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Overwatch 2 Review

Overwatch 2 is simply more Overwatch - which is to say it's quite good. The changes are meaningful, and while there are issues and problems with the free-to-play sequel, the foundations there are very, very good. Read more in our review.


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.


Overwatch 2 is Going Free to Play, Headed Our Way October 4th 2022

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.


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 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.


World of Warcraft, Exclusivity And Cleaning House: Five Musings Following Xbox's Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard

Yesterday's announcement that Microsoft was set to acquire Activision Blizzard for a whopping $68.7b blew many away. It answered some questions, but left so many on the table. Here are five things Bradford has been musing about ever since the news broke yesterday morning.


Activision Blizzard Q3 2021 Earnings Call: Blizzard MAUs Hold Steady At 26 Million; Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV Delayed Into 2023

Blizzard's monthly active users held firm quarter over quarter at 26 million users based on numbers shared during today's Activision Blizzard earnings call. Additionally, it was reported that Blizzard's revenue grew 20% year-over-year, thanks in no small part to its release of Diablo II: Resurrected in September.


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."


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.