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?
Blizzard Global Esports Director Leaves the Company
The Blizzard Global Esports Director Kim Phan has announced she has left the company after 13 years, the second major esports departure in a month.
Blizzard is Skipping Gamescom 2019
Blizzard is skipping Gamescom 2019, the biggest game event in the world which has been an important platform for them in recent years.
Play of the Fortnight: The Precarious Future of Overwatch
As we approach the beginning of its third year, what does the future of Overwatch look like, and is Blizzard trying to please too many people?
2019 BAFTA Game Awards Nominees Announced
The 2019 BAFTA Game Awards Nominees have been announced and there are quite a few online games up for awards this year also God of War, so much God of War.
Play of the Fortnight: 5 Tips for Overwatch Solo Queue
Sometimes solo queue is unavoidable. We cover 5 tips for surviving Overwatch solo queue, including hero choice.
Play of the Fortnight: When Will We Get Overwatch Battle Royale?
With Apex Legends showing a hero-based BR can be really popular, when will we see an Overwatch Battle Royale and what would it look like?
Play of the Fortnight: The Future of Overwatch
With the game approaching its third anniversary, what does the future of Overwatch hold? We explore the state of the game and what Blizzard might have in store for us in the future.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Lunar New Year Event Guide
The Overwatch Lunar New Year Event has already begun. In this Play of the Fortnight, we'll give you details on all the unlocks and special achievements.
Play of the Fortnight: The Issue of Overwatch Backfill
Overwatch backfill is a necessary evil, but how does it affect players? We examine the pros and cons of backfill, and what could be done to improve it.
Play of the Fortnight: Should Blizzard Add an Overwatch Role Limit?
Players often request an Overwatch role limit, but what would that mean for the game and its meta? We discuss the pros and cons of a role limit feature.
Blizzard Customer Service Concerns as 100 Staff Members Voluntarily Leave
One hundred Blizzard customer service employees in Ireland have volunteered to leave their jobs for cash prompting some concerns over the quality of service.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Winter Wonderland Skins Revealed
Blizzard has revealed the first skins for the Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2018 event. Let's take a look at the upcoming skins and content.
MMO Money: Wargaming Acquires Edge Case and October’s Top Earners
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Play of the Fortnight: Is Overwatch Worth Getting Into Now?
With two years under its belt, is Overwatch still worth getting into now as a brand new player? We discuss the pros and cons of starting fresh in Overwatch.
Overwatch Hosts a European Cosplay Battle
The Overwatch Cosplay Battle pits six European cosplay teams against one another to find out who can put together the best Overwatch look.
Play of the Fortnight: Most Fun Overwatch Custom Game Modes
There are some excellent and creative Overwatch custom game modes. This Play of the Fortnight we’re going to share a few of our favorites.
Enter Ashe: Overwatch’s Cunning New Hero
It’s high noon for BlizzCon, and Overwatch’s 29th hero Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe is now the hottest talk of the stage after her debut in Reunion.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Hero 29 Incoming at BlizzCon 2018
Blizzcon 2018 is coming soon, and we expect to see Overwatch hero 29 announced during the event. Who could it be? And what's with the payload on Route 66?
Overwatch LEGO Sets Leak Online
Several Overwatch LEGO sets are accidentally shared online by Target with information on set locations, minifigs and prices.
Play of the Fortnight: Our Top 10 Halloween Terror Skins
In this Play of the Fortnight, we’re ranking our top 10 favorite Halloween Terror skins from the last three years.
2018 MMO Halloween Event List
The month of Halloween is upon us which means it is time for the MMO Halloween Event List to come out for another year. Below you’ll find a list of all the Halloween events happening...
Overwatch League Breaks Down its 2019 Season Structure
The Overwatch League 2019 season lines up details and changes to its format, including tweaks to stages, the all-star break and post-season playoffs.
Overwatch Halloween Terror 2018 is Basically a Costume Party
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Play of the Fortnight: Halloween Terror is the Best Time of the Year
Overwatch's Halloween Terror event is coming up soon. Some skins have been revealed, but there were a few that may have been leaked as well.
Overwatch Reveals Zenyatta Figma and Floating Snowball
Two new Overwatch collectibles are revealed by Blizzard: a highly poseable Zenyatta Figma, and an adorable Snowball figure that levitates.
Here’s the BlizzCon 2018 Schedule
Blizzard provides the full BlizzCon 2018 schedule, providing dates and times for panels, announcements and esports competitions.
Torbjorn Gets Retooled in Overwatch
Overwatch releases a Torbjorn rework to the shooter's PTR, which adjusts or outright replaces a number of the hero's abilities.
Overwatch Begins Locking Down on Third-Party Stats Trackers
Users of third-party stats trackers like Pursuit and Visor are receiving warnings of EULA breaks despite one such tracker claiming use by major esports teams.
Play of the Fortnight: How to Get Demon Hunter Sombra
Blizzard announced the Demon Hunter Sombra legendary skin for BlizzCon attendees and virtual ticket holders. But how else can you get the skin?
Overwatch Brings the Busan Map Online
The Overwatch Busan map has now been brought to the live game along with changes to several of the online shooter's heroes.
Overwatch League Expands to 20 Teams for 2019 Season
The 2019 Overwatch League season will have a total of 20 teams competing for the cup as another six teams have been confirmed.
MMO Money: Tencent’s $20 Billion Loss and Fortnite’s Decline
This week, MMO Money looks at why Tencent's massive $20 billion loss is a drop in the pond as well as Fortnite's decline and what the UK game charts have to show us.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Arcade Changes We’d Like to See
The Overwatch Arcade hasn't got much love recently. Here are a few changes and new game modes we'd like to see added to the Arcade.
Overwatch Issues D.Va’s Nano Cola Challenge
The Overwatch Nano Cola Challenge offers players of the online shooter D.Va-themed sprays and a skin for playing or watching the game.
Overwatch Debuts Korean Map and D.Va Animated Short
A new D.Va animated short and a new Control map set in South Korean are the latest reveals from Overwatch at Gamescom 2018.
