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

Friday, September 7, 2018

Overwatch on Humble Monthly Bundle

Blizzard's hero-shooter Overwatch has finally been included in October’s Humble Monthly Bundle.

Even if you often play team-based multiplayer first-person shooter title Overwatch from developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment, you might have come across one of those Free Weekends where they offer you a free trial for a few days that comes along with an offer to purchase the game afterwards with a special discount.

Today, digital video game storefront Humble Store announced the game to be part of their October’s Monthly Bundle and an offer you can't refuse.

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Overwatch on Humble Monthly Bundle

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Generally, Blizzard sells Overwatch for $39.99 but on various occasions, you can bag the game for only $19.99 on sale and not less. Spending only $12 to subscribe to the offer would by far be one of the lowest prices you can pay for this title within a bundle which also includes a bunch of other games worth a total of $100 or more as well.

By continuing your subscription for November and December, you can unlock bonus Loot Boxes offering cool in-game items like Skins and Sprays.

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If you already are a subscriber to Humble Monthly Bundle program then you do know that subscribers of this service receive access to download a bundle of 8-10 PC game titles for only $12 each month. On the first Friday of every month, the package is revealed and members are able to get their hands on the games.

You are allowed to keep them in your collection forever, unlike Xbox Game Pass. Sometime they even offer you free redeem codes of handpicked titles to add them to your Steam library.

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September 2018 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Rest of the games from October’s monthly bundle still remains secret but last month, super-hit titles like Destiny 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Superhot and Undertale made it to their pick. September 2018's bundle has games like Darksiders II, Little Nightmares and Sniper Elite 4 among a collection of 9 games valued $232.92.

The best part of their initiative is that a portion of these purchases go to charity and for the month of October 2018, Make-A-Wish Foundation is the organization they are supporting.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Overwatch’s New Hero Wrecking Ball Live Now

Blizzard Entertainment presents the fur-ball of demolition; Wrecking Ball as newest hero of hero shooter Overwatch.

Through the overall course of run, Blizzard Entertainment's team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch has added six more playable characters after initially launching with 21 of them and that number is increasing gradually. Another recent addition to their already diverse cast and among some non-human characters is Hammond, the hamster riding on a mech of destruction known as Wrecking Ball. After initial teaser campaigns and trial on PTR, he is finally available to play with.

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Overwatch’s New Hero Wrecking Ball Live Now

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Those who haven't missed the teaser trailer and animated short featuring Hammond AKA Wrecking Ball knows what a cheerful spirit he is and now here goes another clip as he officially joins the club.




Though this intelligent little fellow is not available in Competitive Play, just so the players can have a little time to adjust and settle with his new gameplay style. However, for Quick Play or Arcade mode, he is all sport and up for all sorts of challenges that are thrown at him. His current status makes all of his Overwatch League skins available for players to pick from before they roll into a match. In a way, Hammond is kinda crazy but a lot of fun to play with but probably not against.

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Lunar Colony Hammond

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As newest tank hero for this hero shooter title, Wrecking Ball does have some serious moves to cause critical damage. One such nightmarish attack is a sizzle reel that he performs using his Grappling Claw move to decimate people on his way. His quad assault cannons and slamming the robotic tank vehicle into the ground to deliver a Piledriver are proven to be pretty commendable in battlefield. To rub some salt into the wound, he will come out laughing at you in his squeaky voice after taking you down.

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From Hamster to Ball Guy

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Wrecking Ball is the second tank hero added to Overwatch roster post-launch period following Orisa and currently is 28th hero of the game. Straight out of Horizon Lunar Colony, Specimen #8 ruled Junkertown as a champion for a while and is heading this way to wreck havoc with a spheric tank, which he built from a little space pod. Although putting a hamster into this game wouldn't have made much sense at all but with some back-story and some awesome gameplay, it does now.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Overwatch's New Hero Wrecking Ball

If cyborg ninjas and super-spies weren't enough, Overwatch is bringing a chubby cheeked hamster in his murder-bot; Wrecking Ball!

The official Twitter account for Blizzard Entertainment's massively popular team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter Overwatch has been teasing their newest hero for some time. Majority of fan base already guessed in advance who this new hero would turn out to be from all the clues left behind on walls and posters. Afterwards the developer's team revealed 28th addition to the roster and their newest tank hero Wrecking Ball, which will be piloted by a really cute hamster named Hammond!

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Overwatch's New Hero Wrecking Ball

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The chubby little force of destruction marks his debut on Overwatch through a teaser clip today and he is here to bring us joy!



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This cute little fellow came from the Horizon Lunar Colony, where scientists were experimenting on gorillas to increase their intellect and then they all ended up turning on to them. Winston was one of them who were a graduate of their Lucheng Interstellar program and he escaped from there during the chaos. Hammond was another specimen who left the facility in time of gorilla coup and now is marked as "missing". He ended up crash landing on Junkertown and Winston joined Overwatch.

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Hammond, The Hamster

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There is no telling how intelligent Hammond is and his mechanic skills are simply remarkable. He customized his makeshift escape pod and upgraded it into a mech of destruction to take part in the battle arena of Scrapyard. He quickly earned a reputation for his winning streak and took the alias "Wrecking Ball" but no one ever knew who was inside. Every other obstacle that is thrown towards him, he successfully overcomes them each time and earned a status of a brawler while exploring the world.

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Even though we just spilled it out for you, just take a look at the origin story of cutie pie Hammond turning into Wrecking Ball.




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Many people had thought of introducing a character like him as a joke until they saw this little guy coming out with his robotic killing machine. He can roll around the map all over and shoot grappling hook for swinging across places makes him the most unique inclusion to Overwatch roster till date. Previously we had assassins for hire, cyborg ninjas and super-spy in the mix but now we got a fuzzy-faced tank-class hero to stand out among them. With him, Blizzard is moving towards a better direction of diversifying the game even more.

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.