Showing posts with label Blizzard Entertainment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blizzard Entertainment. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Twitch Paid $90 Million for Overwatch League Exclusive Deal

With the recent news of live streaming video platform Twitch and game developer studio Blizzard Entertainment made an exclusive deal for Overwatch League which starts on January 10, it became pretty evident that the world of such esports tournaments holds a lot of potential for the growth of the industry. Taking over the broadcasting rights for the contests for the next two seasons surely have cost Twitch a big buck and many were really interested to know the amount they have spent for it.

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Twitch Overwatch League Exclusive Deal

RELATED: Overwatch League is Exclusively on Twitch

Out of the curiosity, we searched for it and found out that reportedly, Twitch has just paid up whooping $90 million dollars cash to secure rights over Overwatch League and we have a recent Tweet from @VentureBeat to back that up.



Whatever big bucks Twitch have paid over this deal is almost exactly one tenth of what the company was sold over for to Amazon back in 2014. The company bought Twitch for over $970 million at that time. However, neither of Blizzard or Twitch has made any official statement on the deemed dollar amount to confirm the news on the air.

RELATED: Overwatch Support Hero Moira Announced

As the Overwatch League kicks off with San Francisco Shock taking on Los Angeles Valiant at the launch event, Blizzard has introduced new Overwatch skins collaborating with Twitch. There are 312 skins which is one for each hero from all 12 different teams. These new skins can be found on a new in-game tab and costs $5 each. However, the developer was generous enough to offer up 100 free tokens for every Overwatch players to start with as an in-game reward.

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Twitch and Blizzard Join Forces

RELATED: Overwatch Update Changes Mercy

Blizzard already struck a deal with Twitch prior to become the premiere partner for competition events on games like Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch from the game developer studio. This new deal has definitely taken their business relationship further and it won't be surprising if Twitch ended up with some more major announcements at the upcoming BlizzCon this year.

Overwatch is a multiplayer online shooter that is available worldwide to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Like Dota 2 or any other competitive online games, Overwatch doesn't have that much of celebrated gamers but it does have the potential to be all the good things. After the hyped up Overwatch League is over whether it turns out successful or not, the face of esports is going to change forever.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Overwatch League is Exclusively on Twitch

This January 10, 2018, is marked to be the for the first Overwatch League tournament, which will take the standards of esports to another level. Realizing the potential of this contest, live streaming video platform Twitch have just announced that they have secured a media rights partnership deal for Overwatch League for the next two years with the game's creator studio Blizzard Entertainment, which will give them access to broadcast the contest live worldwide.

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Overwatch League is Exclusively on Twitch

RELATED: Overwatch Support Hero Moira Announced

The first match of the tournament will take place between the San Francisco Shock and the Los Angeles Valiant, which starts at 4PM PST, on January 10. You can watch all the past matches that are archived on the Videos tab of the site and live matches will be available to watch on Twitch and at mlg.tv. Aside from Twitch, Blizzard's very own Overwatch League website will also be broadcasting match feeds as well as their app on smart phones.

RELATED: Overwatch Update Changes Mercy

As the exclusive worldwide third-party broadcaster for Overwatch League, Twitch will be streaming matches in English, French and Korean. However, China does not include being in this deal. The partnership also brings unique reward system for the most dedicated viewers of the league with Overwatch in-game exclusive items. In celebration of the event's launch, a new update released by Blizzard Entertainment introduced a couple of new skins.

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Overwatch League at Blizzard Arena

Since various professional Overwatch teams will try to take on each other in this team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter, the arena is about to become a center of interest for millions of esports spectators. Blizzard Entertainment presents Overwatch is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Overwatch Free Weekend Is Coming

Like many other big-shot studios in the gaming industries, Blizzard Entertainment has also realizes the necessity to explore the fever of free weekend and they are throwing us a free weekend for Overwatch. Yes, you can now enjoy this team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter from Blizzard for free later this month in a free weekend from the developers.

