Showing posts with label Overwatch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Overwatch. Show all posts

Monday, April 23, 2018

Overwatch's Symmetra Will Be Removed From Support

After a patch released back in December 2016, Symmetra is still not one of Overwatch heroes that players pick so often. She is now the only hero capable two ultimates; one of which is Teleporter and the other being Shield Generator. Her small shields are reworked into large photon barrier to make her support stronger. Even the League pros seem to avoid playing with her despite crowd pleading. On the other hand, players have been asking questions about her upcoming changes on the game’s forums.

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Overwatch's Symmetra Will Be Removed From Support

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Symmetra brings nice balance of diversity into the huge mix of character from this team-based shooter as a hero. In her solo comic-book "A Better World", she is seen to make use of her hard light technology for making bridges and sphere-shaped shields used for defense from enemy attack. It's just like how the fictional species of Shi'ar from Marvel Comics uses their tech that eventually helped the X-Men build their Danger Room training simulation.

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In a recent Interview with Overwatch developer Timothy Ford recently revealed that Symmetra will no longer remain in a support role but will become a defense hero after they are done working on her. What they are targeting here is to make her character more flexible through some dramatic change. Though they cannot reveal much detail because of the work-in-progress and what part of hers is actually their focus of development yet but suggested people will find out as they play Overwatch.

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Overwatch developer Tim Ford


"We are discussing the change right now, and although we can’t tell you the details of each change, we would still like to let you know it will be a fairly dramatic change. One thing we can tell you is that Symmetra will turn from a support hero to a defense hero after the remake. Our aim is to make the usage of Symmetra even more flexible from it."
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Hopefully, this change will be proven revolutionary for her character because players mostly treat Symmetra as an odd support and avoiding her in their fold using the in-game "Avoid as Teammate" system, which was actually introduced to as a measure against abusive players. Hints also suggest that she will be able to heal her teammates as well and she is already good for shielding support. Taking her for defense also suggests that Blizzard is probably done with non-healing support.

RELATED: Overwatch Support Hero Brigitte Announced

Recently, Brigitte joining as a support hero has given this unique class some boost in spite of still having Ana and Moira in the roster. Bottom line is, we are getting a new Defense hero, who is getting changed from another class and most likely to have a brand-new version of her to make things interesting. Developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch is available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary of StarCraft

March 31, 2018 will mark for the 20 year anniversary for Blizzard Entertainment's sci-fi real-time strategy game StarCraft. The game originally came out on March 31, 1998 for PC and spawned a successful series of games that ran on Mac as well. Now, this occasion causes for celebration and Blizzard decides to rejoice this anniversary with a bunch of in-game giveaways like skins and rewards for their other fan-favorite titles.

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Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary of StarCraft

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To celebrate this grand achievement of StarCraft, Blizzard has picked up Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft II, Starcraft: Remastered and World of Warcraft for players to earn these exciting rewards in-game.



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Instead of the end of the month, Blizzard decides to spread the joy of their accomplishment for the entire month of March and some of the reward items are for you to claim just by logging into the game. Following are the free rewards waiting for you to take in-game within the respected titles.

  • Diablo III: Dominion’s Revenge is a terrifying Battlecruiser-themed Pet that you can receive by logging into the third installment of the popular action RPG title after March 6.

  • Hearthstone: You have to play a StarCraft-inspired Tavern Brawl game to get three Kobolds & Catacombs pack rewards anytime from March 21 to 25.

  • Heroes of the Storm: From March 27 to April 7, get the 20th Anniversary Portraits for Protoss, Terran and Zerg species in exchange for a single log in.

  • Overwatch: To get the Sarah Kerrigan Ghost Skin for the defense hero Widowmaker, just log in to the team-based shooter game between March 6 and April 3. This skin of Sarah Kerrigan is akin to her Nova skin and themed on the character before the time when she turned into the Queen of Blades.

  • StarCraft II: Onwards from March 6, log on to the original sequel of StarCraft and get a special UI Skin for each playable race. Then within March 6 to April 3 logging into the game once again will get you a Portrait and Decal.

  • Starcraft: Remastered: A memorial 20th Anniversary UI Skin as a tribute is just waiting for you to claim by simply logging into the game.

  • World of Warcraft: This multiplayer online role-playing title grants you the “Salute to StarCraft” Feat of Strength for saluting any one of the StarCraft-themed pets among Baneling, Grunty, Mini Thor, Zeradar or Zergling within March 31 to April 6.

