Blizzard Entertainment added a new item to the Ecopoint: Antarctica that evokes a couple of questions. The item in question is a snow globe on a desk with a blue Overwatch logo. The center of the globe says “Grey.”
This immediately makes you wonder:
1. Is “Grey” meant to be the name, last name, or nickname of a new Hero?
2. We have seen one of Mei’s skins with the green Overwatch logo, which indicates that Overwatch has many divisions within its umbrella: one of them the ecology branch. On the other hand, we have seen a Winston skin with the blue Overwatch logo. The skin is a underwater suit. So the question is: Is there an oceanic division that explores the depths of the ocean? If so, is a new underwater map coming soon, and this item is teasing that? Or could “Grey” refer to the Oceanic division’s station name?
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.
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.
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:
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”?
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.
The Samsung C27RG5 240Hz Gaming Monitor is now available for purchase for a mere $399.99 which is absolutely bonkers. The Samsung Monitor C27RG5 is the first 240Hz refresh rate with 4ms (GTG) Response Time at 16:9 aspect ratio (1920×1080 Max), with a 1500R curved display (3,000:1 contrast ratio). It is NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible out of the box.
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.
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.
In this quick Developer Update, Game Director Jeff Kaplan goes into detail about the upcoming…
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.
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.
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.
Blizzard 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 www.insighteditions.com.
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. (www.blizzard.com), 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 Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of active players.
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