Overwatch Free Weekend Is Coming

All you need to enter the world of Overwatch is a PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One on the free weekend. Players will find a trial version to download on their respective console systems. Also, you will be needing either the PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscriptions to play on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Those who wishes to play the game on PC on free weekend will need to download the Blizzard's Battle.net app from battle.net

RELATED: Overwatch Support Hero Moira Announced

Under this free weekend initiative, you will be allowed to test out all 26 playable characters of Overwatch, as well as explore the 16 existing maps. Arcade, Custom Games, Loot Boxes and Quick Play are all open to take part in. Competitive games however, are off limits for now. Finally, all the progress you have made during the free weekend period will be carried over to the main game if you choose to purchase the game in the end.

RELATED: Overwatch Update Changes Mercy

Overwatch’s free weekend will officially start on Friday, November 17 at 11 a.m. PT and will end Monday, November 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT. There is one last thing that we would like to mention as a friendly reminder is that although the game is available on all major platforms, it will not be up for any cross-platform play but probably you already knew that right?

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Overwatch Support Hero Moira Announced

During BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment had a surprise for all the Overwatch fans and it's about a new character. A new support hero . . . err, heroine is being added to the roster, who is actually more of an antagonist as she works for Talon organization and the 26th playable character of the game. Her name is Moira and she is great for both recovery and attack.

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Overwatch Support Hero Moira Announced

With a long-range beam called Coalescence, she can drain the life-force of her opponents and then using that energy, she can heal her teammates with biotic spray. This happens to be Moira's main attack. Moira's "Fade" power allows her to teleport from situations if she is cornered but it also is a great mobility option for the hero even if it has a short range. Players may find this a bit identical to Reaper's Wraith Form and who knows; maybe they're even connected somehow. Just saying!

RELATED: Overwatch Update Changes Mercy

There is a short clip below that focuses on her motives and few takes from her gameplay which you better take a look at while we talk more about her.




After a while, it might seem that she might be a bold retake on the sniper Ana but whether or not it is true, she will heal you up if she is on your team or give you some serious damage if you are on the other side of her allegiance by sending out her bouncing "Biotic Orbs". You can even compare her to a more hostile version of Symmetra but still, she has superior mobility and long-range for attacks.

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Moira's Coalescence Attack

Then there comes her Ultimate attack, which is a massive beam of energy blast to wipe out the enemies on your way. So far, the character is full of great features and it will take people some time to figure out how to best use it as well as pointing out whatever flaw she has.

Blizzard's team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter Overwatch is available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. If you're even a little bit of interested about this new support character, you should just go ahead and give it a try already. If you are a support main, you're probably gonna end up loving play as Moira and if you are not, still, chances are you will appreciate having her on your team.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Overwatch Update Changes Mercy

Blizzard Entertainment has been working on updates and releasing them time to time for their award-winning multiplayer online first-person shooter video game Overwatch. As we all know that they are always busy with updating the hero roster as well as bug-fixing, Blizzard has recently released a new update for the game which already went live. By the looks of it, they were primarily focusing on support character Mercy.

They have also updated the social tools so that the players can show when they are online, away, busy or appear offline as their status on PC. The last one won't hide you from your friends if you are all in a same match though.

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Overwatch Update Changes Mercy

A recent bug fix has cost Lúcio’s wall ride ability, slowing him down a bit. Now, developers are saying that his wall ride speed has been boosted up to 65% but then again, it just compensates for the reduced speed Lúcio got previously for the update. The adventurer monk Zenyatta received a few new lines of his own. Issue of visual effects regarding Sombra’s Pumpkinette victory pose that wasn't displaying correctly is also fixed.

Okay, let's talk about Mercy now. If you are a Mercy player then you will no longer have trouble to glide past your targeted allies and all you have to do is to use the jump key with Guardian Angel. If you activate Resurrect, your cooldown will no longer reset. Same thing goes for Valkyrie and the resurrection cooldown won't be reduced either. That means players will get a bonus Resurrection charge from now on. All of these and it makes place for a bit of flexibility.