Overwatch Posts a Teaser for LEGO Products
The first tease of Overwatch LEGO toys is posted by the game's Twitter account as the FPS continues to expand its merchandising reach.
Online Game Trailers of Gamescom 2018
Thanks to the likes of E3 and PAX East we've already seen some amazing game trailers in 2018. But now it is time for Gamescom to show us what they've got. We're only a few minutes into...
Overwatch Announces Upcoming Short and Another Free Weekend
Another new Overwatch animated short is on the way this week and the full game will hold another free weekend of play across all platforms.
Play of the Fortnight: Why I Can’t Take Hammond Seriously
Overwatch's newest hero, Wrecking Ball, is a hamster called Hammond. It's so hard to take him seriously, and here's why.
xQc Suspended from Overwatch for Abusive Chat
Félix "xQc" Lengyel has been slapped with a 15-day Overwatch suspension as a result of repeatedly abusive chat during play.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Summer Games 2018 Coming Soon
Blizzard confirmed the Overwatch Summer Games 2018 is coming soon. What can we expect, and are there any changes likely to come?
Overwatch League Announces Two New Teams
A pair of new Overwatch League teams are officially confirmed by the league, and the game's Twitter account announces the return of the Summer Games.
Overwatch League Expansion Slot in Atlanta Purchased
A new Overwatch League expansion slot has been bought up by a Georgia-based conglomerate, which means a new Atlanta team is on the way for Season 2.
Wrecking Ball Crashes into Overwatch
Ready or not, here comes the Wrecking Ball character launch, bringing the unique design and abilities of the latest tank to the Overwatch active roster.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Competitive in Summer
There's a seasonality to video games, and Overwatch competitive in summer is no different, but how do vacations affect gameplay?
Sombra and Torbjorn Are the Next Overwatch Hero Reworks
Overwatch lead designer Geoff Goodman goes over Sombra and Torbjorn reworks in development that change how both heroes play.
Overwatch to Tune Nearly Every Support Hero
The next planned patch will make a number of adjustments to pretty much every Overwatch Support hero in the team-based FPS.
Social Features Facilitate a Drop in Abusive Behavior in Overwatch
Ever since the addition of Overwatch community features like Endorsements and LFG, the shooter is seeing a hard-numbers reduction in abuse reports.
MMO Money: Why Amazing Eternals Stopped Development and Runescape Brings in $800 Million
This week's MMO Money goes over why Amazing Eternals stopped development, as well as the crazy amounts of money games like RuneScape, have made.
Overwatch League Inaugural Playoffs to Air on ESPN and Disney XD
A multi-year agreement will see the Overwatch League inaugural playoffs broadcast on major network television all the way to the Grand Finals.
Pink Mercy Raises Over $12M for BCRF
A sizeable sum of money is raised by Overwatch players thanks to the Pink Mercy charity drive and through donations made during livestreams.
Play of the Fortnight: What Could These Hidden Overwatch Barcodes Mean?
The Overwatch community has detected some hidden barcodes in the game. What could they mean? Are they just Easter eggs, or is Blizzard up to something? Let's take a look.
2018’s Biggest News Stories So Far
Wolfy takes a look back at some of the biggest news stories of 2018, from Daybreak Games to battle royale to the continuing growth of esports.
Overwatch’s Next Hero is a Hamster (UPDATED)
You read that right. The 28th Overwatch hero has been all but completely revealed as an intelligent hamster driving a machine gun-toting robotic ball.
Overwatch 1.25 Brings LFG, Player Endorsements and Symmetra’s New Form
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Overwatch Possibly Teases Hero 28
Overwatch Hero 28 might be on deck to be revealed soon thanks to the game's newest teaser, as the guessing game of who the new addition is begins.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch 2018 So Far
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Overwatch Begins Teasing Something New
A new Overwatch content tease starts the speculation train rolling with a looping video that could mean anything from a new map to a new hero.
Play of the Fortnight: New Features Coming in Overwatch Patch 1.25
Blizzard has announced new social features in Overwatch 1.25, including Endorsements and Looking For Group. There's also the Symmetra rework and more.
Play of the Fortnight: 5 Reasons Overwatch is So Popular
Blizzard just announced Overwatch reached 40 million players. But why is Overwatch popular? Here are 5 reasons why the game is still played two years on.
MMO Money: Mobile Revenue is Breaking Records
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2017 Games Industry Revenue
We take a look at the 2017 games industry revenue data to see what made all of the money last year and the expected trends for 2018.
Overwatch Anniversary 2018 Arrives May 22
The official Twitter account of the FPS has begun to release initial Overwatch Anniversary 2018 details as an accidental leak kicks the hype off early.
Play of the Fortnight: Success of the Overwatch BCRF Charity Event
Blizzard launched their Overwatch BCRF Charity Event, and in this Play of the Fortnight we're talking about how successful it's been so far.
Overwatch Sells a Pink Mercy Skin for Breast Cancer Research
Proceeds from the sale of a new pink Mercy skin and a related t-shirt will be donated to help the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Activision Blizzard’s Record High In Q1 2018 Financials
Q1 financial report reveals Activision Blizzard's record high in the first quarter driven by Battle for Azeroth and Overwatch. Destiny 2 talks vital future plans.
MMO Money: Top Grossing Games of March and Tencent Breaks Records
MMO Money returns with a look at the top grossing games of March according to SuperData, Tencent's record breaking, what is going on at Daybreak, and more.
Overwatch Season 10 Makes Brigitte Active
Overwatch's 27th hero is added to Overwatch Season 10, along with plans for rotating in the Rialto map and wrapping up Competitive 6v6 Elimination.
Symmetra to Switch Roles from Support to Defense in Overwatch
One of Overwatch's lead designers lays out a number of dramatic changes that will see a Symmetra role change from Support to Defense.
Play of the Fortnight: Brigitte Makes an Impact on Overwatch
Brigitte has been out for a little while. What impact does she make on the meta? We talk about Brigitte versus the dive comp, and what Blizzard might change before she enters competitive.