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Sarah Kerrigan Ghost Skin for Widowmaker

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Aside from the in-game cosmetic item giveaways, the developer plans to host anniversary StarCraft stream of Twitch personalities, which will run from March 30 to 31. Also, on March 31, the very date of StarCraft's original release, Blizzard is going to release a video titled StarCraft is Life: A Celebration on YouTube, featuring the biggest fans of the game sharing their experience with the game for the last two decades.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Overwatch Support Hero Brigitte Announced

Blizzard Entertainment has just announced the 27th hero character for their massively popular team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter Overwatch. Blizzard has been teasing the reveal of the character for some time on their Twitter handle with images and mysterious hints though. Named Brigitte Lindholm, the new support character will be live on public test region from February 28th within 1 PM ET and 2 PM ET for players on PC.

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Overwatch Support Hero Brigitte Announced

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So far, Overwatch has introduced five extra playable hero characters after the release of the game back in 2016. We had two offensive heroes Doomfist and Sombra, Ana as a support hero and tank hero Orisa. The latest addition to the roster was support hero Moira, added to the gang in November 2017 and now we got Brigitte as another support player, which makes the number three among the additional heroes list.

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Below is the newest animated short clip featuring the origin story of hero Brigitte Lindholm from Overwatch.




Brigitte will be the first Overwatch character added to the game in 2018 and she also appeared in the “Honor and Glory” animated short. Growing up as the daughter of defense hero Torbjörn Lindholm, Brigitte used to work with her father in his workshop and she was always inspired by her mentor, tank hero Reinhardt. So, she eventually decided to join the fight with a custom-built armor of her own when she realized that she can do more than just building weapons and fixing armors.

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Here goes another video of Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan giving up details on the story, abilities and other aspects of the newest character Brigitte.




Brigitte's melee weapon Rocket Flail has the power to knock of a couple of enemies in an extended range at the same time with one single swing. She has an ability called the Repair Pack, which can be used to heal up a teammate and if that player is already at a full-health, the healing will act as armor to them. Other than the former, she wields abilities like Barrier Shield, Inspire, Shield Bash and Whip Shot to either take damage or knock opponents down.

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The Ultimate Ability that Brigitte possesses is called Rally, which gives her boosted agility to move faster while shielding her teammates with armor within a certain range. Development tweaks in her character made her better than Torbjörn or Reinhardt and she is more than suited to stop Genji or Tracer during a match. Because she wanted to do more than patching, her gameplay style totally matches the attitude.

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The reveal of Overwatch's previous support Moira at BlizzCon 2017 surprised the fans but for some reason, people were not as much excited as the developers hoped for. Brigitte's announcement however is a complete different case and as she is live on game’s test servers, Blizzard will issue her full release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One very soon.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Play Overwatch Free on February

Blizzard Entertainment's team-based multiplayer online shooter Overwatch has a huge fan-base and is also popular for eSports tournaments. Since the release of the game from 2016, the developer offered many free weekends to attract new players into the fold and we think that is a great initiative to empower your franchise. Speaking of free weekends, we are awaiting just another right after the Valentine's Day.

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Play Overwatch Free on February

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Starting from February 16th to 19th, Blizzard Entertainment has offered a Free Weekend for everyone out there who always wanted to Overwatch a shot but wasn't sure about it. Well, this free trial period will be a perfect opportunity for them to sink their teeth in for four days on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Not only you are getting access to the 26 available hero characters of Overwatch to choose from but you also get to explore all the 17 different maps and 4 modes of the game. Depending on the selected game modes, you can play with variable amount of players. Earning loot boxes for cosmetic items and various skins are also open for this trial. Several other features like the Arcade, Custom Games, Play Vs. AI and Quick Play are open in this limited time offer.

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You will need the Battle.net desktop app and a Blizzard account to get started with the game on PC. For console, you can log in with your selected local user for PlayStation 4 and in case of Xbox One, you have to sign in to your Xbox Live account. Whatever progress and experience you will gain during this period can be transferred to the full game should you decide to make a purchase for it after playing the free weekend on Battle.net.



Multiplayer online first-person shooter game Overwatch is released in 2016 from Blizzard Entertainment to play on PC and major console platforms like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The official Tweet from Overwatch given above has the link to all the details regarding the trial and you can even shoot your questions directly for any queries as they are very responsive to replying the tweets back.

Tuesday, January 9, 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

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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.

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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

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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.

Monday, January 8, 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

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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.

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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.

Thursday, November 9, 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

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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.

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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?

Friday, November 3, 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!

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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.