Posts Tagged ‘Overwatch’

Overwatch Reveals The Last Bastion Animated Short

Overwatch [official site], the first-person shooter you don’t deserve, has produced another one of its animated shorts. These videos tend to dip into the lore (such as it is) and come out with silly fights across rooftops or flashbacks featuring tiny Gorillas. This time they are focusing on lovable murderbot Bastion. And it’s a little bit Pixar.

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Overwatch Is Heading To Germany In A New Map

The heroes of Overwatch [official site] will be pummeling each other to bits in a German castle, Blizzard revealed today at Gamescom. The new map is called Eichenwalde, which the internet tells me is the word for “Oakwood”. You can see a short preview of it (sans heroes) in this trailer they released, full of deserted streets and big wooden doors and intriguing throne rooms full of giant dead men with spikey weapons.

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Overwatch’s Zenyatta To Be Nerfed; Mei, Mercy Buffed

Overwatch [official site] principal designer Geoff Goodman was quite active over on the game’s message boards this week, popping in to discuss some upcoming patches that might be coming to Blizzard’s bright and bold’em up. Read on for details of what buffs and nerfs are coming.

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Overwatch World Cup: You Can Vote For Your Country’s Team Now, Except It’s Not Really A Vote

Overwatch is getting its own World Cup, we learned last week, and it’s got a populist twist. Blizzard told us that when the time came, you would be able to vote for the players in your country’s team. Well, that voting process has now started. You can pick four players to represent your nation at BlizzCon in November by logging into Battle.net and going here. Why four and not six? Well, that’s because Blizzard are keeping the final two picks to themselves. In fact, when you look closely at the tournament, it looks like Blizzard aren’t relinquishing any control over the games at all.

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New Overwatch Short To Debut At Gamescom

Overwatch’s [official site] next short will premier next week at Gamescom. Titled “The Last Bastion”, the short debuts on Thursday August 18 and tells the story of Overwatch’s robotic hero. It begins with Bastion – who is like a sentient turret – reactivating after lying in wait for more than ten years. Blizzard writes, “Fascinated by its unfamiliar surroundings, the curious omnic begins to investigate, but quickly discovers its core combat programming may have a different directive…”.

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Overwatch Season 1 Comes To A Close Mid-August

Overwatch’s [official site] competitive mode has been chugging away for over a month now, but it’s time to wind things down a bit. The game’s first season will draw to a close on August 17. Blizzard will be taking advantage of the break to repair bits and pieces, including the skill rating system. The company also plans to completely wipe sudden death rounds.

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