Belgium Threatens FIFA 18, CS:GO and Overwatch with Punishment for Loot Box Practices
Today's Belgium loot box ruling calls out three major games as violators of the country's gambling laws and threatens fines and jail time unless changes are made.
Rialto Map and the New-Look Hanzo Land on Overwatch PTR
The new Overwatch PTR build has added the Overwatch Retribution map to the regular game, a new version of Hanzo, and a variety of other hero changes.
Play of the Fortnight: All You Need to Know About the Overwatch Retribution Event
The Overwatch Retribution event has begun. Here's some tips and tricks on surviving the co-op game mode, and a list of all the content to unlock.
Blizzcon 2018 Details Announced
If you're planning on attending Blizzcon 2018 or even just planning to watch it from home you'll want to get all the details which have now been revealed.
Jeff Kaplan on Battle Royale and Why Overwatch Won’t Get It
Director Jeff Kaplan offers a few thoughts about the challenges in adding an Overwatch battle royale mode and the battle royale sub-genre as a whole.
Overwatch’s Hanzo is Trading Scatter Arrow for a New Ability
Director Jeff Kaplan provides a little sneak peek at a new Hanzo ability that's currently in development along with a couple of changes to Sonic Arrow.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Archives/Uprising Event Speculation
We take a few moments to tie together murals in Australia and the latest Uprising event teaser to the upcoming Overwatch Archives and Anniversary events.
Overwatch Uprising Teaser Posted on Twitter
A new Overwatch Uprising teaser is shared by the game's Twitter account, providing a launch date for the co-op mode and perhaps a clue on what's coming.
Overwatch Unveils an “Avoid as Teammate” Feature
The in-development Overwatch Avoid as Teammate feature will let players add two names to a list that ensures they never team with them again for seven days.
Play of the Fortnight – Should Players Be Forced to Play to the Overwatch Meta?
The Overwatch meta is always shifting. Should players be forced to pick heroes and team comps that fit the meta, especially in comp? Let's talk.
Brigitte Arrives to Overwatch on March 20
A Brigitte launch date has been confirmed by Overwatch as PTR testing wraps up and the devs offer some artistic looks at the new Support hero.
2018 BAFTA Games Award Nominations
The 2018 BAFTA Games Award nominations are in with a few surprises! Things look pretty sparse on the MMO front but there is some recognition for the genre.
Overwatch League’s Dallas Fuel Cuts Félix “xQc” Lengyel
After several incidents involving the tank player, the Dallas Fuel has decided to release Félix “xQc” Lengyel from the team's roster.
Play of the Fortnight: Most Picked Overwatch Heroes
Play of the Fortnight goes over the recently announced most picked Overwatch heroes and digs a little deeper to see what we can learn from the list.
MMO Money: MMO Business News for February 2018
We take a look at some of the biggest stories in MMO business news for February 2018. Get caught up on the health of the online gaming industry here!
Hi-Rez President Takes a Cheeky Poke at Overwatch’s Brigitte
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Overwatch Officially Reveals Brigitte
Brigitte is officially confirmed as Overwatch's latest roster addition, bringing aura healing, armor boosts and minor shielding as a Support character.
Overwatch Continues the Hero 27 Breadcrumb Trail
New clues in the Overwatch Hero 27 case are shared by the game's official channels and they appear to be aiming in the direction of Torbjorn's daughter.
Overwatch Begins to Tease a Potential New Hero
The first clue behind the identity of the 27th Overwatch hero has been teased by the game's official Twitter with an image of a mission debriefing.
Overwatch League Lets Twitch Viewers Earn Overwatch Game Rewards
Overwatch League Cheering and systems that let fans earn Overwatch League Tokens by watching matches will be available for the start of Stage Two.
Play of the Fortnight: Hanzo Rework Incoming
A Hanzo rework is on the horizon, but what changes could be coming? We talk about potential updates and what Blizzard won't be doing.
London Spitfire Tops Overwatch League Stage One
The London Spitfire see themselves through the fatigue of three matches in an 11 hour-long day to win the Overwatch League Stage One final.
Sombra Adjustments Accidentally Arrive to Overwatch
In the latest patch to Overwatch, a few Sombra adjustments accidentally snuck their way in. One of the devs elaborates on what will be different in PTR.
Overwatch Launches the Year of the Dog
The Overwatch Year of the Dog event goes live, introducing an improved Capture the Flag mode with a new map, new skins, emotes, and highlight intros.
Geguri to Sign with Overwatch League’s Shanghai Dragons
Korea's top female player Geguri is expected to join three other signings that will join with the Shanghai Dragons roster in the Overwatch League.
Overwatch League Might Be Getting its First Female Pro
Early reports seem to suggest that Geguri, an outstanding Overwatch female player, could be making her way to the Overwatch League in season 2.
Play of the Fortnight: How Does the Mercy Nerf in Latest Overwatch Patch Change Her Play?
The infamous Mercy nerf has finally hit the Overwatch live servers, but how does it affect players? Let's talk about Mercy players and her teammates.
Overwatch Opens Blizzard World and Adds New Cosmetics
The new Overwatch cosmetics update brings a huge array of skins, sprays and intros along with the new Blizzard World assault/escort map.
Play of the Fortnight: The Differences Between Console Overwatch and PC
Console Overwatch is very different to the same game on PC. But what are the differences? Let's talk about them in this Play of the Fortnight.
Overwatch Blizzard World Map Gets a Release Date
Overwatch offers an official announcement for the "grand opening" of the in-game amusement park with a Blizzard World launch date.
Overwatch League Makes a Commanding Debut on Twitch
The premiere Overwatch League season earns some big viewership numbers on Twitch during the esporting event's debut matches.
Twitch Lands Broadcast Rights for the Overwatch League
Overwatch League broadcasts are confirmed to be arriving to Twitch in an exclusive third-party deal that secures rights for two years.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Year of the Dog Event Speculation
The Lunar New Year is coming soon, and with it the Overwatch Year of the Dog event! In this Play of the Fortnight, we talk about the upcoming event, Lunar New Year skins and more.
