Blizzard’s highly anticipated hero-shooter, Overwatch is now available for PS4, Xbox One and PC! This approachable team based shooter features 6v6 action in a variety of game modes. Players select one of 21 Heroes who fit into 1 of 4 different Roles and do battle for glory.
Fight for the Future. Overwatch is a team-based shooter where heroes do battle in a world of conflict. Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world: OVERWATCH. It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch’s influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch is gone… but the world still needs heroes…
Overwatch has 3 game modes, Payload, Point Capture and Control each with a variety of Locations. The maps rotate per match and with it the objectives. The objectives for each are slightly different and are as follows:
- Payload: 6v6 game mode in which the attacking team’s objective is to move the payload to a delivery point, while the defenders must halt the attackers’ progress until time runs out.
- Point Capture: 6v6 game mode in which two teams battle over control of the map, one team on offense, the other on defense. The attackers’ goal is to capture critical objectives, while the defenders must maintain control over them until time runs out.
- Control: “king of the hill” style game mode. Each Control map will have three capture points and each team’s goal is to capture those points. Control matches are best-of-three, so whichever team captures two points wins. But only one control point per round is in play. If the first two rounds result in a tie, the action moves to a third unique point on the map where players have to battle it out.
Beyond the 3 aforementioned modes is Weekly Brawl, where you are tossed into a series of matches with a uniquely customized rule setting. Each week the ruleset rotates to something completely different and always a little wonky. It’s a fun way to challenge yourself and learn heroes you may normally avoid.
In June, Blizzard plans to release a Competitive Play Mode that will be available to players along with rankings and monthly seasons. Until then, players can spend some time leveling up in the Progression System, earning some new customization options for their Heroes.
Cas dove head first into the action with a launch day stream. Check out the frenetic footage:
Cas will be streaming it again tonight at 6 PM PST on our YouTube Channel and again on the following night. Be sure to subscribe for alerts the second he goes live and pop in if you want to team up or if you simply wish to be entertained.
Check out our New Player Help on the wiki for some tips on getting started and be sure to stop over to the individual Heroes pages for a look at what each can do, as well as some strategies for using them effectively. When you’re ready join the millions of players in the game that will certainly be a livestream and esports hit. Picking up the game? Favorite heroes? Tips to share? Sound off in the comments!
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