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Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
As opening day for the fourth season of the Overwatch League looms, Korean players on North American teams are dealing with the precipitous rise in anti-Asian racism.
The Overwatch Archives Event Returns with New Rewards and Challenges
The Overwatch Archives Event Returns with New Rewards and Challenges
Experience the past while fighting for the future during the annual Overwatch Archives event on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Overwatch Archives Event Returns With New Skins
Overwatch Archives Event Returns With New Skins
Overwatch's Archives event will run from today through April 27 and it features new skins, weekly challenges, and more.
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Police Arrest Members Of "World's Biggest" Video Game Cheat Company, Seize Luxury Cars
Chinese police have moved against a company billed as the “world’s largest” seller of video game cheats, arresting ten of its members and confiscating over $40 million worth of assets. Read more...
Overwatch 2 heroes: every new hero we know of so far
Overwatch 2 heroes: every new hero we know of so far
Overwatch 2 heroes feature a mixture of returning characters and new faces.
Overwatch League MVPs will no longer get their own unique skins
Overwatch League MVPs will no longer get their own unique skins
2020 MVP Fleta's Echo outfit will be the last Pro-inspired hero skin.
Overwatch isn’t getting any more League MVP skins
Overwatch isn’t getting any more League MVP skins
Blizzard has made the call to stop creating special skins for Overwatch League MVPs.
Blizzard Isn't Making Any More Skins For Overwatch League MVPs
Blizzard Isn't Making Any More Skins For Overwatch League MVPs
After this year, the Overwatch League will no longer create special skins to honor the League’s MVP.
I, A Hater, Can Only Endorse One Of Overwatch’s Two Latest Limited Edition Skins
I, A Hater, Can Only Endorse One Of Overwatch’s Two Latest Limited Edition Skins
The fourth season of the Overwatch League is almost upon us which means it’s time to release a new MVP skin.
Sojourn abilities: how to play Sojourn in Overwatch 2
Sojourn abilities: how to play Sojourn in Overwatch 2
What are Sojourn’s abilities? Sojourn is one of the brand new Overwatch 2 heroes that is making her playable debut.
13 Biggest Differences Between Overwatch 2 And Overwatch
13 Biggest Differences Between Overwatch 2 And Overwatch
Here are all the different ways that Blizzard's sequel is improving.
Totally Game: This Overwatch master plays exclusively with his feet
Activision Blizzard lays off 50
Activision Blizzard lays off 50
Publisher cites impact of pandemic on esports business, says live events "still very much a part of both the Overwatch League and Call of Duty League strategies"
Nvidia Reflex hits Overwatch, dropping in-game latency by up to 50 percent
Blizzard is still working on a triple-A PC multiplayer game that’s not Overwatch 2
Blizzard is still working on a triple-A PC multiplayer game that’s not Overwatch 2
Blizzard has a number of long-anticipated games in the pipe, and while Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 are still at the top of everyone's minds, those aren't the only games the company has in development.
Former Overwatch League MVP Jay 'Sinatraa' Won Suspended Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Former Overwatch League MVP Jay 'Sinatraa' Won Suspended Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Former Overwatch League MVP and current Valorant pro Jay “Sinatraa” Won was suspended from his team Sentinels today after being accused of sexual assault by a former girlfriend.
Overwatch Casually Rolls Out Xbox Series X/S Enhancements
Overwatch Casually Rolls Out Xbox Series X/S Enhancements
Yesterday’s Overwatch update was all about the PachiMarchi Challenge and that hideous and/or awesome new Roadhog skin, but next-gen Xbox owners got a little something extra with the update: new graphics options for Series X/S consoles, from 4K60 to blazing-fast 120Hz.
Overwatch Quietly Rolls Out Xbox Series X and S Enhancements
Overwatch Quietly Rolls Out Xbox Series X and S Enhancements
Blizzard has pushed a series of upgrades to the Xbox Series X and S versions of Overwatch, including Native 4K and 120 FPS.
Overwatch gets Xbox Series X and S update, nothing yet for PS5
Overwatch gets Xbox Series X and S update, nothing yet for PS5
Overwatch just got a significant update for Xbox Series X and S - but nothing yet for PlayStation 5. Developer Blizzard outlined the additions in patch notes published to Battle.net.