Before, if you had two teammates to resurrect, you had to activate Valkyrie and revive the first target prior so that the Resurrect’s cooldown will reset and you will proceed with the other target. After the update gone live, now you can activate Valkyrie and resurrect both targets immediately. There was also a bug that taxed Mercy’s momentum and prevented her from properly slowing down upon cancelling Guardian Angel.

We've discussed almost every necessary aspect of the update above already, which is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, if you are feeling like checking out the details for yourself then here it goes: OVERWATCH PATCH NOTES, OCTOBER 17, 2017.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Overwatch Doomfist Comic – Masquerade

Following lots of anticipation, rumors and waiting, Doomfist finally Arrives as the 25th hero of the game Overwatch. Blizzard has already released a short-animated video featuring Doomfist's origin but to them, maybe that wasn't enough for everyone's new favorite. As there are something new happening in the game every now and then, it was about time for the fans to get some news.

A brand-new official comic featuring Doomfist is out now and it is all sorts of fun for fans of the game and regular comic-book readers. This latest installment of Overwatch digital comic from Blizzard Entertainment is titled "Masquerade!"

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Overwatch Comic – Masquerade

To the whole world Akande Ogundimu is known by the name of Doomfist, who is a member of Talon's inner council. After he was defeated and imprisoned by the international peacekeeping organization Overwatch, he finally breaks out of his captivity and decides to return to Talon's circle. As he escaped from the prison, Reaper comes to receive him and updates him about the Russian mission. Back at his feet, Doomfist is all set for starting the war that he signed up for.

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Overwatch Comics Featuring Doomfist

The plotline of this digital comic short is written by Blizzard's in house writer Michael Chu. Artist Ryan Benjamin (Batman – The Black Glove, Batman – The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul) and Anthony Washington has taken the illustration responsibility of this story. The book "Maquerade" is now available for reading or downloads at comic.playoverwatch.com but if you are looking for the full-multimedia experience with sounds and all that, then you should definitely check out Madefire Motion Book, available for desktop PC, mobile and Apple TV.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Overwatch’s New Hero Doomfist

After several months of teasing and anticipation, Doomfist finally arrives in Overwatch. For those who still wonder who this hero is Doomfist; a cybernatically enhanced offense hero from Nigeria, who mostly favors speed and he is an all in one hero packing on bulks of muscle, with a lot of hyper-enhanced attributes and one of Talon’s leaders.

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Introducing Doomfist

On July 6th, Overwatch has released an animated short to explore Doomfist's origin story. Check it out here.




Doomfist, the 25th hero of Overwatch, is now online on public test region for Window PC players and will be available on other consoles from next week. He’s got seismic slam like Hulk, a Rocket Punch for close encounters, shield called the Best Defence and an emergency uppercut that can cause damage to the body of an opponent. His ability allows him the opportunity to deal ruthlessly with a gang of opponents in a twinkle of an eye.

It is obvious that the new hero has, till now, generated a lot of buzz; indicating this is one of the game’s biggest launches in 2017. The game, likewise, comes with an exciting new classic skin and you don’t have to wait anymore. It also comes with heroic victory pose, heroic emote, default weapon skin, default voice line and, cute spray and pixel sprays. Isn’t that interesting?

Here is another video from Overwatch's official YouTube channel, where Game Director Jeff Kaplan introduces he hero with some insights for the character.




Doomfist reveals a long twisted but interesting plot to the players, who are equipped with his hand canon, most importantly, his main utility which is charging into fray with his rocket punch. He can at the same time consciously hit the ground to wave his enemies into the air for an unawares finishing. With his meteor strike, enemies are bound to fear. Thumbs up for both Blizzard and Overwatch.

Doomfist is yet another exciting player that you can’t afford to miss. So, what are you waiting for? Get online to see how it works and patiently count days as the game launches soon, in few days time.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Activision Considering Call of Duty Cinematic Universe

When Iron Man came out on 2008, only a very few people were really aware of a Cinematic Universe that Marvel was building. Today, DC Films, Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios are following the footsteps of Marvel Studios by creating their own Cinematic Universe. Following the success of that trend, video game publisher Activision Blizzard has now decided to build a movie franchise which will be a Cinematic Universe on its own and they are about to start with one of their most successful titles; Call of Duty.

