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Overwatch Anniversary Preview: Dance Emotes!

Soon we have one year of Overwatch behind us. Starting on the 23rd of May lasting until 12th of June the new Overwatch Anniversary events is upon us.

Blizzard gave as a little idea what this means: time to put your dance moves on!

New Hero revealed: Ana, the Support Sniper

Ana: “Everyone must find their cause.” print_ana

Support Role : Support

Real Name Real Name : Ana Amari, Age: 60

Occupation Occupation : Bounty Hunter

Base of Operation Base of operations : Cairo, Egypt

Affiliation Affiliation : Overwatch (formerly)

 

  • One of the founding members of Overwatch, Ana uses her skills and expertise to defend her home and the people she cares for.

    As the Omnic Crisis inflicted a heavy toll on Egypt, the country's depleted and undermanned security forces relied on elite snipers for support. Among them was Ana Amari, who was widely considered to be the world's best. Her superior marksmanship, decision-making, and instincts made her a natural selection to join the Overwatch strike team that would end the war.

    Following the success of Overwatch's original mission, Ana served for many years as Strike Commander Morrison's second-in-command. Despite her responsibilities in leading the organization, Ana refused to step away from combat operations. She remained on active duty well into her fifties, until she was believed to have been killed during a hostage rescue mission by the Talon operative known as Widowmaker.

    In truth, Ana survived that encounter, despite being gravely wounded and losing her right eye. During her recovery, she wrestled with the weight of a life spent in combat, and she chose to stay out of the world's growing conflicts. However, as time passed, she realized she could not sit on the sidelines while people threatened her city and the innocents around her.

    Now, Ana has rejoined the fight to protect her country from the forces that would destabilize it, and most importantly, to keep her family and her closest allies safe.


  • Biotic Rifle

    Ana’s rifle shoots darts that can restore health to her allies or deal ongoing damage to her enemies. She can use the rifle’s scope to zoom in on targets and make highly accurate shots.

    Sleep Dart

    Ana fires a dart from her sidearm, rendering an enemy unconscious (though any damage will rouse them).

    Biotic Grenade

    Ana tosses a biotic bomb that deals damage to enemies and heals allies in a small area of effect. Affected allies briefly receive increased healing from all sources, while enemies caught in the blast cannot be healed for a few moments.

    Nano Boost

    After Ana hits one of her allies with a combat boost, they temporarily move faster, deal more damage, and take less damage from enemies’ attacks.
  • [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcCGKrYgr0k[/embedyt]

 

My first gameplay experience with Ana Amari versus AI.

 

Overwatch PTR - Ana Amari Gameplay Videos
Ana Gameplay # 2

 

Overwatch: What’s New | Summary

This article is being updated as the presentation goes on. Stay tuned!

Beta Overview

  • As of tuesday, there were 82.000 total matches
  • Average match time: 7:34
  • Most played hero: Pharah
  • Best chance of winning: Symmetra

Console

  • Overwatch comes to Xbox One and Playstation4
  • When Overwatch started to be developed, they planned from the beginning to have it on console as well
  • No cross-plattform gaming

New Map

  • The map is called Hollywood
  • You escort a payload, an omnic director, HAL-Fred Glitchbot
  • Starting from the Hollywood boulevard,
    you enter the Goldshire Studios
  • features lot of balconys and rooftops
  • next up, you go through the studio sets

