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Blizzard teases new Overwatch character

In an official Overwatch Twitter post, Blizzard has teased an upcoming support character for the game, who is set to be equipped with a healing sniper rifle. The tweet is characterized as being a communication relay between the engineering character Torbjorn and support character Mercy. The official tweet reads, " Communications Records of Ziegler, A. – Overwatch File 00231 – Security...

Overwatch Competitive Play mode available now on PC

Blizzard has released the much-anticipated Competitive Play mode for Overwatch. Currently, the mode is only available on PC, but Xbox and PlayStation 4 versions will be joining in on the fun next week. Competitive Play is designed to be a "more serious experience" than Quick Play or Weekly Brawl modes. However, before jumping in you'll have to set some time on...

Overwatch review: Things are looking up

As the product of a decade long development, Overwatch is one of the most highly polished, well-crafted video games to date. While slightly limited in choices, these limitations are what ultimately forces players to communicate and work together, thus having a shared and extremely fun experience. Every map and game mode lets players try their strengths with different characters...

Overwatch shows how Soldier 76 has been spending his time

Continuing their series of character backstories, Blizzard has unveiled the complex and heartbreaking history behind Soldier 76. As a former hero of Overwatch, 76 hasn't exactly been enjoying his time in retirement. his new hobby is taking his frustration out on street criminals, including the stopping of shipments of illegal cargo into poor communities. While previous entries in the cinematic series have included...

Overwatch animated video follows the story of Hanzo

Blizzard Entertainment is amping up excitement for the release of Overwatch with a series of animated shorts surrounding their incredible cast of characters. The newest short, entitled Dragons, stars the bow wielding cyborg Hanzo. Following a similar narrative path as the other entries in the series, the short follows Hanzo and the fallout of his quest for power. Co-starring in this video...

Overwatch open beta extended by one day, now ends May 10

The Overwatch open beta has been extended by 24 hours, and will now last until Tuesday, May 10. This extension is Blizzard's way of thanking the community of "millions of players" who've logged in over the weekend to play their latest hit. According to the company, the beta test has been proven to be very useful, and gave them a chance...

Widowmaker stars in the second Overwatch animated short

Blizzard has released the second in its series of animated shorts that focuses on the heroes and villains of the Overwatch universe. This time we're taking a look at Widowmaker, the sleek but deadly assassin. The video, ironically titled "Alive", sees her on an assassination mission set in London. Tracer, another major Overwatch character, is there to try to foil her plans. This is...

Overwatch’s animated short staring Winston is out now

Blizzard has debuted its first short animation film for Overwatch, covering the origins and stories behind the characters in it's upcoming character-based first person shooter. The short film is similar in style of the original teaser trailer Blizzard released to announce the game. However, rather than focusing on introducing multiple characters, this is focused purely on one - Winston. Titled "Recall",...

Overwatch release date and open beta confirmed

We just reported that the release dates for Overwatch and its open beta have been leaked, and we already have a confirmation from Blizzard that the game will indeed be available on May 24, with an open beta starting a bit earlier. The Overwatch open beta will run from May 5 to May 9, on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One....

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