News items tagged with overwatch

Overwatch: Watch Mercy Extend Her Wings Using Glitch

Overwatch: Watch Mercy Extend Her Wings Using Glitch

Players have unearthed a number of amusing Overwatch exploits ever since the multiplayer shooter was launched last May, and it appear...

By Alexander Pan on 12 March 2017
Overwatch Director Confirms Symmetra Is on the Autism Spectrum

Overwatch Director Confirms Symmetra Is on the Autism Spectrum

Many Overwatch heroes’ histories and identities have been fleshed out through comics, like Tracer’s sexuality in the “Reflections” co...

By AJ Caulfield on 09 March 2017
Overwatch Could Be Planning A Double Character Reveal

Overwatch Could Be Planning A Double Character Reveal

Speculation and theories are flooding the Overwatch community this week as teases for the twenty-forth playable character have been s...

By Curt Hutson on 23 February 2017
Overwatch's New Character Teased in Blog Post

Overwatch's New Character Teased in Blog Post

Blizzard teases the next hero to come to Overwatch in a blog post, introducing fans to a character that could relate to the next addition to the game’s roster. Just days ago, Blizzard told...

By Weston Albert on 21 February 2017
Next Overwatch Hero Is 'Not Who You Think It Is'

Next Overwatch Hero Is 'Not Who You Think It Is'

Director Jeff Kaplan casually drops a bombshell on the Overwatch community, declaring the upcoming twenty-forth hero to not be who everyone thinks it will be. Just hours ago, Jeff Kaplan, i...

By Curt Hutson on 18 February 2017
Overwatch Dev Working on New Heroes and Events

Overwatch Dev Working on New Heroes and Events

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that the development team is working on ‘multiple new heroes’, as well as numerous seasonal events and event-related content. With season three...

By Alexander Pan on 17 February 2017
Overwatch: Terry Crews Makes Mock Audition for Doomfist

Overwatch: Terry Crews Makes Mock Audition for Doomfist

The Hollywood actor Terry Crews creates a video containing a brief mock audition for the role of Doomfist in developer Blizzard’s team-based shooter Overwatch. About a couple of months ago,...

By Kyle Sledge on 04 February 2017
Overwatch Bug Sends D.Va Flying Out of the Map

Overwatch Bug Sends D.Va Flying Out of the Map

Overwatch players discover a new bug in the game’s 3v3 mode that sends mech-piloting character D.Va into a texture-less version of the map when she is ejected from her mech. Overwatch‘s 3v...

By Jasmine Henry on 29 January 2017
Overwatch: Reporting For Consoles, Character Changes

Overwatch: Reporting For Consoles, Character Changes

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that a reporting feature will be coming to consoles, as well as potential balance changes for Symmetra and Torbjorn. Providing continual support...

By Alexander Pan on 24 January 2017
New Overwatch Funko Pop Figures Revealed

New Overwatch Funko Pop Figures Revealed

Following the original wave of figures released alongside the game in May 2016, toy manufacturer Funko reveals a second round of Overwatch Pop figures. Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based s...

By AJ Caulfield on 24 January 2017
Overwatch Event Adds Capture the Flag Mode?

Overwatch Event Adds Capture the Flag Mode?

A leaked trailer for Overwatch‘s Year of the Rooster event reveals brand new skins, and also teases the possibility of a Capture the Flag mode starring Tracer. Even though the next Overwatc...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 January 2017
Overwatch: Year of the Rooster Legendary Skins Leak

Overwatch: Year of the Rooster Legendary Skins Leak

Four legendary skins leak for the upcoming Overwatch event Year of the Rooster, revealing new looks for the characters Winston, Roadhog, Zenyatta, and Reinhardt. Blizzard is following up it...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 January 2017
Overwatch Dev Gives Update On PTR and Character Balance

Overwatch Dev Gives Update On PTR and Character Balance

In a new developer update, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan talks about the philosophy behind the PTR and the reasons behind a number of upcoming character balance changes. Among the game’s m...

By Alexander Pan on 18 January 2017
Blizzard Working On Feature To Save Overwatch Replays

Blizzard Working On Feature To Save Overwatch Replays

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that Blizzard is working on a feature where players can save their match highlights, though no release date has been set yet. From exploiting Me...

By Alexander Pan on 14 January 2017
Overwatch: Elon Musk Calls Team-Based Shooter 'Amazing'

Overwatch: Elon Musk Calls Team-Based Shooter 'Amazing'

Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based title Overwatch gains another fan in Canadian-American inventor Elon Musk, who praises the game in an interview with Y Combinator. Fans of the smash-hit...

By AJ Caulfield on 10 January 2017
Overwatch Valentine's Day Voice Lines Discovered

Overwatch Valentine's Day Voice Lines Discovered

In an Overwatch thread on Reddit, one user has posted datamined voice lines from the upcoming Valentine’s Day update in the game’s public test realm, sending fans into a frenzy. As one of t...

