Blizzard Introduces New Balance Changes to PTR

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In a forum post earlier today, principal designer Geoff Goodman announced some minor balance changes that would be added to the Overwatch Player Test Region. These changes included tweaks to Roadhog, Ana, and Sombra. The most major change of the three is a rework of Roadhog’s Chain Hook in line-of-sight situations. The changes make it “easier to hook someone who is …

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland Event Begins

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After teasing a new event last week, Blizzard has announced the start of Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland, the game’s third community event. The new event features a ton of new items, including new unlocks available through the  seasonal Loot Box and seasonal changes to the game’s maps. There is also a new brawl mode, Mei’s Snowball Offensive, which is a 6v6 …

Symmetra Redesign Released to Overwatch PTR

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Blizzard released today a new PTR focused almost entirely on the new Symmetra design. Accompanying this new PTR was a Developer Update video with Jeff Kaplan explaining the changes to Symmetra, and detailing the focuses of these changes.  The new Symmetra changes are as follows: New Abilities Photon Barrier Replaces her existing Photon Shield ability Generates a large energy barrier …

Overwatch: First Strike Graphic Novel Cancelled

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On Friday morning in the Overwatch forums, Michael Chu – lead writer for Overwatch, announced the cancellation of Overwatch’s first graphic novel: Overwatch: The First Strike. The graphic novel was announced in July and was set to be co-produced with Blizzard and Dark Horse Comics. Its digital release was slated for November 2016 with the hardback release in April 2017. In Chu’s blogpost, the lead …

Overwatch Patch – November 15th, 2016

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Blizzard released a new patch for Overwatch today. The new patch incorporates elements that the development team had been working on before and after this year’s BlizzCon, and featured the release of the highly anticipated new hero Sombra. New Features Sombra has been added to the game. This new hero, who is a young Mexican hacker responsible for the disruptive …

Sombra Released on the Overwatch PTR

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Following a forum post by Jeff Kaplan earlier,  a new Player Test Region patch was released. With it Sombra is released to the public for testing. Sombra, Overwatch’s massively hyped new hero, is a stealth based offensive hero specializing in disrupting her foes. Check out PDQ’s coverage of her release to get more information. The new PTR also includes the new …

Sombra Revealed

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In a short released at Blizzcon today, Blizzard finally announced the new Overwatch hero, Sombra.  Sombra has been a long awaited release with Blizzard revealing hints to her identity for months – including hints by Jeff Kaplan, code hidden in other Overwatch shorts, and a viral marketing campaign that included blog posts and fake hacker websites.  She is the first new …

Sombra Attacks LumériCo

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Following a viral blog post by Blizzard last week, a new Sombra related event has begun. The attack on Lumerico, which has been detailed by Reddit contributor /r/VectorGambiteer, is a communal DDoS attack on the fictional company. As a player you can connect to the Lumerico website to find it in the middle of being hacked by the mysterious, often …