Overwatch Update Adds 4K/60 FPS and 1440p/120 FPS Support on Xbox Series X
Overwatch Update Adds 4K/60 FPS and 1440p/120 FPS Support on Xbox Series X
And 1440p/60 FPS and 1080p/120 FPS on Xbox Series S.
Fans Can't Decide Whether New Overwatch Skin Is Cute Or Horrifying
Fans Can't Decide Whether New Overwatch Skin Is Cute Or Horrifying
Today, Overwatch announced the PachiMarchi Challenge, the newest event celebrating the game’s weird half-onion, half-octopus mascot Pachimari.
The Pachimari event skin for Overwatch's Roadhog is profoundly silly
The Pachimari event skin for Overwatch's Roadhog is profoundly silly
You can earn it for a few wins during the PachiMarchi challenge.
Overwatch’s PachiMarchi challenge promises adorable terror
Overwatch’s PachiMarchi challenge promises adorable terror
Pachimari is one of the cuter bits of the Overwatch universe - a little character that looks like a stop halfway between an onion and an octopus.
After Almost Three Years Away, Returning To Overwatch Feels Amazing
After Almost Three Years Away, Returning To Overwatch Feels Amazing
I have a confession to make: Despite being Kotaku’s number one Overwatch fan, I haven’t played it myself in two years.
Overwatch 2: everything we know about Blizzard’s next team-based shooter
Overwatch 2: everything we know about Blizzard’s next team-based shooter
When is the Overwatch 2 release date? Blizzard has revealed the sequel to its 2016 team-based hero shooter, and although the release is still a mystery, everyone is teething for an answer. The PvP faithful have a new mode to look forward to that’s a spin on the ‘push the payload’ format, and there’ll be a bunch of new heroes ready to join the roster.
Review: Blizzard Arcade Collection - Dig Into The Vaults Of The Creator Of Warcraft And Overwatch
Review: Blizzard Arcade Collection - Dig Into The Vaults Of The Creator Of Warcraft And Overwatch
Is it dominating the race or about to blow? Blizzard Entertainment turns 30 this year and, to mark the occasion, BlizzCon last month saw the announcement of Blizzard Arcade Collection.
Overwatch: Tracer Cuts Loose in 'London Calling' Graphic Novel
Overwatch: Tracer Cuts Loose in 'London Calling' Graphic Novel
Dark Horse's newest Overwatch comic is getting a hardcover collection in September, giving fans a closer look at Tracer's zany world.
IGN UK Podcast #581: BlizzCon and State of Play Post-Mortems
IGN UK Podcast #581: BlizzCon and State of Play Post-Mortems
Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, Watch Dogs: Legion Multiplayer plus State of Play reactions.
Jeff Kaplan Answers Our Overwatch 2 Questions
Jeff Kaplan Answers Our Overwatch 2 Questions
Despite BlizzCon's Overwatch 2 Behind-the-Scenes panel revealing a glut of new details about the game, there's still a lot to discuss about Blizzard's shooter sequel.
Overwatch 2 Requires Additional Development Time So it Can be a “Worthy Successor to the First Game”
Overwatch 2 Requires Additional Development Time So it Can be a “Worthy Successor to the First Game”
"I think we need some more time till we can say it's perfectly polished in the way that we want it," says game director Jeff Kaplan.
Overwatch 2 didn't get a release date at BlizzConline, but it did get fresh gameplay
Overwatch 2 didn't get a release date at BlizzConline, but it did get fresh gameplay
Blizzard didn't include Overwatch 2 in its BlizzConline opening ceremony, instead choosing to focus on World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Diablo, but it did publish a behind the scenes video with members of the Overwatch development scene that contains fresh gameplay and snippets of new information. In the video below, Jeff Kaplan and co reveal new maps (Rome, New York), showcase character reworks, new weapons, hero missions and more. Here's Rome: Read more
Get A Stack Of Extra Goodies In Blizzard's 30th Anniversary Celebration Collection
Get A Stack Of Extra Goodies In Blizzard's 30th Anniversary Celebration Collection
Includes the new Blizzard Arcade Collection. If you're interested in purchasing the Blizzard Arcade Collection for your Nintendo Switch, you might want to consider Blizzard's 30-year celebration collection instead. This pack not only includes Blizzard's new retro arcade collection but also a cache of commemorative in-game content for Overwatch and Diablo III.
