BlizzCon 2015 – Overwatch Origins Edition Features Revealed

The Overwatch Origins Edition’s features have been revealed as a text description. However, BlizzCon 2015 has now shown us how the features look like in vivid color.

Overwatch – Hero Skins: Pay homage to the original Overwatch strike force by wearing the vintage skins Blackwatch Reyes or Strike-Commander Morrison. Explore other heroes’ origins with Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and even Slipstream Tracer!

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.

Pre-orders Open for Overwatch: Origins Edition – Xbox One & PS4

Pre-orders have begun for the Overwatch: Origins Edition (Xbox One) and the Overwatch: Origins Edition (PS4) for $59.99 with FREE shipping.

The game release is slated somewhere between Spring 2016 or before June 12, 2016. Reserve your guaranteed copy while supplies last.

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Overwatch: Origins Edition (Console) Features

Unlock the Widowmaker Noire skin: Pre-purchase Overwatch and receive the special Noire skin for the deadly and ruthless Widowmaker. Clad in black and red, she stalks her prey like a venomous spider.

 

Origins Edition Features

Overwatch – Hero Skins: Pay homage to the original Overwatch strike force by wearing the vintage skins Blackwatch Reyes or Strike-Commander Morrison. Explore other heroes’ origins with Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and even Slipstream Tracer!

Diablo III – Mercy’s Wings: Slay demonic forces throughout the High Heavens and Burning Hells as you don Mercy’s wings. All of Sanctuary will know of your allegiance to Overwatch!

World of Warcraft – Baby Winston Pet: Adorably cuddly and highly intellectual, the Baby Winston pet will be at your side as you fight your way through Azeroth.

Hearthstone – Card Back: Battle it out in Hearthstone with an Overwatch-themed card back fit for a hero!

StarCraft II – In-game Portraits: With brand new portraits of Tracer, Reaper, Pharah, Winston, Bastion, and Soldier: 76, you’re sure to become a champion of the Koprulu Sector.

Heroes of the Storm – Tracer Hero: Jump into the Nexus with Tracer and surprise your enemies in the blink of an eye.

 

Overwatch: Origins Edition (PC) Pre-Orders have Begun

The Overwatch – Origins Edition (PC) pre-orders have begun. The pricing is set at $59.99 with FREE Shipping. The game release is approximately between Spring 2016 or before June 12, 2016.

Overwatch: Origins Edition (PC) Pre-Orders have Begun

Pre-purchase Overwatch and receive the special Noire skin for the deadly and ruthless Widowmaker. Clad in black and red, she stalks her prey like a venomous spider.

 

Origins Edition Features

Overwatch – Hero Skins: Pay homage to the original Overwatch strike force by wearing the vintage skins Blackwatch Reyes or Strike-Commander Morrison. Explore other heroes’ origins with Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and even Slipstream Tracer!

Diablo III – Mercy’s Wings: Slay demonic forces throughout the High Heavens and Burning Hells as you don Mercy’s wings. All of Sanctuary will know of your allegiance to Overwatch!

World of Warcraft – Baby Winston Pet: Adorably cuddly and highly intellectual, the Baby Winston pet will be at your side as you fight your way through Azeroth.

Hearthstone – Card Back: Battle it out in Hearthstone with an Overwatch-themed card back fit for a hero!

StarCraft II – In-game Portraits: With brand new portraits of Tracer, Reaper, Pharah, Winston, Bastion, and Soldier: 76, you’re sure to become a champion of the Koprulu Sector.

Heroes of the Storm – Tracer Hero: Jump into the Nexus with Tracer and surprise your enemies in the blink of an eye.

Overwatch: Origins Edition (PC) Pre-Orders have Begun

Overwatch Collector’s Edition Pre-Orders Begin

The Overwatch Collector’s Edition (PC) pre-orders are now available. The Price is set at $129.00 with FREE shipping.

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Contents of the Collector’s Edition include the same features of the Overwatch: Origins Edition, plus the following items:

Overwatch Collector’s Edition

  • Visual source book — with in-depth illustrations and information about the game’s heroes, locations, and story
  • Overwatch soundtrack
  • A high-quality collectible statue of Soldier: 76
  • Postcards with illustrations of locations such as King’s Row, Ilios, Hanamura, etc.

