Talent Builds [Removed System]


Overwatch Talent Builds – The removed system, the progression system that got removed during early testing that had different skills for each hero. Overwatch Curios talks about it in the video below.

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When Gold Damage Is Wrong


Tanks in Overwatch pack a wallop and can rack up high damage output, but it isn’t always focusing the right target. It’s easy to fall victim to tunnel visioning on the target in front of you, instead of does the complex role that a tank has. In this video FREEDO breaks down some common off-tank mistakes in prioritization that can lead to the enemy’s DPS classes going off, losing us the game with a gold damage medal in our pocket.

Video and discussion by Your Overwatch

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Overwatch / Jeff Kaplan at Dice 2017 [Event Video]


“Overwatch: How Blizzard Created a Hopeful Vision of the Future” – Jeff Kaplan

The D.I.C.E. conference opening keynote is presented by Blizzard Entertainment’s Jeff Kaplan, who serves as the game director and one of the creative vision-holders for Overwatch and previously acted as game director for World of Warcraft, the company’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game. His presentation, “Overwatch: How Blizzard Created a Hopeful Vision of the Future,” examines how Blizzard decided to explore a new world—planet Earth—and how great challenges became great opportunities.

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Does Pharah Need a Nerf!?

side_pharah_animation_stomp_intro_randomTime to focus on the friendly skies where Pharah, our Rocket Queen, makes it clear and clean.

Your Overwatch: “Pharah is a dominant force raining justice from above across many ranks in Overwatch, but is she overpowered?

Does she need a statistical nerf, or proper team coordination to deal with?

In this video, Freedo explains some common problems players have with Pharah and some fundamental mistakes that fall many-a-matchmaking player into her aerial focused trap. Let us know what you think!”

– Video and discussion by Your Overwatch

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Leaked Spring Skins 2017 – Mercy, Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt (and Widowmaker?)


“New Widowmaker Skin incoming for the Overwatch Uprising event! Will it be Amélie Lacroix? (Widow before she turned purple?!) I think so! And 4 new Overwatch Uprising skins have been leaked on the Xbox store. Do you think these will be legendary or epic?”

2 videos by Unit Lost – Great British Gaming

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Focus On Lore: Uprising and Soldier 76 Virgil


Overwatch Uprising comic is here, MIND BLOWN! Many great Overwatch lore and story talking points, a Blackwatch reveal, new skins in the making and more! Get all the details here in my uprising comic analysis!

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Overwatch lore and story on the past of Overwatch as an organisation has been a little thin, until Overwatch Uprising, that is! The new Overwatch Comic released today has LOADS of interesting information and story background to Overwatch lore, hero lore and story, Blackwatch, and potentially, how the process of Overwatch falling may have been accelerated by the King’s Row Uprising event, that we’ll see more about on April 11th when it launches!

Overwatch lore itself has an origin story, in some cases! Soldier 76 existed before Overwatch lore, perhaps since 1998..he’s even starred in a “lost” comic you may never have heard of in 2004, which I share and compare in this video!

Following up on my previous “Hidden History behind the Overwatch Lore of Soldier 76”, (watch here if you haven’t seen already!)

got my hands on a copy of the comic featuring Soldier 76 in his pre-overwatch existence – as a comic creation of Chris Metzen (of blizzard story fame), way back in 2004!

In this video, firstly we go through the story of Soldier 76 as he was, and could have well een in a different universe, if he didn’t turn up in Overwatch. Then we take a look at how “old 76” compares to the soldier 76 lore and story we know in Overwatch today!

What do you think of “origins” Soldier 76, and the world he was to inhabit? It’s pretty impressive I think, that the world Metzen dreamed up in 2004, is still pretty relevant (sadly) today in many ways!

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Soldier NERF!? And The Kings Row Uprising Skins!


“In this video we talk about hero changes including a potential soldier nerf & reaper buff as well as ideas for Overwatch that Jeff Kaplan gave The International Business Times. We also cover the Kings Row Uprising Overwatch comic and the potential new skins coming on April 12th for the Kings Row Uprising event.” Video and discussion by Your Overwatch

Buff / Nerfs: www.ibtimes.co.uk/overwatch-director-jeff-kaplan-talks-potential-buffs-nerfs

Comic: Uprising

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6 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Titan!


6 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About TITAN! A look into what the game that inspired Overwatch could have been! Video and information by Overwatch Curios

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The importance of sexuality in Overwatch

pixel_tracer_art_design_sideMaking Tracer more than her sexuality was important for the Overwatch team. Sensitivity was key when introducing her girlfriend.

When the folks behind Overwatch decided it was time to mention Tracer’s sexual orientation, director Jeff Kaplan knew they had to do it carefully.

Kaplan sat down on camera with PCGamesN to talk about how Blizzard Entertainment handled the first story featuring Tracer and her girlfriend as sensitively as possible.

“We were worried, I’d say, for a number of reasons” about the Overwatch community’s reaction to Tracer being gay prior to the reveal, Kaplan said around the 28-minute mark.

Read the whole thing at Polygon and watch their video >>

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Overwatch Digital Comic: “Uprising”


Omnics have taken over King’s Row, but Overwatch is banned from intervening. Will Morrison defy direct orders?

“I fought to survive, and I’m willing to fight for the world, too.”

The latest installment in our series of digital comic shorts has arrived: Uprising!

In “Uprising,” readers travel seven years into Overwatch’s past, witnessing a flashpoint in the conflict between omnics and humans. On the eve of a historic peace accord, King’s Row is seized by an extremist faction of robots known as Null Sector. The British government forbids Overwatch from interceding, which means Strike Commander Jack Morrison must decide whether to disobey orders or stand by while thousands of lives are in peril.

Written by Blizzard’s own Michael Chu and illustrated by Gray Shuko, “Uprising” is now available for download at comic.playoverwatch.com. You can also experience the action and sound of this story through the Madefire motion book on desktop, mobile, and Apple TV.

We hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more Overwatch comics coming soon!

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