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Overwatch reaches 35 million players across all platforms

Blizzard has just shared the news that Overwatch has reached "35 million players and counting" this week. While the new milestone is impressive, let's make sure we break it down a bit. This isn't accounting for active or concurrent use...

 
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Internet swoons over Overwatch Mercy's concept art

I'm sulking. I'm sulking because apparently some folk have received their The Art of Overwatch tomes already and I'm sitting here with no Art of Overwatch tome (which releases next week). Regardless, lucky owners are already sharing pics of...

 
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Blizzard China suing 'Overwatch clone' developers

It's been reported by Japanese website PC Watch that Blizzard Entertainment and its partner in the Orient, Netease, are suing the developers of mobile arena-shooter Heroes of Warfare, 4399, over claims that the Android/iOS title is a rip-of...

 
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Dark Horse publish Overwatch comic anthology

Today sees the physical release of the Overwatch digital comic, as the first wave of issues are compiled by publishers Dark Horse to form Overwatch Anthology: Volume One.The new release features the first twelve issues of the comic, adapted...

 
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Some lunatic hit level 4,000 in Overwatch

Most anyone who has played Overwatch knows that it can quickly turn into quite the time-sink. Committed players start chasing victories, competitive rankings, and loot boxes. The hours can really pile up. One person is the new standard...

 
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Overwatch's Halloween event returns!

For the next three weeks (from October 10 to November 1), the terror of scrambling for 3,000 credits strikes back in Overwatch! The latest Halloween event will feature fifty new seasonal items, including: Eight new legendary skins such as a...

 
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Monstrous new Overwatch Halloween skins leaked

According to a Reddit post, a slip up on Facebook caused some Overwatch advertisement pop-ups to appear a little earlier than planned, revealing a few of the brand new scary skins ahead of Tuesday's Halloween Terror 2017 event. They look pr...

 
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Slick Overwatch Genji Figma coming from Good Smile Company

Good Smile Company have released images of the next Overwatch character to get the Figma treatment, and it's the cyber-ninja that can be the golden boy, or bring complete disaster to your random play, Genji.Genji's Figma stands just under s...

 
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Blizzard is testing one big change to Overwatch's Mercy

If you haven't been playing Overwatch recently, Mercy has gone through a few big changes. Most notably, her ultimate was altered so that it no longer resurrects an entire team (that was moved to a new ability that targets single heroes), bu...

 
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Fan-made Overwatch map looks good enough for release

Although Egypt is represented in Blizzard's popular title Overwatch (via the "Temple of Anubis" map) one fan has decided to try his hand at creating his own map based on the exotic locale, and the results are pretty damn good."Cairo" is an ...

 
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Rumour: Overwatch's Halloween event returning next week

[Update: Blizzard says the Halloween Terror event will run from October 10 through November 2.] Word among all the cool kids on Reddit is that that Blizzard's arena-shooter Overwatch is digging out the decorations for a re-run of its popula...

 
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New Overwatch comic witnesses Zarya vs. Sombra

The latest issue of the fun Overwatch comic series is now available to read online, the fifteenth in the series of very short stories, each concerning a roster member or two from the colourful heroes and villains of Blizzard's arena-shooter...

 
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Cop this fantastic Overwatch poster

"Hanamura Showdown" by Josan Gonzalez and Laurie Greasley just went up for pre-sale Ana Hero Complex Galaxy. The roughly two feet by three feet Genji-nius print is up for pre-sale through October 11 and will run you $75 a pop. It'll make a ...

 
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Overwatch's free weekend is live on PC and consoles

Blizzard announced the latest free weekend for Overwatch last week and I had already forgotten about it, so here's your day-of reminder that the festivities have kicked off. You'll be able to play the full game on PC (Battle.net), PlayStati...

 
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Overwatch's Junkertown map is now live

Overwatch's new Junkertown map is now live and fully playable on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The new escort map allows players to battle on Junkrat and Roadhog's home turf, the streets of Junkertown. You can check out the preview for the ne...

 
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Overwatch's next free weekend starts September 22

It's an early heads up, but Blizzard is holding another free weekend event for Overwatch. If you're interested, you'll want to set aside some time to play next weekend from September 22 at 11:00am Pacific until September 25 at 11:59pm Pacif...

 
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Toxic Overwatch players are making Jeff Kaplan sad

"Toxic behaviour" is the troublesome gremlin of modern video games, particularly when it comes to online play (in fact, it's almost entirely attributable). In team-based games the fallout, both against and among team members can be pretty d...

 
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Blizzard recruits two more Overwatch teams at $20m each

Blizzard continues its steadfast recruitment drive to expand Overwatch as a global esport. Despite the shocking cost to secure a placement, Blizzard have just succeeded in bringing in two more teams.ESPN is reporting that deals have been si...

 
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New Overwatch comic ships Junkrat x Roadhog 4eva

The latest issue of Blizzard's Free-to-Read Overwatch comic is out now. This issue looks at the events that brought together our favourite funny murderers, Junkrat and Roadhog.The short story sees Roadhog meandering as a low-level reprobate...

