2017 Overwatch World Cup Trailer


The stage is set. The teams are ready. The 2017 Overwatch World Cup group stage has begun! Join us as the Top 32 national teams around the globe descend on Shanghai, Sydney, Katowice, and Los Angeles and battle for one of eight spots in the Overwatch World Cup playoffs at BlizzCon this November.

Watch LIVE on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/playoverwatch
Get involved: http://worldcup.playoverwatch.com

Begin Your Watch: http://blizz.ly/BuyOverwatch

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PTR: Nerf Doomfist. Buff others.


A Huge Nerf to Doomfist and buffs to McCree, Reinhardt, Zarya and Reaper on the Public Test Realm. Things might be like this, or not. Video and info by Your Overwatch

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Overwatch: A Beginner’s Guide


There is an free Overwatch: A Beginners’ Guide PDF you can visit and download to get more into how the mechanic works. Grab it here!

Here is the introduction:

Recently, a couple of my friends bought Overwatch and started playing for the first time. I’ve been playing since the game released, and I think it’s a blast. In my excitement to get them up to speed, I said I would write them a short beginner’s guide with tips on how to play. It became quite a bit longer and more involved than I anticipated. Here it is for you, the upstanding Reddit User, to peruse, enjoy, and mercilessly destroy in the comments section.

side_guideA quick disclaimer: I am not incredible at the game. I’m no Stylosa or Seagull, not even close. I play mostly Quickplay with friends. As far as Competitive goes, I’ve been in mid to high Gold every season. I usually do my placement matches, play a handful of games, and then forget about it and go back to Quickplay. I like Competitive, and I think it probably is the best version of the game, but it’s just a bigger time commitment and it’s easier to go into an unranked match with friends. If you want the opinion of someone with more skill, I have included a list of additional resources in this guide.

This guide is a big, bullet-pointed aggregate of my own experiences, as well as information I have gleaned from many lazy hours watching Youtube videos made by people far better at the game than me. Some sections have more information than others because I know those characters better. There might be things here that you disagree with, and things I might have missed. If you find something incorrect, or think I’ve missed a key piece of information, feel free to PM me @Orbnu on Reddit.

I assume that if you are reading this, you already know the basics of Overwatch. I won’t waste time here explaining the premise of the game, or how the different game modes work. You already know that, and if you don’t, you will after 20 minutes of gameplay. I also will not go into detail about damage numbers or the specifics of character abilities and game mechanics. You can find that information elsewhere on the internet. Instead, I will try to provide some tips about the game and its characters that you might not know. Hopefully this will give new players a leg up when trying to understand the game at a deeper level, and maybe even teach veterans a fun fact or two. Enjoy!”

Thanks Orbnu for the guide!

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Currently Every Doomfist Skin, Emote, Victory Pose, and Highlight Intro


Doomfist’s customization options are finally hitting the PTR, so we show off what to look forward to when he releases! Video by IGN

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How would you fix Roadhog?


Geoff Goodman commented on Roadhog’s current state and discussed how he is being tested internally for some kind of buff to bring him back to relevancy.

We’re testing some stuff internally for Roadhog. The focus of changes we’re trying are around his defenses, rather than his offensive capabilities. Even though the hook combo is weaker now he can still dish out a lot of damage over all. If he had some more survivability he would be in a better place. – Geoff Goodman [source]

Video and discussion by RejectedShotgun


It looks like Overwatch Roadhog mains will be happy once more in an upcoming change to his kit. We don’t know EXACTLY what this buff is yet but it looks to be a defensive one. Video and discussion by Your Overwatch

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2017 Overwatch World Cup | Here’s How We Play


The 2017 Overwatch World Cup is an international, community-driven competition between multiple countries around the globe. Learn more about this year’s program and then get ready to root for your national teams as they battle for BlizzCon in Shanghai, Sydney, Katowice, and Los Angeles!

Get involved: http://worldcup.playoverwatch.com

(EN subtitles included)

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Jeff Kaplan Responds to IGN’s Overwatch Comments

A bit older “news update” for you, but I just found it and if you haven’t seen this before, now is the time.

“IGN has one of the most active comments sections on the Internet. We showed Jeff some of our favourites.” Video by IGN

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Rework. Roadhog Buff. Mercy & Doomfist Nerfs.


Overwatch’s roadhog and mercy look to be getting buffs, nerfs or rework sometime in the future. Big daddy jeff explains why the blizzard team aren’t happy with these 2 heroes and are looking to change them.

Overwatch has nerfed its new hero Doomfist already! After only a few days of PTR gameplay it seems blizzard are not happy with the distance of his fist and thought it best to nerf him!

Videos and discussions by Your Overwatch

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5 Aiming Tricks Grandmaster Players Use


Or like Overwatch Curios wrote as a title for the videoguide – “5 Aiming Tricks Grandmaster Players ABUSE That You Don’t!”

This guide are mostly for those of you that wanna climb in ranked, but also become better at lay down strategies with your hero. The main focus on this guide is DPS players, but all guides could be applied unto every hero. Some heroes can’t headshot for example, this would be Melee Doomfist, Reinhardt and Ana. Hanzo have an dropping arc when shooting, but he can also become a mean machine if you practice enough.

If you are sure about aiming, this guide will show and let you know some tricks as well. Like when you need to reload, take cover! Be active sniper that moves around much, and more.

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Hammeh: Doomfist Hero Lore and Origin Story


Overwatch’s Doomfist – in his lore, a talented businessman and martial artist, whose life took a darker path when he lost his purpose and “first love”.. Explore Doomfist’s lore and origin story here!

doomfist_transparent_side-portraitFrom a background of education and wealth, Akande Ogundimu had life made for him, when an accident caused him to lose his arm in the aftermath of the First Omnic Crisis, his course – and that perhaps of the world, were irrevocably altered.

As omnics and humans found their way in a post-crisis era, some humans and omnics managed to thrive – with Numbani becoming known as the City of Harmony, as omnics and humans co-existed alike. Without being able to compete in the martial arts he held most dear, Ogundimu wandered. He tried to devote himself to his business with the same zeal that he had for fighting, but he found nothing that could fill the void…until he was contacted with a new proposal – by Akinjide Adeyemi, better known to the world as the second Doomfist, the Scourge of Numbani.

Fighting as a mercenary then killing his master and taking both the weapon and the name of Doomfist, Ogundimu rose high in Talon, making it into the inner council, that apparently is made up of multiple members. As part of this council, Ogundimu helped to orchestrate a mysterious conflict, unknown to us at this time in any detail, that the organization hoped would someday engulf the world…

What do you think of Doomfist as a new hero? What could he, and Talon, have been planning as a “conflict” that would shake the world, and what is he going to do now he’s free?

Do let me know your theories in the comments!

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