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Blizzard Entertainment Announces Overwatch: Origins Edition for Xbox One/PS4

Blizzard Entertainment posted a new advertisement featuring the Overwatch: Origins Edition for PC, Xbox One and PS4 consoles. The advertisement redirects to https://buyoverwatch.com/, however the website is currently offline. It might be brought online shortly after BlizzCon’s Opening Ceremony.

Blizzard listed Overwatch to be launched on Spring 2016, however it also states: “Expected Game release is on or before June 21st, 2016.”

Additionally, the Overwatch: Origins Edition pre-purchase deal comes with a Noir Widowmaker skin.

Blizzard Entertainment Announces Overwatch: Origins Edition for Xbox One/PS4

Gamestop Confirms Overwatch coming to XBox One and PS4

GameInformer (owned by parent Gamestop) confirmed that Blizzard Entertainment authorized its retailers to tell customers about the Overwatch (Xbox One) and Overwatch (PS4) versions.

Blizzard might make an official announcement at BlizzCon 2015 tomorrow — November 6th. Keep an eye on any updates, or purchase a virtual ticket to watch it online.

overwatch-news-iconGameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) has received word that Blizzard’s Overwatch is console-bound. The retailer has been told it can start telling customers about the unannounced versions.

We spoke with a local store that indicates it received an email from the corporation indicating that the game will be full-priced on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. All versions are listed at $59.99, with a placeholder date of December 31, 2016. — source

Overwatch Beta Patch Notes – Nov 3, 2015

The Overwatch Team deployed another patch to address random crashes, exploitable spots, and a Reaper exploit, as well as some Voice Chat bugs.

Overwatch 0.8.0.0.25065 – Patch Notes

overwatch-news-iconLylirra: A new beta patch is now live. Read below to learn about the latest changes.

To share your feedback, please post in the Beta Feedback forum.
For a list of known issues, visit our Beta Bug Report forum.

BUG FIXES

  • Updated several in-game locations and objects to prevent players from being able to reach, stand, and/or get stuck on them
  • Updated several in-game objects so that Reaper can no longer Teleport through or into them unexpectedly
  • The “invalid hardware or driver detected” window can now be bypassed
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Muted Microphone UI element to disappear whenever the Channels menu was open
  • Fixed several reliability issues with Voice Chat
  • Fixed several client- and server-side crashes

source: Overwatch Forums

Over 7 Million Players signed up for Overwatch Beta

During the Activision Blizzard 2015 Q3 Financial Results conference call, held today at 5am PDT, Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime announced that over seven million players opted-in to join the Overwatch Beta. Blizzard will continue to add new players via invitation waves. There are no beta keys and there won’t be emails. Blizzard manually flags the user’s account to enable the install button in the Battle.net Launcher.

Over 7 Million Players signed up for Overwatch Beta

Overwatch Beta Patch Notes – Oct 30, 2015

Overwatch got its first patch to address a few client-side crashes. In addition, the file format was changed. These are the patch notes for Beta Patch 0.8.0.0 – 25023.

Lylirra: A new beta patch is now live. Read below to learn about the latest changes.

To share your feedback, please post in the Beta Feedback forum.
For a list of known issues, visit our Beta Bug Report forum.

GENERAL
Aim assist for gamepad controllers has been disabled

BUG FIXES
Fixed a number of client-side crashes

Please note that, due to a file format change, this patch will be approximately 1GB. — source

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Overwatch Beta Preview Livestream on Oct 15

Biggest Overwatch Beta Hype to date … Blizzard Entertainment has announced a Beta Livestream event to happen on Thu, October 15th at 10am PST. That means, beta testing is very likely starting either within days or at least around BlizzCon. So keep your eyes tuned to any flash news, because this is serious-business-HYPE. Hop in … Choo-choo!

Overwatch is making its official debut on Twitch this Thursday, October 15 … and you’re invited!

Join a duo of aspiring heroes, Haylinic and Ellohime, as they team up with our developers to fight for the future LIVE from Blizzard HQ. During these inaugural streams, you’ll have a chance to see over 90 minutes of unedited real-time gameplay from not one, but two perspectives—plus, you’ll get a first look at what you can expect from the upcoming Overwatch beta. (Wicked!)

Livestream Details:

Round up your allies, mark your calendars, and get ready for battle. We hope to see you there!