News items tagged with overwatch

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 01 January 2017
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.

By Jasmine Henry on 26 December 2016
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.

By Anthony Taormina on 26 December 2016
Blizzard Teases Future Overwatch DLC and Events

Blizzard Teases Future Overwatch DLC and Events

Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime teases more Overwatch seasonal events after telling investors that the game’s Halloween Terror and Summer Games events were “a great model.” The slightly prematur...

By Jason Gallagher on 05 November 2016
Overwatch Fan Plays Game Using Nerf Bow

Overwatch Fan Plays Game Using Nerf Bow

Overwatch controller-designer Rudeism is back, this time using a Nerf bow surprisingly well to control archer character, Hanzo, in the game’s online multiplayer. Some gamers just aren’t sa...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 21 October 2016
Discount on Overwatch Collector's Edition for Only $80

Discount on Overwatch Collector's Edition for Only $80

The most expensive way to Overwatch back in May, when the game released, was to buy the Collector’s Edition for $130. That price has come down to a “cheaper” $100 list price at many retaile...

By Dealzon on 19 October 2016
Next Overwatch PTR Patch Will Make Changes to Almost All Characters

Next Overwatch PTR Patch Will Make Changes to Almost All Characters

Overwatch players can expect more dramatic changes in the next PTR patch, as game designer Geoff Goodman reveals that Blizzard intends to put the PTR to use in more meaningful ways. In the...

By Alexander Pan on 13 October 2016
Two New Reinhardt Skins Coming to Overwatch Soon

Two New Reinhardt Skins Coming to Overwatch Soon

This weekend Blizzard announced a brand new map for Overwatch, Eichenwalde, which will also introduce two new skins for the German powerhouse Reinhardt. Blizzard revealed the new Eichenwald...

By Curt Hutson on 04 September 2016
Opinion: TellTale Games Should Make An Overwatch Series

Opinion: TellTale Games Should Make An Overwatch Series

One editor addresses what could very well be a perfect project for TellTale Games to tackle next, pointing to none other than the immensely popular Overwatch as a prime candidate. As someon...

By Riley Little on 22 August 2016
Glitch Between Levels In This Overwatch Map

Glitch Between Levels In This Overwatch Map

YouTuber hulkman503 reveals an interesting exploit within the Overwatch map Nepal which allows him and a friend to navigate between all three levels of the map without dying. Blizzard’s p...

By Derek Nichols on 28 July 2016
Overwatch Players Lose Skins and Levels After Bug

Overwatch Players Lose Skins and Levels After Bug

Overwatch players on the PS4 report issues such as lost levels, skins, and other strange occurrences that have still yet to be addressed by developer Blizzard. Sufferers of a very nast...

By Curt Hutson on 21 July 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 15 May 2016
Blizzard rolls out Battle.net voice chat starting with 'Overwatch'

Blizzard rolls out Battle.net voice chat starting with 'Overwatch'

Blizzard has been in the online gaming business for decades with massively popular games like StarCraft and World of Warcraft, but it's never implemented a native voice-chat system in its Battle.net c...

By Jessica Conditt on 26 November 2015
TradeChat's recap of BlizzCon 2014

TradeChat's recap of BlizzCon 2014

Missed BlizzCon? Didn't get in on the virtual ticket? Panser has you covered with her recap of BlizzCon 2014. She covers the biggest news of the convention and provides a convenient gathering place fo...

By Alex Ziebart on 26 November 2015
Not So Massively: Overwatch's reveal, Hearthstone's expansion, and Dawngate's sunset

Not So Massively: Overwatch's reveal, Hearthstone's expansion, and Dawngate's sunset

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Blizzard announ...

By Brianna Royce on 10 November 2015
BlizzCon 2014: Art gallery celebrates Blizzard's past and present

BlizzCon 2014: Art gallery celebrates Blizzard's past and present

The Blizzard art gallery on display at BlizzCon is always worth a visit for convention-goers, but this year's gallery was a special treat highlighting the history and development of Warcraft and World...