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Call of Duty Cinematic Universe Announced

Almost two years ago, Activision took initiatives and announced to make successful live-action films and TV Series adaptations based on their properties. To make sure the quality of their production, they decided to do this in house. Now, with all those superhero movies breaking box-office records every other day, Activision is all set to debut their movie adaptation Call of Duty (probably in 2018) to jump-start their very own Cinematic Universe.

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Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk

Solely for adapting games into blockbuster movies and popular television series, Activision has formed Activision Blizzard Studios and tasked its co-presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk to oversee the project for having previous expertise in movie industries. Sher is credited for Pulp Fiction, Garden State and The Hateful Eight, whereas Van Dyk was senior executive at Disney and has worked on films like Star Wars. With so many good-to-go scripts at their hand, they are just waiting for the right one to fit for an interconnected Cinematic Universe.

Though, they are initially focused on making a Call of Duty Cinematic Universe, Van Dyk also shared the idea of a potential Overwatch movie that will have its sequels. To test the water for their venture, Activision Blizzard has already released “Skylanders” series on Netflix in 2016 that managed to garner 10 million viewers in total.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Blizzard Offers StarCraft For Free

It all started with a patch that was seen on Blizzard's FTP site but never made it live. Another version; patch 1.18 arrived after a while for the first time in the last eight years. Then, Blizzard Entertainment has finally unleashed the original StarCraft, for FREE. Now, anyone can enjoy the opportunity of playing the military science fiction real-time strategy video game on both Windows and Mac. You can now get your free game on the game’s official site easily. In addition, the game comes with loads of new updates which make the game quite easy to play.

Later this summer, the free version will be out to play ahead of a Remastered version of the prototype of the original StarCraft. The Starcraft Remastered comes with full, interesting, cleaner graphics that will blow your mind. Another interesting fact is that players that has the original game and those with the upcoming Remastered edition will be lavished with the opportunity of playing each other in online multiplayer, thus, whether you wait for the 4k graphics or the old visuals, you don’t really have anything to lose. You will still enjoy the game regardless.

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StarCraft Is Completely Free Now!

For those who are still scratching the back of their head, we think a brief sketch on the game's background is due here.

Upon the games official release in 1998, StarCraft was bombarded with many critical acclaims, even calling it one of the best of all time. However, it remains indisputable that the game’s success could not at any time be predicted. The game later almost became a national sport in South Korea. Also, many TV channels, professional team of gamers gotten enveloped around the game. Whereas the game was just a PC bangs (as it was locally called) when the game gained its popularity.

The new patch 1.18 is available on Windows 7, 10 and 8.1. This update also makes it compatible and playable on Mac Beta 10.11. Not just that anyway, the game has also updated its technicality as to how a modern gamer will expect it to be. You can now toggle full-screen windows mode and get the ultimate feature of an improved anti-cheat.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Overwatch Symmetra Fan Theory Confirmed By Blizzard

Aside from its insane popularity among fans, Blizzard Entertainment's first-person multiplayer shooter video game Overwatch is renowned for its character diversity. The studio has thrown in every sort of multiplicity into the mix of 24 heroes so far, both sexual and racial. The developer studio has also went as far as putting some neurological differences like autism in the blend too, which fans have been speculating for quite some time now.

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Fan Theory on Symmetra Finally Confirmed

Recently, a letter from game director of Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan to a recipient that was posted on Tumblr which has gone viral. In the letter, Kaplan specifically refers to radical hard-light technology using hero Symmetra, confirming her being autistic for the very first time.

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The Letter from Jeffrey Kaplan

As there was a hint in the official Overwatch comic-book series about Symmetra belonging to the neurological spectrum, Kaplan has come clear about it by finally confirming in that letter. He also went on saying on her representing the spectrum, as how awesome someone can be even after having a different personality than the others.

