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 is hosting a Puppy Rumble event on its Twitch channel later today
Overwatch is hosting a Puppy Rumble, an event inspired Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl and the game being in the middle of Lunar New Year celebrations. A teaser showing puppies dressed as Overwatch heroes has been shared on the game's Twitch channel.
Overwatch's Year of the Dog will have a four week competitive season for CTF
Overwatch's Year of the Dog event is going to have a map dedicated to the CTF game mode. The mode's rules have been somewhat revised and last year's draws will not be making a comeback. The CTF competitive season will reward the top 500 players with a special spray and a player icon.
Would you hand over your CPU power in exchange for some loot boxes?
GammaNow is an app that uses your computer's CPU and GPU to mine cryptocurrency. Aurora, the company that developed the app gives you 'Gamma points' as rewards.
Overwatch's new PTR patch buffs Mei and Doomfist, live patch bungle resolved
Blizzard have accidentally released a patch meant for the PTR along with their Year of the Dog Overwatch update. The changes to Sombra, Mei and Doomfist have since been moved to the PTR. The Overwatch team is looking at some changes to Hanzo's Scatter Arrow.
Overwatch's latest free weekend to coincide with The Year of the Dog event
Blizzard is throwing another free Overwatch weekend. The Weekend starts on Friday, 16 February, 2018. PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will all have access to the game's heroes, maps and The Year of the Dog Lunar Event.
Activision Blizzard made over $4 billion on microtransactions in 2017
Activision Blizzard's revenue from "in-game net bookings" reached $4 (£2.90) billion for 2017. Half of the money came from Candy Crush operator, King, and the other half came via their PC and console titles. EA reported $787 million in what it calls "live services" for the latest quarter.
Sweden might introduce a ban on loot boxes by 2019
Sweden has joined the legislative battle against loot boxes. The minister of civil affairs, Ardalan Shekarabi, suggested the mechanic could be banned by 2019. A study from the University of Hamburg prompted the German Youth Protection Commission to also take action.
Overwatch lets players change skins before match starts
Overwatch's Year of the Dog event kicks off on 08 February 2018. Along with the new map dedicated to Capture the Flag and the new Legendary skins, Blizzard has added the option to choose a different skin for your hero just before the match starts.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds made more money than Overwatch in 2017
According to a year in review report published by SuperData, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds generated $712 million in revenue in 2017. The battle royale game managed to earn almost as much money as Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive did combined.
Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event kicks off next week
Blizzard recently shared that Lunar New Year 2018 will be the Year of the Dog. The event will kick off on 08 February and probably bring a new game mode, as well as some new skins and sprays.