The latest update to Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher allows players to stream games like Overwatch, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft directly to Facebook.
Blizzard’s been hinting at a new Overwatch hero, Sombra, for months. What began with cheeky easter eggs has evolved into a full-blown alternate reality game (ARG). After the latest countdown-based twist, people are worn out.
Please, Blizzard, please, give us this as an alternate option for Reaper’s ult in Overwatch. TwistedGrimTV reimagined the bane of your existence and mine with a bit less grimdark edge and a bit more fabulous flash. It really is raining men. Hallelujah.
The “parents don’t know but they’ll talk about it anyway” gag is not a new one, but it remains a sweet one when the parents do a good job (and aren’t treated like idiots by exploitative kids). Like Karhall’s mom here, who was asked to talk about Overwatch characters without knowing who the hell they were.
You will be shocked to hear this, but many of us on staff here at Kotaku play Overwatch. It’s actually pretty unusual for so many of us to be playing the same game, so we thought we’d make some weekly videos where we casually chat about what’s new with the game.
It’s possible to hit rank zero in Overwatch’s competitive mode. Dale “Bacontotem” Brown knows. He’s done it. There’s a caveat, though: it takes a hell of a lot of work.
Who’s the ultimate Roadhog? Whose death hook is quicker to clamp, a surer vice of animal ferocity around the entrails of enemies? In a tug-of-war of barbed hooks and scrap metal dominance, I’ve decided that it’s me, and not that other Roadhog on the enemy team.
Update—10:40 a.m.: With grace, felicity and no pity for this post’s short-lived relevance, Blizzard resolved their server issues ten minutes post-publication. Read below for background on today’s now-fixed DDoS attack against Battle.net.
Overwatch’s new map, Eichenwalde, is now live on the game’s public test server. It’s set in a village next to a big ol’ German castle. The map, however, is smaller than it looks.
Overwatch’s first major international tournament was held over the weekend in Cologne, Germany. Hosted at Gamescom, Europe’s largest games trade show, the ESL Overwatch Atlanta Showdown saw competition from eight pro teams. With a prize pool of $100,000 in the balance, professional players busted out their best…
A new set of animation tools released last week have made it a lot easier for people to import Overwatch’s characters into Source Filmmaker and mess around with stuff. Like swapping player animations.
Yesterday, Blizzard released a cinematic video about Overwatch’s Bastion, a killer robot built for the specific purpose of annoying everyone to death. It told the heartfelt story of a budding bird/bot relationship. And also PTSD.
In the popular cosplay game Overwatch, one of the characters is a robot cowboy named McCree. He has a cowboy hat and a cowboy six-shooter. He’s pretty good at being a cowboy. Yet he does not seem overly familiar with the best cowboy cinema.
In Overwatch, sitting and laughing are totally OP. Just like in real life.
If you’ve just wrapped up a hard-fought multiplayer match, it’s polite to say “gg” to all involved as a show of sportsmanship. Jackasses, however, have taken to corrupting it by adding “ez” to the end, essentially saying, “Beating you losers was a piece of cake.”
Touchingly, Blizzard dedicated today’s new Bastion-centric Overwatch short to Yvain Gnarbo, a Blizzard animator who died in a motorcycle accident last June.
The animated Overwatch short nobody but Bastion players wanted, “The Last Bastion,” just premiered at Gamescom.