Can a crab become a hero? In both Hearthstone and in the animal kingdom at large, the answer has long been a resounding “no.” But now the answer is: maybe.
Blizzard announced that due to an Overwatch bug, D.Va has been removed from the game for the time being.
I have a confession: I have become an Overwatch meta slave. I rarely pick heroes other players think are “bad.” I won’t take risks with our tank-healer balance. And, most important, I will seethe when my team doesn’t reflect the holy comp du jour.
Stefano “Verbo” Disalvo plays Lucio for Immortals, one of the best Overwatch teams in the world. He’s a shot-caller, which means he plays a huge role in leading the team. He’s also 17 years-old. Before he could become a pro, he had to overcome one very big obstacle: his parents.
Hayven wasn’t like other World of Warcraft YouTubers. As he himself was quick to point out, his videos couldn’t teach people how to dole out DPS in raids or make rivals rage-weep in PVP. He was interested in the history of the 13-year-old MMO, and he did his best to chronicle it, even after he contracted a rare form…
Lunatic Hai is far and away one of the best Overwatch teams in the world right now. Despite (or perhaps, because of) that, they’ve recently become a lightning rod for controversy.
Robert “shadder2k” Mocanu is one of the best Genji players in professional Overwatch. This weekend, he proved that he was not just a great player but also a pretty nice dude.
Picture somebody playing a first-person shooter. You probably imagine them sitting stock still, staring ahead with an almost blank expression on their face, one that denotes quiet focus. You might, however, be missing one key detail: their eyes are moving all over the dang place.
After receiving a “tremendous amount of feedback,” Blizzard changed the way Overwatch does ties in its competitive mode. Now, one team just has to gain more progress than their enemy, with a minimum of 33% progress. That means there will be more ties.
Of course! If you are trying to win votes in South Korea, StarCraft is always one way to appeal to the masses.
Healing in Overwatch isn’t always appreciated—usually just a “Thanks, I’m glad someone is doing it.” Now, players are complaining that it’s not only unappreciated, but it’s also under-rewarded. Recently, healers were reportedly seeing fewer skill rating gains than their more damage-dealing allies.
In preparation for the upcoming remastered version of StarCraft: Brood War, which is scheduled for this summer, Blizzard has made the original versions of StarCraft and its expansion free. Totally free. On both PC and Mac.
Overwatch just broke one of its big design rules: Every car is a flying car. And in response, fans are deeming the game “unplayable.”
Of all the games with tens of colorful heroes and millions of people playing incessantly, Overwatch is the least overwhelming. Still, it’s not like anything else out there. It’s not a typical shooter, nor a MOBA, nor even a heartwarming point-and-click adventure starring a gorilla in glasses. Here are some tips to…
Genji has just joined the Heroes of the Storm roster, so let’s hope you wanted yet another Assassin type. With the addition of Genji comes the game’s first Overwatch-themed map, Hanamura. This is a two-lane payload map with a whole lot of beautiful cherry blossoms.
If you woke up this morning hoping to log some hours with Overwatch (or Hearthstone, or Heroes of the Storm), you probably had issues trying to login to Blizzard’s game client.
Five hours later, Blizzard is still working on fixing the problem. [Update 12:59AM] Blizzard says the problems have been resolved.
In the world of video games, healing isn’t a glamorous gig. It’s hard enough to get people to do it when everybody’s on equal footing. And when they’re not? Well, then you’ve got a problem on your gnarled, pock-marked, and thoroughly un-healed hands.
For quite a while, Brandon “Seagull” Larned has led a dual life. Sometimes, he’s a pro player for NRG Esports. Other times, he’s the most popular Overwatch streamer in the business. One guy with two time-devouring careers. Something had to give.
In Overwatch, you win some and you lose some. Other times, you win some, you lose a lot, and you seriously consider going to Blizzard’s headquarters so you can do that thing where at first you’re yelling but by the end you’re crying, and somebody gives you a hug and says, “there, there.”