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Overwatch Legendary Edition Coming to the Nintendo Switch October 15th

It is official. Blizzard Entertainment and Nintendo are launching the Overwatch Legendary Edition on the Nintendo Switch on October 15th. If you don’t have the handheld, you can buy the Nintendo Switch here.

UPDATE (Sept 5): Pre-orders for the Overwatch Legendary Edition (Nintendo Switch) are now open for $39.99. Want to receive this the day it comes out? Select FREE Two-Day Shipping at checkout.

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 4, 2019– The world could always use more heroes—and starting October 15, Nintendo Switch™ players will be able to join more than 40 million players from around the globe in the fight for the future with the arrival of Overwatch® Legendary Edition.

Overwatch Legendary Edition puts the definitive version of Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team shooter in Nintendo Switch owners’ hands, complete with the latest content and gameplay updates. Players will select from a roster of 31 vibrant heroes as they face off in a variety of casual and competitive multiplayer modes andbattle over map objectives in 28 different locations around the earth (and on the moon).

In addition, Nintendo Switch gamers have the option to take control of their heroes in a whole-new wayusing the console’s built-in gyroscopic motion controls, which let players tilt their console to line up the perfect shot as McCree, pilot D.Va through the air, or quickly turn to deflect incoming projectiles as Genji.

Overwatch brings players together to cooperate and compete in a bright and optimistic vision of the future, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Nintendo Switch gamers into the fun,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “The Legendary Edition includes more than three years’ worth of content updates and gameplay enhancements, and we’re excited to team up with Nintendo to provide players with new ways to enjoy the full Overwatch experience—including on the go.”

OverwatchLegendary Edition for Nintendo Switch will be available in a boxed version (containing a code to download the game) and digital version via the Nintendo eShop for a suggested price of $39.99. Both versions come with 15 bonus skins for a range of heroes to kick-start players’ collections, as well as a three-month Nintendo Switch Online individual membership so players can jump into action and start battling alongside, and against, their fellow Nintendo Switch gamers immediately.

Players who pre-purchase Overwatch Legendary Edition by the October 15 launch will also receive the Noire skin for elite Talon operative Widowmaker**, the game’s ruthlessly efficient assassin. In addition, Nintendo Switch players who log in to Overwatch by December 31, 2019 will receive a bonus Golden Loot Box containing at least one guaranteed Legendary item.

Overwatch Patch 1.39.2 build 61542 Patch Notes

The latest Overwatch patch introduced two new features: Hotfixing and Shared Install. The shared install unifies the Live and PTR clients inside the same Overwatch folder rather than separate folders, and saves space. This patch was about 890MB file size.

New Feature: Hotfixing

With this patch, the Overwatch client on all platforms can now automatically receive minor updates (hotfixes) without needing to be restarted. Hotfixes require online connectivity, access to disk, and sufficient disk space. In the event a hotfix can’t be received, you may encounter a message you can resolve via one of the following platform-specific support articles:

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Speculation: Overwatch 2 PvE Content?

A job opening for an Overwatch Senior Games Writer seems to hint at PvE content coming to Overwatch. It is slightly implied where it says: “Quickly write and iterate on compelling dialogue for characters, missions, and cinematics.”

I don’t know about you, but all Overwatch maps have objectives or tips at the loading screens… not missions.

It could be a matter of semantics. The Arcade mode provides the “Info” tab. Could that be referred to as a “mission”?

Insane Sigma Ultimate

Janobli posted an insane Sigma Ultimate video in Reddit, where a Roadhog pulled him off the map with his hook. Sigma simply refused to die by activating his ultimate “Gravitic Flux” — which made him slowly levitate several yards in the air to safety, and marked the ground to pull all enemy heroes caught into the air. Sigma finished off the team, securing the point.

This is by far the crazies thing I have seen a player do with the new Sigma hero. Make sure to open the page in Google Chrome, if Firefox won’t load the video.

