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.
For better or worse, Overwatch helped to popularise the modern loot box system, and while players have increasingly pushed back against that type of monetization, it hasn’t stopped Blizzard’s hero shooter from raking in the cash. Overwatch has now made over $1 billion from in-game purchases alone, the sixth IP in Activision Blizzard’s library to do so.
July 23, 2019 Blizzard has unveiled all of Sigma’s abilities.
Time for a quick history lesson: Blizzard Entertainment – the incredibly successful studio behind Overwatch, Diablo, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft – was formed over 28 years ago, in February 1991. The studio was founded under the rather silly name of Silicon & Synapse, Inc. by three University of California graduates: Michael Morhaime, Frank Pearce and Allen Adham.
Another round of Overwatch Lego sets are coming our way, and the brick-maker has revealed a preview of what to expect. Following up on the Overwatch Lego sets that launched earlier this year, we’re getting fresh sets including proper minifigs for Hammond, Roadhog, and Junkrat on October 1 – running the gamut from disgusting to disgustingly adorable.
Blizzard is reportedly planning to forcibly abolish the Overwatch League’s restrictive GOATS meta. Former pro player Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung stated that a change will take effect in time for the start of the fourth stage of the ongoing esports competition.
Remember swapping Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon cards with your friends in the school playground? Well today, I’m here to tell you that your childhood nostalgia has taken a giant leap into the world of esports, as the Overwatch League now has its own set of trading cards.
Another high-profile figure within Blizzard’s esports organisations has left the company. Following shortly after the departure of former Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer, Kim Phan, the company’s global esports director, recently announced that she would be leaving the company after more than 13 years.
Kotaku has the scoop on a Battlefield-like prototype that had been in dev for 2 years. ARS T...
A new first-person shooter shooter that would’ve been “like Battlefield in the StarCraft universe” has reportedly been cancelled at Blizzard as the studio focuses on two other upcoming titles. According to a new report, the StarCraft FPS has been in development for two years, but now Blizzard is doubling down on Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 ahead of announcements for both at BlizzCon 2019.