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Brigitte is announced as new hero coming to Overwatch

Overwatch is another example of a game that just keeps going from strength to strength with the addition of new characters, maps and events. The latest news from Blizzard is the introduction of Brigitte to the already strong roster of heroes.

Brigitte is the daughter of Overwatch hero Torbjorn, and is a support character but who has a lot of similarities with the games “Tank” class. Brigitte specializes in armor. She can throw Repair Packs to heal teammates, or automatically heal nearby allies when she damages foes with her Flail. Her Flail is capable of a wide swing to strike multiple targets, or a Whip Shot that stuns an enemy at range. When entering the fray, Barrier Shield provides personal defense while she attacks enemies with Shield Bash. Brigitte’s ultimate ability, Rally, gives her a substantial short-term boost of speed and provides long-lasting armor to all her nearby allies.

More details can be found in the below video where Game Director Jeff Kaplan describes Brigitte in the latest developer update.

Overwatch is now a 4K Xbox One X Enhanced Title

Overwatch is now a 4K Xbox One X Enhanced Title

In news that should be marked as #ICYMI, Overwatch is now an Xbox One X Enhanced title. The latest patch that went live this past week also delivers some nerfs to Junkrat and Mercy.

Surprisingly though, there’s no HDR support, but the addition of 4k on the Xbox One X has delivered a much sharper picture. It certainly looks and performs better than the 4k upgrade on the PS4 Pro which only delivered 4k HUD’s over the normal gameplay resolution.

Overwatch Free Weekend from November 17th to 20th

If you haven’t already had the opportunity to suit up and save the world as one of the heroes of Overwatch, now’s your chance as from November 17–20, we’re calling on all prospective agents: assemble your team and dive in during the Overwatch Free Weekend on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One!

In this free weekend, Overwatch’s full roster of 26 heroes and 16 maps are available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also have the ability to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options.

Plus, if you decide to purchase Overwatch after test driving the game, you’ll get to keep any progress that you made during the weekend—just be sure to use the same Blizzard, Sony Entertainment, or Xbox Live account that you played on.

The map below shows the start time in your geographical region. For the UK that equates to 7pm on Friday 17th November.

Overwatch Free Weekend from 22nd to 25th September

Blizzard have announced that from September 22nd–25th, there will be an Overwatch Free Weekend on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One!

For this free weekend, Overwatch’s full roster of 25 heroes and 16 maps are available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also have the ability to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options.

If you decide to purchase Overwatch after the free weekend, you’ll get to keep any progress that you made during the weekend—just be sure to use the same Blizzard, Sony Entertainment, or Xbox Live account that you played on.

Lucioball Returns to Overwatch in Summer Games 2017!

Summer Games is returning to Overwatch for Season 2, on Tuesday August 8th, and will bring with it Competitive Lucioball!  Blizzard Entertainment has also announced that this year’s version of the Summer Games event will include new skins and updates to Lucioball as well as the return of cosmetics that were released in 2016.

The updates to Lucioball include the addition of a new stadium, Sydney, alongside the returning Rio. The developer is also changing some of the rules of the Rocket League-ish game. Blizzard has removed the ability to “boop” enemies with Lucio’s Soundwave attack and has changed the way his ultimate ability works. It no longer pulls the ball toward the player, Blizzard said, and instead increases Lucio’s speed and the speed of his “boop.”

According to Blizzard, the new cosmetic items will be available for the following prices;

  • Legendary Skins will cost 3,000 credits
  • Epic Skins will cost 750 credits
  • Rare tier will cost 225 credits
  • Common tier will cost 75 credits

And the 2016 cosmetic items will be;

  • Legendary Skins will cost 1,000 credits
  • Epic Skins will cost 250 credits
  • Rare tier will cost 75 credits

Doomfist arrives in Overwatch

Doomfist has officially arrived as a playable character in Overwatch and you can play as him now!

Doomfist is described as a formidable tactician who packs a punch, he is ready to join the fight and make history. His hard-hitting skills include:

Hand Cannon — Discharge a 4-shot rapid fire weapon that reloads one shot at a time
Rocket Punch — Charge forward and deliver a devastating blow, knocking back any opponents hit
Meteor Strike — Leap up high and drop into a targeted area, dealing massive amounts of damage and tossing enemies through the air.

Overwatch: Game of the Year heads to retail

You probably already own a copy already, but if not you can pick up a copy of Overwatch: Game of the Year edition at the end of July.

