Overwatch is a team-based shooter from Blizzard where heroes do battle in a world of conflict. Overwatch features a wide array of unique heroes, ranging from Tracer, a time-jumping adventurer, to Rheinhardt, an armored, rocket-hammer-wielding warrior, to Zenyata, a transcendent robot monk. Every hero plays differently, and mastering their abilities is the key to unlocking their potential; who will your favorite be? Whether you’re engaging in combat on the front line, providing defensive cover with your energy shield, or supporting your allies by amplifying their damage, every hero’s abilities are designed to be effective as part of a team. Learning to utilize your abilities in concert with your teammates’ is the key to victory!
Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. In a time of global crisis, the Overwatch is an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to the war-torn world. They ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch’s influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. The team may be gone, but the world still needs heroes.
Overwatch Key Features
Choose Your Hero – Select from more than 20 different heroes, each with strengths and weaknesses, a deep story and background. Select a hero that suits your playstyle and master them, or learn to use them all!
Select A Role – Select from offensive and defensive heroes, tanks and support heroes, and do your best to support your team so you can complete team-based objectives and win it all.
Diverse Game Modes – From Assault, where you must capture points, to Control, where you must hold a point, Overwatch provides diverse game modes that demand a cohesive team and quick skills
Constant Updates – New modes, events, and heroes will be added at regular intervals, keeping gameplay fresh and dynamic. You’ll never run out of things to do!
Ranking Systems – From winning “Play of the Game” awards to competing in ranked matches, Overwatch is all about competition. Can you prove your skills and get the bragging rights?
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ROG Becomes Overwatch Open Official Sponsor
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Overwatch Season Two Patch Notes Posted
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Overwatch Season Two Updates Outlined in Video
Skill Ratings, time banking, Skill Rating decay and several other changes are touched on in a new video detailing changes for Overwatch Season Two.
Overwatch Devs Target Zenyatta, Mei and Mercy for Adjustment
The Overwatch devs are looking at some changes to Zenyatta, Mercy and Mei according to responses from principal designer Geoff Goodman.
Overwatch High Bandwidth Servers Go Live
New Overwatch high bandwidth servers arrive to the online FPS starting today, dramatically improving the game's responsiveness.
Overwatch Spectator Mode and Replay System in the Works
A post on the official forums reveals that an Overwatch spectator mode and a replay system are currently being developed.
New Overwatch Animated Short Premiering at Gamescom 2016
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2016 ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown Announces its Top Eight
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Overwatch Competitive Mode Season 1 Ends August 17
The date for Overwatch Competitive Mode season 1 to end is set, and details about rewards for players have been provided in a forum post.
Activision Blizzard Sets Record Profits With 15 Million Overwatch Sales
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch World Cup
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Overwatch Summer Games Seasonal Event Has Arrived
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Blizzard May Offer Overwatch Free Trials Soon
A speaker at ChinaJoy 2016 mentioned the possibility of Overwatch free trials in order to increase the game's already immense playerbase.
Overwatch Tops Sales Charts for June
The NPD numbers for June are in, and Overwatch tops sales charts despite not including sales of the PC version and spending for gaming trending downward.
Overwatch Open eSports Tournament Announced
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An Overwatch Graphic Novel is Coming Soon
Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics will be releasing an Overwatch graphic novel that tells the story of the original strike team in April 2017.
Jeff Kaplan Discusses New Overwatch Patch in Video
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ESports Viewership Reaches 214 Million
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Symmetra Hindu Skin Asked to be Dropped by Religious Leader
The president of the Universal Society of Hinduism has requested that a Symmetra Hindu skin be removed from Overwatch due to misrepresentation.
Overwatch Updates Hinted At During Livestream
Producer Jeff Kaplan has some Overwatch updates hinted at while in a livestream, including new maps, new skins and other details.
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On July 12, Blizzard Entertainment teased the upcoming sniper support hero for Overwatch: Ana Amari.
Blizzard Takes Overwatch Cheat Maker to Court Again
Bossland is once again the target of a Blizzard lawsuit, this time over the sale of an Overwatch cheat program called Watchover Tyrant.
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In a recent forum post, Blizzard discusses the details regarding “leaver status” in Overwatch including a 75% EXP penalty.
