Horizon Lunar Colony Map Preview, Voice Lines & Easter Eggs


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Overwatch Moon – Horizon Lunar Colony map is here! In the Overwatch PTR Update, the Horizon Lunar Colony map is out, and it has some new voicelines with it too, hidden in a cool Telescope easter egg in the observatory! Check them out here!

Firstly, here is a walkthrough and gameplay on Horizon Lunar Colony on the PTR. Video by Overwatch Curios

Longer Overwatch Horizon lore vid will follow tomorrow, in the meantime, enjoy these! I did when finding them! What do you think of the new map, if you’ve played it? So much lore and cool details! Video by Hammeh – Overwatch (FailCraft)

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Happy Birthday Overwatch: One Year Later (Beta vs. Now)


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Overwatch has gone through a lot of changes since it’s release a year ago today. Join Kyle and The Leaderboard as we break down all the major changes from the beta. New characters, and major events that turned overwatch into a global sensation.

Video by The Leaderboard

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Developer Update | Assault map: Horizon Lunar Colony


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Horizon Lunar Colony is an Assault map set in a scientific base on the moon. Built as a first step towards humanity’s renewed exploration of space, the colony’s goal was to examine the effects of prolonged extraterrestrial habitation—on human and ape alike. The scientists’ research proved incredibly promising…until, suddenly, all contact and communications with the base were lost.

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Now, many years later, attacking and defending teams must return to the moon and battle for control of the colony’s facilities, all while they discover clues as to the fate of its previous inhabitants.

Game director Jeff Kaplan discusses Overwatch’s newest Assault map: Horizon Lunar Colony.

Read the PTR patch notes: http://blizz.ly/2rV3A4r

00:09 – We’re going to the moon!
00:49 – What is unique about this new Assault map?
01:49 – The mechanic of low gravity
03:13 – Gravity options in Custom Game
04:15 – The story ramifications of the Horizon Lunar Colony
05:57 – Jeff shares his final thoughts and thanks the community
06:30 – Jeff on Torbjörn in space

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Hammond + Horizon Teaser & Lore Analysis


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Discover the Overwatch Lore of Horizon that we learn, and what Horizon as a new map might bring!

side_funny_random_junkrat_explosion_jump_fly_lijiang_towerHammond Overwatch – a mysterious test subject, part of Overwatch’s Horizon Lunar Colony map teaser last night has got everyone talking about an Overwatch new hero!

Here are Hammeh – Overwatch (FailCraft) analysis!

“Overwatch’s Twitter released a new teaser last night discussing the Horizon Lunar Colony – we find out a bunch about what may have happened before the base went dark…who is Hammond, the mysterious smaller test subject – could Hammond be a new hero? What does Winston remember of this Hammond, anyway?

And, what exactly was happening on Horizon anyway – is anyone even still alive (gorillas included), and why has it taken this long for Lucheng intersellar, based out of Lijiang Tower, to actually find that the base systems are still working?

I analyse everything in this video and more! A new map feels very likely to be on the way, as for Hammond as an Overwatch new hero or character…hmm, let’s see, shall we? 🙂

SOUND IS loud for a few secs at start, it goes away – my apologies!”

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Horizon On The Moon: A New Map & Hero?


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The Map

Three new maps for quick play, competitive and vs. AI is coming, could the moon be the next visit for our heroes? Horizon Lunar Colony is upon us. Video by RejectedShotgun – Overwatch News

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Horizon Lunar Colony & Hammond

Your Overwatch: A tragic event is alluded to, but not mentioned directly (perhaps there is parts of the Overwatch Gameplay lore we aren’t privy to?) but somehow there was a shutdown of the Horizon Lunar Colony and we know Winston (the gorilla playable character) left the colony and did his Overwatch-team thing.

However, if you look closely, there still are both test subjects and Scientists still looming around the base… Why?!

Wasn’t there supposed to be some big ‘going dark’ of the Horizon Lunar Colony? Why does it seem that both parties are still living there to this day? We know Winston left, but also there seems to be a special ape-like kin, Hammond that could be a special character to the story as well.

Alike Efi, Hammond likely is a lore bride towards whoever the new character is… but why does the Atlas News post call it the “fate” of the moon base? It looks like everyone is fine… Or are they?

Unit Lost take on things

A smaller creature among gorillas? Could it be a monkey? Could we finally get the jokes of Winston being a monkey out of the way? Video by Unit Lost – Great British Gaming

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New Details Emerge About Possible Fate of Horizon Lunar Colony


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For the first time in years after Horizon Lunar Colony went offline, new information has been revealed as to the fate of the program.

At a press conference today, Lucheng Interstellar revealed the surprising fact that the colony’s databases and monitoring systems are still up and running this day. While no direct communication has been established with the facility, the company has successfully retrieved interpersonnel logs sent days and moments before the base lost contact with earth. Below are some of the transmissions Lucheng shared.

BREAKING UPDATE: Lucheng Interstellar has released its first image of the colony’s still-operating integrated monitoring systems. A Lucheng spokesperson told Atlas News the connection is unstable, but the company is working around the clock to gather new information.

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5 New Future Changes Coming To Overwatch!


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Here are some upcoming changes that have been confirmed are talked about in todays Overwatch Curios. Crosshair options, ability to save your gameplay footage and more!

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Blizzard Investigating Accidental Reinhardt Nerf


side_molten_core_torbjorn_reinhardt_hammerHave you noticed something feeling off about Reinhardt’s hammer in Overwatch this week?

If you have, you’re not alone. Reddit user “dadnaya” posted on the Overwatch Subreddit asking Blizzard Entertainment to “revert the change” to Reinhardt’s hammer. And after Blizzard looked into it, it was clear there was definitely an inadvertent change to his attack.

With Overwatch’s anniversary event also came a new update for the game, and one of the update’s changes included an alteration to the height of Reinhardt’s Earthshatter ultimate—but Reinhardt’s basic attack was also somehow affected.

Continue to read over at dotesports.com for full article

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Rivalcade Rumble Playoffs Recap


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An unexpectedly decisive Grand Final rounded out the $5,000 tournament.

Gosugamers.net: Despite a very strong showing earlier in the tournament, Cloud9 ultimately fell to the aggressiveness of Selfless Gaming to in the Grand Final of the Overwatch Rumble May. Think you missed anything? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in the review below.

Quarterfinals RecapCheck here!

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Advanced Guide: Who You Should Target


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Target prioritization is one of the hardest topics to teach in a single video, likely, this a subject we will revisit as Overwatch Gameplay grows and develops.

Your Overwatch: The TL;DW version would be “fight squishies, avoid tanks” but it does get more complicated than that.

side_reaper_skinDo you focus healers? Flankers? Ranged DPS? Well… It depends. Largely on HOW you plan to engage WHERE the objective is and IF there is an opening. There is a footsie duel dance between characters, but also with teams.

In this video Freedo specifically breaks down Winston as he harasses and keeps enemy DPS in check. With characters like Genji kept at bay, if not entirely focused down, your team has a much better chance to set up properly. If not, and you attempt to go for a backline dive race, the Genji has a fairly good chance to win that battle, seeing as he’s a more lethal character than you are.

Just about every hero could be covered in terms of target priorty, along with every type of engagement possible, but this introductory video attempts to lay the groundwork for the discussion so in further videos more specific examples can be explored.

This one took a lot of work and I’m sure some of it is confusing, but try to stick through the entire video, feel free to leave me questions in the comments and I’ll try my best to answer! If you enjoyed the video, please don’t forget to rate it.

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