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Symmetra: A Better World

Also, Blizzard has assured the letter to be authentic and Kaplan's statement being accurate. The comic-book titled “A Better World”, focused solely on Symmetra, showcases as she was expressing her viewpoint on people seeing her as “different” and fans just took note from this point.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Katsucon 2017 Overwatch Cosplay

Like every year, Katsucon staged the biggest anime cosplay show of 2017, from 17-19 February. This 3-day-long annual convention was held in D.C. and since, this is where many talented cosplayer joins to showcase their creativity, we have some awesome cosplay picked from the show. We will be a bit particular about our pick here and we better let you know that our picks are specifically from Blizzard Entertainment's first-person multiplayer shooter video game Overwatch.

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Top Overwatch Cosplay

Fans of cosplaying are no stranger to the name of superstar cosplayer/gamer Stella Chuu. She is the one responsible for their enthusiastic cosplaying group named Underwatch, who has presented us with some smoking hot Overwatch themed cosplays. What started as a fun doodling experiment of Overwatch in fancy underpants eventually became a major project. So based on her designs, her friends from cosplay community got to work to make them come alive and we saw what they have been working on at Katsucon 2017.

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Underwatch D.Va Cosplay by Stella Chuu
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Underwatch Mei Cosplay by Vickybunnyangel
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Underwatch Pharah Cosplay by Meevers Desu
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Underwatch Tracer Cosplay by Bindi Smalls
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Underwatch Zarya Cosplay by Senesas

Stella Chuu herself has posed as mech pilot D.Va (Hana Song) from Tank category of Overwatch heroes. Vickybunnyangel of Underwatch posed as specs-wearing climatologist Mei, looking adorably cute. Meevers Desu and Senesas cosplayed the characters Pharah and Zarya respectively. Even though the latter's original character is actually weightlifting athlete and she looks nothing like that in nature, making the transition ever so intriguing. Then Bindi Smalls have played one of the most fan-favorite of them all; Tracer. In our eyes, Meevers Desu's Pharah and Bindi Smalls' Tracer takes the cake of the show.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Is Efi Oladele Overwatch's Next Hero?

The backstory of an 11-year-old girl named Efi Oladele, who also happens to be a genius inventor, was posted as a fictional interview on the Official Blog of Overwatch. While the majority of the fans speculate this as a tease to a new hero by Blizzard Entertainment, there was no apparent confirmation of any sort. At least, not yet.

The interview reveals that she is a brilliant kid-genius from Numbani, who works with robotics and artificial intelligence. Her impressive achievements in the ground so far is the news from last year. She has received a very prestigious as well as a handsome "genius grant" from the Adawe Foundation for the recognition of her contribution. And her magnificent progress in her working field has took her to the "Spotlight on Numbani".

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An Interview with Inventor Efi Oladele

Despite all the royalties and fame, she wishes to do more by creating a means to make everyone's life better. Also, she hinted of building something like the OR15s and yet not declared that what she is going to do with her grant.

There might be a lot of possibilities for her but if we are to see this 11-year-old in action, it would be saddening to see her getting killed during the game by her opponents. May be she will be bringing her robots in the battlefield of Overwatch, or assist the fellow heroes from behind the scene. She might even send off battle-drones to disrupt the enemy teams as she has been building those from her early age.

If she is destined to play the part of a protagonist in the game then she might as well ended up creating a robot of her own, which she can remotely control in a fight and the players will not have to have a hard time seeing decimated in-game. If we recall correctly, the studio has recently nodded that there are a few protagonist characters in development. Therefore, there is a great chance that Efi Oladele might turn out to be one of them.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Overwatch's Tracer Gets Her Own Nendoroid

The time-jumping adventurer Lena Oxton AKA Tracer from Blizzard Entertainment's popular first-person multiplayer shooter video game Overwatch is not unknown to the fans. Also, people who love collecting cute figurines are no stranger to the Nendoroid line of collectibles. Now, to reward their love towards this cute figures, the Japanese Good Smile Company is bringing Overwatch's Tracer in their line of Nendoroid toys like they did with some other fan-favorite characters in the past.

