New Blizzcon Animated Short!
Also for Blizzcon we got a new McCree animated short. The short gives us some lore about the new Overwatch the came out, Ashe. It seems that, according to the short, Ashe and McCree had tussled together before. Also we can confirm that Ashe's robot friend is named Bob, and she says she will rip McCree's head off after she rebuilds him. Also there is a shot with McCree slicing a piece of pie off with a fork that looks like it took about a week for a couple people to do.
And at the end we have Athena in her more humanoid form, and it seems like she was locked in a box for a while. We may get her as a new hero, who knows?
World Cup 2018, Who Will Be Named Champion?
World Cup Quarter Finals is about to commence and the competition looks fierce. The big question on everyone's mind is whether South Korea will be dethroned. I'm been hearing lots of talk of USA being in a prime position to take the title away from South Korea. This probably has to do with the close matchup between South Korea and Finland leading up to this moment.
The completion of Overwatch League's first season saw to it that players learn and adjust to their opponent's strategies. Recent reports from South Korea's head coach concerned over his teams current performance further promotes the rise of a new champion. If I were to make any bold prediction for this year's world cup, I would say Finland will take it. I have nothing much to back that up, just a gut feeling. To make a safe bet though, my money goes to South Korea. Who do you think will take the 2018 World Cup Championship?
All matches will be streamed via Twitch at these hours
Friday, November 2:
12:15-2:15 p.m. PDT—Quarterfinal 1: United States vs. United Kingdom
2:15-4:15 p.m. PDT—Quarterfinal 2: France vs. Canada
4:15-6:15 p.m. PDT—Quarterfinal 3: China vs. Finland
6:15-8:15 p.m. PDT—Quarterfinal 4: South Korea vs. Australia
Saturday, November 3:
9:30-11:30 a.m. PDT—Semifinal 1
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. PDT—Semifinal 2
1:30-3:30 p.m. PDT—Bronze Medal Match
3:45-6:30 p.m. PDT—Gold Medal Match
Do you like dating Sims, then you’ll like “Symmetra's Qualifying Matches”
First there’s a fan made game about simulating running an Overwatch Pro team, and now there’s a dating sim that is Overwatch themed which is really cool if you like dating sims. Kotaku describes the game as “In between her dating and payload-escorting duties, Symmetra ends up in very ridiculous conversations with heroes like Genji and Mercy (who, in this game, are dating) or Mei and Zarya (also dating). She has ten days, and ten matches, to find love or not.” It sounds like a fun game to play in all honesty.
2 New Heroes TBA at Blizzcon?
Blizzcon is only days away, Overwatch players have naturally come to assume there will be a new hero revealed at the opening ceremony. The latest PTR server has made some interesting changes to fuel the fires of speculation.
The payload has changed on Route 66 and the last time that happened we ended up with Doomfist and Orisa. I don't think we will be getting 2 new heroes as others seem to believe. I was under the impression that Overwatch is trying to add a max of 3 heroes every year. March, July, and November being the release months.
It would be a nice surprise if it was actually 2 new heroes announced this year. What do you speculate will happen this year?
New Challenger: Atlanta Reign
Overwatch League 2019 season will introduce 8 new teams and Atlanta is the first to show off their banner and colors.
That's a regal looking logo and curious to see what their jersey will look like.
The next Overwatch League season kicks off February 14th 2019.
POPULAR Full lineup of LEGO Overwatch sets
Target has today revealed all six of the LEGO sets from the upcoming LEGO Overwatch line, based on the hit team-based video game from Blizzard. This follows the early release of the 75987 Omnic Bastion from Blizzard’s online store.
I really excited this news as Overwatch gamers and Lego's old fan. Which do you want to buy? I would of course buy everything but I want to buy Reinhardt and Bastion. I want to assemble all of set RN. #OVERWATCHNEWS
POPULAR Halloween Terror 2018 skins
I've collected new Halloween Terror skins to see them easily.
Which skin do you want the most? there enough credits and loot boxes?
The first Overwatch Lego set is a blocky Bastion
Blizzard first started teasing a team up with Lego for Overwatch sets back in August, and now — after a brief, CGI teaser starring a minifigure Tracer — the two companies have revealed the first set: a buildable version of the robotic hero, Bastion.
Lego Bastion is an 182 piece set that features the character’s “Omnic Crisis orange” skin from the game, along with a “working” machine gun that can fire small Lego bricks across a room, for added realism. Sadly, it doesn’t seem that you’ll be able to convert the set into the turret-style Sentry or Ultimate attack tank modes from the game, but given the creativity of the overall Lego community it likely won’t be long until someone figures out a custom build for those alternate modes.
First female Overwatch league coach
Washington DC's team will be in the command of the league's first female coach. I was kinda worried when I heard about this, girls in mainly a guy's playground can bring in hate. Good news is that she has lots of experience and reached top 100 in the SK region. Maybe that will brush away any doubts about her leadership. She gave up freaking law school to coach an Overwatch team. Who does that?
