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.
Overwatch implements 'Avoid as Teammate' to combat toxicity, may increase queue times
Blizzard's Overwatch will soon be getting a new tool for tackling toxicity of its players and although it's just marking the players with the 'Avoid as Teammate' tag, it will affect matchmaking so you can mark users you'd prefer to avoid.
Blizzard forbids usage of Pepe the Frog meme, feels bad man
Blizzard's Political Correctness Police Department (BPCPD) are cracking down on a malevolent hate proponent - Pepe the Frog. Apparently the professional players and Overwatch fans both have to refrain from using the meme from now on.
Discord causing massive FPS drops in some games, no official word as of yet
Several reports have come up blaming voice and text chat service Discord for some huge FPS drops in games, although at the moment, it doesn't seem to be affecting all the games, but rather just a select few.
Blizzard are speeding into the eSports scene by hiring NBA and NFL veterans
Activision Blizzard have hired three former executives from the realm of traditional sports for their Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. The new employees are Brandon Snow, Daniel Cherry and Marc Kolin.
Starcraft celebrates 20th anniversary with goodies across Blizzard's lineup
Blizzard's Starcraft is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the company is celebrating in style, announcing a slew of goodies across their line up, which includes the likes of Diablo, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, etc.
Paladins developers calling out Blizzard for apparent hero plagiarism
After years of people claiming Paladins copied Overwatch, Hi-Rez Studios president Stew Chisam has accused Blizzard of plagiarism by saying the new hero Brigitte looks almost identical to Paladins' hero Ash.
'Sombra' patch now live in Overwatch, and it's on purpose
Overwatch's live servers got a new patch. The update tweaked Mei, Doomfist and Mercy a bit, and made some bigger changes to Sombra. Players will have to get used to slower EMP charges and stop relying on the Ult ability as much.
Overwatch's upcoming hero could be Torbjorn's daughter form Honor and Glory
After teasing Emre Sarioglu and Dr Harold, Blizzard have doubled down on Operation White Dome. This time, we got a letter sent by an injured Torbjorn to his pregnant wife. The letter informs her that Reinhardt will be the girl's godfather.
Overwatch has teased a new hero, just in time for the Uprising event
Overwatch has started teasing a new hero. Hero 27 could go live in the game at the end of March, just like Orisa did in 2017. Overwatch's Twitter account shared a photo of a declassified report that mentions a new name - Emre Sarioglu.
Twitch giving away items to Overwatch League viewers but charging for Twitch emotes
Twitch's reward system will start giving away League Tokens to viewers who tune in to Overwatch League's Stage 2. The tokens can be used to purchase in-game skins. Additional skins and Twitch emotes are available in exchange for Bits.