Overwatch

Overwatch 1

The Final Hours of Overwatch 1: A Messy Departure for a Multiplayer Legend

It’s 11:48am on Monday October 3rd and I can’t play Overwatch 1 anymore. Oddly, the chat is still going on, ticking in the bottom left corner even though I can’t navigate past the main menu. “Hope you’re having a great Christmas,” one post read. “When do they close the servers?” a talker asks. “I want …

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Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 Launch Time: When You Can Play, Preload, Download Size, and More

Overwatch 2, a modern relaunch of Blizzard’s hero shooter launched in 2016, is just days away from release. It promises to shake up the Overwatch experience in several important ways, and ultimately represents the dawn of a new era for the award-winning title. While it’s less of a sequel and more of a massive update …

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Activision Blizzard Announces New LGBTQ+ Friendly Overwatch 2 Competitive and Shoutcaster Programs

Activision Blizzard Announces New LGBTQ+ Friendly Overwatch 2 Competitive and Shoutcaster Programs

Screenshot: Snow storm Today Activision Blizzard announced three upcoming programs Monitor 2of the competitive and casual scene. These are aimed at fostering a healthy environment, with an emphasis on its new LGBTQ+ player base. In a blog post titled “Calling all heroes,” the Surveillance The team and its competitive E-Sports program, Overwatch League (OWL), have …

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What's in the Overwatch 2 Store and Season 1 Battle Pass

What’s in the Overwatch 2 Store and Season 1 Battle Pass

Surveillance 2the transition from a premium game (the original Surveillance) to free-to-play will bring a long list of in-game purchases, including a seasonal Battle Pass, as well as a la carte skins and other cosmetic items. Blizzard plans to introduce a new battle pass roughly every nine weeks, with skins, sprays, animations, and digital merchandise …

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What's in the Overwatch 2 Store and Season 1 Battle Pass

What’s in the Overwatch 2 Store and Season 1 Battle Pass

Surveillance 2the transition from a premium game (the original Surveillance) to free-to-play will bring a long list of in-game purchases, including a seasonal Battle Pass, as well as a la carte skins and other cosmetic items. Blizzard plans to introduce a new battle pass roughly every nine weeks, with skins, sprays, animations, and digital merchandise …

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Overwatch 2 will require a phone number to play - even if you played the original

Overwatch 2 will require a phone number to play – even if you played the original

When Monitor 2 replaces the original Surveillance on October 4, players will need to link a phone number to their Battle.net accounts. If you don’t, you won’t be able to play Overwatch 2 — even if you have already purchased Surveillance. The same two-factor step, called SMS Protect, will also be used on all Call …

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Overwatch 2 pre-reviews say it's a worthy sequel, but the grind is a major disappointment

Overwatch 2 pre-reviews say it’s a worthy sequel, but the grind is a major disappointment

The grind is crazy.Screenshot: Snow storm Monitor 2 is almost here, arriving like a free game on October 4 which will totally supplant the OG hero shooter. While it’s not yet playable for the general public, a handful of game outlets have had early access to Blizzard’s upcoming sequel, releasing previews just in time for …

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Overwatch League skins are much more expensive in 'Overwatch 2'

Overwatch League skins are much more expensive in ‘Overwatch 2’

Overwatch League skins are going to cost you a lot more in “Overwatch 2”. Blizzard Entertainment Hoo boy. It’s not going to go well. I had access to a test version of Monitor 2 since last week, and I’ve been poking around to see what’s new/unannounced yet. Once I clicked on the Overwatch League tab …

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