All that said, I have this weird gut feeling something bad will happen with the team.
Ultimate Genji Sword
"Life and death balance on the edge of my blade." The death of his father nearly resulted in his own. Transformed into a living weapon by Overwatch, Genji set about the task of dismantling his family's criminal empire. After his mission was completed, he abandoned Overwatch to wander the world. Even he cannot say where his path will lead.
Please note, Genji's Ultimate voice line sound chip is using the Japanese iconic line “Ryūjin no ken o kurae- 龍神の剣をくらえ！” from the English version of the game.
It’s been a while since a new hero was announced... any thoughts on the next hero? What would you want it to be ...
REMINDER: You can get Overwatch for $12 right now
There's only one week left for this month's Humble Bundle. For $12 you get Overwatch along with a handful of other games. You also get bonus loot boxes for the rest of the year. It's the perfect time to get your friends to start playing Overwatch and the money goes to charity!
Who else thinks overwatch should have a story mode it’d be so cool I would want like a Walking Dead 400 days type style story mode where every character has their own story
So I just realized that Junkrat's beach skin is available in winter loot boxes. Can someone please explain why
OWL Free agency is heating up
Those that closely follow Overwatch League have probably seen news of the new expansion teams and recent player signings. Well, things are about to start heating up even more!
Starting on October 8, free agency will be cometely open (right now it's limited to give the expansion teams a chance to start developing their rosters). This means that we might see some major shifts in team rosters and as a a result, some very different results for OWL season 2. Keep an eye out for your favorite players as the date approaches!
Have you guys heard about 'Visor'?
I saw the post about it at this lounge. It assists player by analyzing player's screen, and providing some tips and information about enemy's ult. Well, if you're using it, you better not.
Perfectly Fine to Smurf
Welp I guess Jeff has settled the debate on whether smurfing is considered cheating. Jeff's words "it's not against the rules as long as you play a certain way." I take it this means you can do whatever you want so long as you don't violate the rules.
Technically there is no rule about having multiple accounts. What players end up doing with those extra accounts is where lines are drawn. To set the record, I am completely fine with players buying extra accounts to smurf. What I am not okay with is when players use smurf accounts to grief other players, throw games, boost players, etc. There are some indirect causes to smurfing, but if extra accounts remain another account you play normally on then the side-effects are mostly negligible. So smurf away, don't be a dick about it though. Where do you stand on this topic?
Skins That Make You Go "Eww"
Overwatch skins, for the most part, are really good and I can appreciate almost all of them. However, there are some that I just look at and go "I'll stick with the default skin." I'm sure everyone has at least 1 skin they refuse to equip or will not consider regardless if it's legendary.
I can name several that I don't like:
Cybergoth (Zarya), Bedouin (Genji), Security Chief (Pharah), Odile and Comtesse (Widow), and even though I put D.Va on a high pedestal the B.Va/Junebug skin isn't all that great. Typically there's that one main element that repels me from sporting it in any game. There are some others that I'm not a fan of but look good enough for me to equip. Are there any skins you would skip for the default instead?
How'd Season 12 Placements Treat You?
So as always I was about 3 millennia late to the party to complete my placements. And they were... Pretty good. But that's every season for me. I won 7-3. I got pretty good matches, all of the ones that I lost were completely fair, as well as 5 of the matches I won. 2 of the matches that I won were my team just dominating the enemy, which makes the satanic part of me feel good, but the rest of me felt worse than a 30 year old that ran over 6.5 kindergarteners.
(Wait, should I leave that in... Screw it)
A lot of my game were full of one person out of team chat, and that person spamming "I need healing" after they die. And for me being a support main that just hurts. Someone in team chat stopped right in the middle of a battle to MESSAGE me on how bad of a support I was followed by insults that if I mentioned here would get my YouTube account banned for bad words. And since he was in team chat, I said "Boy if you gonna say shit actually say it."
Then he just leaves.
And then we win the match with me getting silver elims on Mercy.
This was a diamond doomfist btw.
Rest of the matches went fine. The last one was a bit weird because all of my teammates and opponents were ranked 3100-3400 and I won that match and I got placed 2594.
But anyways I'd be interested to read the other tortures that people have gone through for their placements.
So type those out.
BE A SUPPORT MAIN(tips)
(I just want to get some posts in so why not)
First rule you need to know before becoming a support main is that your life in the Overwatch universe will be filled with two, AND ONLY TWO, responses. 1. "OMG you saved meh life you are best Overwatch player EVAH" or 2. "You are a retarded dipshit!" You cannot avoid the second one no matter how hard you try, but just act like you are always receiving the first one and keep doing good!
But you can't do good by just selecting said support, you need to DO STUFF! Don't tell anyone this but the main goal of a support is to make sure your team health bars don't go to cero.
