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UPDATED: Blizzard Holds Long Downtime To Continue Addressing Overwatch 2 Issues, As Kiriko Short Film Debuts

Blizzard held an extended downtime to continue to address Overwatch 2 server stability, queues, and login issues. Other issues, like missing items and incorrectly locked Heroes are also happening.

Overwatch Removes Phone Requirement From Some Accounts, Working On Server Stability After DDoS

Overwatch 2 has had a rough go the last few days since launch, that's for certain. The team at Blizzard released an update to the fans late last night detailing ways they are ensuring players can get into the hero shooter.

Overwatch 2 Still Facing Long Queues, Requires Phone To Play While Excluding Prepaid Numbers

Overwatch 2 is still facing long queues after its free-to-play launch was hit with massive server queues as well as a launch-day DDoS attack. While those issues are still being worked out, those lucky enough to play are being hit with another wall: the requirement to connect your phone with Blizzard's SMS two-factor authorization.

UPDATED: Overwatch 2 Officially Live Today, Free-To-Play On PC, PlayStation, Xbox And Nintendo Switch

Overwatch 2 has risen from the ashes of 2016's first Overwatch installment, making the transition from regularly priced multiplayer hero shooter to free-to-play hero shooter in 2022. The new launch from Blizzard has been long in the making, and is now live on every major platform for free.

Overwatch 2 Is Giving Players New Hero Kiriko For Free, Overwatch 1 Will Disappear Come October 2nd

Overwatch 2 players will be getting one of the new heroes coming with the sequel for free, according to Blizzard in a new post detailing the upcoming Battle Pass in the free-to-play title.

Overwatch Is Halting Loot Box Sales Next Month, Launches Anniversary Event Today

Overwatch is sunsetting a feature that it helped define since its launch in 2016: loot boxes. Next month, after the conclusion of the current anniversary event, loot boxes will no longer be purchasable.

Blizzard Reveals More About Overwatch 2's New Ping System

Blizzard has revealed details about the upcoming player communication option, the ping system coming to Overwatch 2.

Overwatch League Season Returns to In-Person Competition in May, But Sponsorships May Be Slow to Return

Overwatch League play is set to return to in-person competition for the first time in two years this May. A new report suggests that sponsorships may be taking time to return too.

Overwatch 2 PvP Beta Signups Open, Will Start in Late April, Game Director Pledges Better Communication

Blizzard is taking signups for Overwatch 2's first PvP beta beginning in late April. The PvP mode will go to testing first, as Game Director Aaron Keller promises more frequent development updates.

Keeping a Promise, McCree Renamed to Cole Cassidy in Overwatch Next Week

While the complicated ongoing legal situation facing Activision Blizzard continues, one promise from the company is soon to come true. The character of McCree in Overwatch finally has a new name, Cole Cassidy, which will go live next week. 

Overwatch 2's Executive Producer Leaves Blizzard

Another high profile departure is happening at Activision Blizzard, this time Overwatch's Executive Producer Chacko Sonny. The developer is leaving the company Friday, Bloomberg has reported, calling working for the company "an absolute privilege."

Blizzard Is Renaming Overwatch's McCree

Overwatch's gunslinger McCree is being renamed, according to a statement earlier today from Blizzard's Overwatch team.

Overwatch Fifth Anniversary AMA Reveals Info on Potential Ping System, Overwatch 2 Cross-Platform Progression, More

As part of the fifth anniversary of Overwatch, the team took to Reddit in an AMA answering the community's questions about virtually everything. This included the current state of the game, its history, in addition to recent announcements.

Overwatch 2 Is Reducing Squad Size, Will Only Have 5 Players On A Team

Overwatch 2 was shown off a bit during a livestream today, and with the stream came some major news for fans of the hero shooter: it will only have 5 players on each side.

Overwatch Original Concept Art Available as Part of Anniversary

Blizzard has released some Overwatch original concept art print as the hero shooter celebrates its 5th anniversary this month.