Tagged: Overwatch

We're closing in fast on the first birthday for one of 2016's greatest games, Overwatch, and Blizzard Entertainment are celebrating in style. So far Blizzard have announced that on May 23rd, three new arena maps will be available to all players. These maps are themed on current maps Eichenwalde, Temple of Anubis and Dorado. If you're wondering what type of map is an "arena" map, think Ecopoint; Antarctica. These new maps will likely be added to the rotation of playlists like 3v3 Elimination, though if you play that mode, you have serious problems. Check out the tweet from the official ... Read More »
It's no surprise that Blizzard's Arena Shooter Overwatch was given the game of the year award in December last year. With millions of active players across all formats and developers dishing out constant updates to the game to keep things fresh, not to mention its still expensive, even second hand, Blizzard knows how to make great addictive games - just look at their other titles such as Warcraft, Diablo and Hearthstone (still waiting for a console release Blizzard!). According to TrueAchievements, Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition is coming at the end of the month and here's what you get ... Read More »
It's been almost a year since Overwatch was released and it has become a massive hit with fans, spawning fan fiction and a whole host of theories about the heroes. Well now the game director Jeff Kaplan has been talking about what they have planned for the first anniversary. Throughout this year we have seen a few bits of new content, three new characters, new gameplay, new skins and some special events. There has also been a lot of re-balancing been done which is nice to see. So far all of this content has been free and it looks like ... Read More »
The latest best sellers from Amazon are in and the Easter crown has been snatched away from Wildlands by the ever popular Overwatch. Some interesting movements have also seen Rise of the Tomb Raider make a return to the top 20. Meanwhile despite a lot of smack talk over the internet toward the spiraling Call of Duty franchise, both Infinite Warfare and Black Ops 3 feature twice. Solely down to steelbook and legacy editions alongside standard releases. Fifa 17 is still performing well despite both the domestic season drawing to a close, and its imminent release through EA Access. And Forza ... Read More »
The latest new hero in Overwatch, Orisa, is going live today, however she will not yet be available for competitive play. Blizzard have stated said that; 'we want to give players some time to learn about and play Orisa before she's placed into the crucible of Competitive Play.' You can however get to grips with Orisa in Quick Play, the Arcade and Play vs. AI modes. The latest addition will be part of patch 1.9 which should be available for download now. Orisa herself is a tank class character, with the main focus of protecting the team. She is armed with an ... Read More »
This morning Overwatch devs tweeted a preview of the newest Champion: Orisa. "Rheinhardt is really the only character that can stand his ground and mark a spot, and move with his team real slow. So we thought there was a great opportunity there for another option." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znEHH68unzA "The look of Orisa really spawned from the idea of wanting to do an African Mech. We have a map called Numbani which is in Africa. Numbani being one of the futuristic cities we have in Overwatch, with the curved shapes and the greens and yellows and earth tones. We really wanted that to carry ... Read More »
Today has been a good day for any budding agents of Overwatch, as Blizzard have dropped some big news regarding the future of the game, concerning both old and new characters. First, the old. Transforming turret Bastion has always been a point of contention within the Overwatch community, but his recent buff, which saw increases in his defense and damage output in certain modes, alongside an ability to heal whilst moving in recon mode, has caused outcry to reach critical mass. This buff went live two days ago, but already Blizzard are working on changing him up once again in ... Read More »
A little while ago, Overwatch posted an interesting picture on their twitter page, which has made Overwatch fans lose their head. https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/836320029222150144 Many are speculating that this is indeed a tease for a new upcoming character, with most suggesting it is a character called Lucio. Some twitter users even poke fun at the tweet: https://twitter.com/ItsGertt/status/836320950312288256 I suspect it won't be long before we hear an actual confirmation from them themselves regarding the tease, but be sure once they do, we will let you know! What do you think this tease means for Overwatch? We would be happy to hear your ... Read More »
We are nearing the end of the Xbox One UK's 24hr stream in support of Gameblast17 and hope that you enjoyed the antics of our many streamers, (who's efforts we are truly grateful for!) throughout the event. Thanks to the generosity and support of our fantastic Gameblast17 sponsors we have been able to give away a huge number of prizes which we hope will make the winners very happy. It's good to remember why we are supporting this event; SpecialEffect brings the joy of gaming to those who would usually be unable to play due to disability. We have had more ... Read More »

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