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Overwatch details competitive hero pools and experimental test modes

Your friend Jeff from the Overwatch team is here with a new video on the game's development - the current game, not just...

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan thinks Blizzard’s Blitzchung punishment was too harsh

Last week, it was players, game industry leaders, and congress against Blizzard in the matter of Hearthstone player Blitzchung's sentencing over pro-Hong Kong...

Overwatch’s 2018 includes new heroes, maps, and better competitive play

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan barely has recovered from his marathon chair-sitting session over the holidays, but the scruffy-looking nerfherder is...

Overwatch plants Jeff Kaplan in front of a fire for 10 hours and hands out free loot boxes

Overwatch made a bid for players' attention this busy holiday weekend, and in some ways, it succeeded. For starters, Blizzard decided to gift...
Perhaps the bank should be re-evaluated.

Overwatch deals with trolls and smurfs

The complex and often times toxic environment of Overwatch continues to make the popular team shooter a source of controversy and attention. Even...

Overwatch teases new Winter Wonderland skins and Mei’s Yeti Hunt

Winter Wonderland is indeed returning to Overwatch next week on December 12th, and Game Director Jeff Kaplan is not doing anything to...
The elf is superfluous in this scenario.

Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan on WoW Classic and the Overwatch toxicity ‘strike team’

Blizzard's Jeff KaplanĀ gave an interview on Reddit this week that provides an interesting perspective from an original World of Warcraft developer...
Here's Mei! You like mei, right?

Overwatch reveals its plans to improve its e-sports viewing experience

Are you a lurker, a spectator, a lookie-loo when it comes to Overwatch? For fans of the game who love to watch matches...

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan on how toxic gamers try to intimidate Blizzard devs

As the discussion and response to Overwatch's legendary toxicity problem continues, even the development team isn't spared from the impact of this, ahem,...

Overwatch deals with ‘ban bug,’ publishes Zarya comic

Here is a fun bug indeed: Overwatch has a glitch that's been accidentally slinging seasonal bans at players who did not deserve...

Overwatch: Fan designs an awesome Thai character, competitive bans start soon

Overwatch's next great character isn't a product of Blizzard's labs at all but the imagination of a masters student who whipped up a...

Overwatch promises to reduce duplicate item rewards in lockboxes

Since the only real form of progress in Overwatch involves skins, there's nothing more frustrating than opening a few dozen lockboxes and seeing...

Overwatch begins booking trips to the moon on June 20

Next week Joe and Jane Gamer can secure their own ticket to the moon itself -- granted that they are playing Overwatch.

Blizzard has been ‘doing a lot of research’ to thwart Overwatch toxicity

You can easily count me among those who've been historically unimpressed at the way toxicity is managed in Blizzard games; the studio has...

Overwatch teases new character, shuts down hope of solo campaign

There has been a development in the world of Overwatch that may point to the debut of a brand-new hero. Blizzard posted...

How Overwatch was born in the ashes of Blizzard’s Project Titan MMO

A new piece out on the PlayStation blog is picking at MMO players' Project Titan scar. Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan explains that after...
Wow, color coordination.

Overwatch releases a comic about the past; next hero is far along in development

The backstory of Overwatch could probably be a game in and of itself, considering that the game takes place after the eponymous organization...
Heroes do actually die, but...

Overwatch hypes its upcoming server browser

If you're an Overwatch player who enjoys creating and jumping into custom games, then you are probably salivating over the news that
Everyone expects

Overwatch team lobbies against using a mouse and keyboard on its console versions

If everyone can't have it, no one should. That's the stance that Blizzard is taking when it comes to using a mouse and...

Overwatch strives to rebalance Symmetra

Overwatch players who avoid Symmetra like the plague might find themselves gravitating to her with an upcoming patch. Lead Designer Jeff Kaplan...