PAX East 2015: Overwatch aims for fall beta, introduces two new characters

    
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Blizzard is breaking out the big guns for Overwatch — in more than one sense of that term. The studio announced at PAX East today that it is aiming for a fall beta test for the superhero-themed online shooter.

To make you wish that fall were already here, Blizzard also dropped three big reveals for the game. The first was the playable character of McCree, an outlaw cowboy who deals out damage from his heavy six-shooters. The second was the buff female tank Zarya, who uses her mighty muscles to handle a giant particle cannon. And the third was a new PvP map, Watchpoint: Gibraltar, in which heroes will help to start up a communications array (or perhaps shut it down for good).

You can watch the McCree and Zarya reveal videos after the jump!

[Source: BlizzardWatch, Zarya, McCree; via: VG247]
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Equilibrium31
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Equilibrium31

I really wish more MMOs would let you play a buff female.  I mean, look at GW2 female Norn.  They look puny compared to the male models. =/

HyperspaceHunk
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HyperspaceHunk

Finally a shooter a old timer fps hero like me can play.TF2 is gret but lf a new game.And looks fun.

Karl_Hungus
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AdeptusEnginus Karl_Hungus 
See! I knew I was right! :P

quark1020
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SoMuchMass You know, if they keep releasing more characters to play as, I have a feeling they’ll use the League of Legends method of pricing: weekly character shuffle for free players with the option of permanent unlocks with either in game or real life currency, and optional alternate costumes for real life currency.

DigitalQ
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DigitalQ

Galatea MatthewWard  That deserves a Big ol’ hug =) *hugs you*

LiberRed
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LiberRed

eLdritchMD LiberRed Vexia So is mine!

ZenJitzu
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ZenJitzu

A Dad Supreme Nice. I’d estimate his ancestor though, a long time ago. ;-)

eLdritchMD
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eLdritchMD

LiberRed eLdritchMD Vexia :D my work here is done.

carson63000
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carson63000

MatthewWard It’s a point far enough in the future that they’re not yet confident of narrowing it down to a specific month.

carson63000
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carson63000

Karl_Hungus BoomBiddyBye