Blizzard looking to change up the tank role in Overwatch 2
Blizzard looking to change up the tank role in Overwatch 2
With Overwatch 2 the focus for the team over at Blizzard, plenty of major changes is in the pipeline for the hero shooter.
Sojourn and her railgun steps onto the stage in Overwatch 2
Sojourn and her railgun steps onto the stage in Overwatch 2
BlizzConline 2021 has kicked off, and needless to say, there are a ton of news to go through.
Overwatch 2 Team Needs More Development Time To Ensure It's A
Overwatch 2 Team Needs More Development Time To Ensure It's A "Worthy Successor"
And a "true sequel". Earlier this month, Activision Blizzard confirmed the sequel to the team-based shooter Overwatch would be not be arriving this year.
Overwatch 2's roles may come with extra passive abilities
Overwatch 2's roles may come with extra passive abilities
Blizzard is trying to further differentiate the three core roles.
The Overwatch 2 Panel Was Cool But Please, Give Us The Damn Sojourn Reveal
The Overwatch 2 Panel Was Cool But Please, Give Us The Damn Sojourn Reveal
Judging from its complete absence from BlizzConline’s opening keynote, you’d never guess Overwatch 2 was part of the Blizzard family of games, much less in the works.
Tanks may go by a very different name in Overwatch 2
Tanks may go by a very different name in Overwatch 2
Blizzard wants to 'reset expectations' for its toughest heroes.
Two new maps revealed for Overwatch 2 – Rome and NYC
Two new maps revealed for Overwatch 2 – Rome and NYC
Overwatch 2 is shaping up to be Overwatch but bigger in just about every way.
Big PVP changes are planned for Overwatch 2, including role changes
Big PVP changes are planned for Overwatch 2, including role changes
While Overwatch 2 will be expanding into more player-vs-enemy content, the game’s bread and butter is still player-vs-player.
Hero missions and skill trees in Overwatch 2 detailed
Hero missions and skill trees in Overwatch 2 detailed
While Overwatch 2 won’t be shifting away from its mainstay PVP content, the game is exploring more ways to play with the Overwatch universe.
Overwatch 2 devs show off New York, Rome, and new hero designs
Overwatch 2 devs show off New York, Rome, and new hero designs
You're probably not getting your hands on Overwatch 2 anytime soon, but that doesn't mean you're not getting some teases to obsess over.
It Would've Been OK To Skip This One, Blizzard
It Would've Been OK To Skip This One, Blizzard
Tonight’s keynote for BlizzConline, Blizzard’s virtual showcase, was a tepid hour of previously leaked reveals for World of Warcraft and Diablo, some Hearthstone news, a passing mention of Diablo Immortal, and no Overwatch 2.
Check out Sojourn's devastating railgun in Overwatch 2
Overwatch 2: Blizzard Aiming to Update Fans More Regularly After BlizzCon
Overwatch 2: Blizzard Aiming to Update Fans More Regularly After BlizzCon
Overwatch 2 game director Jeff Kaplan says the team will begin to get more communicative after BlizzCon 2021 – and adds they're already discussing releasing new information in March and April.
Overwatch 2 at Blizzcon 2021: The Big Jeff Kaplan Interview
Overwatch 2 at Blizzcon 2021: The Big Jeff Kaplan Interview
Despite today's Overwatch 2 Behind-the-Scenes panel revealing a glut of new details about the game, there's still a lot to discuss about Blizzard's shooter sequel.
Overwatch 2: 55 New Details Revealed at BlizzCon 2021
Overwatch 2: 55 New Details Revealed at BlizzCon 2021
Overwatch 2 didn't get a release date, or word on a beta at BlizzCon 2021 – but a behind-the-scenes panel revealed a huge number of new details.
Biggest BlizzConline Announcements and Reveals, From World of Warcraft to Diablo
Biggest BlizzConline Announcements and Reveals, From World of Warcraft to Diablo
From World of Warcraft and Diablo to Hearthstone, Overwatch 2, and more, here's our roundup of all the major news out of BlizzConline (also known as BlizzCon 2021).
In 2021, Overwatch's loot box obsession feels out of touch
In 2021, Overwatch's loot box obsession feels out of touch
The FPS trendsetter of 2016 looks like a dinosaur now.