Unofficial Fantasy Drafts Open for the Overwatch League
If you're a megafan of Overwatch esports then you can take part in an unofficial Overwatch League fantasy draft for bragging rights and a team jersey.
Overwatch Season 8 is Getting New Adjustments
Tweaks to Skill Rating and a big adjustment for Diamond tier and above are live as competitive Overwatch Season 8 kicks off.
Play of the Fortnight: What Could be Coming in Overwatch 2018
The year is coming to a close, and with that we look forward to what could be coming to Overwatch 2018: New skins, new content, and some speculation.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 Speculation
This Play of the Fortnight we're talking about Winter Wonderland. What skins could we expect this time? What is that Hanzo skin Jeff Kaplan was talking about? And what will Mei's Yeti Hunt bring to the table?
Winter Wonderland is Returning to Overwatch
The Overwatch Winter Wonderland event for 2017 will feature returning events, new skins, and new twists including a Yeti Hunt mode.
Overwatch League Skins Set to Go On Sale
Players will get the chance to show off their team pride and support the esports event directly with the sale of Overwatch League skins in early 2018.
Play of the Fortnight: Thoughts on New Overwatch Hero Moira
We take a look at Overwatch's newest support hero, Moira. How does she play, and when should you pick her? What team comps does she work with? And let's have a quick chat about her amazing skins and voicelines while we're at it.
Overwatch League Creates an Award Dedicated to InternetHulk
Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka's untimely death will be honored by a new Overwatch League award that recognizes a player's efforts to help the community.
Belgium is Investigating Loot Crate Gambling
The loot crate gambling conversation continues as Belgium's gaming commission is investigating the practice in Overwatch and Star Wars Battlefront 2.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Loot Boxes – Are They Bad?
Overwatch loot boxes and their counterparts from other games have come under fire lately. In this Play of the Fortnight, we talk about Overwatch loot boxes and their place in the discussion. Are they really bad?
Overwatch Free Weekend Announced – Moira to be Playable
An Overwatch free weekend has been announced and it would appear that Moira, the newly revealed support character will be playable.
Moira and Blizzardworld Could Come to Overwatch PTR This Week
Early word from some of Overwatch's lead developers could mean that Moira and Blizzardworld will arrive to the game's PTR as soon as this week.
Blizzcon 2017: Overwatch Unveils a New Map and Support Hero
This year's Overwatch Blizzcon reveals include a new hybrid map called Blizzardworld and a brand new Support hero to the roster.
Overwatch PTR Buffs Ana and Nerfs Mercy (Again)
The latest Overwatch PTR build introduces an adjustment to Ana's Biotic Rifle and tinkers once more with Mercy's Resurrect.
Overwatch’s Hanzo and Genji Get the Nendoroid Treatment
Two new Overwatch Nendoroid figures are revealed by Blizzard, Genji and Hanzo, which are both now available for pre-order.
Blizzard Takes a Chinese Overwatch Clone to Court
Blizzard China and NetEase are suing an alleged Chinese Overwatch clone, demanding an apology and restitution from the game's creators.
Blizzard Offers Internship for an Unannounced Overwatch Title
One lucky college student is being sought by Blizzard to create art assets and props for an unannounced Overwatch game during an internship.
Overwatch Nerfs Mercy and Tweaks Genji on PTR
New Overwatch character adjustments are arriving to the PTR as both Mercy and Genji are targeted for some changes on the game's test server.
Overwatch Imposing Permanent Competitive Bans Next Week
Match-throwing Competitive players, take notice: permanent Competitive Mode bans are going to be enforced starting next week in Overwatch.
Junkertown Arrives to Overwatch, Enters Competitive Next Week
The new Junkertown map is now on the live servers and is set to make its way into the Competitive Mode rotation by next week.
Heroes of the Storm Introduces Junkrat, Ana, and Volskaya Foundry
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Blizzard Reveals its Own Esports Venue
The Blizzard esports arena will be the destination for some of the company's biggest competitions as it readies to open its doors in early October.
Jeff Kaplan Responds to Overwatch Reporting Concerns
If you feel that Overwatch reporting systems aren't up to snuff, word from Jeff Kaplan about planned improvements may assuage some of those doubts.
Overwatch Brings New-Look D.Va and Mercy to PTR
Some very drastic Overwatch character changes are on the PTR, including the more aggressive D.Va and a completely retooled Mercy.
Gamescom 2017: Blizzard’s Gamescom Presentation and Reveals
The Blizzard Gamescom 2017 presentation brings a release date for World of Warcraft 7.3, a Spotlight for Kel'thuzad, and a new Overwatch animated short.
Overwatch is Making Big Changes for Season Six
The next Overwatch competitive season will be seeing a variety of changes, including a shortened season length and tweaks to Control Maps.
Overwatch Details a Major D.Va Rework
An Overwatch forum post outlines a significant D.Va rework with tweaks intended to make the character more aggressive and reduce Defense Matrix reliance.
Blizzard Offers an Advance Look at Gamescom Reveals
A livestreamed Blizzard Gamescom preview offers exciting activities and reveals for Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and more.
The $100k Overwatch Contenders Season One is Ready to Begin
Eight teams from the NA region and eight teams from the EU region are lined up for six weeks of esports action in the $100k Overwatch Contenders event.
FFA Deathmatch is Coming to Overwatch
Overwatch deathmatch modes have arrived to the PTR, including 4v4 and FFA as well as a brand new map built specifically for the match type.
Mercy’s Overwatch Summer Games Skin Leaks
While authenticity can't quite be confirmed, it looks like the Chinese Overwatch game has provided a leak of the Mercy Summer Games skin.
Lucioball is Coming Back in the Overwatch Summer Games
The popular mode is coming back in this year's Overwatch Summer Games in a big way, with a new stadium and the competitive Copa Lucioball.
Dataminer Unearths Possible Overwatch Summer Event Details
The Overwatch 2017 Summer event could introduce over 40 new items and have some beach-themed cosmetics according to data strings.
Overwatch Unleashes Doomfist, Loot Box Tweaks, and Highlight Options
Doomfist finally makes his arrival along with adjustments to loot box rewards and new highlight options in the latest Overwatch content update.