Popular MMORPG Articles & News This Week June 4-10
We’re taking a look back at all of the most popular MMORPG articles, news, and games from the week of June 4-10th. This list is created purely by looking at website analytics, so it...
Overwatch Team Starts Bidding War Between Fnatic and Manchester United
A bidding war has started between eSports organization Fnatic and football club Manchester United over a professional Overwatch team.
Jeff Kaplan Discusses Overwatch Competitive Play And Other Updates
An interview with Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan revealed a few vital details about the post-launch updates to Blizzard's rapidly growing title. The most sought for piece of...
7 Essential Ways to Improve Your Overwatch Game
We remind players to work on the PvP basics in Overwatch before moving on to more advanced techniques.
Overwatch Has Attracted 7 Million Players in 10 Days
Since its launch, Blizzard's new team based shooter Overwatch has attracted 7 million players in a mere 10 days, with brisk sales across all platforms.
Blizzard Already Banned Thousands of Overwatch Cheaters
Blizzard Entertainment has already banned more than 1,500 Overwatch accounts for cheating and is not letting up anytime soon.
The MMO is NOT Dead
A wise lyricist once said "Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years". So it is with the MMO genre, which has bobbed along the tumuluous seas of change like a plucky little...
Overwatch Newbie Tips: Common Misconceptions
We're looking at common misconceptions every Overwatch newbie has about Blizzard's newest title and giving a few tips on how to improve.
UPDATED: Overwatch Competitive Mode Delayed, Character Changes Announced
Blizzard has announced that both McCree and D.Va will receive some balance tweaks, and that the Overwatch competitive mode has been further delayed.
Overwatch Tops UK Sales Charts
Popular Blizzard team shooter Overwatch tops UK sales charts for the week of May 28, 2016, with brisk sales across all platforms.
Major League Gaming Announces 6v6 Overwatch Kickoff Tournament
Major League Gaming has announced a special Xbox tournament for North American Overwatch players, named the 6v6 Overwatch Kickoff Tournament.
Top 10 Overwatch Heroes
Are you just starting to get familiar with Overwatch and can't decide what hero is the best for you? Take a look at our top 10 Overwatch heroes!
How to Make Competitive Gaming Less Intimidating
For many players who have jumped into Overwatch, it's their very first encounter with the hero shooter or team FPS genre. As long as I can remember, there's been a deep rift between...
Overwatch Competitive Mode Scheduled for June
Overwatch has launched, but not with all of the features it will eventually have. In particular, the Overwatch competitive mode will not be made available until sometime in June.
Overwatch Launch Day News
Overwatch Launch Day News is a special feature we here at MMOGames.com are creating to celebrate the impending launch of Overwatch.
Comparing Battleborn and Overwatch for MMO Players
Battleborn and Overwatch are different games, but their cartoony style, first-person point-of-view, and multiplayer emphasis make them butt heads.
Beta Data: May 20, 2016
Beta Data is MMOGames' weekly look at all of the latest Beta, Alpha, and Kickstarter events and news in the MMO industry, with a new post every Friday. The most complete list there is!
Overwatch Launch Times Announced
A post on the official Overwatch website lists the exact Overwatch launch times for different regions and time zones in the world, and includes a handy map, too.
Overwatch eSports team REUNITED Leaves Fnatic To Become Player Owned Organization
After leaving Fnatic, Overwatch eSports team REUNITED announces becoming a player owned organization and more future plans.
How To Play With Your Tanks In Overwatch
Tanks in Overwatch serve the important role of breaking up enemy defenses and providing an opening for more damage-oriented classes.
Which Overwatch Support Hero Are You?
An introduction to all four of Overwatch's support heroes and their individual strengths and weaknesses. Which Overwatch support hero are you? Find out!
Overwatch Open Beta Saw 9.7 Million Players & Cheaters Permabanned
More than 9.7 million players worldwide logged in to play about 37 million matches during the Overwatch open beta weekend! Were you one of them?
Beta Data: May 13, 2016
Beta Data is MMOGames' weekly look at all of the latest Beta, Alpha, and Kickstarter events and news in the MMO industry, with a new post every Friday. The most complete list there is!