By AJ Caulfield on 10 January 2017
Overwatch VR Becomes Reality Thanks to Korean Students

Overwatch VR Becomes Reality Thanks to Korean Students

A group of South Korean high school students make Overwatch VR a reality, combining a Samsung Gear VR headset and some sensors to play as Soldier: 76 in virtual reality. Since its release i...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 January 2017
Overwatch: The Rock Supports Terry Crews as Doomfist

Overwatch: The Rock Supports Terry Crews as Doomfist

Dwayne Johnson says that he fully supports Terry Crews taking the role of Doomfist in Overwatch, a rumored character that could be coming to the game and its universe. A day after actor Ter...

By Weston Albert on 06 January 2017
Overwatch Update Nerfs Two Characters & Expands Emotes

Overwatch Update Nerfs Two Characters & Expands Emotes

Blizzard begins testing a future update for Overwatch that will nerf several characters, as well as give Sombra a buff and fix issues with the new Oasis map. Named Game of the Year 2016 by...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 January 2017
Overwatch and Inside Head Up GDC 2017 Award Nominations

Overwatch and Inside Head Up GDC 2017 Award Nominations

The full list of nominations for the GDC 2017 Choice Awards is announced, with Overwatch and Inside up for Game of the Year, as well as many other categories. Over the course of 2016, a hug...

By Rob Gordon on 04 January 2017
Terry Crews Again Teases Role as Overwatch's Doomfist

Terry Crews Again Teases Role as Overwatch's Doomfist

Terry Crews is back on Facebook after his recent visit to Overwatch developer Blizzard, asking his followers whether they’d like to see him voice Doomfist. Terry Crews’ ongoing campaign to...

By Rory Young on 04 January 2017
Overwatch Update Adds New Map Oasis

Overwatch Update Adds New Map Oasis

Following the success of its popular Overwatch Christmas event, Blizzard release a free new update, adding Arabian map Oasis for players on all platforms The Winter Wonderland update might...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 03 January 2017
World of Warcraft Launches Overwatch-Themed Event

World of Warcraft Launches Overwatch-Themed Event

World of Warcraft gives MMO players a chance to throw down against some ‘Ogrewatch’ bosses with very similar names, abilities, and looks as Overwatch characters. World of Warcraft’s latest...

By Denny Connolly on 03 January 2017
Game Rant's Top 10 Games of 2016

Game Rant's Top 10 Games of 2016

The Game Rant staff counts down its choices for the 10 best games of 2016, an especially hard task given how great the year was for gaming of all types. While 2016 will likely be remembered...

By Anthony Taormina on 31 December 2016
Major Blizzard Titles Celebrate Diablo's Anniversary

Major Blizzard Titles Celebrate Diablo's Anniversary

As the 20th anniversary of Blizzard’s popular Diablo franchise approaches, all other major titles prepare to celebrate with an exclusive demon-themed event. This year marks the 20th anniver...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 December 2016
How Blizzard Should Cast a Live-Action Overwatch Movie

How Blizzard Should Cast a Live-Action Overwatch Movie

If Blizzard ever decides to produce an Overwatch feature film adaptation, these are the performers we would cast to play the game’s 23 different playable characters. History has shown that...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 December 2016
Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

The second week of the Xbox Live Countdown sale starts, offering up deals on high-profile titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Overwatch, and DOOM for interested gamers. With Christmas Day now over...

By Rob Gordon on 29 December 2016
Blizzard Gives Free Overwatch Loot Boxes

Blizzard Gives Free Overwatch Loot Boxes

Blizzard is delivering one final holiday present to Overwatch fans in the form of 5 free loot boxes for all players who log in between now and January 2. It says a lot that Blizzard, which...

By Rory Young on 27 December 2016
10 Games That Deserve Nintendo Switch Ports

10 Games That Deserve Nintendo Switch Ports

Nintendo’s new console could offer new ways to experience the biggest video games in a brand new way and so Game Rant has put together a Nintendo Switch port wishlist. When the Nintendo Swi...

By Jasmine Henry on 20 December 2016
Terry Crews Visits Overwatch Studio

Terry Crews Visits Overwatch Studio

Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews pays a visit to Blizzard’s Overwatch team, sparking speculation that he will voice a new character in the game. A few weeks ago, Terry Crews set the...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 December 2016
Top 10 Games of 2016 So Far

Top 10 Games of 2016 So Far

Game Rant counts down the best games released in the first half of 2016, which has included top flight multiplayer experiences, compelling indies, and franchise-ending sequels.

By Anthony Taormina on 21 June 2016
Overwatch versus League of Legends

Overwatch versus League of Legends

After four years as the most-played game each week in South Korea, League of Legends finally loses the crown to Blizzard’s massively successful first-person shooter Overwatch.

By Alexander Pan on 21 June 2016
YouTube's Top 10 Trending Games of April Revealed

YouTube's Top 10 Trending Games of April Revealed

YouTube reveals the list of top trending games during April, with Dark Souls 3, Quantum Break, and Enter the Gungeon being the most popular titles watched. In recent years, YouTube has grow...

By Alexander Pan on 01 May 2016