Doomfist, The main culprit in the destruction of balance, got nerfed.
Blizzard applied the "Overwatch" 1.3 patch on December 12. The most eye-catching thing in this patch is 'Doomfist' Nerf. Meanwhile, 'Doomfist' has been pointed out that it is strong enough to break the balance to the professional gamer beyond general gamer. This' