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Exclusive Interview: Overwatch’s Leads Reveal Upcoming Game Features & More

We’ve recently sat down with Geoff Goodman, Lead Hero Designer for Overwatch, and Bill Warnecke, Lead Software Engineer for Overwatch, to ask them a few questions about the game and their inspirations as they were planning for the new (and upcoming!) game features. Check out how our conversation went down! 1. Could you tell us more about the new Deathmatch map, Petra? Geoff: I’ll start with some of the mechanics. When we started working on Petra, we looked pretty hard at Chateau (the previous Deathmatch map) and looked at what we had on offer there along with what we could…
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Overwatch’s 2nd Anniversary Event Guide: Seasonal Brawls, Free Weekend and Limited-Edition Content in Anniversary Lootboxes

Two glorious years ago, on the 24th of May, Overwatch was finally released for sale. It opened the floodgates to those who weren’t lucky enough to be part of the 9.7 million players who were part of the beta, and allowed players to jump into the hype that surrounded Blizzard Entertainment’s then-latest first-person shooter video game. Since its launch, the game earned near perfect scores from most video game reviews and garnered praises for its lore, maps, character designs, and on how the game feels so “lived-in”. It was as if McCree was a real person cowboy in the late…
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Overwatch: A Masterful Blending of Genres that Leaves You Overjoyed

Overwatch has crosshairs in the middle of your screen and your health bar at the bottom left. And the similarity with most other First-Person Shooters (FPS) games end there. Overwatch plays more like a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), akin to Dota 2, League of Legends and Heroes Of The Storm instead of your traditional FPS games like Counter-Strike or Battlefield. Each playable hero is unique without customising, and although some very roughly fulfill roles we’re familiar with like tanks, medics and assault, every single one of them is so much more. This game’s hype and the fan anticipation didn’t just put it into the…
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Overwatch: Release Date and First Impressions

“CAPTAIN! Great news!” “What is it?” “We have a release date!” “HOIST THE SAILS THEN, FIRST MATE. SET SAIL FOR OUR RELEASE DATE. Overwatch is upon us” For some reason, I thought of  time-pirate and imagined if the captain was a video gamer and- For those of you who are following Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment’s latest venture into a new genre, we now have a release date and an open beta! For those of you who aren’t keeping tabs, Overwatch is a multiplayer FPS that incorporates a ton of gameplay elements and unique, quirky characters into a MOBA-esque frame. Just like…
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