Overwatch: Deadlock Rebels Novel Available Now

Overwatch: Deathlock Rebels novel coverScholastic and Blizzard Entertainment announce the Overwatch: Deadlock Rebels novel is available now for purchase at Scholastic or Amazon. You can read it today.

In addition, there is an excerpt covering Chapter 1-3; and an audio sample of the audiobook narrated by Jennifer Hale (the real voice of Ashe in Overwatch). That’s pretty cool!

The new young adult novel (ages 12-18) is an original story exploring the founding of the Deadlock Gang and the origins of fan-favorite heroes Elizabeth Caledonia (Ashe) and Jesse McCree in the years following the Omnic Crisis. The American Southwest is ripe for the taking and ruled by those looking to profit off the chaos. When Ashe is arrested yet again on the morning of her high school graduation, her aloof, old-money parents decide to disinherit her from the family fortune. To steal back what’s rightfully hers, Ashe teams up with her omnic butler, B.O.B., and local ruffian McCree for a series of heists, catapulting the trio into a game of fast money and dangerous alliances.

Overwatch fans can look forward to high-octane chases and action-packed stand-offs found throughout Deadlock Rebels, while also discovering alongside Ashe that family isn’t just about blood – it’s about the people who’ve got your back when your back’s against the wall!

The new Overwatch: Deadlock Rebels novel is available now in respective paperback, kindle, and audio formats via the Scholastic Store and other retailers

Overwatch 2 Tease in Summer Game Fest 2021 Showcase

Geoff Keighley sent out a newsletter announcing Summer Game Fest 2021 will kick off in June 10, and over 30 partners which includes Blizzard Entertainment.

Two Overwatch clips showing Winston and separately Tracer play during the showcase video — which might be an indication there will be digital content from the Overwatch team. Video at the bottom of this page.

It’s official: SUMMER GAME FEST will Kick Off on Thursday, June 10 with a spectacular live world premiere showcase event, hosted by Geoff Keighley, with a performance by Weezer, the Days of the Devs showcase with iam8bit, Double Fine Productions and more! It’s streaming live everywhere, presented by Prime Gaming.

Check the website for a constantly updating list of events from publishers, and stay tuned for more announcements in the coming days!

Today we’re also excited to announce over 30 partners that will update fans with news and more during Summer Game Fest season this June, including:

Blizzard From The Vault: May 2021 Releases

Blizzard Entertainment has opened the Blizzard Gear Store’s Blizzard From the Vault to highlight a limited-release Overwatch Original Sketch Concept Art and a Blizzard 30th Anniversary Binder. But that’s not all. Check out the return of many fan favorite licensed products exclusively for this anniversary sale.

This Overwatch Original Sketch is what inspired the first team concept artwork shown at the BlizzCon 2014 Overwatch Origins panel.

New Overwatch League Fan Apparel for 2021 Season Start

The Overwatch League 2021 season officially starts this weekend, April 16-18. To help fans get hyped for the league’s big return, a range of brand-new Overwatch League apparel has been released through Mitchell & Ness. The line allows fans to show their support in style including “Play by Play” tees and two-tone snapback hats for Overwatch League teams.

How to Earn Overwatch League Points for Roadhog and Echo Skins

Overwatch League introduced two new legendary skins: Midas Roadhog which celebrates the 2020 San Francisco Shock championship, and the Good vs Evil Echo which is a nod to the 2020 Overwatch League MVP, Byung-Sun “Fleta” Kim. Both skins are available now through April 6. Get them while you can!

But these Legendary skins cost Overwatch League Points. How do I get them?

The Flaws that Need to be Fixed in Overwatch 2

Overwatch has had many flaws over the years as new heroes have been added. Some of the flaws have resulted in major hero overhauls.

Symmetra has had at least two major overhauls to her abilities kit. Mercy at some point had a couple overhauls as well. Several bug fixes to many heroes, and slight changes as well.

Some heroes are considered broken. Just search for some content creator videos out there to learn more about them.

But there is one major thing in Overwatch that needs to be fixed in Overwatch 2, if not before it.

Kanezaka: New Overwatch Deathmatch Map

Blizzard Entertainment deployed a new FFA Deathmatch map based near the Hanamura map. Kanezaka provides plenty of sniper and high ground spots to dispose of enemies from afar; and corridors.

There is a strong fox and cat theme going on throughout the map. I wouldn’t be surprised if a new female hero is hinted here.

Below is a spectator-mode solo exploration video, and screenshots.

Overwatch PTR 1.50

Blizzard Entertainment deployed Overwatch PTR 1.50 (build 70299) introducing new Career Profile improvements.

Achievements are now grouped by category and may be filtered to find things easily.

Junkrat has been buffed a bit by reducing the delay when you trigger a concussion mine — meaning he can explode them faster, and you can control Junk faster after detonating the RIP-Tire. The patch also adds several bug fixes across the board.

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