News and Guides for Overwatch

Baptiste Reunion Challenge Patch Now Live (Developer Update, Patch Notes) Baptiste Reunion Challenge Patch Now Live (Developer Update, Patch Notes) Blizzard had a surprise for us with a new patch released today, right after a Developer Update from Jeff Kaplan (who expertly hinted nothing about the release date). The patch contains the Baptiste Reunion Challenge event, as well as everything that was added in the last PTR build. Overwatch OW Jun 18, 2019 at 17:51 by Zadina 1 comment
Borderlands 3 Borderlands 3 We decided to cover Borderlands 3 and hope the reaction will be positive. This first post details what our plans are and why we chose this game. Icy Veins Icy Veins Jun 09, 2019 at 08:13 by Starym 26 comments
11 Builds to Try in Path of Exile: Legion 11 Builds to Try in Path of Exile: Legion With Patch 3.7.0 hitting Path of Exile with an overhaul to the melee builds and systems, as well as the start of the Legion Challenge League, this is the perfect time to try out a new build for your favourite classes. Icy Veins Icy Veins Jun 08, 2019 at 00:09 by Blainie
Login Issues: June 7th Login Issues: June 7th Blizzard is currently investigating an issue affecting their authentication servers, as players around the world are unable to log into Battle.net. Battle.net Battle.net Jun 07, 2019 at 18:45 by Stan 1 comment
Blizzard Reportedly Cancels Another StarCraft Shooter Blizzard Reportedly Cancels Another StarCraft Shooter It's Ghost all over again, it seems, as multiple sources have told Kotaku that Blizzard has cancelled project "Ares", apparently a first person shooter that's "like Battlefield in the StarCraft universe". The project was some 2 years along and, depending on which source you ask, was either looking good or that progress was coming along slowly. Blizzard Blizzard Jun 07, 2019 at 00:56 by Starym 9 comments
PTR Patch Notes, May 31st PTR Patch Notes, May 31st A small patch has hit the PTR with only bug fixes, for Havana, the Workshop and Genji! Overwatch OW May 31, 2019 at 18:19 by Starym
Workshop Statistics: Uno Is King Workshop Statistics: Uno Is King Jeff Kaplan took to the forums to talk about the success of the Workshop and the custom game modes players have been coming up with, focusing on how many hours have been spent in the top ones for NA, EU and Korean servers! Unfortunately these stats only cover the live version of the Workshop, which has only been around for 10 days, but the numbers are pretty impressive nonetheless. Overwatch OW May 31, 2019 at 17:31 by Starym 1 comment
Recruiting Hearthstone Writer Recruiting Hearthstone Writer We're looking for a dedicated writer to cover Hearthstone on our site and here's how you can apply. Icy Veins Icy Veins May 29, 2019 at 19:59 by Stan
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes: May 23rd Overwatch PTR Patch Notes: May 23rd A new Overwatch patch is now available for testing on PTR and comes with various Hero updates and replays, a new feature which allows you to watch your previous matches from any vantage point. Overwatch OW May 25, 2019 at 15:32 by Stan
Live Patch Notes: May 21st - Workshop Arrives Live Patch Notes: May 21st - Workshop Arrives Here come the patch notes for today's update, featuring the already announced Anniversary event, but also bringing the biggest update to Overwatch in a long time to live servers - the Workshop has arrived! You can check out a detailed walkthrough for the new tool here.
Baptiste and Hammond also receive some fixes to how their abilities interact with moving platforms and there's a whole lot of bug fixes as usual.