Thoughts on the Recent Overwatch Open Beta
Karl's first impressions about Blizzard's team-based shooter after the Overwatch open beta are positive yet skeptical - read on to find out why!
Overwatch Open Beta Has Been Extended
In a recent post on Battle.net, Overwatch community manager Lylirra announced that the Overwatch open beta has been extended until May 10 at 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
10 Reasons To Be Excited For Overwatch
Overwatch is shaping up to be one of the most hyped FPS games this year. Here is a list of 10 reasons to be excited for Overwatch.
Beta Data: May 6, 2016
Beta Data is MMOGames' weekly look at all of the latest Beta, Alpha, and Kickstarter events and news in the MMO industry, with a new post every Friday. The most complete list there is!
Overwatch Early Access Live With Open Beta Following Soon
Overwatch Early Access has already started but all-access Open Beta is hot on its trails, starting tomorrow! Are you with us?
MMOGames PAX East 2016 Awards
It's time for the MMOGames PAX East 2016 awards. Find out which MMOs, MOBAs, shooters and more stole the show for us this year!
PAX East: Overwatch Open Tournament Interview
We had a chance to chat with Team Dynamic and Team Laser Explosions, the finalists from the PAX East Overwatch Open Tournament.
Beta Data: April 22, 2016
Overwatch and the Canceled Titan MMO
Blizzard Entertainment speak candidly for the first time in a three part series about how Overwatch was created from the ashes of the canceled Titan MMO. We take a look!
Top MMO Games: April 19, 2016 – Overwatch, Bless Online, The Division, and Destiny
Top MMO Games: April 19, 2016 brings updates on Overwatch, The Division bug compensations, Bless Online Western release, Destiny, and Origins of Malu.
Beta Data: April 15, 2016
Top MMO News: April 14, 2016 – Rust, Final Fantasy XIV, Rift, Battlefront, Blizzard-Wide DDoS
Top MMO news: April 14, 2016 - Rust developer responds to criticism, Blizzard suffers a DDoS attack, and Final Fantasy XIV and Rift receive updates.
Top MMO News: April 13, 2016 – Overwatch, The Division, World of Warcraft, TERA, Hearthstone, Soul Worker Online
Top MMO News: April 13, 2016 brings updates on the Overwatch Beta Test Weekend, The Division, World of Warcraft Legion, TERA, Hearthstone, and Soul Worker.
Top MMO News: April 6, 2016 – BlizzCon 2016, The Division, Overwatch, and Paladins
Top MMO News: April 6, 2016 contains details regarding BlizzCon 2016 and updates for The Division, Overwatch, and Paladins.
Top MMO News: April 5, 2016 – Black Desert Online, Neverwinter, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Grim Dawn
Top MMO News: April 5, 2016 discusses impending nerfs to Neverwinter, Daum's future plans for Black Desert Online, and The Elder Scrolls Online anniversary.
Overwatch Butt Sparks Controversy
An Overwatch butt is getting changed by the developers, sparking controversy and debate across social media, Should Tracer's butt be changed?
Top MMO News: March 23, 2016 – RuneScape, Overwatch, BlizzCon 2016, and Blade & Soul
Top MMO News: March 23, 2016 details information about Evolution Studios’ closure, Chronicle: RuneScape Legends Open Beta, and new Overwatch Content.
Top MMO News: March 22, 2016 – The Division, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, and Neverwinter
Top MMO News: March 22, 2016 contains patch updates for The Division and Heroes of the Storm, a short animation for Overwatch, and new Neverwinter campaign.
Latest Blizzard News: Hearthstone, HotS, Overwatch, Warcraft
With so much Blizzard news, we decided to round it up in one handy post for you! Read on for the most recent on Hearthstone, HotS, Overwatch and Warcraft.
Top MMO News: March 16, 2016 – Landmark, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft II, EVE Online
Top MMO News: March 16, 2016 includes details about Landmark’s story system, Overwatch lore, and the next EVE Online expansion.
Top MMO News: March 7, 2016 – Fable Legends Canceled, The Division Launches, Overwatch Open Beta Announced
Top MMO News: March 7, 2016 - Today sees Fable Legends cancelled, the launch of The Division and Elder Scrolls Online's Thieves Guild DLC, and much more.