It’s not going to be that easy. from r/Overwatch

Sigma Abilities and Ultimate

Blizzard Entertainment has introduced Hero 31 named Sigma as the new tank in Overwatch. Sigma brings to the battlefield a kit that might help tackle the bunker comp strategy.

“Brilliant astrophysicist Siebren De Kuiper gained the ability to control gravity when an experiment went terribly wrong. Now, Talon manipulates him to their own ends.

Sigma Abilities and Ultimate


Hero 31 Sigma Origin Story Revealed

Sigma has become the most interesting and creepy hero in the Overwatch universe with that Origin Story. Sigma is a physics scientist experimenting with a lab-created blackhole. With this experiment he aims to harness the power of a blackhole to benefit humankind.

However, things go wrong with the experiment. The origin story video is difficult to understand and shows an insane Sigma. There is a way to understand this.

Overwatch Hero 31 Sigma Teaser Video

A few hours ago, Blizzard Entertainment released a short video by Jeff Kaplan where his intro is abruptly interrupted when some sort of whitehole rift sucked him. Then physics and calculus equations start to pop out with a creepy music tones.

This is a teaser for Hero 31, and that means details of the hero will come within the next few days ramping up with “possibly” more teasers until it hits the PTR — as it has happened in the past.

Overwatch League Leak Confirms Role Queue

The Overwatch League website accidentally leaked early a video that shows a developer talking about role queue coming to the game:

“With role queue coming to Overwatch as shortly as the team announced earlier today, we thought it was really important to Overwatch League as quickly as we could.”

Considering this was in the Overwatch League website, this should be considered official. Role queue and Role lock in Overwatch League means the 2-2-2 roles will be forced in Competitive Play. Hopefully, this will end the endless issue with players going 4 damage, 1 healer, 1 tank. Sometimes it is so bad there are no tanks at all in some Competitive Play matches.

Hasbro Overwatch Action Figures

The Hasbro Overwatch Ultimate Series Action Figures have arrived introducing 6-inch collectible action figures for Reinhardt, Soldier: 76, Ana (Shrike Skin), Mercy and Pharah, Tracer, Reaper (Blackwatch Reyes skin), Lucio, and Sombra.

The Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series 2 with Junkrat, Zarya, Tracer, Hanzo, Genji, and McCree are on their way on August 2019. If you are a SDCC 2019 attendee visit the Blizzard booth # 140 or the Hasbro booth #3213 to check them out.

Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Soldier: 76 & Shrike (Ana) Skin Dual Pack 6" Collectible Action FiguresHasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Lucio 6" Collectible Action Figure
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Soldier: 76Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Lucio
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Sombra 6" Collectible Action FigureHasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Tracer 6" Collectible Action Figure
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series SombraHasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Tracer
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Blackwatch Reyes Skin 6" Collectible Action FigureHasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Pharah & Mercy Dual Pack 6" Collectible Action Figures
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Blackwatch ReyesHasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Pharah & Mercy
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Reinhardt 6" Collectible Action FigureHasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series McCree 6" Collectible Action Figure
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series ReinhardtHasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series McCree action figure
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Genji 6" Collectible Action FigureHasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Junkrat Action Figure
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Genji action figureHasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Junkrat action figure
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Zarya Action Figure
Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates Series Zarya action figure

LEGO Overwatch

The Lego Overwatch series consits of 6 collectible display sets, 12 minifigures and buildable maps. Starting October 1, 2019, Wrecking Ball (75976), Junkrat, and Roadhog (75977) will join the roster of LEGO Overwatch minifigures.

Wrecking Ball contains 227 pieces and will be sold for $19.99. Junkrat & Roadhog contain 380 pieces and will be sold for $49.99.

Overwatch: The Official Cookbook (Final Cover)

Insight Editions reached out to share further details about the upcoming Overwatch: The Official Cookbook by best-selling author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel.

