Doomfist Revealed

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In a pair of videos released today, Blizzard announced the newest hero to be added to Overwatch, Doomfist. The new hero, who has been teased since Overwatch’s original cinematic, has been slowly hyped since before the announcement of Orisa, with Orisa’s construction being directly tied to that event. Fans have been eagerly waiting for Doomfist’s announcement after a blog post earlier …

Overwatch Patch – June 20, 2017

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Blizzard just released a new patch for Overwatch. This new patch includes a new assault map, new skins, and some balance changes to a few Overwatch heroes. The biggest change of the patch is Overwatch’s new assault map, Horizon Lunar Colony. The new map is a throwback to Winston’s backstory – growing up on the moon base. In the promotional …

New Event: Overwatch Uprising

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In a blog post released recently, Blizzard announced and released Overwatch Uprising, a new limited-time event. Overwatch Uprising focuses on a moment in Overwatch’s past, in which members of the original Overwatch protected King’s Row. Like the last Overwatch event, which was the Year of the Rooster, Overwatch Uprising gives players a new selection of cosmetics, including skins featuring the …

Orisa Released

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Following a brief and successful viral campaign, Blizzard is officially releasing Orisa, the game’s first tank hero, to the main Overwatch client. Blizzard has released a new video to commemorate her launch. Lead developer Jeff Kaplan describes Orsa as Overwatch’s second “Anchor Tank,” and she features a powerful shield, a devastating long-range minigun attack and an ultimate that empowers her …

Blizzard Tweaks Competitive Matchmaker, Releases Small Balance Patch

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In two Overwatch forum posts posted yesterday, Blizzard announced changes to the current patch as well as changes to Competitive Mode’s matchmaker. The balance patch reduced the effectiveness of Bastion and Zarya,  and changed the maximum percentage of damage reduction a hero can be buffed with. The changes to Bastion focused on the hero’s new Ironclad ability, which was introduced …

Blizzard Reveals Orisa, A New Overwatch Hero

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Ending a relatively short viral publicity campaign, filled with slight red herrings while also teasing the upcoming arrival of Doomfist, Blizzard has announced and released a new Overwatch hero, Orisa. The new Tank hero is an omnic designed by pre-teen genius Efi Oladele. Efi, who we at PDQ suspected to be the new hero, designed Orisa following an attack by Doomfist (a …

Season Four Begins and Brings Changes to Competitive Play

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In a post on the Overwatch Blog, Blizzard announced the beginning of Overwatch’s fourth season of Competitive Play. This season brings with it a number of changes to Competitive Play’s ladder system, and changes to some of the game’s mechanics. The first change is a tweak to the game’s skill rating decay system, which was introduced in season two. The …

Blizzard Unveils Overwatch Game Browser

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In a video posted to the Overwatch YouTube channel, Blizzard announced a new feature for Overwatch. The new game browser offers a unique new way to experience Overwatch, and allows players to customize their gaming experience. The new game browser is an update to the game’s Arcade. The new browser features the ability to create individual games with customizable rulesets, …

Blizzard Continues Korean Hacker Crackdown

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In a blogpost on the Korean Overwatch site, Blizzard released information about the continued crackdown on Korean hackers and nukers. This blogpost is the latest response to a long line of issues that have plagued the Korean Overwatch scene, many of which resulted in a ban of over 10,000 Korean Overwatch accounts in February. The blogpost, which was translated from …

Blizzard Teases Possible New Hero, Efi Oladele

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Blizzard teased a possible new hero today, with a blog post highlighting the eleven year old Numbani robotics genius Efi Oladele. The blog post, which is an interview of Efi, focused on the young genius’ receipt of the “Adawe Foundation’s prestigious ‘genius grant.’” The interview hints at Efi’s possible hero abilities. At one point in the interview Efi says, “I want …

Year of the Rooster Overwatch Event Begins

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Blizzard has begun the Year of the Rooster, the newest Overwatch event, today. The event, which features many of the same goodies as other Overwatch events, is styled around the Chinese New Year. The event itself has been subject to a number of leaks yesterday, with non-English versions of the event trailer hitting the web before the official release this morning. …

Jeff Kaplan Discusses PTR Philosophy in New Developer Update

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In a new video released on Blizzard’s Overwatch Youtube channel, Jeff Kaplan went into detail about the Public Test Region for Overwatch. The lead developer spoke about the confusion within the community about the role of the Player Test Region in Overwatch, saying, “a lot of players assume the PTR only exists so that players can give feedback on upcoming changes, …