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Overwatch's Tracer gets her own Nendoroid

Witness the cuteness of the Tracer Nendoroid in this 30 seconds long classic skin edition introduction video.




The bang of her haircut is also carefully designed to flop over her big goggles at times.



The Tracer Nendoroid will also be armed with her signature pulse pistols to make gun wielding poses and separate hand parts will be added to make stances without the guns like her recall ability activated mode. This figure is designed to take various poses that look absolutely amazing from various angles, which really makes her exterior look unique. Tracer fan or not, this one is a must collectible for at least the sake of its incredibly cute appearance.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Overwatch: 10 Beta Tips

Blizzard Entertainment brings a new arena shooter video game Overwatch this year and since the announcement, players are getting a bit extra hyper about it. Because, admit it, the game looks awesomely cool and the more you think about it, you cannot keep your hands off it. Blizzard senses that desperate eagerness in you too. So, what did they do? They released the open beta and people are losing their minds over it.

We do suggest that you join the revolution too but before you do, you might want to consider reading the following 10 tips and then some more to have a crush-course on Overwatch open beta. Then start playing right away.

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Overwatch: 10 Beta Tips

1. Secure Your Objective:
You might label the game as a first-person shooter; since you have to kill your opponents once you come across them to defend your own skin but you do it in a fashion of a multiplayer online battle arena. However, you should never lose sight of what the game really is about. While the FPS is a large aspect of the game, it is never the main goal you should pursue in the game. If you forget about securing your objective and don't help up your allies to achieve it, you'd probably lose.

On each round, you are given an objective, which you and your team have to complete within a certain time-frame. It can be securing a payload around the map or to capture an area but never to go on a killing spree of your opponents. Sure, picking up a powerful hero and pour on your enemies can be hell lot of fun but it will derive you from the very thing you are here to do, in order to secure victory. So, never lose sight of your objective.

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Work as a Team

2. Work as a Team:
The one thing that you should never forget is that this FPS MOBA set-up is no place for a one-man show. Sure it counts at the end that how much did you contributed to the team to reach the collective goal. So, do not try to outshine your teammates or be selfish. Instead, try to find a fellow player in peril and offer your helping hand.

Because at the end of the match you will not be able to get that sweet taste of victory if you are not cooperative enough and always looking for your personal glory. No matter how many kills you make in a match or how much skill did you pick, it means nothing if you guys fail to secure the very objective you're chasing for in the first place. Plus, the players might choose you as an MVP among them based on your overall act throughout the game.

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Team Composition Is Important

3. Team Composition:
Before you even hit the arena, you have to select your hero and therefore a well-composed team that will actually help you win matches. As you your build very own Overwatch gang, the system will indicate whether or not you need more support on your fold or a tank for more defenses but in the end, whatever suits you and your teammates playing style matters the most.

It is not mandatory to fill out each and every type of roles just for the sake of making it out alive. Still, those characters were designed for a reason and if you want to left out a few types, it's still fine. You can still make it out and even win the game. All you got to do is to look out for your health if you have no support on your team. If you guys are without a tank, find cover as soon as it starts heavy firing from the other side.

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Play Different Characters

4. Change Your Hero:
Each hero of the Overwatch character roster is designed with their own unique abilities and feature, which distinctly separates them from each other. While playing a match, Support may be your choice; offense role may fit you the most, becoming the shield to your team by playing as a damage-absorbing Tank may intrigue you the most or defense might be your strong suit. Whatever it is, there will be time when you will discover, which is your weak point and how you can overcome your limits. Knowing each and every move that your hero posses won't necessarily lead you and your team to victory but knowing when to implement them will.

Besides, the game system does not bind you to one particular character or hero type. So, every once in a while give other characters from the entire roster a try. Who knows, aside from breaking the monotony of sticking to one hero and becoming one dimensional, it might reveal some new abilities in those other heroes that you might find interesting and helpful. You never know. Other than that, it will bring diversity in your gameplay style, team dynamics and make you more versatile. It's always nice to try out a few new swings.

