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 makes over a billion dollars in less than a year
Activision Blizzard released their earnings report and, boy, it's a doozie. Overwatch has been named the "8th billion-dollar franchise in Activision Blizzard's portfolio".
Overwatch patch 1.11 is in PTR
Overwatch patch 1.11 is now in the PTR. Patches usually stay in the PTR for two or three weeks, and after that they are released into the wild on a Tuesday. This patch will probably go live a day before the game's first anniversary.
The Last Bastion just received "The Internet's Highest Honor"
Last summer's The Last Bastion released by Blizzard, won the People’s Voice award for “Best Writing in Film & Video.”. Other nominees included: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, "Honest Trailers" and “Save Our Snowmen”. The official Webby went to “Great Performers: L.A. Noir” by The New York Times.
Some fresh maps on the horizon for Overwatch
Overwatch's game director, Jeff Kaplan stated that there are six new maps under development. An exact release date is still unknown.
Overwatch - console versions getting patched
Console versions of Overwatch are getting an update to fix the problems with the control scheme and to add the option to turn aim smoothing off. A time-limited PvE event set in the past is currently in effect.
Persona 5 - the first JRPG to top the UK charts since 2013
Persona 5 is the most successful JRPG to launch in the UK since 2013. ME: Andromeda saw a severe drop in sales due to the issues with Denuvo. Overwatch is again among the top ten on the UK game sales chart.
Go back in time with Uprising - the latest Overwatch comic
Uprising is the twelfth Overwatch comic and deals with the events leading up to the fall of Overwatch. In the comic you can see a young Tracer as a cadet and a slew of familiar faces to boot.
Overwatch - King’s Row Uprising playable bit
King's Row uprising event will probably feature a playable component and be the first event in Overwatch which is not real-world related. Widowmaker is getting a legendary skin, and a new hero may be on the horizon.
Overwatch teaser - what does it mean?
Blizzard have posted an Overwatch teaser which points to something happening with the game on April 12. There's a glimpse of a new skin for Tracer - and some kind of QR code. All very mysterious.
Overwatch getting a map editor?
Inclusion of a map editor is a posibility, but not any time soon