Overwatch OW May 21, 2019 at 19:43 by Starym 1 comment
Overwatches Third Anniversary Event is Live Overwatches Third Anniversary Event is Live The 2019 Anniversary event has arrived! We have all the brawls returning, a whole lot of old and new skins and dances, and a whole lot more. First off there's this great intro video featuring a lot of stats from last year: Overwatch OW May 21, 2019 at 18:32 by Starym
Anniversary Event on May 21st + Free Trial Anniversary Event on May 21st + Free Trial Overwatch's three year anniversary is coming up tomorrow and we have both new and returning cosmetics! For the new stuff we have 6 legendary and 3 epic skins, as well as new dances for Ashe, Baptiste and Hammond, and the returning stuff also features old brawls. Overwatch OW May 20, 2019 at 18:32 by Starym 1 comment
US Senator Seeks to Ban Loot Boxes & Pay-to-Win Microtransactions US Senator Seeks to Ban Loot Boxes & Pay-to-Win Microtransactions Republican Senator Josh Howley has proposed a ban on loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions in titles for minors, claiming they are preying on user addiction and exploiting children. Blizzard Blizzard May 13, 2019 at 07:23 by Stan 61 comments
Officially Licensed Fine Art Prints for WoW, Diablo and StarCraft Officially Licensed Fine Art Prints for WoW, Diablo and StarCraft The amazing art of Blizzard games we all know and love is getting the fine art treatment, as Dutch online art dealership Cook and Becker has added three Blizzard franchises to their growing videogame collection. Said collection already consists of over 60 titles including Bloodborne, Cyberpunk 2077, Dark Souls, Dragon Age, Fallout, Uncharted and many more. Blizzard Blizzard May 09, 2019 at 23:12 by Starym 6 comments
Live Patch, May 7th: Havana Arrives Live Patch, May 7th: Havana Arrives Here comes the next live patch, introducing the new Escort map in Havana! There are also two new skins to be had, themed around the 2019 All-stars, with Lucio and Mercy getting all dolled up! Overwatch OW May 07, 2019 at 18:29 by Starym
Activision Blizzard Q1 2019 Earnings Call Activision Blizzard Q1 2019 Earnings Call Results for the Q1 2019 Activison Blizzard Earnings Call are here and Blizzard is down to 32 million monthly active users (MAUs), since Q4 2018 when they announced layoffs and got rid of 8% of their non-development employees. Blizzard Blizzard May 03, 2019 at 13:38 by Stan 7 comments
Blizzard and Gamescom 2019 Blizzard and Gamescom 2019 Blizzard won't be attending Gamescom in Cologne this year to focus on game development. Attendees will still be able to buy Blizzard gear in the shop area and the company is looking forward to returning to the event in the future. Blizzard Blizzard May 01, 2019 at 10:01 by Stan 2 comments
Competitive Season 16 Has Begun! Competitive Season 16 Has Begun! Here comes a new Competitive season, bringing a new spray and player icon, as well as the special top 500 player icon and animated spray. New this season is the Grandmaster limitation that only up to 2 player can queue together, bringing some balance to the full stack team dominated bracket. We now also have no breaks between seasons with this one starting immediately after 15 ended. Overwatch OW May 01, 2019 at 00:13 by Starym
Season 16 Reduces Stacking at Grandmaster to Two Season 16 Reduces Stacking at Grandmaster to Two Scott Mercer announced that the upcoming Season 16 (starting tomorrow, April 30th), will be bringing a huge change to the very top of Competitive play. Everyone at Grandmaster level will no longer be able to queue with more than one other player. This will remove the huge advantage full pre-made groups had over smaller ones (or god forbid, solo-queuers) and hopefully lead to better balanced and more fun matches overall! Overwatch OW Apr 29, 2019 at 23:36 by Starym 1 comment
Everything You Need to Know About BlizzCon 2019 Everything You Need to Know About BlizzCon 2019 BlizzCon is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 1 and 2. Tickets will go on sale May 4 at 10:00 a.m. PDT and May 8 at 7:00 p.m. PDT through AXS. BlizzCon BlizzCon Apr 25, 2019 at 15:09 by Stan 14 comments
The Workshop In-depth Walkthrough and Explanation The Workshop In-depth Walkthrough and Explanation Now that we've learned about the awesome Workshop feature coming to the game soon and live on the PTR now, we're getting an in-depth walkthrough of the editor. There's a whole bunch of info below on how to create, debug and share your script and more, and definitely make sure to read the post on the official site if you're interested in specific examples of scripts. Overwatch OW Apr 24, 2019 at 22:08 by Starym 1 comment
