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Overwatch Animated Short | “The Last Bastion”

by Dash on August 18, 2016

Blizzard has released their fifth animated short for Overwatch dubbed "The Last Bastion." Prepare yourself for some strong feelings.


"The Last Bastion" follows the forgotten battle automaton, Bastion, as it unexpectedly reactivates after laying dormant in the wilderness for over a decade. Fascinated by its unfamiliar surroundings, the curious omnic begins to investigate, but quickly discovers its core combat programming may have a different directive...
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OVERWATCH PTR Notes August 17, 2016

by Dash on August 18, 2016

Summary


A new PTR patch has been released, here are some of the changes you can expect in this patch. Several balance changes to heroes, the biggest being directed at Mercy (buffed) and Genji (nerfed). Changes to Competitive Play are coming, players skill rating is now measured on a 1-5000 scale instead of the former 1-100 scale. There's been some fine tuning done on several maps as well as several bug fixes. You can read the official release below.


A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing on the Public Test Region.

If you encounter any game-related bugs while playing the PTR, please post in the PTR Bug Report forum.

Public Test Region Patch Notes



Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently available for testing on the PTR. While many of these changes will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and therefore will only reflect changes coming specifically to that platform....
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[COMING SOON] Eichenwalde | New Map Preview

by Dash on August 16, 2016

Get ready for some map hype! The Overwatch team has just released their preview of the new map, Eichenwalde an Assault/Escort hybrid map set in Germany. The goal of attacker's is to reclaim Balderich’s remains. Some immediate questions pop into mind like, why do we want his body? Does it hold some sort of lost technology that we need to fight Talon? What are your thoughts? You can read the official release below.

Revealed at gamescom 2016, Eichenwalde is an Assault/Escort hybrid map set in an abandoned village on the outskirts of Stuttgart, Germany.

The site of one of the most famous battles during the Omnic Crisis, it was here that the leader of the Crusaders, Balderich von Alder, and a handful of his best soldiers made a last stand against an advancing automaton army. Outnumbered and outgunned, they were ultimately slain during the resulting combat. However, thanks to their valiant efforts, the German military was able to push back the omnic offensive and win the fight.

On this map, one team must escort a battering ram to Eichenwalde Castle to reclaim Balderich’s remains from their current resting place, while the opposing team does everything in its power to thwart the keep from being breached.
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