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Overwatch is three years old today: do you still play it?

I'll never forget the first time I played Overwatch. I immediately gravitated toward the edgy and enigmatic Reaper, played a few games, and knew it was going to catch on with a certain crowd. I had that same feeling when I experienced it pr...

 
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Overwatch is adding full match replays

Blizzard has gotten another long-requested feature up and running in Overwatch: game replays! With the replay system, you can revisit your past 10 matches from a first-person, third-person, or overhead view with or without the user interfac...

 
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Overwatch's latest Escort map Havana is live on PC and PS4

[Update: Havana has made it through testing on the PTR and is now playable in Overwatch on PC and PS4. Strangely, there's a slight delay on the Xbox One update. Along with the map, Blizzard has also opened up shop for Atlantic Mercy and Pac...

 
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Overwatch hypes Storm Rising event with action-packed trailer

It's almost time to suit up for another Overwatch mission, as the multiplayer shooter prepares for its Storm Rising event, which goes live tomorrow and will run until May 6. An exciting new trailer shows the OW crew in action in their missi...

 
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Tech-savvy medic Baptiste has officially joined Overwatch

This week, after a short time spent runnin' and healin' on the PTR servers, Blizzard has officially launched the 30th hero in their competitive online shooter, Overwatch. Baptiste is a support character, equipped with both medicinal and def...

 
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Baptiste touches down in Overwatch on Tuesday

With his PTR trial run wrapping up, Baptiste is now eying a proper debut in Overwatch. The 30th hero will bring his biotic launcher and death-defying tech to the live game on Tuesday, March 19. You've probably heard about his kit by now, b...

 
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Overwatch's newest hero is the Haitian medic Baptiste

Blizzard has been injecting new heroes into Overwatch at roughly the rate of three per year (2017 and 2018 saw this exact cadence), and 2019 is already welcoming its first: the support hero Baptiste. A survivor of the Omnic War, Baptiste is...

 
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Overwatch appears to be teasing a new support hero

It looks like another hero is on their way to Blizzard's multiplayer shooter Overwatch. In typical OW fashion, Blizzard are teasing the new character's arrival via some mysterious lore, that has suddenly turned up on the game's official Twi...

 
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Overwatch update adds another Assault map, Paris

A new Overwatch map may not be enough to get you back in the fighting spirit if you've had your fill of the current state of the game and feel the need for a proper shakeup, but as someone who spends just a few hours a week (if that) messin...

 
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Hasbro unveils its first line of Overwatch action figures

This weekend, during Toy Fair 2019, Blizzard Entertainment and Hasbro revealed the first line of their Overwatch Ultimates action figure range. This brand was first teased last year by the toy-maker, but now we have some images of the first...

 
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New Overwatch map Paris playable on the PTR

We've got another Overwatch location to learn, and so help me, it's an Assault map. Blizzard just put up a patch on the PTR containing Paris, a surprise new 2CP map in which you can duck into "alleys and corridors before clashing with your ...

 
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Overwatch's Lunar New Year 2019 brings out some mighty beards

Well, I hope you weren't expecting much more than festive outfits and capture the flag for Overwatch's Lunar New Year 2019 celebration. There are eight Year of the Pig skins to look at and possibly unlock including Guan Yu Reinhardt and L&u...

 
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Feel the healin' beat with this Overwatch Lucio Nendoroid

Good Smile Company continue to pump out pre-order pages for their ever-expanding roster of Nendoroids from Blizzard's online shooter Overwatch. The next hero to be added to the queue is music-lovin' healer Lucio.Standing around 100mm in hei...

 
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Overwatch releases another stop-motion animated short

You may recall, earlier this year, that Blizzard commissioned a stop-motion animated short to celebrate the second anniversary of their popular online shooter, Overwatch. As the holidays approach, it appears the same team have been hired fo...

 
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The 2019 Overwatch League schedule is jam-packed

When does Overwatch League season two start? Not soon enough! Blizzard has set the opening day for February 14, 2019 and also detailed a few key changes and additions to the league's structure. For starters, there are now 20 different teams...

 
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Overwatch shows off its Winter Wonderland skins

Blizzard has begun sharing the latest batch of Overwatch character skins ahead of next week's Winter Wonderland event. I was hoping we'd see creative festive designs. So far, the results are mixed. The first skin, Sugar Plum Fairy Mercy, is...

 
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Overwatch's Ashe can be played in competitive now

Newcomer Ashe has been marinating in Overwatch since November 13 and now the time has come to bring her to competitive play. In case you forgot, Blizzard added in a restriction for debuting characters that prevented them from immediately bu...

 
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Overwatch announces European Cosplay Battle tournament

If there's one thing that's true, it's that Blizzard's Overwatch and the art of cosplay go hand-in-hand. With a roster of heroes of all sorts of shapes and sizes, with a whole host of unique looks, gear, and weaponry, it seems almost custom...

 
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Overwatch's new hero Ashe debuts in animated short

This morning at BlizzCon, Blizzard debuted "Reunion," the latest Overwatch animated short. It's one of the most action-packed and lore-rich videos yet. Our old pal McCree has a squabble on Route 66 with the Deadlock Gang and its leader, Ash...

 
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Badass gunslinger Ashe is your 29th Overwatch Hero

Elizabeth Calliedonia Ashe is the 29th hero for Overwatch. A rootin' tootin' outlaw gang leader, the stylish new character was revealed today during BlizzCon's opening ceremony.As you can see in the video below, Ashe is armed with an old-sc...

 
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That Overwatch Lucio-Oh's cereal is real

Live at BlizzCon, right before the opening ceremony, Blizzard confirmed the existence of that rumored Lucio cereal: Lucio-Oh's. The company is partnering with Kellogg's for a December 3 launch just as we learned back in October. As per the ...

 
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Overwatch Torbjorn is ready to work in Nendoroid form

The model fanatics at Good Smile Co. have turned out an abundance of Nendoroid and Figma prototypes this year, from a variety of anime and video game brands. Over on the Overwatch line, the latest hero to be replicated in Nendo form is expe...

 
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New Lego Overwatch teaser features adorable Tracer minifig

The Lego company and Blizzard Entertainment continue to tease their upcoming range of Lego Overwatch sets, which were first announced back in May. A fun new teaser gives us a look at the first minifig in the series, Lena Oxton, more commonl...

 

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