Overwatch Ex-Lead Writer Working on a New 'Multiplayer Character-Action Game' for 2K
Overwatch Ex-Lead Writer Working on a New 'Multiplayer Character-Action Game' for 2K
Overwatch's ex-lead writer Michael Chu is working on a mysterious "multiplayer character-action game" at 2K Games' new studio 31st Union.
The Blizzconline 2021 Schedule Is Available And God, I’m Going To Miss The Overwatch World Cup
The Blizzconline 2021 Schedule Is Available And God, I’m Going To Miss The Overwatch World Cup
Blizzconline 2021, Blizzard Entertainment’s digital answer to their yearly in-person Blizzcon event, posted its schedule today. Read more...
Blizzard reveals full event schedule for next week's digital BlizzCon
Blizzard reveals full event schedule for next week's digital BlizzCon
BlizzConline, the digital-only version of Blizzard's long-running fan convention, kicks off next week, and those eager to learn more about the highly anticipated likes of Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 can now peruse the full event schedule in order to plan their diaries accordingly. Described as an "all-digital community celebration and exhibition of Blizzard games and universes", BlizzConline starts next Friday, 19th February and will run until Saturday, 20th February.
BlizzCon 2021 schedule confirms “deep dives” on Diablo and WoW, but not Overwatch 2
BlizzCon 2021 schedule confirms “deep dives” on Diablo and WoW, but not Overwatch 2
The BlizzCon 2021 schedule is here to give us a much better idea of what Blizzard will actually be showing during the event.
Meet The Evil Big Bird
Meet The Evil Big Bird
This week we talk about all the GameStop madness, check out just how tall that tall lady from Resident Evil Village is, watch the new trailer for the upcoming Overwatch event, run around in some extremely tall shoes, and meet the evil and scary Big Bird from Brazil.
Blizzard not planning for Diablo IV or Overwatch 2 to release in 2021
Blizzard not planning for Diablo IV or Overwatch 2 to release in 2021
With BlizzConline 2021 happening real soon, the attention will inevitably shift towards some of the company’s biggest franchises.
Don't expect Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 in 2021
Don't expect Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 in 2021
Activision does not expect Blizzard's Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 to launch in 2021, it's said. Speaking during a financial call last night, Activision's chief financial officer Dennis Durkin said the company's outlook does not include Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 launching in 2021. Here's the quote: Read more
Blizzard Shares Diablo 4 Won’t Be Releasing in 2021
Blizzard Shares Diablo 4 Won’t Be Releasing in 2021
The post Blizzard Shares Diablo 4 Won’t Be Releasing in 2021 appeared first on Fextralife. Both Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 will not be launching in 2021 Blizzard confirms.
Activision Blizzard Says Overwatch 2 Won't Be Released This Year
Activision Blizzard Says Overwatch 2 Won't Be Released This Year
But the world needs heroes. Activision Blizzard has confirmed the sequel to the team-based shooter Overwatch will not be arriving this year. This announcement was made by the company's chief financial officer and president of emerging businesses, Dennis M.
Overwatch Lunar New Event is Live With New Cosmetics and Bounty Hunter Mode
Overwatch Lunar New Event is Live With New Cosmetics and Bounty Hunter Mode
New Weekly Challenges for Baptiste, McCree and Reaper also revealed.
Overwatch Lunar New Year 2021 adds weeks of challenges and content
Overwatch Lunar New Year 2021 adds weeks of challenges and content
Lunar New Year comes a little later than we know in the west, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all celebrate the festivities and have a good time.
Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 won't be out this year, Blizzard says
Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 won't be out this year, Blizzard says
It's not a delay, but it might be a disappointment.
Don't Expect Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 to Launch in 2021
Don't Expect Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 to Launch in 2021
Activision-Blizzard told investors that Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4's launches are not expected to happen in 2021.
Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 will not launch in 2021
Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 will not launch in 2021
Neither Diablo 4 nor Overwatch 2 are likely to release this year.
Blizzard Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Digital Goods for Overwatch, Hearthstone, and More
Blizzard Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Digital Goods for Overwatch, Hearthstone, and More
Blizzard is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with exclusive digital goods for all of its games including Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and more.
Overwatch League's LA Valiant drops all its players in move to China
Overwatch League's LA Valiant drops all its players in move to China
Some of the players will move to other teams.
Bleeding Edge Ceases Updates After 10 Months, Ninja Theory Focusing On Other Projects
Bleeding Edge Ceases Updates After 10 Months, Ninja Theory Focusing On Other Projects
Ninja Theory announced today that it will no longer be updating Bleeding Edge with new content, though the game will remain playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Read more...