Overwatch Confirms Changes to Reporting and Penalty Systems
Stricter Overwatch penalties and additional changes to the FPS' reporting systems are in effect and in development over the next several months.
RUMOR: Overwatch Summer Event is Doomfist Themed
Audio files datamined from the PTR seem to suggest that perhaps this year's Overwatch Summer event is somehow related to Doomfist.
Overwatch Reportedly Working on New Anti-Griefing Measures
Overwatch anti-griefing measures are apparently in development according to a conversation between a player and a member of support staff.
Overwatch Officially Reveals Doomfist
At long last, Overwatch has made the official Doomfist reveal, including details on his powers, his backstory, and an explosive animated trailer.
Overwatch News Bulletin Confirms the Escape of Doomfist
A new bulletin from the Numbani Times makes the exciting revelation that Doomfist has indeed escaped from his maximum security prison.
Overwatch Makes Changes to Loot Boxes in Latest PTR Update
Adjustments to Overwatch loot boxes are available on the game's PTR, along with new Highlight features and other minor tweaks.
Earn Double XP in Overwatch This Weekend
Every possible source of XP in the game will be seeing a boost over the next few days during the Overwatch Double XP Weekend.
Overwatch is Going to the Moon With a New Map
Overwatch's Horizon Lunar Colony Assault map is now playable on the PTR, along with some major changes to several members of the roster.
Overwatch Teases New Content in Blog Post
A new Overwatch map? A new Overwatch character? Perhaps both? The latest blog post on the official site raises several questions.
The Overwatch Anniversary Event is Live
Overwatch's first anniversary event is now live, with new skins, new dance emotes, and information on the three new Arena maps.
More Overwatch Animated Shorts are in the Works
A second "season" of Overwatch animated shorts is confirmed to be in the works by game director Jeff Kaplan during a press event.
New Overwatch Arena Maps Previewed
As time moves closer to the game's anniversary event, a new video showing off three new Overwatch arena maps has surfaced.
Overwatch Anniversary Event Announced
The dates have been revealed for the Overwatch Anniversary Event, but we still don't know exactly what it's going to include.
Overwatch Art Book and Comic Book Anthology Up for Pre-Order
If you like to collect Overwatch merchandise, then the upcoming Overwatch art book and comic book anthology are your new favorite items.
Blizzard Calls Overwatch League Fees Report “Misinformation”
A statement issued by Blizzard over reports of high Overwatch League fees has dismissed the story as spreading "misinformation".
Overwatch World Cup Group Stages and Locations Confirmed
Competitions are being set and locations prepped for the summer as the Overwatch World Cup group stages have been confirmed.
Potential Overwatch Anniversary Event Dug Up by Datamining
Datamining has unearthed possible evidence of an Overwatch anniversary event, including references to new versions of maps and in-game items.
“The Last Bastion” Animated Short Wins Writing Award
The Last Bastion animated short snags itself a people's choice Webby award for best writing, beating out top TV and internet talent.
Overwatch Free Month Announced for China
Chinese players will get an Overwatch free month with almost complete access to the online FPS for the entire length of May.
The 32 Overwatch World Cup Teams are Set
Qualification has ended, and the results are in. These are your 32 Overwatch World Cup teams as compiled by the SR of each country's top 100 players.
Overwatch Planning Three New Maps to Release This Year
Three new maps are already in development for Overwatch, with more maps and other "experiments" being developed according to director Jeff Kaplan.
Overwatch eSports Team Arrests Made in Match Fixing Investigation
Two Overwatch eSports team arrests take place as a result of an investigation into attempts at tampering with a recent Korean tournament.
Jeff Kaplan Outlines Stance on Overwatch Smurfing
The practice of Overwatch smurfing is on the radar of the devs, but according to game director Jeff Kaplan, they have bigger fish to fry.
Relive the Past in the Overwatch Uprising Event
A new co-op mode and a variety of new items celebrating Overwatch's past are now live in the limited-time Overwatch Uprising event.
Overwatch Mei Nendoroid Figure Brings the Cute
An adorable new piece of merchandise is revealed by The Good Smile Company in the form of a new Mei Nendoroid figure.
Jeff Kaplan Confirms New Overwatch Hero is in Deep Development
When is the next new Overwatch hero coming? Perhaps sooner than anyone would expect according to remarks made by Jeff Kaplan in an interview.
Overwatch World Cup 2017 Announced
More countries and more live events are planned for the Overwatch World Cup 2017, which looks to expand on the previous event's success.
Overwatch Widowmaker Statue Debuts
The latest hand-crafted and hand-painted piece of Blizzard merch arrives in the form of the Overwatch Widowmaker statue.
Jeff Kaplan Says Overwatch Map Editor A Possibility
In a thread on the game's official forums, the potential for an Overwatch map editor was discussed and revealed as a long-term goal.
Overwatch’s Orisa Launch Date Announced
A new video discussing the creation and design process behind Overwatch's next tanker offers up an official Orisa launch date.
New EU Overwatch eSports Tournament Announced
Fans of the EU Overwatch eSports tournament scene will want to check out the Overwatch Pit Championship, an event featuring a $15k prize pool.
Blizzard Confirms Overwatch Character Has Autism
Jeff Kaplan has confirmed an Overwatch character has Autism. Fans have thought for some time that Symmetra is on the autism spectrum.
Overwatch Releases a New Comic Called Binary
Overwatch releases a new comic titled Binary, which deals with stopping a Bastion unit on the loose in Sweden before it kills everyone.
Nominations for the 2017 Video Game BAFTAs Announced
The nominations for the 2017 Video Game BAFTAs have been announced and Overwatch crushes the competition with nominations in 5 categories.
Overwatch Game Director Addresses Recent Bastion Buff
Jeff Kaplan takes to the Overwatch forums to discuss the recent Bastion buff, how players perceive the game's meta and plans to roll back some changes.
Overwatch Reveals its Newest Hero Orisa
Overwatch pulls back the curtain on its newest hero. Orisa is a four-legged spider robot capable of buffing teammates or deploying a shield.
