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BlizzCon Live Blog!

Posted by Garrett Fuller on Nov 06, 2015  | Comments

BlizzCon Live Blog! -

We'll list all of the live updates for Overwatch on this blog. 

BlizzCon coverage continues all over



Overwatch Live Panel starting soon!!

Jeff Kaplan, Arnold Tsang, Geoff Goodmen take the stage. (Hope I got the names right :) 

Beta Update

  • Console Announcement - Coming to PS4 and XBOne
  • New Hollywood Map
  • 3 New Heroes
  • Beta Stats 82,00 matches played so far.
  • Average Match Length - 7:34
  • Pharah - most played character
  • Symmetra - best chance of winning

Console announcements 

  • PS4 and XBOX One
  • Developed the game to be played on console. Designed for console controller. 
  • Aim assist.... on the beta
  • Full integration on XBOX Live and PS Network. 
  • Console and PC gameplay will be separate. 
  • PS4 and XBox One will also be separate. 

Hollywood map

  • Blizzardized version of the real world. 
  • Map seems ok...nothing major. 
  • Choke points are tough....but characters are made go around them. 
  • Hollywood map contains a movie back lot and also contains a sound stage. 
  • Escorting another payload. Halford GlitchBot. 


  • MEI - Alaskan type hero, an adventurer type character, with a scientist vibe. She comes from a South Pole location so she has a lot of freeze style weapons. When she tries to turn on Eco-Watch Points, she uses ice mechanics like walls and freezes. She uses an Endothermic Blaster with skills like Ice Wall, Cryo-Freeze, and Blizzard. She also has a drone named Snowball
  • D.Va was a former pro gamer who pilots a huge robot. She has piloted mechs that fly around to fight. The pilots can control them. She does live streams as she plays. and turned her into a pro gamer. D.Va has Fusions Cannons, Boosters, Defense Matrix, Self Destruct. You can play as the pilot. She just has a simple gun. Boosters act similar to Reinhardt's charge. The Defense Matrix, projects an area in front of her and also covers allies. Self Destruct is a huge AOE. She can call the mech back. 
  • Genji the Robot Ninja. He is Hanzo's brother.  He was part of a ninja clan, but a playboy. Hanzo leaves Genji for dead. Overwatch brings him back in a cybernetic body. Genji works with Zenyatta and comes back as an adventurer. Genji's abilities: Shuriken, Swift Strike, Deflect, Dragonblade is his Ultimate. Deflect knocks attacks back at attackers. He can wall climb. and a double jump.

Garrett Fuller / Garrett Fuller / Garrett Fuller has been playing MMOs since 1997 and writing about them since 2005. He joined has a volunteer writer and now handles Industry Relations for the website. He has been gaming since 1979 when his cousin showed him a copy of Dungeons and Dragons. When not spending time with his family, Garrett also Larps and plays Airsoft in his spare time.
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