Dota 2 gets an Overwatch system to crack down on toxicity
Dota 2 gets an Overwatch system to crack down on toxicity
It’s no secret that people behave badly on the internet.
Dota 2’s player-powered anti-griefing system is here
Dota 2’s player-powered anti-griefing system is here
The Overwatch will be judge and jury over reports of bad behaviour
The first snapshots of Dota 2’s Overwatch system are here
The first snapshots of Dota 2’s Overwatch system are here
Late last year, Valve announced that Dota 2 is getting an “Overwatch-style system” similar to CS:GO’s.
Overwatch Experimental Mode Patch Nerfs Echo, Zenyatta and Tracer
Overwatch Experimental Mode Patch Nerfs Echo, Zenyatta and Tracer
Blizzard is looking to dial down some of the best damage dealers.
Overwatch’s new experimental card nerfs Echo, Tracer, and Zenyatta
Overwatch’s new experimental card nerfs Echo, Tracer, and Zenyatta
Overwatch's latest experimental card is here, and it doesn't bear good news for fans of Echo, Tracer, or Zenyatta.
Green Man Gaming News Roundup – 20/01/2021
Green Man Gaming News Roundup – 20/01/2021
The longest month of the year is nearly over, well done! You’ve almost made it through January 2021, a month that seemed to be made up of 31 individual months.
Overwatch 2 Development Moving “Really Slow” – Rumour
Overwatch 2 Development Moving “Really Slow” – Rumour
Blizzard are reportedly considering delaying the game's launch.
Overwatch League Announces 2021 Season Details
Overwatch League Announces 2021 Season Details
With around three months to go until Overwatch League Opening Day (for which we still don’t have a firm date), the League has released a new video detailing how the OWL 2021 season will play out.
Overwatch adds new Kanezaka map alongside Hanzo challenge
Overwatch adds new Kanezaka map alongside Hanzo challenge
If you are still invested in the colorful hero shooter that is Blizzard’s Overwatch, a free treat awaits in the game.
Overwatch's New Kanezaka Map Is Now Live, And It's Gearing Us Up For Overwatch 2
Overwatch's New Kanezaka Map Is Now Live, And It's Gearing Us Up For Overwatch 2
A new micro-event based around Hanzo is also available. We first got word that Kanezaka was heading to Overwatch last month, via game director Jeff Kaplan's developer update.
Overwatch has a new Tokyo-inspired map and Hanzo challenge
Overwatch's new Tokyo-themed Kanezaka map is now live, complete with cat cafe
Overwatch's new Tokyo-themed Kanezaka map is now live, complete with cat cafe
Overwatch's new free-for-all deathmatch map Kanezaka, whose action unfurls on the streets of Tokyo beneath the mist-shrouded heft of Shimada Castle, is now live. Kanezaka blends traditionally styled alleyways with Tokyo's more contemporary city sprawl, all brought to life through some wonderfully rich environmental detail, ranging from accessible eateries and arcades to a pottery workshop, and even a particularly cosy looking cat cafe. Back in December's Kanezaka-focussed developer update, Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan explained the map is packed with easter eggs, some teasing future Overwatch lore and others simply fun stuff relating to the development team.
This fabulously festive Witcher 3 mod gives geese santa hats
This fabulously festive Witcher 3 mod gives geese santa hats
There are hosts of incredible Witcher 3 mods out there, with tons of options to make the open-world game's, well, open world look even more spectacular, increase Geralt's carry weight for better loot scooping, and even turn the Witcher himself into Overwatch's Genji.
Overwatch goes free-to-play for two weeks to celebrate the holidays
Overwatch goes free-to-play for two weeks to celebrate the holidays
With the holiday season upon us, it is clearly time for all sorts of sales to be going on.
Overwatch is free to play over the Christmas break
Overwatch is free to play over the Christmas break
Blizzard is currently running a free trial for Overwatch if you fancy giving it a whirl over the holidays.
Overwatch is free to play over the holidays
Overwatch is free to play over the holidays
Not much to do over Crimble? Hey, maybe you might fancy bursting some faces with colourful violence in Overwatch.
Overwatch Will Be Free To Play On PC Until January 4th
Overwatch Will Be Free To Play On PC Until January 4th
The game is also on sale on consoles.