Overwatch Patch Launches Game Browser, CTF and Season 4
Capture the Flag, Competitive Season 4 changes, the Game Browser and much more are all a part of the latest Overwatch patch.
Numbani Airport Attack Shared on Overwatch Twitter
A fake news bulletin posted by Overwatch's Twitter shares a photo of a Numbani airport attack, which may hold a connection to the game's next hero.
Anchora Theory Shot Down by Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan
Game director Jeff Kaplan takes down a fan Anchora theory, continuing speculation on who the next Overwatch character will be.
Rumor: Anchora the Spider Tank is the Next Overwatch Hero
Several possible clues left by the Overwatch team and a Reddit post that correctly named the Year of the Rooster lead to Anchora, a spider tank character.
The Next Overwatch Hero May Not be Doomfist
Director Jeff Kaplan provides a hint about the next Overwatch hero, stating that the new addition to the FPS may not be Doomfist after all.
Overwatch Season 3 End Date and Rewards Announced
It's nearly the end of Overwatch Season 3 as Blizzard provides details on the close of the current season, the start of the next season, and rewards.
Blizzard Fights Back Against Korean Overwatch Hackers
In a move to stem the tide of Korean Overwatch hackers, Blizzard is making some changes to how Korean players access the game at internet cafes.
Overwatch Skin Trading Could Become a Possibility
A GM's response raises the possibility for Overwatch skin trading as a way to alleviate player frustration at missing out on a favorite skin.
Overwatch PTR Teases Possible Doomfist Confirmation
Datamining of the Overwatch PTR unveils a couple of intriguing clues that could mean Doomfist is closer than we all think.
Overwatch Capture the Rooster Mode Becomes Permanent
Due to overwhelmingly positive reception from players, the Overwatch Capture the Rooster mode will become a permanent fixture in Custom Games.
Terry Crews Reads a Mock Doomfist Audition
It's not a final confirmation of the character or Terry Crews' role, but a mock Doomfist audition reaffirms the actor's desire to play Doomfist.
Overwatch Dev Confirms Bastion Buffs
In response to a player's forum post, principal designer Geoff Goodman details a number of Bastion buffs that are due soon on the PTR.
Leaked Overwatch Skins Indicate a Journey to the West Theme
An image of leaked Overwatch skins has several characters from the popular online FPS donning outfits based on the Journey to the West novel..
Overwatch Chinese New Year Event Teased in Tweets
Tweeted videos from the game in two different regions offer a glimpse at the upcoming Overwatch Chinese New Year event.
Players Share Strange Overwatch Scoring Bugs
An assortment of random Overwatch scoring bugs are shared on the game's subreddit, with examples of opposing teams earning huge numbers.
Overwatch Tank Adjustments Light Forum Fires
Overwatch tank adjustments made to D.Va and Roadhog cause a firestorm in the official forums and prompt the devs to respond.
Overwatch Assault Maps Confirmed for Adjustment
Game director Jeff Kaplan confirms that Overwatch Assault maps do indeed need some adjustment to reduce matches ending in a draw.
Terry Crews Would Really Like to Voice Overwatch’s Doomfist
The actor has expressed his desire to play as Overwatch's Doomfist while recent social media activity seems to suggest Blizzard is keen on the idea.
Death Comes for Wallets with the Overwatch Reaper Statue
Measuring 12 inches in height, the hand-painted Overwatch Reaper statue is revealed by Blizzard just in time for holiday shopping.
The Overwatch Graphic Novel is Cancelled…For Now
Originally set to tell the story of the team's formation, a forum post has announced that the Overwatch graphic novel is cancelled.
Chris Metzen Interview Explains Departure from Blizzard
In a very personal Chris Metzen interview during a podcast, the former Blizzard developer explains the moments which led to his retirement.
Another Free Overwatch Weekend is Coming
Those who don't yet own the game will soon be able to join the next free Overwatch weekend as the entirety of the game is available for a few days.
Overwatch Details Play of the Game 2.0
The revamped Play of the Game system, referred to as Play of the Game 2.0, will try to emphasize cooperative moments over individual killstreaks.
Details for The Overwatch Cup 2 Announced
The Overwatch Cup 2 will feature several eSports teams competing for a five day tournament to claim part of a $2,000 prize pool.
Activision Blizzard Studios Boss Hints at Potential Overwatch TV Series
According to the studio's co-president, the potential of an Overwatch series is there as a result of the success of the Skylanders: Academies TV show.
Overwatch Reporting System Due for Adjustment
A thread on the forums detailing abuse through the Overwatch reporting system has prompted a response stating the system will see change.
New Features in Overwatch Season 3 Discussed
Overwatch Season 3 is looking to better place players of Competitive Mode in more balanced matches with adjustments to Skill Rating.
Overwatch Pro League Coming Soon
A recent panel featuring Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has revealed that a multiple team Overwatch Pro League is in the works.
Celebrating 20M Players With The Overwatch Halloween Terror Event
Blizzard kicked off the Halloween Terror Event last night with brand new seasonal cosmetic goodies to win, while celebrating its 20M player milestone.
Overwatch Leaks Reveal Halloween Event and Sombra Details
A captured internal message and a comic are part of some Overwatch leaks that offer a sneak peek at Sombra's look and a Halloween event.
Latest Overwatch Developer Update Hints At New Heroes, Maps and Modes
The recent Overwatch Developer Update video outlines a variety of community topics, including Symmetra's changes, new heroes, maps and modes.
Team Misfits Takes Overwatch Open Grand Final
After some thrilling back-and-forth action, Team Misfits hold back Team EnVyUs and win the very first Overwatch Open Grand Final.
Major Symmetra Adjustments Teased by Jeff Kaplan
The least used character in the Overwatch roster is under the microscope as some major Symmetra adjustments are mentioned in a recent interview.
Overwatch PTR Update Includes Changes to Ana, Widowmaker and Junkrat
A newly-released Overwatch PTR update includes some changes to the three members of the roster along with a host of other adjustments.
