Posts Tagged ‘Overwatch’

Overwatch teases something new via robo-prodigy, Efi

Efi Oladele

Looks like Blizzard are teasing something to do with a new character for Overwatch [official site]. They’ve put up an “interview” with 11-year-old robotic engineering prodigy, Efi Oladele, which is clearly teasing something on the robotics/AI front.

To be honest, as long as I never have to pick through a Sombra-style interminable ARG reveal event again I’m probably fine with whatever Efi’s interview presages. Read the rest of this entry »

Overwatch’s Lúcio brings wheeling and healing to HotS

Lucio

It’s time for my “they added a hero I know from another game so I’ll check back in on Heroes of the Storm [official site]” check-in as Lúcio from that “Overwatch” game I’ve heard so much about hits the public test realm.

I’m feigning Overwatch ignorance for vaguely comedic effect but actually Lúcio is one of the few characters in that game I love playing as so I’m legit interested to see how he manifests in HotS. Especially so since his skillset in Overwatch involves things like being abole to skate on the side of buildings to cross gaps and exploit verticality which… is less of a thing in HotS. Read the rest of this entry »

WoW Tokens can now be used to buy Overwatch items

WoW® Token

As the song goes, “WoW® Tokens make the world go around, the world go around, the world go around…” but obviously by “world” they mean “Blizzard-iverse” because you can now convert the WoW® Tokens you buy with gold in World of Warcraft to a digital currency called Battle.net Balance which you can use to purchase Blizzard games as well as in-game items for Hearthstone, Overwatch and the like. Read the rest of this entry »

Overwatch launches Lunar New Year event

Overwatch [official site] has kicked off its Chinese New Year celebrations with a new temporary Brawl mode, fireworks, and so very many snazzy new outfits for the Overwizards. The new ‘Capture the Rooster’ mode (we’re entering the Year of the Rooster, yeah?) isn’t quite as fancy as it sounds, but two-flag CTF (with a cocked-up flag) is nothing to sniff at. Here, check out all the festivities in this trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Overwatch gets new Oasis map, plus Roadhog hook fixes

Overwatch [official site] aka The Shooter You Watch From Afar With An Increasingly Disturbing Intensity, has got a new map, the high-tech paradise city of Oasis. The map has been in public testing for a while but it went into the full-fat game yesterday. You can see how shiny and new it looks in a trailer below. In other news, tanky hero Roadhog will be soon getting his slightly-broken hook ability fixed, says one of the game’s designers.
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Overwatch’s plans for 2017 include a server browser

Tracer, one of Overwatch's 23 gay characters.

Overwatch [official site], aka The Shooter Whose Locker You Leave Perfumed Notes In, will be getting a server browser next year alongside other updates, says Blizzard in a developer update. It’ll let you set your daft custom games as ‘public’, and they want to have a working version of it running in “early 2017”. There’s other small changes on the horizon for our best multiplayer shooter of the year, including the ability to have up to four emotes equipped at a time, which is downright obscene.
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