By Elizabeth Harper on 10 November 2015
Blizzard's Overwatch bumps into trademark issues

Blizzard's Overwatch bumps into trademark issues

Remember when no one knew what Overwatch was and we were all speculating it was some sort of expansion based on the fact that the trademark had been filed? Oh, it was a more innocent time. Unfortunate...

By Eliot Lefebvre on 10 November 2015
Not So Massively: SMITE's tourney, Shadow Realms' do-over, Heroes of the Storm's new mode

Not So Massively: SMITE's tourney, Shadow Realms' do-over, Heroes of the Storm's new mode

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Rumors are swir...

By Brianna Royce on 10 November 2015
Perfect Ten: Looking back at the biggest MMO news of 2014

Perfect Ten: Looking back at the biggest MMO news of 2014

Well, my chums, here we are at the tail-end of 2014, having achieved all of our goals and new year's resolutions. Even better, we've survived what's turned out to be one of the wildest, rockiest, and...

By Justin Olivetti on 10 November 2015
Rumor: Leak suggests the next WoW expansion is nearly feature-complete

Rumor: Leak suggests the next WoW expansion is nearly feature-complete

So, ready to jump on the rumor mill? Because it's churning out big stuff about Blizzard today. An anonymous source from inside the company has apparently claimed that World of Warcraft's next expansio...

By Eliot Lefebvre on 10 November 2015
Blizzard's 'Overwatch' shooter enters public beta on October 27th

Blizzard's 'Overwatch' shooter enters public beta on October 27th

Blizzard is almost ready to put its colorful team-based shooter Overwatch in the hands of the public. An "extremely limited" number of US players will gain access to the closed beta on October 27th, f...

By Nick Summers on 10 November 2015
'Overwatch' is Blizzard's first all-new game in years, see it Thursday

'Overwatch' is Blizzard's first all-new game in years, see it Thursday

Legendary game developer Blizzard hasn't released an entirely new game (not counting spin-offs of existing franchises; lookin' at you Hearthstone and World of Warcraft) in over 17 years, which is why...

By Timothy J. Seppala on 10 November 2015
Overwatch Closed Beta Returns Feb. 9

Overwatch Closed Beta Returns Feb. 9

Overwatch‘s closed beta caught its breath after a healthy break and is returning with new maps, a new progression system, and a new game mode on February 9. It’s time to wake up from hibernation, Ov...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
Overwatch Beta Returns in February

Overwatch Beta Returns in February

Blizzard is delaying Overwatch‘s planned January closed beta into February in order to add a new game mode, new maps, and polish to the new progress and reward system. Overwatch‘s closed beta, which...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
Blizzard Announces $199 BlizzCon Tickets

Blizzard Announces $199 BlizzCon Tickets

There are few developers out there with a fan base as passionate as Blizzard Entertainment. From World of Warcraft to Hearthstone, the company has built a reputation around shipping extremely polis...

By Jason Gallagher on 30 November -1
Blizzard Revamps Progression System in Overwatch

Blizzard Revamps Progression System in Overwatch

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that a brand new progression and rewards system is being implemented into the game and will launch with the beta in January. With the popular Overwatch cl...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Blizzard May Add Microtransactions To Overwatch

Blizzard May Add Microtransactions To Overwatch

In a recent interview, Blizzard admits that it may end up adding microtransactions into Overwatch to help fund the game beyond launch to to counteract the free DLC. To many players surprise, Blizzard...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Overwatch Getting Free Add-On Maps and Characters

Overwatch Getting Free Add-On Maps and Characters

Blizzard announces that all future maps and characters added to multiplayer-only shooter Overwatch post release will be available for players to download for free. Widely believed to be a free-to-pla...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Overwatch Confirmed for PS4, Xbox One; Not Free-to-Play

Overwatch Confirmed for PS4, Xbox One; Not Free-to-Play

Blizzard confirms its multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and announces the game’s price. During BlizzCon 2015, the world renowned game de...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Overwatch Coming to PS4 & Xbox One?