Overwatch: The Official Cookbook

Overwatch: The Official CookbookBlizzard Entertainment’s hit team-based action game Overwatch® has entertained more than 40 million players in 140 countries around the globe. Soon, hungry heroes taking a break from battle and searching for inspiration in the kitchen won’t have to look any further than Chelsea Monroe-Cassel’s Overwatch: The Official Cookbook (Insight Editions; October 1, 2019; SRP $35.00).

Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon Overwatch, this official
cookbook is packed with scores of authentic recipes inspired by the game’s diverse heroes, who hail from all corners of the world. Inspired by the game’s optimistic vision of future Earth and vibrant cast, this cookbook features international food and drink recipes from the homelands of your favorite Overwatch heroes. Each recipe includes straightforward step-by-step instructions, mouthwatering full-color photos, and more.

Overwatch: The Official Cookbook is the latest in Insight Editions’ highly successful line of licensed cookbooks, including World of Warcraft®: The Official Cookbook, Hearthstone®: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook, Fallout: The Vault Dweller’s Cookbook, and Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook.

Hardcover: 216 pages
Publisher: Insight Editions
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1683835883
ISBN-13: 978-1683835882
Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches

About the Contributors
Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is the coauthor of the best-selling A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook and Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook and the author of World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook and Hearthstone: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook. Her work is a synthesis of imagination and historical research. This passion has led her to a career of transforming imaginary foods into reality. She greatly enjoys foreign languages, treasure hunting, history, and all things related to honey.

About Insight Editions:
Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. Under this program, Insight has published books covering the worlds of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Destiny, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Diablo, World of Warcraft, and the Harry Potter films, among many others. Insight’s award-winning art, photography, and sports titles celebrate the artistry and history of a wide range of subjects that include the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash, the San Francisco Giants, and the Dallas Cowboys. Other divisions include a line of deluxe stationery products, as well as a children’s imprint, Insight Kids. For more information, visit

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-two #1 games and numerous Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Blizzard®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of active players.

Monopoly Gamer Overwatch Collector’s Edition Board Game

Activision Blizzard issued a press release about new licensee partnerships and products which include Hasbro’s Monopoly Gamer Overwatch Collector’s Edition Board Game.

Monopoly Gamer Overwatch Collector’s Edition Board Game

It’s the Monopoly game for players of the Overwatch video game. In the board game, each player drafts a team of 3 including a group leader, and then they battle for the high score to win! Players earn points by moving around the board capturing objectives and collecting loot boxes. The Monopoly Overwatch Collector’s Edition features a premium box and Game Guide for true fans of Overwatch.

The Hasbro Gaming, Parker Brothers, and Monopoly names and logos, the distinctive design of the gameboard, the four corner squares, the Mr. Monopoly name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and game equipment.

• Incudes gameboard, 6 Character tokens, 6 Group leader cards, 21 Character cards, 16 Objective cards, 9 Loot Box cards, 4 Reminder cards, 1 Numbered die, 1 Ability die, 90 Plastic HP chips (50 fives and 40 ones), and Game Guide.

• INSPIRED BY OVERWATCH: This Monopoly board game is inspired by the wildly popular Overwatch video game; designed with Overwatch fans in mind

• 6 CHARACTER TOKENS: The Overwatch edition of the Monopoly game features 6 character tokens including D.Va, Lúcio, Mercy, Reaper, Tracer, and Winston

• COLLECTOR’S EDITION: This Monopoly Gamer Overwatch Collector’s Edition board game makes a great gift or collector’s item for Overwatch players

• LEAD A TEAM OF HEROES: Players choose a group leader, draft a team, and battle for the high score to win the Monopoly game Overwatch edition

• EARN POINTS: Travel around the Monopoly board earning points by capturing objectives and collecting loot boxes; the player with the highest score wins the Overwatch edition of the Monopoly board game

• Ages 13 and up
• 2 to 6 players

Read the press release below:

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