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Leather Daddy Reinhardt Is Not An Official Overwatch Skin Leather Daddy Reinhardt Is Not An Official Overwatch Skin

Not yet, anyway. It’s a very good fit.

Overwatch's New Map Isn't The Problem, Deathmatch Is Overwatch's New Map Isn't The Problem, Deathmatch Is

Overwatch characters are like pieces on a chess board. Whether we’re talking about David Bowie reincarnated as a mad scientist or a hulking hook boy who’s probably never heard of David Bowie, everybody’s unique abilities are kept in check by the structure of the game. Now imagine if that structure—the lines on the…

Overwatch Players Discover Mystery That Spans Multiple Maps Overwatch Players Discover Mystery That Spans Multiple Maps

Overwatch’s new deathmatch map, Petra, is full of Pharah-friendly open spaces, jump pads, and a break-away floor, but like any crumbling ruin worth its salt, it’s also got mysteries.

Paladins Developer Says It's Fired Contractor For Using Overwatch Art In Ad Paladins Developer Says It's Fired Contractor For Using Overwatch Art In Ad

Free-to-play hero shooter Paladins has always invited comparisons to Overwatch. There’s a tanky knight character with a deployable shield and a bearded dwarf who builds turrets. While developer Hi-Rez Studios has always denied cloning Blizzard’s game, a mobile port of Paladins lifted artwork from the game, a foul the…

Here Are Overwatch's New Anniversary Skins Here Are Overwatch's New Anniversary Skins

Overwatch’s two-year anniversary event is now live, and Doomfist is actually lookin’ pretty good right about now.

Overwatch's New Map Is A Brawl In A Hidden City Overwatch's New Map Is A Brawl In A Hidden City

At halftime in today’s match between the Philadelphia Fusion and Florida Mayhem, the Overwatch developers showed off their new map, called Petra, that will go live in the game on May 22 during the Overwatch Anniversary event.

Former Overwatch Pro Continues To Be A Self-Own Machine Former Overwatch Pro Continues To Be A Self-Own Machine

Former Overwatch League problem child Félix “xQc” Lengyel was streaming last night when he ended up in the same match as a frighteningly skilled Widowmaker player going by the handle “Kannagang.” When players on the other team suggested that he might be cheating, xQc investigated by looking at his player profile.

Hearthstone's 'Best Card Ever' Really Isn't Hearthstone's 'Best Card Ever' Really Isn't

Since Blizzard’s Hearthstone launched in 2014, 1,594 cards have seen the light of day, some incredible, some terrible, and a majority just passing muster as “pretty good.” But which is best?

Overwatch League's Next Stage Won't Have New Hanzo Or Nerfed Brigitte Overwatch League's Next Stage Won't Have New Hanzo Or Nerfed Brigitte

There’s a push and pull between pro players and “regular folks” underlying every major esports game, a delicate dance of priorities. And when that balance gets knocked askew as it’s been in the case of Overwatch League Stage 4? Then nobody’s happy.

World Of Warcraft Player Gets Year In Prison For DDoSing Servers World Of Warcraft Player Gets Year In Prison For DDoSing Servers

In 2010, a Romanian man used denial of service attacks to overwhelm World of Warcraft’s European servers, causing them to crash. Now, eight years later, he’s gonna serve time.

After Yesterday's Overwatch Update, Being A Hanzo Main Isn't So Bad After Yesterday's Overwatch Update, Being A Hanzo Main Isn't So Bad

Sometimes, Overwatch force-feeds its players unwanted changes, like giving its robot turret Bastion an overpowered self-healing arm or breaking porcine tank Roadhog’s hook. On these days, the sky falls. Other days, it’s Overwatch Christmas, complete with a big ol’ sack of crowd-pleasing balance changes. Yesterday was…

Korean Overwatch Hackers Arrested, Hit With $10,000 Fine Korean Overwatch Hackers Arrested, Hit With $10,000 Fine

South Korea’s new law that takes aim at those who hack online games in order to cheat at them, which went into effect last June, has hackers in hot water. Earlier this year, 13 Overwatch offenders were arrested, and now two have received their sentences.

Brigitte Arrives In Overwatch's Competitive Mode, Makes Tanks Miserable Brigitte Arrives In Overwatch's Competitive Mode, Makes Tanks Miserable

Yesterday, Overwatch’s 10th competitive season kicked off, bringing the game’s newest hero, flail-swinging stun machine Brigitte, into the mix. Today, Reinhardt mains are threatening to quit.

Pine's Widowmaker Play Is One Highlight After Another

Kim “Pine” Do-hyeon missed most of the Overwatch League’s second stage, but over the last few weeks, he’s been making up for lost time. Pine has been cutting Widowmaker highlight reels almost every night of stage 3.

Seoul-Philly Was Some Sloppy, Weird Overwatch Seoul-Philly Was Some Sloppy, Weird Overwatch

Last night’s showdown between slumping juggernaut Seoul Dynasty and season-long punchers-above-their-weight Philadelphia Fusion might have been the first match of its kind in this first Overwatch League season.

I Have Had It Up To Here With Voidlord I Have Had It Up To Here With Voidlord

There is no objective way to measure whether something in a game is fun or not. But in the context of competitive online gaming, where empowerment for one player sometimes translates into abject misery for another, it’s much more common to encounter a mechanic so demoralizing, so soul-crushingly boring, that you…

Overwatch's Retribution Mode Uses AI Tricks To Make You Feel Cool Overwatch's Retribution Mode Uses AI Tricks To Make You Feel Cool

Overwatch’s Retribution PVE mode can make you feel so on-fire that you ought to be signed by an OWL team. Talon soldiers fall like bowling pins to your blade, shotgun, revolver, or alarmingly pointy hand. I almost hate to break it to you that Retribution’s AI is tricking you.

Who would win in a fight between Overwatch and Team Fortress 2? It’s kind of a tired question at this point, but The Winglet used it as the foundation for a charming and funny SFM video that pokes fun at both games. The scene that depicts an encounter with Mei as a horror movie is especially inspired. Also, accurate.

Belgium Says Loot Boxes In Games Like Overwatch Are Illegal Belgium Says Loot Boxes In Games Like Overwatch Are Illegal

Loot boxes in FIFA 18, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are now illegal in Belgium, with the country’s legislators declaring today that if the games’ publishers don’t remove the offending microtransactions, people behind the games could face fines and even time behind bars.

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