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 developer update teases changes for Hanzo, Mei and Symmetra
After polishing up their report feature, the Overwatch development team has seen an increased rate of player reports, as well as a decrease in abusive chat behaviour. Jeff Kaplan also talked about changes that are coming for Mercy and Hanzo. He touched on the topic of buffs for Mei and Symmetra.
Overwatch getting a new map and more loot box content
Blizzard will soon launch Overwatch's latest map - Blizzard World. In addition to the new map, the game's standard Loot Boxes will offer up some fresh cosmetic items. Lunar New Year and Uprising events are set to make a comeback in 2018.
Overwatch League's opening week drew in more than 10 million viewers
Overwatch League has kicked off and north of 10 million people watched. The league's first season will have matches each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Playoffs and finals are scheduled for July.
Overwatch League partners up with Twitch in an exclusive 2-year deal
Overwatch League and Twitch announced a two year partnership deal. The League's first season will run until June. Playoffs and finals are scheduled for July. In-game skins themed around each team available.
Overwatch is giving away free loot boxes
Blizzard is giving each Overwatch player five loot boxes for logging into the game. The giveaway is a part of the Winter Wonderland event. The loot boxes will contain items relevant to the event.
Overwatch players are toxic because Blizzard says so?
Overwatch's toxicity issue continues to become more and more serious. A banned player started a thread on the Battle.net forum and Overwatch Game Director responded. Jeff Kaplan's response completely missed the point and blamed the ban on the player's toxic chat behaviour instead of his poor play-style.
Overwatch: Winter Wonderland 2017 patch adds new skins and a new report notification system
Winter Wonderland 2017 patch has introduced a new notification system to Overwatch. Players will now receive in-game notifications instead of e-mails. New character skins, highlight intros and emotes are available.
Overwatch: a PTR patch fixes Doomfist, another patch live in the game
Overwatch for PC, PlayStaion 4 and Xbox One received a new patch today. The new patch fixes Moira and matchmaking in Competitive play. Doomfist received several fixes in a patch that's now live in the PTR.
Victorian gambling commission: 'loot boxes constitute gambling'
War on microtransactions and loot boxes has reached Australia. A Reddit user contacted the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation about their stance on the issue, and a Strategic Analyst for the Compliance Division at VCGLR responded.
Overwatch - Mercy's Resurrect can now be interrupted
Mercy got a new Ultimate ability back in August. The new ability made her very valuable on the battlefield but all that may change when the PTR patch hits the live game. Ana's Bionic Rifle was buffed.