Overwatch Coming to PS4 & Xbox One?

Although Blizzard has not announced anything official, a posting on Gamestop’s website suggests new FPS Overwatch will be making its way to PS4 and Xbox One. With games such as Team Fortress 2 and Co...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Overwatch Public Beta Start Date Revealed

Overwatch Public Beta Start Date Revealed

Blizzard will be starting their closed beta for online shooter Overwatch starting on October 27, with open beta weekend stress tests to follow in November. It’s time to start researching Overwatch ch...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
Two New Overwatch Characters

Two New Overwatch Characters

A few weeks ago, Blizzard promised to release more details regarding their upcoming team-based shooter Overwatch at PAX East. True to their word, this morning’s press conference took the convention...

By Christopher Gates on 30 November -1
Overwatch Details at PAX East

Overwatch Details at PAX East

Blizzard is one of the most well known video game development companies in the industry. Their MMO, World of Warcraft, paved the way for dozens of massive multiplayer online games – some more succes...

By Boston Blake on 30 November -1
Blizzard's Overwatch Trademark Suspended

Blizzard's Overwatch Trademark Suspended

Although Blizzard only just announced their competitive shooter Overwatch a few months ago it looks like they are already facing a bit of trouble. Not major trouble, mind you, but we wouldn’t be su...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1
Overwatch

Overwatch

Blizzard Entertainment concluded today’s opening ceremony at BlizzCon 2014 by unveiling its first new franchise in almost two decades. Overwatch, a team-based first person shooter, looks like a cros...

By Jason Gallagher on 30 November -1
Overwatch Beta Adding More Players for Weekend Test

Overwatch Beta Adding More Players for Weekend Test

Blizzard’s Overwatch closed-beta will soon be available to a lot more players as the company sends out invites for a weekend-long infrastructure test. If you’ve been itching to play Blizzard’s new te...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
'Overwatch' Details: Multiplayer & Mods

'Overwatch' Details: Multiplayer & Mods

A few days ago, Blizzard announced Overwatch, the developer’s first new game in over a decade. It’s a fast, team-based, third-person shooter in the same vain as Valve’s Team Fortress series, comple...

By Kyree Leary on 30 November -1
Why Blizzard's Overwatch Decision is Not Censorship

Why Blizzard's Overwatch Decision is Not Censorship

With Blizzard stuck in a quagmire of controversy over the decision to change an Overwatch victory pose, one writer explores why the developer has not suffered from censorship. The notion of censorshi...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Overwatch Cheaters Will Be Banned

Overwatch Cheaters Will Be Banned

Cheating in a Blizzard game is as risky as ever, with a recent post from the developers stating that anyone who does so in Overwatch will be permanently banned. If fans experienced any suspicious act...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Overwatch Pre-Order Deals

Overwatch Pre-Order Deals

Update: Overwatch Origins Edition is now cut by 18% during release day. Details below. Blizzard’s next highly-anticipated title, Overwatch, is arriving Tuesday, May 24. As far as discounts are concer...

By Dealzon on 30 November -1
Enter Game Rant's Overwatch Giveaway

Enter Game Rant's Overwatch Giveaway

Giveaway has ended. Winners announced below. We’ll have another giveaway VERY soon, so stay tuned! It’s giveaway time once again Game Rant readers, and this contest is open to EVERYONE. This time we...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1
Overwatch Loot Box Opening Videos Are All the Rage

Overwatch Loot Box Opening Videos Are All the Rage

Overwatch fever is beginning to take hold, as players open randomized loot boxes with the hopes of big rewards, and share videos of their successes and failures. It’s fair to say that Blizzard is a...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Overwatch Guide: Best Heroes for Beginners

