Overwatch’s Halloween event is upon us, and while I thought nothing could be scarier than Zenyatta making use of his feet, it turns out I was wrong – the real scare is a weapon sight that’s difficult to see through. (Insert spooky ghost noises here.) Ashe’s new Halloween Terror skin looks cool, but players are very unhappy about how it changes her ADS, and Blizzard is on the case.
Overwatch Halloween Terror 2019 starts today, and while Blizzard hasn’t offered up the usual selection of teases ahead of the event – the company’s been fairly quiet on social media this week, for some reason – we do know about one terrifying addition to the game. Zenyatta can now use his feet.
In what was supposed to be a big celebration, Blizzard’s Overwatch launches today on the Nintendo Switch. However, the launch arrives while Blizzard is mired in controversy over its decision to ban a Hearthstone player who openly supported the Hong Kong protests – and, perhaps not surprisingly, the company has now cancelled a major event.
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Overwatch, a game famous for its hectic high speed gameplay, is surprisingly getting a young adult novel some time next year (via Polygon). May 2020 will see the release of The Hero of Numbani a story focusing in on the background of Orisa, her creator, and the villain Doomfist.
Blizzard’s vice president and lead director of the studio’s multiplayer FPS Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan, has made a pretty exciting offer sure to please fans of the game – and the idea of a crossover with Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Kaplan has said that the team behind the fighting game can use “whatever character” from Overwatch they’d like in the event of a crossover.
We’re precisely one month away from BlizzCon 2019, and besides broad anticipation for whatever Blizzard is working on next, that also means it’s time to see what kind of digital baubles we’ll get as part of this year’s Virtual Ticket. There’s nothing quite so substantial as a WoW Classic demo this time around, but there is the usual selection of in-game items across Blizzard titles.
With Activision Blizzard having all kinds of success with World of Warcraft Classic taking its popular MMO back to basics with none of the updates from recent years, it’s almost a surprise to learn that Blizzard’s other incredibly popular online game Overwatch is going in the opposite direction. The latest Overwatch patch notes are here for v1.41 of the game, and they change things so fundamentally Blizzard are calling the patch “a remaster”.
Blizzard has released a brand new skin for your favourite DPS almost-tank, Bastion, in a collaboration with Lego. Built to look just like a kid’s toy, this new skin is only available for a short period of time in the Bastion’s Brick Challenge running from September 17 to 30.
Sigma is the latest addition to the Overwatch roster, and the game’s players have been putting the new hero through his paces on the PTR. Sigma’s abilities include the ultimate Gravitic Flux, which lifts enemies into the air before slamming them to the ground for big damage – and, it turns out, there’s one use for the ult that can lead to an instant win in certain situations.