If you're an Overwatch fan then you'll be delighted to hear that Overwatch 2, will be launching on October 4 with a free-to-play model. Players will be able to join and take part in a Overwatch 2's persistent, always-evolving live service game on Windows PC and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4/5, and Nintendo Switch consoles.
Overwatch is getting a substaintial update that will hopefully have a positive effect on game queues, as the team at Blizzard announced today that the hero shooter is getting cross play between PC and consoles. However, for those hoping for cross-progression, that will not be happening.
In his first update as game director of Overwatch, Aaron Keller confirmed that players will get a glimpse at Overwatch 2 later this month. Coming on May 20th, the team will be focusing on the PVP elements of the upcoming sequel to their 2016 hit.
The latest Overwatch developer update is out and about. This time, Jeff Kaplan provides a brief update about what players can expect over the course of the summer. Most notably, Kaplan lets players know that the Summer Games event will be coming "sooner than you expect". In addition, a number of smaller tweaks will be added. For instance, if players complete an additional weekly challenge during the Summer Games, they can unlock an Epic Skin.
Blizzard has pushed out the latest map for Overwatch. The Havana map is based on the recent Archives event that takes players to "the heart of Cuba". Players will participate in an escort mission through "the old colonial fortifications and fight through the colorful streets of the iconic coastal city".
Starting Tuesday, April 16th and running through May 6th, Overwatch players will be able to take part in the latest Archives event, Storm Rising. During the event, players will learn more of Talon's activities in Cuba and can earn some cool skins, sprays, emotes, and much more along the way.
Blizzard is showcasing its Overwatch cosplay community with the Overwatch Cosplay Battle. The competition lasted three months with six teams of three cosplayers showing off their skill at creating the perfect look for their favorite Overwatch characters. The competition ended with a Grand Prize Winner chosen by Blizzard artists and cosplay professionals. Fans also selected a community favorite.
The Overwatch team has posted a fun new video showing off KONGDOLE Productions and how they made "a fully functional Torbjorn turret". If you're a Torb fan, or just someone who appreciates seeing how a community loves the game, this is a fantastic video.
Overwatch devs has released a nifty holiday greeting video for 2018 that features artist Kim Jung Gi creating an epic work of art featuring the entire Overwatch team. It's fun to watch and see the amazing detail he puts in his art. Enjoy!
Overwatch's Reaper and Tracer are back for this year's stop-animation video as the pair duke it out over Santa's cookies on Christmas Eve. It's a fun and very cool animation to celebrate the season that you surely won't want to miss.