report this adIt appears some big things are in development at Overwatch. So big, in fact, that they can’t even be talked about. Jeff Kaplan recently briefed the game’s community on what the developers are hard at work on, and “top secret stuff” was mentioned thrice. Some of the more anxious Overwatch players feel there has been noticeable silence from the development team in recent weeks, which is to be expected during the chaos of the holidays. Not wanting the community to feel ignored, game director Jeff Kaplan himself responded to the issue in a post on the official forums, stating that being silent was never their intent.To calm worried minds, Kaplan went on to dish on some of the things the team is working on. There’s the usual, such as hero balancing and new hero prototypes, but he also mentions a few things that he labels “top secret” and has been told not to talk about. Of course, forbidden news makes it all the more … [Read more...] about Overwatch Director Teases ‘Top Secret Stuff’ in Development
report this adNot too long ago, Blizzard Entertainment officially confirmed exactly when Overwatch fans would be able start taking part in the team-based shooter’s forthcoming holiday event for 2018 dubbed Winter Wonderland. Now, the developer has decided to give players a taste of some of the cosmetics that can be earned during the in-game Christmas celebration, by unveiling the Sugar Plum Fairy skin for the support character Mercy. As seen in the tweet below from the official Overwatch Twitter account, Mercy’s Legendary Sugar Plum Fairy skin changes the Swiss character’s white Valkyrie Suit into one of purples, magentas, and aquamarine greens. What’s more is that instead of the golden halo affixed to her head, the skin puts an elegant crown befitting a pixie, sprite, or wood nymph in her hair instead. Not to mention, she’s given a set of pointy elf-like ears to denote her status as a Sugar Plum Fairy.For those who have been out of the loop in regards to … [Read more...] about Overwatch Reveals Sugar Plum Fairy Skin for Mercy
report this adOverwatch has proven itself a resilient online competitive title in the era of Fortnite and battle royale, with part of the reason being Blizzard’s consistent updates and seasonal events. Speaking of which, just weeks after the Halloween event has wrapped up, Blizzard is now announcing Overwatch‘s annual holiday-themed Winter Wonderland event, complete with official start and end dates. Overwatch posted a brief, five-second teaser for its 2018 Winter Wonderland event, the caption reading, “Snow off your holiday spirit.” What’s more is that Blizzard has confirmed that the seasonal event officially returns December 11, and ends on January 2, 2019.Last year, the holiday-inspired event brought along a new 5v1 battle mode pitting five buffed Meis against one yeti-skinned Winston. It hasn’t been confirmed that this mode will return for 2018, but Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan recently made clear his intention not to introduce any new seasonal … [Read more...] about Overwatch Winter Wonderland Start and End Dates Revealed
Overwatch has gained somewhat of a notorious image regarding how toxic the player base can be. We can deny it all we want but it’s true. The toxicity levels in Overwatch match up to games like League of Legends and Undertale even. But what made this specific player change his ways? The user by the name of “Dotashield” took to Reddit to describe his experience with Blizzard’s ban system. Which is speculated by a lot to be an automated one that bans based on mass reports. Dotashield opposed this rumor with this statement: I did not expect much out of the appeal due to many posts I’ve read here on Reddit stating it’s just an automated system. However, the response I get in the ticket clearly proves it is no longer an automated system (if it’s ever been such a system) and that they do look into appeals. His appeal was in regards to a toxicity ban of 7 days that he received for misconduct with his peers in the game. Referring to them as trash or … [Read more...] about Rehabilitated Toxic Overwatch Player Shares His Story After A Blizzard Ban
If you’re not playing Overwatch already then you must know you’re missing out hugely, right? Blizzard’s fantastic hero-shooter has been out for a couple of years now so it’s a ripe time for you to get involved. And there’s no better time to do so than now, by the way, as Overwatch is currently available to download and play for free as part of a limited-time trial. You have until November 26 to get in on the action, so hurry up! After the 26th you’ll have to purchase the full game if you want to keep playing Overwatch. All your progress will carry over so don’t worry about that. But, seriously, make the most of the last few days of this free trial period. To encourage you further to check out Overwatch and we’re giving away game keys and goodies. In total, we have 84 keys courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment that unlocks the Overwatch Legendary Edition. You can buy the Legendary Edition yourself at a hugely discounted price until November … [Read more...] about We’re giving away the Overwatch Legendary Edition and a bundle of Overwatch swag!