Overwatch Guide: Best Heroes for Beginners

Overwatch has an overwhelming number of playable heroes unlocked from the get go. This guide will help you decide which fighters are the best for learning the ropes of the first-person-shooter. Much...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Blizzard Made the Right Choice Making Overwatch Paid

Blizzard Made the Right Choice Making Overwatch Paid

With Overwatch‘s release just around the corner, this author believes that we should be thankful that Blizzard chose not to make the shooter free-to-play. May 24th is an exciting day for shooter fans...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Overwatch: Update on Competitive Play

Overwatch: Update on Competitive Play

Blizzard offers an update on competitive play for hugely popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch, giving players an overview of how competitive Overwatch will work. Whether it comes in the form of Ga...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Don't Miss this Destiny/Overwatch Mashup Video

Don't Miss this Destiny/Overwatch Mashup Video

With the growing popularity of videos spoofing Overwatch‘s signature Play of the Game, this video mashes up Play of the Game with some of Destiny‘s most memorable moments. Blizzard’s hero shooter,...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
Overwatch Review

Overwatch Review

Overwatch turns the shooter genre on its head by delivering a bright, colorful world full 21 unique heroes and game modes that demand players to work together if they want to pull off a victory. F...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Overwatch Ranked Play Has Harsh Punishment for Quitters

Overwatch Ranked Play Has Harsh Punishment for Quitters

Blizzard continue pushing for fair and balanced gameplay in Overwatch, targeting early leavers in competitive play and hitting them with severe punishment. Blizzard’s latest first-person shooter Ov...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Overwatch: Customer Support Calls Out Troll

Overwatch: Customer Support Calls Out Troll

A troll attempts to lie their way out of a Blizzard gaming ban, only to have Blizzard’s customer support call out their lies before shaming them with the real reason for the ban. With over 7 millio...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Overwatch Servers Hit By Alleged DDoS Attack

Overwatch Servers Hit By Alleged DDoS Attack

Infamous hacker group Lizard Squad is thought to be at it again, this time taking down Overwatch servers and leaving players unable to join and remain in a session. Over the past week, Blizzard has...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Check Out Overwatch's Golden Weapons Right Here

Check Out Overwatch's Golden Weapons Right Here

Thanks to assets pulled from a Korean PTR, the coveted golden weaponry offered to the most-skilled players in Overwatch‘s competitive mode are revealed in all their glory. Ever since Overwatch game...

By Curt Hutson on 30 November -1
Gold Overwatch Weapons Will Be Competitive Play Rewards

Gold Overwatch Weapons Will Be Competitive Play Rewards

Competitive play for Overwatch is looking even more exciting as game director Jeff Kaplan announces that golden weaponry will be awarded to the higher-skill players. Those looking forward to Overwa...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Sudden Death Will Be Removed From Competitive Overwatch

Sudden Death Will Be Removed From Competitive Overwatch

The game mode isn’t launching until later this month, but Blizzard has already confirmed that it’s looking at removing sudden death from Overwatch‘s competitive play. As we fast approach Overwatch‘...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Overwatch To Nerf Torbjörn's Turret Damage On Consoles

Overwatch To Nerf Torbjörn's Turret Damage On Consoles

In a new comment on the Overwatch subreddit, game director Jeff Kaplan states that Blizzard will nerf Torbjörn’s turret damage for the PS4 and Xbox One come next month. Ever since the release of Ov...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Reddit LFG Tool is Better Than Overwatch Matchmaking

Reddit LFG Tool is Better Than Overwatch Matchmaking

One Overwatch player decides to improve the matchmaking capability of the newly-released shooter, building a Looking For Group tool that aids players in putting together a team. From Conan O’Brien...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Overwatch Review Roundup

Overwatch Review Roundup

The reviews are in for Blizzard’s hero-based shooter Overwatch, with the game earning near-universal acclaim for its strong cast of characters and deep gameplay. Blizzard enthusiasts have been wait...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Overwatch Fans Trying to Decode Secrets in New Trailer

