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Blizzard currently "experimenting with more radical changes for PvP" in Overwatch

Toying with new ideas

Overwatch 2 is in the works, and its bringing all of Overwatch with it. What can fans of the franchise look forward to? In an interview with EDGE magazine, game director Jeff Kaplan revealed that Blizzard is "experimenting with more radical changes for PvP." When pushed for more details, Kaplan said he didn't want to reveal info, just incase their experiments don't make it to the final game. Whatever is going on, it sounds like some radical departures for PvP are being considered.

Check out an unboxing gallery for Japan's Overwatch: Legendary Edition

What's in the box?

As we've posted about in the past, Japan's release of Overwatch: Legendary Edition comes as a physical release, complete with game card. Check out what the box has to offer in unboxing gallery above!

Overwatch voice actors cosplay as the characters they voice

Getting into character

We don't often get to see the faces behind the voices of some of our favorite game characters. It's always nice to put a face to a voice, but this is a step beyond! In the photo above, you see voice actors Carolina Ravassa (Sombra), Anjali Bhimani (Symmetra) and Matthew Mercer (McCree) representing their in-game counterparts. I'd say they look just as great as they sound!

Overwatch game director would love to see Link in the game

You, Link, are the play of the game!

Overwatch: Legendary Edition recently released on Switch, and Overwatch 2 is coming as well. The franchise is reaching a whole new audience now, and the relationship between Blizzard and Nintendo is stronger than ever. Many are wondering if that could ever lead to a Nintendo character cameo in Overwatch.

Game Informer asked Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan who his dream character would be for a cameo, and he said that, "nothing would make me happier than putting Link into our game." I'm sure there would be a handful of Nintendo characters that would make sense, an Link is definitely one of them.

Overwatch director shares a special message with Japanese fans on the game's Switch launch

Due out in Japan on Nov. 29th

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has put together a special video message to celebrate the launch of Overwatch: Legendary Edition in Japan. The game is set to release on Nov. 29th, 2019, which isn't too far off at all. Check out Kaplan's message to fans above.

Watch British inventor Colin Furze launch a real-life version of Junkrat’s RIP-Tire from Overwatch

Just a little bit cumbersome

Colin Furze, the famous British inventor and filmmaker with over 8.5 million subscribers on YouTube, has taken on the challenge of recreating Junkrat’s ultimate weapon, the RIP-Tire, in real life!

Having spent weeks in his iconic shed, jam-packed with all kinds of tools, Colin has found a way to create a fast-moving tire using chainsaws, huge spikes, remote control devices, and even a motorbike—all while staying faithful to the original design from Overwatch.

In the first video, now live, Colin explains the initial steps taken to bring the exciting concept to life. Colin will be releasing two additional videos in the series where you’ll be able to see just how powerful the RIP-Tire really is—capable of rolling over vast fields, breaking fences, smashing cars, and anything else that stands in its way!

Overwatch – Mercy’s Recall Challenge Detailed

Mercy, Mercy me

Support has arrived! Learn more about the head of medical research and brilliant healer in the new Overwatch short story, “Valkyrie,” where Mercy must confront her past and wrestle with whether she should join the fight again.

From November 12-December 2, players will be able to get back out there and obtain eight sprays, a player icon, and the legendary Dr. Ziegler skin for a total of 10 new rewards.

PLAY TO EARN

Your wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will earn you a new player icon, new sprays, and a new legendary skin: Dr. Ziegler!

Win 3 Games | 1 Player Icon
Win 6 Games | 2 New Sprays
Win 9 Games | New legendary skin: Dr. Ziegler skin

WATCH TO EARN

Want more? You can watch Twitch streamers before, during or after matches to unlock even more Mercy cosmetics – we’re bringing you more Twitch Drops every time you tune in to participating broadcasters through December 2 to earn six Mercy’s Recall Challenge sprays!

Watch 2 Hours | 1 New Spray
Watch 4 Hours | 2 New Sprays
Watch 6 Hours | 3 New Sprays

Activision Blizzard releases free Overwatch short story featuring Mercy

Have Mercy!

Blizzard has released a short story featuring Mercy, which gives a tease of what's to come for the character in Overwatch 2. This is a completely free story for you to download and read, and clocks in at 24 pages long. Learn about Mercy's time working as Dr. Angela Ziegler in different countries, and much more.

Check out the story here

Overwatch 2 to blame for sluggish updates to the original Overwatch, says game director

Thanks, Overwatch 2

While Overwatch only recently hit Switch, players on other platforms have noticed that seasonal events and overall updates have slowed a bit in recent months. In an interview with Kotaku, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan admits to the slowdown, and says that Overwatch 2 is the culprit.

“Overwatch 2 was 100 percent the reason, and that was the reason that we were so excited to announce Overwatch 2. We now feel like we can have that open dialogue with the community of, ‘This is what we’re doing, this is why we’re doing these things.’ Like, I sit right next to one of the designers of Junkenstein’s Revenge—this brilliant guy named Mike Heiberg—and he’s like ‘I have all these ideas I want to do for Halloween this year.’ And I’m like ‘I understand, Mike, but we’re focused on this other thing right now.’ So it’s hard for us.

There will be a point where the clients merge. We think this is important, especially as a competitive experience. The whole idea is to avoid fragmenting the player base and giving anybody a competitive advantage. If we’re playing in the same competitive pool, you’d better not have a better framerate just because you’re on a different version of the engine.”

Secretlab selling Overwatch-themed gaming chairs

Chair of the game

Looking for a new gaming chair to enjoy Overwatch in? Want a more comfy way to play Overwatch: Legendary Edition on Switch? Look no further than Secretlab's official collaboration with Overwatch, which gives you the two designs you see above. These designs can be applied to two different chairs, and you can learn more about each at Secretlab's official site.

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