Never played support? Gotta practice in quick play. Join teamchat to see if anyone is willing to coordinate with you because that is the true way to learn support.
Ahh but you don't know who to practice do you? No? Well before you pick who to practice just know that if you pick a support that is meta in Competitive then you will receive more insults then the list of reasons that you have for losing a 1v1.
(Meta means everyone picks them btw)
So let's start out with my opinion on who is the most important in the team. Why am I including this? Because I like to think I'm top 500 so I am top 500 and that means anyone reading this has the significance of an ant.
Now most of the time a team comp needs two healers. I know, I know, you've never seen one healer I'm your comp, HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO HAVE TWO. Well, I don't know. But let's just go in an alternate universe where people did pick supports.
There are so many different roles that individual healers can fill, but I'mma just go into two categories, main healer and off healer.
Main healer = good healing
Off healer = Instant loss if you try to solo heal.
If you are a brave enough player to Solo heal, choose an off healer and you will get skinned. By me. I personally play Moira too much, and often I get stuck solo healing. Moira is an excellent pick because She deals out great healing to everyone at the same time.
Yes, at the same time. She actually can do it in THREE WAYS. Her regular healing(dubbed piss) can do somewhere like 65 healing a second. Amazing. And it is a spray out of her hand that gets stopped my no man. Which means you can deal out healing to everyone. Next is her pissball, that heals everyone in it's radius after you throw it out. It can deal out a Max of 300 something heals across every target. Last is her ultimate, which heals for 150 a second and 50 damage but you need to be sorta precise. She also has a decent amount of survivability because damaging people with here secondary fire heals you. But she had a really high skill gap.
(Also I just stuck myself in a whole because I'm really tired, have the attention span of my cat, and not even halfway done with this post. I can actually go really in depth with every support and I didn't even start to with Moira. So don't surprised if I click done because I just want the EXP. Don't worry, I'll make a part 2 of this if I do and proceed to go in-depth with every support.)
"Oh, but daddy, I don't even wanna get close to my enemies, let alone my teammates. They smell bad" Well that is okay because Ana is going to Grandma your whole team.
Ana, IMO, has a lower skill gap then Moira in terms of intelligence you need to have. But if you are planning to stick with the 3 brain cells you have, and you have mechanical skill, you can dominate as Ana.
Here's the thing, Ana has the highest healing per second in the game, but to make it consistent requires you to move your joystick (or mouse for you master race peeps) and click. Click on your teammates bodies. It heals 75 per shot and shoots once per second. It also damages 70. She has a grenade that can heal yo everyone she hits and ups the healing that everyone receives from all sources. It also prevents the enemies it hits from healing. She can also be a kind Grandma and put the enemies to sleep. Now her ultimate heals for 300 too and it boost the damage that comes from your target by 50% and halves the damage they take.
She is in second place for my top 3 supports and I think she will become meta in time.
(Alright I'm a lazy bitch and I should not have typed this much. I'm tired and I'll make a part 2 tommorow if this gets noticed and I know a part 2 won't be a waste of time. I can also go super in-depth on each support and make a separate post on them) Bai
How important is rank?
When Overwatch first came out, I exclusively played ranked. I really wanted climb the ladder and shoot for GM (not that I ever got close). As time has passed, I've found myself playing more and more casual games. And you know what? I've been having the most fun I've had in a while. It's really nice getting to play with all my friends whether they be silver or masters.
I still love the competitive spirit of ranked matches, but I feel like it also takes away from the idea of playing a game just because it's fun and you enjoy it. We've all had friends that have become so obsessed with their rank that they put aside their friendships and completely lose track of what made them fall in love with the game to begin with.
Don't get me wrong, I still play plenty of ranked matches and try my absolute hardest to win. But is rank really all that imprtant?
Possibility of Overwatch Battle Pass?
The wake of Belgium forcing Overwatch to remove loot box purchases gave the developers something to worry about. The movement to have loot boxes removed from all games is gaining ground and Belgium is only one of the first few to put their foot down. When the issue first arose organizations demanded games list the chance at receiving items from any type of loot box. This forced many companies, including Overwatch, to reveal meta-data about loot box chances if they wanted to continue selling. We are now seeing the next steps to pretty much removing loot boxes altogether.
The Overwatch team are obviously not happy about decisions made for removing loot boxes. Their views are on the other side of things and they don't believe loot boxes constitute as gambling. To make up for any lost profits they will need to get crafty and that's when I thought about battle passes. Battle passes are the next hotness and lots of games are adopting it. It would be of no surprise to me if Overwatch announced some kind of battle pass that is exclusive to players in regions that can't purchase loot boxes.
Battle passes hasn't received ire as much as loot boxes have, but I'm curious to know what everyone else thinks. Would you be receptive of Overwatch introducing a battle pass? For me, so long as they keep the current loot box system in they can go ahead and add a battle pass too.