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The Ultimate Moment

5. The Ultimate Moment:
Every character in this game has an Ultimate move but most of the tie, people either forget to use it or blow it up too soon. Yes, it doesn't come along right after the battle is on but then again, if you wait too long to unleash it upon your enemies, you might even regret it later when it's too late to imply it. Don't worry though. Keep playing. You will eventually figure it out at some point for sure.

Since they don't grow on trees and you cannot charge them whenever you want, it will be wise to be a bit conservative with your Ultimate move. However, don't worry about dying too soon before you deliver your sweeping Dragonstrike at your enemies. Wait for your respawn and then deal it in proper time. The best idea would be, when your Ultimate is ready to deploy, let your teammates know about it. So, they might have the chance to plan a fine coordination with it that will devastate the enemies.

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Know Thy Enemies

6. Know Thy Enemies:
It never hurts to know your enemies and much less have some decent idea about some of their commonly used tactics. This way, you will be able to develop your own counter-attack or at least be prepared for some of it. Even if you are done for the time being and waiting to respawn, be sure to follow your allies in spectator mode as they continue the game. The amount of input you will receive will come in handy at some point.

Also, try to have the basic idea of each character from the game roster, so that you will know whom you are up against and what sort of threat you can expect from them when the shooting starts. Better yet, try to switch your game with some of the heroes that your enemies play with. Now this might seem boring and not much necessary but trust me, it is all for your own advantage.

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Be Tactical

7. Be Tactical:
The one thing you will agree with me here is that being tactical in Overwatch pays. PERIOD. It's not compulsory to fight your opponents face to face or being in control of a strong hero character to win every combat you ever engage in. If you are playing a map with dangerous edges or holes, you can just knock people of your enemy team down there. It is effective as well as great fun. Some of the cool moves of your player or even the ultimate can do the trick, where you will not be directly killing them but pushing them towards their demise.

8. Explore the Maps:
Aside from a great player roster, Overwatch do take pride in a lot of maps they offer in game. While shooting and chasing, it may seem like the rounds over the maps are really short but as you keep playing, you will find out that you were not entirely correct. There are many pinch points, elevated sections and cut-throughs, that you will eventually feel that there are more than meets the eye in these maps than you thought at the beginning.

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Find an Alternative

9. Find an Alternative:
While playing other games, you either depend on one way or another to reach your goal, which is the normal case. Fortunately, Overwatch offers you a couple of different ways to reach your destination or meet your objective. The huge array of characters roster of this game offers you to the unique abilities of flight, teleportation or even wall climbing. Try one of them. If it is not working and you keep ended up dying all the time for the same reason or on the same place, try switching to an alternate route or method.

10. Be Helpful:
Whatever you do, don't be that guy who always complains about the others or put other players down. Instead, try to show some true sportsmanship and help your teammates in need, even if they are not highly appreciative of it sometime. You see a fellow player in dire need of some aid, be the big guy and help that fella out. Trust me, its way better than calling them "Noob".

We already tried to point out the major things that we thought one should keep in mind when they are playing Overwatch at this beginner stage. There are many actually, that did not make it to this Top 10 list but still pretty much mention worthy. Some of these might come real handy in time of need like, when you came across a support hero of the enemy; you better take them down as soon as possible; especially if that character is Mercy. Otherwise, you will realize firsthand how painful it is to see your kills are constantly being resurrected.

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Talk To Your Team

If you are defending, you should focus on the choke points outside of the enemy base. Communication is the key, so talk to your teammates sometimes and let them know what you are up to. It will also let them coordinate their moves with you and devise a better strategy. You can always use the practice range to try out new characters in there.

On May 24, 2016, Overwatch launches on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide and if you are not hooked into the Beta yet, we recommend you do so. ASAP. As it will run till May 5-9. C'mon people. This is an opportunity at unlimited fun that you cannot afford to miss. Once you will adapt yourself into the game playing style of Overwatch, the characters, story and the maps will make you feel at home and that is not exaggerating. That's a promise.