About the game
Overwatch is an online team-based shooter that features intense 6v6 battles between a cast of over thirty unique characters called "heroes". Each hero brings something different to the game thanks to a unique skill set.
Blizzard have announced another Overwatch free weekend
Blizzard are hosting another Overwatch free weekend, where every hero, every map and every other bit of content will be available, minus the cosmetics which are acquired via loot boxes. That said, free weekenders can also get those.
Overwatch's Summer Games are back with 50 new cosmetics
Blizzard have kicked off Overwatch's Summer Games 2018 and the event lasts until the end of August 2018. There's a new Lucioball arena this time around and 50 new seasonal goodies, legendary skins included, as well as earlier summer gear.
Overwatch League Finals were watched by almost 11 million
Blizzard have proudly announced that their co-op shooter baby Overwatch has managed to attract as much as 10.8 million viewers during the Overwatch League Finals, when London Spitfire undid Philadelphia Fusion's gameplan with a 2:0 victory.
Overwatch League partners esports leaders for major cities teams
Activision sold seven Overwatch League teams to seven entrepreneurs and leaders from traditional sports and esports. The Overwatch League is slated to launch later this year. The schedule will be announced closer to the release date.
New Overwatch comic: Binary is now a thing you can read
If there is one thing Blizzard is better at than crafting solid yet derivative LCD gaming experiences then it's marketing and promoting those same experiences through various media and channels. This time it's another Overwatch comic.
Overwatch getting two new teams from Atlanta and Guangzhou
Overwatch League will soon see two new names being added to the roster, one from Atlanta, Georgia in the US and another from Guangzhou, China. Both teams will officially start in Season 2, with questions of competitiveness already asked.
Valve advised to step up their CS:GO and Dota 2 esports game
Beancounters at SuperData have published their analysis of the esports sector, claiming that publishers, most notably Valve, should take on more proactive roles in setting up and maintaining secondary competitive leagues for their games.
Blizzard have rolled out Overwatch patch bringing Hammond
Blizzard have released an update for Overwatch that brought Hammond into the fray, but also brought a pile of balance changes for McCree, Solider 76, Sombra, Hanzo, Bastion, Mei and Widowmaker. Certain maps also received some love.
Blizzard accidentally deploys expanded Overwatch stats API
It turns out that Blizzard have made a misstep while deploying the Overwatch League app earlier this week, as the developer accidentally enabled access to expanded Overwatch stats, much to the delight of stats lovers. It didn't last though.
Haven't gotten into Overwatch yet? Well, it's free next weekend
Mind you, when Blizzard say free Overwatch weekend, they actually mean four days starting on Thursday, 26 July and ending on Tuesday, 30 July 2018. So it's still technically a weekend of pure Overwatch carnage with 28 heroes across 18 maps.