New Heroes

  • Mei
  • Full Name: Mei-Lin Zhou, 31 years old
  • Occupation: Climatologist, Adventurer
  • Base of operation: Xi’an, China (formerly)
  • Affilation: Overwatch (formerly)
  • Armed with freezing weapons
  • She got trapped and had to go in cryo and was only rescued years later while her team died
  • First hero concepts got to close to Zarya
  • Abilities:
    • Endothermic Blaster
      Mei’s blaster unleashes a concentrated, short-range stream of frost that damages, slows, and ultimately freezes enemies in place. Mei can also use her blaster to shoot icicle-like projectiles at medium range.
    • Ice Wall
      Mei generates an enormous ice wall that obstructs lines of sight, stops movement, and blocks attacks.
    • Cryo-Freeze
      Mei instantly surrounds herself with a block of thick ice. She heals and ignores damage while encased, but cannot move or use abilities.
    • Blizzard
      Mei deploys a weather-modification drone that emits gusts of wind and snow in a wide area. Enemies caught in the blizzard are slowed and take damage; those who linger too long are frozen solid.
  • D.Va
  • Real Name: Hana Song, Age: 19
  • Occupation: Pro Gamer (formerly), Mech Pilot
  • Base of Operations: Busan, South Korea
  • Affiliation: Mobile Exo-Force of the Korean Army
  • Ex-Progamer
  • One influence that drived her design was the idea of her streaming how she pilots her mech
  • Abilities:
    • Fusion Cannons
      D.Va’s mech is equipped with twin short-range rotating cannons. They lay down continuous, high-damage fire without needing to reload, but slow D.Va’s movement while they’re active.
    • Boosters
      D.Va’s mech launches into the air, her momentum carrying her forward. She can turn and change directions or barrel through her enemies, knocking them back.
    • Defense Matrix
      D.Va can activate this forward-facing targeting array to shoot incoming projectiles out of the air.
    • Self-Destruct
      D.Va ejects from her mech and sets its reactor to explode, dealing massive damage to nearby opponents.
  • While in the mech, when she dies, only the mech is destroyed, and D.Va ejects.
    • Light Gun
      While outside of her mech, D.Va can continue the fight with a mid-range automatic blaster.
    • Call Mech
      If her armored battle suit is destroyed, D.Va can call down a fresh mech and return to the fray.
  • Genji
  • Genji is Hanzo’s brother
  • Real Name: Genji Shimada, Age: 35
  • Occupation: Adventurer
  • Base of Operations: Shambali Monastery, Nepal
  • Affiliation: Shimada Clan (formerly), Overwatch (formerly)
  • He almost died to Hanzo
  • Was given a cybernatic body by Mercy
  • Overwatch wanted Genji’s help to dismantle the Shimada Clan
  • Zenyatta helped him to come to terms with his new cybernetic body
  • Skills
    • Shuriken
      Genji looses three deadly throwing stars in quick succession. Alternatively, he can throw three shuriken in a wider spread.
    • Swift Strike
      Genji darts forward, slicing the air with his katana and passing through foes in his path. After the initial strike, his targets begin to bleed and take additional damage over time. If Genji eliminates a target with this ability, he can instantly use it again.
    • Deflect
      With lightning-quick swipes of his sword, Genji reflects an oncoming projectile and sends it rebounding towards his opponent.
    • Dragonblade
      Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his sword, Genji can deliver killing strikes to any targets within his reach.

Overwatch – A Moment in Crime Special Report: “The Junkers”

OverwatchJunkers

Welcome citizens!

You may have heard about the recent reports about two criminals on the loose.

Join us in A Moment in Crime special detailing the crimes of the pair known as “The Junkers“.

Should you have any information on the individuals known “Junkrat” and “Roadhog“,
please contact the authorities at [email protected]

GamesCom 2015 Blizzard Media Briefing: Meet Lúcio – the Hero with a vibe

I was at the GamesCom 2015 Blizzard Media Briefing where Blizzard Entertainment unveiled the newest hero to join the Overwatch roster: Lucio.

Lúcio lucio_presskit_conceptFacts:

Role: Support
Real Name: Lúcio Correia dos Santos
Age: 26
Occupation: DJ; Freedom Fighter
Base of Operations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Affiliation: None

 

 

Abilities:

Lúcio is a mobile music themed support hero equiped with a Sonic Amplifier, which can be used to shoot the enemy or to knock them back using its secondary function.

During combat he is continuously playing one of two songs with his Crossfade ability. One song is used to heal, the other to speed up your allies and yourself.The effect of his song can be increased by his Amp It Up skill.

Finally, with his ultiamte the Sound Barrier he’s able to briefly provide his allies and himself with personal shields for a brief moment.

To top it off, his skates allow him to slide on walls, and he extend it by jumping from wall to wall. This also allows him to bypass the enemies’ defense.

Lúcio is meant to be played as either a supporter or using his mobility and knock back as a skirmisher.

 

Screenshots

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Videos

 

  • This video shows the two newest Overwatch maps: Numbani and Volskaya Industries.

 

Photos

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