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!

Teasing : Two new heroes on their way?

Did you miss news about Overwatch ? Well cheer up love, the cavalry’s here with some interesting news.

Today the different Overwatch accounts published on Twitter some wanted posters. As you might already think they could be related to future playable characters. Of course they are not as charismatic as Tracer or Lúcio, but they do have some nice psychopath heads.

From a personal point of view, I do believe that the character wearing a gas mask is already present in one of the official Overwatch artwork, as Lúcio was already present in the trailer.

WantedEN

British Wanted Poster

WantedES

Latin Wanted Poster

WantedFR

French Wanted Poster

 

Lucio Gameplay Preview | Overwatch

This is not a GamesCom 2015 preview. This 7-minute gameplay video was posted by Blizzard today Aug 11 to showcase Lucio in action, and whoever played it reached Top 3 in that match. So he’s definitely a pretty good DPS and support character, as he heals his teammates too. This video takes place in the Numbani map.

Around 00:03:40, you can see Lucio’s Sonic Amplifier ability used to knockback Hanzo off the terrace to fall to his death.

Lucio Gameplay Preview | Overwatch

Lucio can dodge enemy damage by accelerating his speed and literally racing on the wall for a short time. That’s racing along the wall, not climbing. That’s Hanzo.

Get some popcorn and sit tight to watch this Lucio Gameplay video. Overwatch beta begins this Fall 2015. Stay tuned.