 
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What goes into the Overwatch animated shorts?

One of the Overwatch community's most eagerly anticipated events, apart from character nerfs, free loot boxes and whichever new character they've recently fallen in love with, is the release of a new short movie, each giving a little histor...

 
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Fans clamour for Overwatch's mysterious Junker Queen

That bastion of calm, rational order, the Overwatch fanbase, is going gaga over a potential new hero based on little more than a torn poster and a trailer narration.The arena-shooter's upcoming Australia map, Junkertown, is a wasteland rule...

 
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Blizzard alters 'culturally insensitive' Overwatch sign

Blizzard has recently made a small adjustment to the new map "Junkertown" in their hugely-popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch.The map, situated in the explosive Junkrat's native Australia, previously featured a neon-sign above a grotty lo...

 
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Guide: The best Overwatch duos for Quick Play

There are a lot of great resources out there for Overwatch players. Tons of guides, tutorial videos, and strategies that you and your crack squad of regular teammates can employ. Deep strategies you can use to climb the competitive ladder a...

 
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Deathmatch is live in Overwatch with hero changes

Deathmatch has come to Overwatch. With today's update, you'll be able to find free-for-all and Team Deathmatch in the Arcade along with a new map, Château Guillard, designed just for Deathmatch. In Deathmatch, eight players go head-t...

 
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New Overwatch animated short focuses on Mei-Ling Zhou

At Blizzard's Reveal Ceremony at Gamescom today, they screened a brand new animated Overwatch short, the first in quite some time, featuring the story of adorable/frustrating Queen of Cryo, Mei.Mei's episode is short on action, but features...

 
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Overwatch Seasons undergoing changes in new update

In a new developer update video, Jeff Kaplan has outlined some experimental changes that will be implemented in the next season of Blizzard's shooter juggernaut Overwatch.First, the season is being shortened from three months to two. This i...

 
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Overwatch's D.Va is getting some tweaks, and a new ability

Like any competitive game Overwatch is due for character reworks and alterations from time to time, and D.Va is up next on the block. In a thread discussing potential changes to D.Va as requested by fans, Principal Designer Geoff Goodman ki...

 
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Overwatch is getting a new Escort map called Junkertown

Junkertown, the latest Overwatch map, is going to feel right at home for Junkrat and Roadhog players. It's an Escort map set in the post-apocalyptic-looking wreckage of a destroyed omnium where the Junkers and their Queen live. Speaking of,...

 
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Overwatch is getting free-for-all and team deathmatch

Would you look at that! Blizzard is giving deathmatch a chance in Overwatch. Two new modes -- eight-player free-for-all, and six-on-six Team Deathmatch -- are coming to the Arcade soon and are available now for testing on the PTR. The forme...

 
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Overwatch just kicked off its Summer Games event

Overwatch's Summer Games event is live today and I know, I know -- get to the skins already! Lúcioball is back with a new arena along with 50-plus limited-time cosmetic unlocks. Reaper, Widowmaker, Junkrat, Soldier: 76, McCree, Somb...

 
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More free Overwatch loot for Twitch Prime users

[UPDATE: Upon further investigation, the "Five free loot boxes" code can only be obtained at the link below from August 10. Including the accidental dead link when this news first went live I made two errors here. The article has been updat...

 
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Overwatch Summer Games returning next week

Blizzard Entertainment have released a new video confirming that the cast of Overwatch will be donning their sports gear once more for the Summer Games event, returning to the online shooter on August 8.The event will see the return of last...

 
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Overwatch's Doomfist update is live on PC and consoles

It's another big day for Overwatch as Doomfist finally joins the live game. Blizzard has an update out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One that introduces the offense hero and tweaks existing characters. If you've kept up with Overwatch chatter th...

 
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Overwatch troublemakers to be dealt with 'more aggressively'

Blizzard, wielding a banhammer as mighty as Reinhardt's, have announced a tougher penalty system is to be introduced for misbehaving players of arena-shooter Overwatch.In the post made today, Blizzard asks players to be vigilant and make us...

 
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Doomfist joins Overwatch on consoles and PC next Thursday

Following his current jaunt in the PTR, Doomfist will be available for all Overwatch players on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One when he joins the live game next Thursday, July 27. I am ready. Doomfist is a melee-centric offense character w...

 
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Man At Arms forges Roadhog's hook

Man At Arms: Reforged, the YouTube series that creates real-life versions of iconic weapons from games, movies, and comics, has made everything from Cloud's Buster Sword to Wolverine's claws. The group's latest video showcases an incredible...

 
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Overwatch's Doomfist is a combo lover's dream

Ever since the very first cinematic trailer for Overwatch, people have wondered about the antihero known as Doomfist. Earlier today he was revealed on Overwatch's Public Test Realm (PTR) for PC players to try out. I got some hands-on time w...

 
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Take cover, Doomfist is coming to Overwatch

In recent months Overwatch players have spoken in hushed tones about the identity of Doomfist, believed to be the next character joining the popular arena-shooter's roster. Anyone who has seen the carnage in the airport of the Numbani ...

 

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