Funko Reveals New Overwatch Pops
Funko, makers of the wildly popular Pop! series of miniature figurines, have unveiled a series of new figurines based on characters from Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment. Four of the new Overwatch Pops have been unveiled so far, with one being a special "giant size" figure.
What King’s purchase means for World of Warcraft
We're taking a break from our regularly scheduled WoW content to discuss what King's purchase means for World of Warcraft.
GameStop Offers Exclusive Overwatch Winston Mini Figure
If you haven’t decided to pre-order Overwatch yet, you might want to do so through GameStop. In addition to the Widowmaker Noire skin and poster, customers who pre-order...
Are Blizzard Mobile Games A Definite Part Of Our Future?
With new opportunities in mobile and VR, it seems Blizzard mobile games will become the next big development for the company.
Blizzard Q4 Financial Report Released
The Blizzard Q4 financial report is out. No subscriber numbers made public, Legion to launch in summer after the Warcraft movie premiere.
Overwatch Beta Returns with Huge Patch
On February 9, the Overwatch Closed Beta returned with hero balances, a new game mode, maps, and progression system.
Updated: Overwatch Beta Returns February 9
The Overwatch beta will return to the American and European gameplay regions on February 9, 2016, and to the Asian gameplay region on February 16.
Overwatch Beta Delayed; New Game Mode Added
Unfortunately, the Overwatch Beta will be delayed by at least a few weeks, but players can expect a brand new progression system, maps, and game mode.
Overwatch Developer Discusses Progression Systems
In a new developer update video, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan discusses past progression systems and why they failed and the approach going forward.
Overwatch Future Heroes and Maps Will be Free
In order to calm fears about Overwatch, developer Jeff Kaplan revealed that all future heroes and maps for the game would be free and not paid DLC.
Overwatch Beta Shutting Down Next Week
With more than 900,000 games played, the Overwatch beta will be discontinued until January as Blizzard goes through the data.
Blizzard Looking to Hire eSports Director for Overwatch
Blizzard is looking for a Global Director of eSports for Overwatch! Do you have what it takes to fill this role for Blizzard's newest title?
Versus Beta: Overwatch vs Paladins
There are a few games coming out next year that seem to be quite similar to each other. Versus this week includes two of them; Overwatch vs Paladins.
Overwatch to Invite More People into Upcoming Beta Weekend
Overwatch's first beta test weekend is starting soon, and more people will get an invite than was initially anticipated! Are you among the lucky ones?
Why Overwatch is Bound to Succeed
The hype around Overwatch has been massive from the start and it's pretty clear to us that it will be a huge success.
BlizzCon 2015: Overwatch Lore and Storytelling
Many have asked how Blizzard will handle Overwatch lore and storytelling. The 'World of Overwatch' panel delved into the background of the game.
BlizzCon 2015: Overwatch’s 3 New Heroes & Hollywood Map
The first Overwatch panel of BlizzCon 2015 brought further details on the newly announced Hollywood payload map and the 3 new heroes, Mei, D.VA, and Genji.
Blizzcon 2015: This Year’s Explosive Opening Ceremony
The doors of BlizzCon 2015 are open and the opening ceremony covered a bunch of great stuff and presented some fantastic trailers!
RUMOR: Tracer Joins the Heroes of the Storm Roster
Overwatch's Tracer has pretty much been confirmed to be joining Heroes of the Storm's roster with a premium game purchase thanks to more retailer leaks.
Updated: Overwatch Headed for PS4 and Xbox One
Rumors ahead of Blizzcon say that GameStop employees are being told that Overwatch will be on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Overwatch Name Dispute Settled and Beta Numbers Revealed
Overwatch has had some trouble regarding its name in the past, but all of that seems to be settled as the trademark gets a new owner.
Is Overwatch Coming to Consoles?
Recent information revealed about Overwatch in a datamine has pointed to support for a console release of the game in the near future.
EU Recruits To Be Deployed in Overwatch’s Beta on October 27th
Overwatch's beta test is so close you can almost taste it. The Closed Beta will kick off on October 27th for the North America and Europe regions.
Beta Data: October 16, 2015
MMOGames' weekly look at all of the latest Beta, Alpha, and Kickstarter events and news in the MMO industry, with a new post every Friday. The most complete list there is!