The GOTY edition features the base game as well as:

10 Bonus Overwatch Loot Boxes — Enjoy 10 bonus Loot Boxes, each containing random items that can be used to customize and personalize the appearance of your heroes. Loot Boxes may include skins, emotes, victory poses, voice lines, sprays, and highlight intros, as well as credits you can use to acquire many different customization options.
Overwatch Origins Skins — Pay homage to the original Overwatch strike force by wearing the vintage skins Blackwatch Reyes or Strike-Commander Morrison. Explore other heroes’ origins with Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer!
Diablo III Mercy’s Wings — Slay demonic forces throughout the High Heavens and Burning Hells as you don Mercy’s wings. All of Sanctuary will know of your allegiance to Overwatch!
World of Warcraft Baby Winston Pet — Adorably cuddly and highly intellectual, the Baby Winston pet will be at your side as you fight your way through Azeroth.
Heroes of the Storm Tracer Hero — Jump into the Nexus with Tracer and surprise your enemies in the blink of an eye.
StarCraft II In-game Portraits and a Hearthstone Card Back — With portraits of Tracer, Reaper, Pharah, Winston, Bastion, and Soldier: 76, you’re sure to become a champion of the Koprulu Sector. You can also battle it out in Hearthstone with an Overwatch-themed card back fit for a hero!

Overwatch hits 25 million players

The official Overwatch Twitter account has announced that the hugely popular class-based online shooter has hit the milestone 25 million players.

Huge congratulations to Blizzard.

Overwatch: Sombra – the truth revealed.

Keen players of Overwatch would, unless they have been living in a cave for the last few months, heard of the name Sombra being thrown around various forums and chat channels. This mysterious figure has for some time been the hot topic of debate, ranging from what, to who, to how, and the speculation and also frustration from players has been intense, especially when it’s been teased and played with by the team at Blizzard themselves. Well the mystery is now over and ladies and gentleman, I give you SOMBRA.

Sombra brings a whole host of new talents to Overwatch, and it’s looking like she will be a real handful in a fight. An overview of her skills and abilities are as follows:

Overwatch Sombra Abilities

So who is the mysterious girl that everyone has been talking about for so long, where does she come from and what is her background? Well the nice people at Blizzard like with every other character in the game have put a backstory together for her. So sit back, relax, and let’s learn a little more about this notorious hacker.

Finally but not least we have a little animated short called “Infiltration”, where we see Sombra working with Reaper and Windowmaker on an Assassination mission. However not everything is what it seems and it looks like Sombra has her own agenda. So what do you think of Sombra now that she has been finally revealed, drop us a comment and let us know? In the meantime if you want to find out what we thought of Overwatch check out our review here, or if you want to learn more about Sombra or anything else to do with Overwatch then check out the Official Site.

Prepare to be spooked in Overwatch Halloween Terror

From now until November 1st our friends at Blizzard Entertainment have brought another event driven change to Overwatch, Halloween. See your favorite characters all dressed up for the occasion, but wait are you brave enough to face Junkenstein’s Revenge?

As like the Olympic event, standard loot boxes have been replaced with Halloween Terror loot boxes, rewarding players with a whole host of new customisations for their characters. Fancy a vampiric Symmetra skin, a witches costume for Mercy or even Junkrat’s Professor Junkenstein outfit, the loot boxes contain over 100 new cosmetic items including skins, sprays, victory poses, emotes, highlight intros, player icons and voice lines! Every time you level up you will be rewarded with a Halloween Terror loot box or you can purchase the new customisations with in game credits or through the in-game shop (this is sure to disappoint a few people).

OverWatch Halloween Lootboxes

On top of the subtle changes to the maps and the new character customisations, players will also be able to take part in Overwatch’s first-ever co-op PvE Brawl:  Junkenstein’s Revenge. Team up with three other players and face off against a host of eerie enemies, including Dr. Junkenstein himself, Junkenstein’s Monster, the Reaper, a mysterious witch, and host of shambling zomnics.

OverWatch Halloween Junkenstein's Revenge

Players will choose from the Alchemist (Ana), the Archer (Hanzo), the Gunslinger (McCree), or the Soldier (Soldier: 76) and defend Adlersbrunn castle’s doors against Dr. Junkenstein’s onslaught. Heroes will need to work together and develop strategies to withstand not only the advances of his macabre entourage, but also wave after wave of zomnic attacks. Are you brave enough to accept the challenge?

For further information about Overwatch’s current spooky event or general information about the game check out the Official Website.