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As of tuesday, there were 82.000 total matches
Average match time: 7:34
Most played hero: Pharah
Best chance of winning: Symmetra
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
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
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
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.
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
One influence that drived her design was the idea of her streaming how she pilots her mech
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.
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.
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.
Overwatch wanted Genji’s help to dismantle the Shimada Clan
Zenyatta helped him to come to terms with his new cybernetic body
Genji looses three deadly throwing stars in quick succession. Alternatively, he can throw three shuriken in a wider spread.
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.
With lightning-quick swipes of his sword, Genji reflects an oncoming projectile and sends it rebounding towards his opponent.
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.
I was at the GamesCom 2015 Blizzard Media Briefing where Blizzard Entertainment unveiled the newest hero to join the Overwatch roster: Lucio.
Role: Support Real Name: Lúcio Correia dos Santos Age: 26 Occupation: DJ; Freedom Fighter Base of Operations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Affiliation: None
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.