Chris Metzen Retiring From Gaming Industry
The news of Chris Metzen retiring is both sad and holding a chance for new beginning for Blizzard. How do you think it will influence Blizzard's franchises?
Overwatch High Bandwidth Update Detailed in Video
A new video from two of Blizzard's engineers talk about the Overwatch high bandwidth update, detailing the tech and the timeline for deployment.
Registrations Open For $75,000 Overwatch MGA 2016 Championship
Qualifiers for the Overwatch MGA 2016 Championship are starting soon giving teams worldwide a chance to become MGA world champions! Will you be watching?
Overwatch Season 2 and Eichenwalde Map Release Early
The launch of Overwatch Season 2 and the Eichenwalde map arrives nearly a full week ahead of original schedule.
Overwatch Free Weekend for Consoles Detailed
Owners of the PlayStation 4 console will get their chance to play in an Overwatch Free Weekend, opening up the full game with no restrictions.
ROG Becomes Overwatch Open Official Sponsor
Republic of Gamers is announced as the Overwatch Open official sponsor, and will be providing gaming PCs and monitors for the final stretch of the event.
Overwatch Eichenwalde Map Available on PTR
The new Overwatch Eichenwalde map is available for testing on the PTR, letting players get a sneak peek at the new German-styled castle.
Overwatch Atlantic Showdown Champions Decided at Gamescom 2016
After two days of intense competition and surprising storylines, the Overwatch Atlantic Showdown champions are crowned in an all-EU final.
Blizzard Introduces Overwatch Ganymede Plush
Fans of the small yellow companion bird of Bastion can now own their very own Overwatch Ganymede plush, available for pre-purchase now.
Latest Overwatch Animated Short Goes Live
"The Last Bastion" shows the early history and some of the character's past as it is roused from its slumber in the new Overwatch animated short.
Overwatch Season Two Patch Notes Posted
The Overwatch Season Two patch notes detail changes to Skill Rating, time banking and several heroes while a hidden chat filter feature is found.
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
A new Overwatch animated short will premiere at this year's Gamescom and will focus on the origin of the transforming character Bastion.
Vote for Your Overwatch World Cup Team
Voting is now live for the Overwatch World Cup, which will be hosted by Blizzard Entertainment at BlizzCon 2016.
2016 ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown Announces its Top Eight
The top eight teams from the NA and the EU will clash at Gamescom for the ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown and a $100k prize pool.
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
The Q2 financial reports for Activision Blizzard are in and the company is doing exceptionally well after selling more than 15 million copies of Overwatch.
Blizzard Announces Overwatch World Cup
Starting on August 11, Overwatch communities from around the world will be voting for representatives in the Overwatch World Cup.
Overwatch Summer Games Seasonal Event Has Arrived
Several new skins, emotes, sprays and a brand new Brawl mode all arrive with the Overwatch Summer Games event, the first seasonal event for the shooter.
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
The Overwatch Open will feature players from North America and Europe in a series of online battles, with a total prize pool of $300k on the line.
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
A video posted about the new Overwatch patch outlines design intentions for Ana and the thought processes for changes to the popular shooter.
ESports Viewership Reaches 214 Million
According to SuperData Research, the eSports market now has nearly 214 million viewers and major advertisers are spending big bucks to get their attention.
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.
Blizzard Reveals New Overwatch Sniper
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.
Overwatch Competitive Play Mode Live On PC
Patch 188.8.131.52 is here, and with it the official release of the Overwatch Competitive Play mode... although only for PC. Sadly, console players will have to wait for the time being, as...
Korean Overwatch Pro Player Cleared Of Cheating Accusations After Live Demo
The Korean competitive gaming scene witnessed a scandal over the qualifiers for the Nexus Cup after one of the defeated teams reported seventeen-year-old female pro player Gegury of...
Blizzard Entertainment does a fantastic job venturing into a new genre with Overwatch by making the game both complex and accessible.
Overwatch Future Details Teased
Game director Jeff Kaplan takes to the official forums to tease Overwatch future details and development goals through 2016.
There Are Now 10 Million Overwatch Players
There are now 10 million Overwatch players "and counting" according to a tweet from Blizzard Entertainment earlier today. This is up from the recently reported 7 million and puts the...
Blizzard Discusses Overwatch Leaver Penalties
In a recent forum post, Blizzard discusses the details regarding “leaver status” in Overwatch including a 75% EXP penalty.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Blizzcon 2017 Announcements Speculation & Wishlist
Blizzcon 2017 is almost upon us, so in this Play of the Fortnight we're talking about what announcements we might see, and what's on our Overwatch Blizzcon 2017 wishlist.
Play of the Fortnight: Everything You Need to Know About Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017
The best holiday of the year is here, and so is Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017. In this Play of the Fortnight we talk unlocks, skins, and Junkenstein's Revenge!
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Halloween Event 2017 Speculation
In this Play of the Fortnight, we talk about what we could expect for the return of the Overwatch Halloween Terror event, including skins, returning content, and Junkenstein's Revenge.
Play of the Fortnight: Fixing Toxicity in Overwatch
Player behavior is a problem in any competitive game. What could Blizzard, and we as players, do to fix toxicity in Overwatch?
Listed: 12 MMOs Great for ERP
This week's Listed is taking a walk on the wild side with a look at a potential 12 MMOs great for ERP when you want to have some sexy fun.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Quick Play vs Competitive
Overwatch Quick Play gets a bad reputation amongst more competitive players. Here's some of the issues Quick Play faces, and why we think it's important to fix them.
Play of the Fortnight – Reveals Expected for Overwatch Gamescom 2017
Blizzard has some Overwatch announcements up its sleeve for Gamescom 2017. Here we talk about the upcoming map announcement and the big animated short reveal due next week.
Everything You Need to Know About the Overwatch Summer Games 2017
The Overwatch Summer Games 2017 are finally here. In this article, we share everything you need to know including content you can unlock, how to get the Summer Games 2016 skins, the changes to loot boxes and more.
