Release: 5/23/2016 [NA]
ESRB Rating: Teen
Genre: First Person Shooter
The Long-Awaited, Skyscraper-Killing Hero (Well, maybe hero is the wrong word)
Rumors of the character Doomfist have been whispered (well, yelled) almost since the day Overwatch was officially released - with serious references made to him in the early cinematic videos. And while the character is unfortunately not to be voiced by Terry Crews (the actual voice actor is Sahr Ngaujah), Doomfist is now available on the PTR and Overwatch has provided an exciting origin movie for him. This origin's animation is different from the others in that it rather than using a 3D computer-generated style as the other Overwatch videos have, this one is definitely inspired by a more anime style. Read more »
New “Overwatch” Character Revealed: Orisa!
"Your safety is my primary concern."
After a lot of speculation, Blizzard dropped the reveal of the new "Overwatch" hero today with a short story video, a developer update and an updated website with all the juicy details. Read more »
Rumors Emerge About Overwatch’s “Year of the Rooster” Event
More Skins Leaked From Chinese Ad
A couple days ago, Blizzard began revealing their next big event celebrating the Chinese New Year and right off the bat, we got hit with a new a-mei-zing Mei skin and a new darling D.Va skin - both ladies decked out for the festivals of their respective countries. Today, an ad from China seemingly leaked four other skins that we'll likely see during the event next week. Read more »
Sombra Officially Introduced in New “Overwatch” Short
During the opening ceremony of BlizzCon this year, the highly-anticipated new character for "Overwatch," Sombra, was finally introduced in another of Blizzard's spectacular shorts - this one entitled: "Infiltration." Read more »
“Overwatch” Halloween Event Has Begun!
With A Spooky Reveal Trailer!
The "Overwatch" Halloween Event has officially begun! Check out this reveal trailer on some of the creepy changes that are going to punctuate this event! Read more »
Possible “Overwatch” Leak Details New Event and Hero
Is Sombra Finally Making Her Appearance?
A questionable image of a blog post that may have originated from Blizzard has details pertaining to an upcoming new event for "Overwatch," and possibly the long-awaited hero-hacker Sombra. Read more »
“Overwatch” for PC Getting Bandwidth Patch
No Word On Console Release Yet
Lead engineer Tim Ford and senior engineer Philip Orwig took the YouTube to go into detail about the next PC patch for "Overwatch," where the bandwidth is getting increased. Read more »
Season 2 for “Overwatch” Comes A Little Early
New Map, Skins and Emotes!
About a week earlier than expected, Blizzard has started Season 2 of "Overwatch" competitive play for XBox One and PC users. They've also made some major changes to competitive mode, fixed some bugs, tossed out some new legendary skins and made the new Eichenwalde available to all users. Read more »
New “Overwatch” Short Released at Gamescom
"The Last Bastion" featuring...Bastion
After it's world premiere at Gamescom today, the newest "Overwatch" character short has been released to the world. Entitled "The Last Bastion," the short features the little death robot that everyone loves to hate - Bastion. Read more »
PS4 “Overwatch” Patch Gets Ana and More
No Word On Xbox One Patch, Though
“Overwatch” Getting a Hefty July Patch
Buffs, Minor Nerfs, and More
Ana Amari Revealed As “Overwatch’s” Newest Character
"I Have You Covered!"
Blizzard Teases New Medical Sniper for “Overwatch”
Could Also Be Modified Sniper for "Reasons"
Torbjörn Will Be Nerfed In “Overwatch” for Consoles
PC Torbjörn Will Remain Unchanged
McCree & Widowmaker Nerfs/Tweaks for “Overwatch”
More Tweaks for Widowmaker Than Nerfs Though
Blizzard announced the patch details for the June update for "Overwatch" (for PC- PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will get it in a larger, later patch) that is set to change the heroes McCree and Widowmaker. Read more »
Blizzard Considering Cross-Console Play for “Overwatch”
No Cross-Play With PC, Though
“Overwatch’s” Physical Copies Release a Day Early
Servers Won't Launch Until 24th, Though
According to those who ordered physical copies of "Overwatch" from Amazon (such as Destructoid), the physical versions of "Overwatch" will release one day earlier than the digital versions. Read more »
REVEALED: “Overwatch” Cinematic Teaser
"Are you with us?"
Continuing their streak of fantastic hype-inducing teasers leading up to the launch of their newest game, Blizzard has released another cinematic trailer that delves into the story of "Overwatch." The story is narrated by Winston, the super intelligent (and super dangerous) gorilla that is working to assemble the Overwatch team again. Read more »
New Tracer Victory Pose for “Overwatch” Revealed
Improving On the Previous One
REVEALED: New Cinematic for “Overwatch”
There are two things that Blizzard is really good at - making seemingly immortal MMORPGs and make cinematics that are on par with any top-tier movie studio. Its for this reason that I have hope for the "World of Warcraft" movie that is coming out this summer. It is also the reason why when they release a new short featuring a character from a game, I watch it as soon as I can. Especially for a game like "Overwatch." Read more »
Blizzard to Change Victory Pose in “Overwatch”
Cites Change Due to Development's Wishes
IGN May Have Leaked “Overwatch’s” Release Date
Gotta Keep an Eye On Those Silly Ads
“Overwatch” Closed Beta to Return Mid-February
New Feature, More Invites Incoming
The closed beta for the new Blizzard IP “Overwatch” is returning to players in a few weeks according to game director Jeff Kaplan. In a official "blue post," Kaplan cites the desire to integrate player feedback without rushing the updated title out the door. Closed beta will return in approximately mid-February. Read more »
“Overwatch” Springs to Action Spring 2016
Pre-Orders Now Live
Blizzard Entertainment’s futuristic team-based shooter coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One Read more »
“Overwatch” Confirmed for PS4/Xbox One
These Versions Titled "Origins Edition"
“Overwatch” Characters Zarya and McCree Revealed
One Slings Guns, the Other Slings Gravity Beams
2015’s Biggest Games: Part 2
Here Are the Rest of Our Most Anticipated Games for 2015
In Part 1 we ran through the games that will be hitting your gaming systems from January to June. Now it's time to gaze into the far future and take a look at the games that don't yet have release dates, but will be debuting in the coming year. Get ready to start salivating over some truly massive games. Read more »
BlizzCon 2014: Early Views of “Overwatch” and “Goblins vs. Gnomes”
Demo Stations Available for Use for New Titles
As is typical of Blizzard, demo stations were available for all of the new titles announced at BlizzCon. This year, Player Theory took a look at two of the new titles: the "Hearthstone: Goblins vs. Gnomes" expansion and completely new universe "Overwatch." Let's take a look at initial thoughts about these games, keeping in mind that "Overwatch" is still in early alpha development and is likely to change drastically before release. Read more »
Blizzard Announces “Overwatch”
New First Person Shooter
Announced at BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment revealed a brand new IP called "Overwatch." The style appears to take influence from "Team Fortress 2" in art design and seems to appear to have a light-hearted sense of fun. Read more »