great mode found in Overwatch's Arcade menu. Teams ...

 
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Overwatch's new Retribution co-op mission is worth playing

With the latest Overwatch event now live, Retribution is up and running alongside last year's co-op mission, Uprising. First things first, though: there are loads of new cosmetics, including skins for Reaper, ‎Lúcio, Doomfist, Ha...

 
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New Overwatch comic fills in the Retribution event backstory

Blizzard have released the latest issue of the Overwatch comic. The new story, Retribution, is a short prologue to next week's PvE event, which was revealed yesterday during Stage 3 of the Overwatch League.In the latest issue Gabriel Reyes,...

 
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Blizzard is shaking up the Overwatch League Stage Finals

The Overwatch League picks back up this Wednesday with the start of Stage 3. Based on how Stage 2 culminated (Philadelphia Fusion beat London Spitfire and then narrowly lost out to New York Excelsior), there are plenty of reasons to be stok...

 
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Uprising returns to Overwatch on April 10

It's nearly time for Overwatch's next seasonal event. April 10 will mark the return of Uprising, and if you liked the PvE event even half as much as I did, you'll want to keep that date in mind. Blizzard hasn't yet said what to expect beyo...

 

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