Overwatch, ‘Halloween Terror 2020’ news and Switch free trial/sale

Halloween Terror is live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch! Cosmetic unlocks from previous events will also be available, alongside new rewards you can earn this year. Log in from October 13 through November 3 for some scary good fun! 

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Overwatch on Switch, Nintendo is also brewing up a free trial* from October 13 to October 20 – with a 50% off Legendary Edition sale running until October 25!

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Overwatch, ‘Tracer’s Comic Challenge’ is live

Tracer’s Comic Challenge, is live on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

From now until September 28, players will be able to earn limited-time rewards including a player icon, sprays with voice lines, and the new Comic Book Tracer epic skin for a total of nine new rewards.

PLAY TO EARN

Your wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will earn you a new player icon, a new spray, and a new epic skin: Comic Book Tracer.

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Overwatch: Tracer – London Calling comic series

Overwatch and Dark Horse Comics announced the new Overwatch: Tracer—London Calling comic series based on everyone’s favorite damage hero, Tracer.

Illustrated by the New York Times bestselling comic artist Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Motor Crush) and written by the Eisner Award winner Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Lumber Janes), the series will follow a Young Tracer as she zips through the streets of her hometown.… Read the rest

Overwatch, 25,000 Euros to students making themed animations

The Overwatch Student Animation Festival which offers a prize pool of more than 25,000 EUR in value to support aspiring creators from all around Europe.

https://animationfestival.playoverwatch.com/

Animation is a huge part of the Overwatch universe, and a big area of interest for Overwatch community, and we believe it is one of the most beautiful and inspiring forms or art and storytelling that enables various talents and passions.

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Overwatch, Summer of Music

Music has always been an integral part of Overwatch, and we know our players are fans of it too. Earlier this week, Blizzard released the Overwatch: Cities & Countries soundtrack and launched the musically-themed Sigma’s Maestro Challenge in-game event– but they are taking Overwatch’s celebration of music even further.

Blizzard has teamed up with talented musical content creators from across Europe and asked them to come up with their own versions, mixes, or covers of the songs from Overwatch: Cities & Countries and other signature Overwatch sounds for our Summer of Music.

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Overwatch, Sigma’s Maestro Challenge is live

Overwatch players can sweep their teammates off their feet with the sounds of a symphony during Sigma’s Maestro Challenge, now live on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch!
From now until July 27, earn a total of nine new limited-time rewards, including a player icon, a legendary emote, six unique sprays, and the Maestro Sigma legendary skin.… Read the rest

Immortals Gaming Club Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Esports Camps

Nerd Street Gamers and the Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) are joining forces to help kids stay engaged and entertained while staying home. They’re teaming up to produce Immortals Gaming Camps, multi-day online esports camps focused on League of Legends and Overwatch. For the first time ever, gamers will have the opportunity to participate in a structured, online esports camp run by a professional gaming organization.… Read the rest

Overwatch, Fourth anniversary celebrations

Now through June 9, players can log in to Overwatch on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch to celebrate Overwatch Anniversary 2020 with Weekly Challenges and new cosmetics. In this year’s Anniversary event, all previous seasonal event brawls are returning, and all seasonal cosmetics can be unlocked!

WEEKLY CHALLENGES

  • Weekly Challenges allow you to unlock limited-time rewards by winning nine games
  • Rewards include an array of Player Icons, Sprays, and Epic Skins
    • Week 1: Carbon Fiber Sigma
    • Week 2: Fleur de Lis Widowmaker
    • Week 3: Masked Man McCree

NEW COSMETICS

  • 5 Legendary Skins
    • Masquerade Reaper
    • Huitzilopochtli Zenyatta
    • Little Red Ashe
    • Submarine Wrecking Ball
    • Dragoon Mercy
  • 3 Epic Skins
  • Player Icons, Emotes, Sprays
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Overwatch, Upcoming Patch 1.45 detailed in new developer video

In Thursday’s Developer Update Game Director Jeff Kaplan outlines major content coming with Overwatch Patch 1.45 in early February. 
Developer Update | Experimentation & Hero Pools
  1. Balance Philosophy Update
    1. The team is looking to implement more frequent and impactful balance updates with the intention to deliberately change the meta.
    2. Additionally, with more impactful changes planned, the team is open to the idea of reverting changes when necessary.
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Overwatch Lunar New Year 2020

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with friends, teammates, and the rest of the Overwatch family! Lunar New Year 2020 is now live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Brand-new rewards are available this year, so don’t forget to log in from now until February 6 to bring good fortune to your cosmetic collection.… Read the rest

Overwatch, Walking in a ‘Winter Wonderland’ event

‘Tis the season for snow-topped payloads and winter festivities! Winter Wonderland 2019 is now live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Brand-new rewards are available this year, so don’t forget to log in from now until January 2 to deck the halls of your cosmetic collection!

NEW GAME MODE: SNOWBALL DEATHMATCH

This year’s Winter Wonderland event ushers in a new mini game mode called ‘Snowball Deathmatch.’… Read the rest

Overwatch, Real-life RIP-Tire created by British inventor Video

Colin Furze, the famous British inventor and filmmaker with over 8.5 million subscribers on YouTube, has taken on the challenge of recreating Junkrat’s ultimate weapon, the RIP-Tire, in real life!

Having spent weeks in his iconic shed, jam-packed with all kinds of tools, Colin has found a way to create a fast-moving tire using chainsaws, huge spikes, remote control devices, and even a motorbike — all while staying faithful to the original design from Overwatch.… Read the rest

Overwatch, Mercy’s Recall Challenge

Support has arrived! Learn more about the head of medical research and brilliant healer in the new Overwatch short story, “Valkyrie,” where Mercy must confront her past and wrestle with whether she should join the fight again.

From November 12-December 2, players will be able to get back out there and obtain eight sprays, a player icon, and the legendary Dr.Read the rest

Overwatch 2, Blizzard’s team-based shooter to get a sequel

More than 50 million players* worldwide have teamed up to capture objectives, push payloads, and fight for the future in Overwatch®, Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team-based shooter. Today, before a sold-out crowd of BlizzCon 2019 attendees and millions watching online, Blizzard Entertainment revealed Overwatch 2, a supercharged sequel that will send players deeper into the world and story of Overwatch and build upon the original game’s critically acclaimed foundation of world-class PvP competition.… Read the rest