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The Best Ways To Keep Your Overwatch 2 Healer Alive, As Told By Tired Mercy Mains

Angela “Mercy” Ziegler has long been one of Overwatch 2’s most iconic heroes, and after years of being the scapegoat for when things go wrong in a match, the players who main this airborne healer are sick and tired of your shit. Mercy is the caretaker of the heroes of Overwatch, and as she flies over a battlefield, she sees all that happens between a payload’s starting point and its destination. So I talked to some Mercy players about what they want tanks, damage dealers, and fellow healers to know about in order to better help them help you help…

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Overwatch 2’s Battle for Olympus event turns seven heroes into Greek gods today

Overwatch 2‘s second season has been all about Greek mythology, with several characters receiving skins based on iconic Greek gods. But now that the festive winter event has wrapped up, Overwatch 2 is debuting its next limited-time event Battle for Olympus later today, and it’s reimagining seven characters’ abilities. The free-for-all deathmatch mode begins today and will be around until January 19th. Read more

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Overwatch 2 Holiday Mode Brings Back Enemy Freezing For Sickos Who Miss It

Overwatch 2’s various reworks and balance changes have fundamentally altered several characters from their original forms, and that shift means a lot of mechanics that were once key to the original game no longer exist in the sequel. This came as part of a larger change in the game to remove or alter crowd control abilities like Cassidy’s Flashbang and Brigitte’s Shield Bash which make the game altogether faster and more frantic.

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Blizzard have got their Overwatch 2 hotfixing tool up and running

Overwatch 2 struggled to quickly apply fixes for issues with its heroes during Season 1, but Blizzard say they’ve managed to sort all that out for the recently minted hero shooter. A hotfixing tool that was used for the first time today means there shouldn’t be any need for more weeks-long absences such as Bastion and Mei’s in Season 1. According to a Twitter thread by Overwatch 2’s commercial lead Jon Spector, the hotfix tool also lets Blizzard apply hero rebalances much more quickly. It doesn’t all sound like plain sailing, though. Read more

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Overwatch Players Spend 30 Hours Watching Games, Get No Rewards

Some folks watch esports events for the thrill of seeing a game played at the highest possible skill level. Others tune in for promised rewards from developers. If you’re in the latter camp, and you logged a ton of hours of watching the latest Overwatch League event on YouTube, you’re probably very unhappy right now. You, like others, may be missing the skins and other cosmetics that Blizzard promised to give you for tuning in.

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Mastering Moira in Overwatch 2 made me the best support player I could be – and she could do the same for you

There’s a big support problem in Overwatch 2, but one Irish hero may hold the key to solving the problem for you – if you’re anything like me. Overwatch 2 has been out for well over a month, and I’ve been sucked back into Blizzard’s hero shooter in an alarmingly intense way. It’s as if I was 16 again, losing my nights trying to climb the competitive ranks. ‘One more game’ turns into five, and before you know it, it’s 1AM – enough time for just one more match, I think. But for some reason, I don’t feel that nostalgic. Overwatch…

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Blizzard is pulling some of its games from China due to contractual disagreement with NetEase

Apparently, a new deal fell through due to a “jerk.” Blizzard Entertainment has announced it will suspend most Blizzard game services in mainland China due to the expiration of the current licensing agreements with NetEase. Come January 23, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Warcraft 3: Reforged, Overwatch, the StarCraft series, Diablo 3, and Heroes of the Storm. World of Wacraft: Dragonflight Launch Cinematic “Take to the Skies” Blizzard and NetEase have had a licensing agreement since 2008, which covers the publication of Blizzard titles in China. The reason the two companies are kind of parting ways, is due to the two…

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Overwatch 2’s New Support Hero Can Block Headshots By…Looking Up

Overwatch 2 continues to incur issue after issue, with the latest problem leaving the icy damage dealer Mei totally unplayable due to a “critical issue” with her Ice Wall ability. Well, Blizzard may also want to investigate the hero shooter’s newest support character, Kiriko, as it appears she can block headshot damage by simply [checks notes] staring up at the sky.

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Overwatch 2 is getting a new tank in December named Ramattra

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The leader of Null Sector is on a mission to create a better world… for Omnics. Yesterday, during the Overwatch League Grand Finals, Blizzard announced Ramattra, a new tank hero for Overwatch 2, is coming to the game in December. Ramattra was once a “war machine” who “shed his munitions for a shield to protect his people by promoting peace and tranquility.” Overwatch 2 – Ramattra Origin Story Apparently, his ideals weren’t too far removed from Zenyatta’s. However, Ramattra’s story…

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Overwatch 2: Mei is the third hero to be removed from the game thanks to bugs

Mei’s Ice Wall means that the hero will be unavailable to players until at least November 15, leaving some fans out in the cold. Blizzard is putting Mei on ice (thank you). The Overwatch 2 hero will be disabled and unavailable to use in-game until at least December 15 as the developer fixes an issue with her Ice Wall ability. “We are temporarily disabling Mei to address a bug with her Ice Wall ability that allows heroes to reach unintended locations,” says a tweet from the official Blizzard customer support account. “We are working to address these issues as quickly…

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It’s cheaper to buy this Overwatch 2 charm in real life than it is in the actual game

To make a point about Overwatch 2’s monetization techniques, one user has purchased a keyring charm for less money in the real world as it costs in-game. By this point, if you haven’t heard about Overwatch’s aggressive monetization and customer dissatisfaction, you must have been living under a rock (or you’re more offline than we are, in which case, well done). Whether it’s issues with the battle pass or complaints about how the Halloween Terror event is being run, players have got quite a few gripes with the newly-launch free-to-play shooter. To illustrate the point about how little value you…

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Overwatch 2’s Halloween Event Is Brimming With Secrets, If You Know Where To Look

Halloween is nearly upon us, my ghouls, gals, and nonbinary pals. To celebrate the goblins of the night, Overwatch 2 will host its annual spooky in-game event, Halloween Terror, through November 8. The event introduces new terrifying skins and a co-op PvE mode, pitting you against hordes of zombie heroes. That’s cool, albeit frightful, but did you know there are also some haunting Easter eggs you can find in the game?

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Someone has listed all the kinks of the Overwatch 2 heroes, and it’s probably horribly accurate

Ever wondered which of the Overwatch 2 heroes is into feet? What about being praised, or degraded? Well, wonder no more. We’ve been working out quite a lot about Overwatch 2 since it launched earlier in the month. Our guides team has put a lot of effort into figuring out who the best Overwatch 2 heroes are, for example, and we’ve been thinking long and hard about how the game does (and doesn’t) deal with loot boxes. Just think how good Zarya’s ripped arms look in 4K60. But with over 25 million players under its belt, there’s one thing we…