Play of the Fortnight – Overwatch Summer Games 2017 Preview
Blizzard confirmed the return of the Overwatch Summer Games this year. Here's all the information we have so far about the upcoming event, including a Legendary skin for Junkrat and the long-awaited return of Lucioball.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch as an Accessible FPS Game
Overwatch is an accessible FPS game. What makes it so easy for gamers new to the shooter genre, but still great for hardcore players as well?
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Summer Games Event Speculation
The Overwatch Summer Games Event 2017 seems to be right around the corner. We take a look at what the event could look like, along with some ideas for skins we'd love to see. Water fight skins, anyone?
ESports Coaching With Gamer Sensei
Nick sits down with Gamer Sensei co-founder William Collis, discusses the business of eSports coaching, and experiences it first hand.
Play of the Fortnight: How to Deal With Anger in Overwatch
Anyone can get frustrated when playing their favorite competitive game. In this Play of the Fortnight, we discuss how to deal with anger in Overwatch.
Play of the Fortnight: How to Improve Yourself in Overwatch Season 5
Overwatch Season 5 is here, and with it everyone is battling to improve themselves. Here are some tips to help you improve as an Overwatch player, and watch yourself climb the ranks.
Games Like Overwatch
Many people would agree that Overwatch is an amazing shooter, but if you're looking for something different then here is a list of games like Overwatch.
Play of the Fortnight: Everything You Need to Know About the Overwatch Anniversary Event
The Overwatch Anniversary Event has arrived, and here's all you need to know about the exclusive new Legendary skins and new Elimination game modes.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Anniversary Event Speculation
Did Blizzard just confirm the upcoming Overwatch Anniversary Event? Let's speculate on what the event could look like and what it means for Overwatch's future events.
Play of the Fortnight: 5 Ideas for New Overwatch Features
Overwatch has had a great launch year. Blizzard released the game in May 2016, and the community is buzzing with thoughts about the game’s future.
Play of the Fortnight: Everything You Need to Know About the Overwatch Uprising Event
The Overwatch Uprising event was launched this week. In this Play of the Fortnight, we tell you everything you need to know about the event unlocks and how to tackle the harder difficulties of the PvE gamemode Uprising!
Play of the Fortnight: Toxicity in Overwatch
Harassment can be a major problem in online gaming. That's why we're discussing toxicity in Overwatch in this week's Play of the Fortnight!
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Lore and How it Changes Blizzard Storytelling
In this Play of the Fortnight, we take a look at Overwatch lore and how it changes Blizzard's storytelling. Could we see some cartoons and graphic novels in the future?
Listed: Amazing Cosplayers
This week's Listed takes a look at some amazing cosplayers from some of our favorite MMO games, including Guild Wars 2 and Overwatch.
Play of the Fortnight: The Overwatch Competitive Grind
With Season 4 coming up very soon, we take a look at the Overwatch competitive system and the competitive grind, as well as the player attitude that being average is a bad thing.
Play of the Fortnight: Solo Queue Versus Team Play
Overwatch's solo queue gets demonized by many players, but what are the pros and cons of solo queue versus team play? Let's take a look at all the options players have available to them!
Play of the Fortnight: Everything You Need to Know About the Year of the Rooster Event
Overwatch has released the Year of the Rooster event, celebrating Lunar New Year with exclusive skins and other content. Here's all you need to know!
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Season 3 Team Comps
Although Overwatch Season 3 has helped solidify the competitive scene, it's become apparent that certain heroes see significantly more play time.
MMOGames Best of 2016 Awards
Another year has come and gone, which means it’s time to reflect. Despite the negative aspects and political turmoil that 2016 might have brought, there were a number of positive...
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Winter Wonderland Event
The Overwatch Winter Wonderland Event is here, and we go over all of the juicy details in this week's Play of the Fortnight!
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Season 3 Has Landed
Overwatch Season 3 launched earlier this week and players are just as eager to get into the action as they were last season!
MMO Black Friday Sales 2016
MMOGames is bringing you all of the best Black Friday deals around. Be sure to check back as new MMO sales become available.
Play of the Fortnight: What Could an Overwatch Christmas Event Look Like?
It's almost time for the winter holiday season, and MMOGames is brainstorming possible Overwatch Christmas themed events.
The Game Awards 2016 Nominees
The Game Awards 2016 has revealed the nominees up for recognition this year, and not only is there a delightful mix of indie titles among the lists but this year there's also a brand...
The 10 Most Important Announcements from BlizzCon 2016
Couldn't make it to BlizzCon this year? Here are the top 10 most important announcements from BlizzCon 2016.
Play of the Fortnight: Overwatch Support Class Analysis
Play of the Fortnight continues its class analysis with a look at Overwatch Support and how each one plays in certain situations. Which heroes are best for a true support role?
Overwatch Play of the Fortnight: Is Blizzard’s Sombra ARG Going Too Far?
Blizzard has been ramping up the next Overwatch hero release with the Sombra ARG event, but is it pushing the community a little too far?
Overwatch Play of the Fortnight: Tank Class Analysis
We take a look at the five very unique tank classes in Overwatch and discuss how to properly use them in a team.
Overwatch Play of the Fortnight: What Do We Know About Sombra?
Blizzard has been teasing the upcoming hero Sombra since as far back as Overwatch early beta. What do we know about Sombra so far?
Overwatch Play of the Fortnight: A Deeper Look Into Overwatch Season 2
Overwatch Season 2 is out now and here's the in-depth scoop on the Competitive changes, hero buffs and nerfs, and the new content Blizzard added this patch.
Why Blizzard Should Keep Chat in Overwatch
Should Blizzard further censor, or simply keep chat in Overwatch as is? Read on to find out what Syl thinks of the matter!
2016 in MMOs, A Look at the Year So Far
We're already half way through 2016! That means it's time to take a look at the year that has gone by so far, this is our look at 2016 in MMOs.
10 Overwatch Skills Your Enemies Will Hate
Overwatch is a game filled with speed and the need for fast reflexes. While the game manages to pay great homage to old fast-paced shooters, it is mostly a game about knowing the true...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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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.
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.
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.
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!
Games Like: Team Fortress 2
This week, we're taking a look at games similar to Valve's massively popular Team Fortress 2!
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.