The Workshop - Create Game Modes + Heroes (Dev Update, Patch) The Workshop - Create Game Modes + Heroes (Dev Update, Patch) There's a huge new feature coming to Overwatch and it's already on the PTR! Jeff Kaplan goes into detail on the Workshop, where you can make your own custom game modes, but also "prototype your own Heroes". It seems this new feature is similar to the StarCraft 2 Arcade, which is amazing, as we've had some really great custom modes come out of that (not to mention the all time best "mod", DotA, which came from WC3). The potential here is huge and it'll be very exciting to see what players come up with, especially in regards to the possible different Hero prototypes. Overwatch OW Apr 24, 2019 at 18:19 by Starym 2 comments
Kevin Johnson Leaves Blizzard Kevin Johnson Leaves Blizzard Kevin "Cloaken" Johnson announced on Twitter a few days ago that he is leaving the company. The voice of Heroes of the Storm was narrating Hero spotlights before the changes to the game and got later transferred to work on a different game within the company earlier this year. Blizzard Blizzard Apr 22, 2019 at 10:56 by Stan 20 comments
New Havana Map, Free Week, Dev Update New Havana Map, Free Week, Dev Update There's a whole bunch of Overwatch news to cover, starting with the free week that's going on right now! Why exactly we're only finding out about it two days into the free week is the question, and why it was only tweeted on the EU account is another mystery. What is clear is that the free game time lasts until April 23rd, the game is free on all platforms, and there's a 25% off sale for the base game, 50% off the Legendary edition lasting until April 28th: Overwatch OW Apr 18, 2019 at 18:27 by Starym 3 comments
Icy Veins Podcast Episode #40 Icy Veins Podcast Episode #40 In Episode #40, we cover Essences, mount equipment, and the customizable trinket from Mechagon. Sophia helps us cover Hearthstone and we discuss fun Rise of Shadow decks and Ignoblegarden. Icy Veins Icy Veins Apr 17, 2019 at 23:09 by Stan
Storm Rising Now Live: Patch Notes for April 16th Storm Rising Now Live: Patch Notes for April 16th The latest Overwatch event is now live, with the Archives opening up to Storm Rising, an old operation Tracer, Mercy, Genji and Winston undertook in Cuba to take down Doomfist's accountant! We also have significant Hero changes for Junkrat's main gun, Reaper's Shadow Step and a minor change to Symmetra's Teleport, as well as the usual improvements and bug fixes. Overwatch OW Apr 16, 2019 at 19:33 by Starym
Storm Rising Trailer and 4 New Event Skins Storm Rising Trailer and 4 New Event Skins The latest Archives event is almost upon us, less than a day away in fact, and we have a bunch of new skins that have been revealed over the last few days, but, more importantly, here's the trailer for Storm Rising! Overwatch OW Apr 15, 2019 at 22:33 by Starym
Possibly the Best Highlight Intro Ever + 3 New Skins Revealed Possibly the Best Highlight Intro Ever + 3 New Skins Revealed As the Archives event comes ever closer, the cosmetics reveals are heating up, especially in the highlight intro arena. In a surprise reply to a fan's tweet, Blizzard shared a snippet of possibly the best highlight intro so far, ever, featuring Wrecking Ball: Overwatch OW Apr 13, 2019 at 00:55 by Starym 3 comments
Talon Baptiste and Clown Junkrat Skins Revealed Talon Baptiste and Clown Junkrat Skins Revealed 5 more days until the Storm Rises and we have two previews of the skins coming with the new Archives event, as we get to see Baptiste's previous association with Talon, as well as Junkrat's pre-demolitionist job?? I never knew we needed a Batman vs. Junkrat move until now. Overwatch OW Apr 11, 2019 at 15:30 by Starym 1 comment
Archives Page Updated, 9 New Skins, 3 New Intros Coming Archives Page Updated, 9 New Skins, 3 New Intros Coming The Overwatch Archives page has been updated and given a new look! We have the Storm Rising event added as well, with all the new skins and intros still classified, but it lets us know that there will be 9 new skins and 3 new highlight intros coming. The page itself is looking great, with all the skins from previous years also shown, and you can even check out which you've unlocked and which you haven't, as well as check in on previous Archives events. Overwatch OW Apr 10, 2019 at 12:55 by Starym 2 comments
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