Overwatch Fans Trying to Decode Secrets in New Trailer

After the reveal of a new character, fans are deciphering clues that they believe hint at yet another character that could be coming to the Overwatch roster. Overwatch fans have been teased fo...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
Overwatch Retail Copies Arrive Early

Overwatch Retail Copies Arrive Early

Overwatch retail copies are to be delivered a day prior to launch, though launch is still scheduled for May 24. Overwatch fans across the internet are praying to Blizzard for a miracle. That by so...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
Overwatch 'Dragons' Animated Short Released

Overwatch 'Dragons' Animated Short Released

Blizzard’s latest animated short for its multiplayer FPS Overwatch is now available, with “Dragons” telling the story of Hanzo and Genji’s complicated relationship. With Overwatch‘s roster of playa...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
Overwatch Microtransations And How They Work

Overwatch Microtransations And How They Work

Blizzard’s new team-based hero shooter, Overwatch, arrives, and it comes packed with fast-paced action, eccentric playable characters, and, of course, microtransactions. In Overwatch, money spent o...

By Curt Hutson on 30 November -1
Overwatch: Hindu Leader Wants Symmetra Skin Removed

Overwatch: Hindu Leader Wants Symmetra Skin Removed

Hindu religious leader Rajan Zed asks for Blizzard to remove Symmetra’s Devi skin from Overwatch, as it ‘trivializes Hinduism’s highly revered goddess.’ The colorful cast of playable character...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Overwatch Competitive Mode Update

Overwatch Competitive Mode Update

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan takes to its forums to update fans on what to expect from the game’s ranked Competitive Mode when it releases this month. One reason why Blizzard is such a popu...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Conan Plays Overwatch with Game of Thrones Stars

Conan Plays Overwatch with Game of Thrones Stars

In his latest Clueless Gamer segment, late night talk show host Conan O’Brien sits down with Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey for a game of Overwatch. Now that Overwatch – Bliz...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Overwatch Beta Beat Division, Destiny, & Battlefront

Overwatch Beta Beat Division, Destiny, & Battlefront

Blizzard’s open beta for the upcoming Overwatch has come to a close after being available for an entire week, and the interest surrounding the game is remarkable. Depending on a gamer’s age, he or...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Play As Overwatch's Tracer In Street Fighter 5 Mod

Play As Overwatch's Tracer In Street Fighter 5 Mod

A new mod surfaces that allows Street Fighter 5 players to play as Tracer from Overwatch within the game, who replaces Cammy in the roster. Street Fighter 5 and Overwatch are obviously two very dif...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Battleborn Drops in Price Before Overwatch Launches

Battleborn Drops in Price Before Overwatch Launches

Various retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, and Wal-Mart, discount the price of Battleborn right before the launch of Blizzard’s Overwatch game. With Battleborn having just released earlier this...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Overwatch: New Skins and Loot Box Details

Overwatch: New Skins and Loot Box Details

Overwatch finally reveals its newest hero, the healer sniper Ana Amari, along with an array of fantastic skins, but Blizzard warns there’s no shortcut to collecting them. It was quite some hy...

By Curt Hutson on 30 November -1
Overwatch Trailer: Soldier 76 in 'Hero'

Overwatch Trailer: Soldier 76 in 'Hero'

Blizzard is delivering on their promise of four pre-launch cinematic short trailers for Overwatch by releasing ‘Hero’, which focuses on a misadventure with Soldier 76. Blizzard is launching Overwat...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
Overwatch's Understated Storytelling Is Brilliant

Overwatch's Understated Storytelling Is Brilliant

Overwatch has won acclaim for its fantastic gameplay, but one writer looks at how the multiplayer shooter’s understated storytelling is an important part of the game’s brilliance. At first gl...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Overwatch Adds Ana to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Overwatch Adds Ana to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Blizzard releases Overwatch‘s newest hero, the support sniper Ana, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One just a few days after her addition through a patch on PC. Blizzard added the first post-launch...

By Jason Gallagher on 30 November -1