Overwatch Beta Begins Later This Month
The elusive beta for Blizzard’s upcoming team-based shooter Overwatch has officially received a start date and it’s closer than you might think. In typical Blizzard fashion, the...
Blizzard Developer Provides Details Regarding Overwatch
Information regarding Overwatch character development, matchmaking, and maps has been revealed by developer Geoff Goodman.
Games Like: Team Fortress 2
This week, we're taking a look at games similar to Valve's massively popular Team Fortress 2!
Overwatch Reveals Criminal Duo: The Junkers
Overwatch teased a new pair of criminals last week via a wanted poster, and now more information on "the Junkers" has been revealed via a news report!
Attack of the Swag Giveaway: Week Two
New swag, in game items, and games every day throughout September for the biggest MMOs, MOBAs, and online games available!
Overwatch Universe Could Support A World of Warcraft Someday
The Overwatch universe might someday support a World of Warcraft-like game, but it still has quite some time left before they become such a vivid universe.
MMOGames’ Best of Gamescom 2015 Awards
See the best of Gamescom 2015 in MMOGames' annual Best of Gamescom Awards! With new awards for best Mobile game and best MMO expansion.
MMOGames Gamescom 2015 Coverage
Find all of MMOGames.com's coverage of online gaming at Gamescom 2015 in one easy to read place.
Gamescom 2015: A Closer Look at Lucio’s Abilities in Overwatch
Take a closer look at Overwatch's new support Lúcio - the sound-based freedom fighter of Brazil.
Gamescom 2015: Blizzard Press Conference
Here is the latest news on Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch from Blizzard's Gamescom 2015 press conference today.
World of Warcraft down 1.5 million subscribers
Despite recent profits by Blizzard, World of Warcraft is still hemorrhaging subscribers by the millions.
Bastion: New Overwatch Gameplay Trailer
Bastion (officially named SST Laboratories Siege Automatron E54) is a tank/cannon that blasts through enemies with a never-ending supply of heavy ammunition.
Blizzard Employee: Overwatch Characters in HotS?
In a forum post yesterday evening, Blizzard community manager Trikslyr hinted at the possibility of Overwatch characters in Heroes of the Storm.
Torbjorn Highlighted in Overwatch Gameplay Footage
A new Overwatch gameplay trailer by Blizzard highlights Tobjorn, the tanky Swedish weapons designer.
Versus: Is Blizzard Cocky or Confident?
With all the talk about Blizzard recently the question has come up, are they getting cocky or just confident in themselves?
New Overwatch Gameplay Videos
Blizzard released two Overwatch gameplay videos this week, featuring Tracer (the Aussie bullet hose) and Symmetra (the Indian sentry).
Eight Glorious Minutes Of Overwatch Gameplay
Blizzard have released a video showing eight minutes of Overwatch gameplay from the point of view of robo-monk Zenyatta.
Blizzard Promises Biggest Gamescom Presence Yet
Blizzard Entertainment is of course returning to Cologne this August for Gamescom and is promising to have its largest presence to date.
MMOGames PAX East 2015 Awards
This was one of the most exciting PAX East conventions there has been for a couple of years. Find out what we thought stole the show in the PAX East Awards.
PAX East: Overwatch Announces New Map, New Heroes and Beta
Blizzard unveiled the new map, Gibralter, two new exciting heroes and a launch date for the game's Beta access at their PAX East panel today.
Blizzard in Name Dispute Over Overwatch
Blizzard may have to change the name of their newest IP Overwatch due to a dispute over the name.
FAQ: What MMO Are You Most Anticipating in 2015?
Which MMO are you most looking forward to in 2015? We asked a few of our writers this very question. Is yours mentioned?
Blizzcon 2014: 4 Things Blizzcon Did Right
Here are four things Blizzard did right at Blizzcon 2014.
Blizzcon 2014: New expansions, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch
This year has been a big year for Blizzard. This year marks the tenth anniversary of World of Warcraft and the twentieth anniversary of Warcraft. “This is an extra special...
Blizzard’s New IP, Overwatch Trailers
Trailers for Overwatch, the newest IP from Blizzard. Overwatch is a super hero team based shooter.