Tagged: Overwatch

The new year is upon us and so is the new season of competitive play in Overwatch. This time around the developer has made a few changes to the ranking system and who you are matched with meaning that games should be a little more balanced. This time around the difference between the highest and lowest ranked players in a match will be much smaller. This means that you will be playing against people of a much similar skill level to yours than you have been in previous seasons. The difference in ranking will now fall to between these ranges: ... Read More »
Today Overwatch's latest update launched and with it game a whole host of new features and the like. The main thing of note however is the launch of the festive Winter Wonderland content. This update includes the usual set of new emotes, sprays and skins and a whole new gamemode in the form of the Yeti Hunt. There is also the return of Mei's Snowball Offensive. The new gamemode, Yeti Hunt, is an asymmetrical mode that see's five Mei characters hunting down one Winston. The player playing as Winston must search the map for meat inspired power-ups that will charge ... Read More »
That's right folks. You read that right. We're in for yet another free weekend of Overwatch next week. Blizzard have had their smash hit title available to play for free for as many weekends as there are characters available in the roster. Starting 22nd September through to 25th September, you'll be able to play Overwatch completely free. You can download the trial from the Xbox Store beforehand so you can get the most play time from the free weekend. Blizzard have stated that they will be making the full roster available to players taking part in the free event with ... Read More »
D.Va is one of the most popular heroes in Overwatch. Well according to a post by Principal Designer Geoff Goodman on the battle.net forums she could be getting some big changes. Posted in a thread all about change ideas for D.Va, Goodman laid out some of the big changes that the development team have been working on for the character. One of the biggest changes will be to D.Va's defense matrix. The energy drain on it will be halved. This means that players will be able to rely on it less when running and gunning. It also means that D.Va ... Read More »
Overwatch, one of the great successes of last year has been growing from strength to strength since it's launch but it does seem to have one big problem, the community. For whatever reason the community has become something of a toxic cesspit. We have all received those hate filled messages for choosing Hanzo or Torbjörn in competitive mode. Well now it looks as if Blizzard are set to do something about this in the console version of the game. When patch 1.14 launches it will contain a reporting feature so you can let the developer know about this toxic behaviour ... Read More »
Yesterday Jeff Kaplan took to YouTube to announce that the team at Blizzard will be bringing a brand new gamemode to Overwatch, and this time they are going back to basics. All of the gamemodes in Overwatch in the past have been objective based but this time there is going to be no objective except to kill, kill, kill. This new gamemode will be the classic staple of FPS's from the dawn of time, Deathmatch. "Never say never." - Jeff Kaplan, 2017 Learn more about Deathmatch—a new game mode coming soon to the Arcade. ? https://t.co/OFruukNOkopic.twitter.com/CkHdGYiHEm — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August ... Read More »
It's that time of year again. The sun is shining, sun burn is rife and Overwatch is getting a return of the Sumner Games. The Summer Games was the first event that happened in Overwatch and was the starting point for all that came after. On your mark. Get set. GOOOOOOOOOOAL! The Summer Games return August 8: https://t.co/kG3YscCS4Dpic.twitter.com/kmQ967CIUM — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 2, 2017 The Summer Games brings with it a lot of goodies. There will be new gear from the loot crates, this will also include a return of some of the outfits that were available last year meaning ... Read More »
It's been no secret that Blizzard were planning on introducing the villainous Doomfist to the world of Overwatch at some point, but that time has finally arrived and it is glorious! After being alluded to, teased and generally being dangled like a carrot in front of a donkey, Doomfist has emerged to lay the smackdown on the entire Overwatch roster. Sent him to jail, will they? Time to send them to hell! In two new videos uploaded to the Overwatch YouTube channel, we get an idea as to what Doomfist is all about. Unfortunately, there's no Terry Crews, so I ... Read More »
Overwatch's lead designer Jeff Kaplan has recently released a video, outlining some upcoming changes to the game, one in particular being a fan-requested feature. The lootbox system is getting a big change. They're going to be reducing the amount of duplicates you see from opening a lootbox, paving way to content you've yet to unlock. The developers hope that by reducing duplicates, they'll keep players returning for more. Another key change to the game is the ability to view your highlights for 24 hours. Currently, any highlights you've accrued during your session will be erased once you turn the game ... Read More »

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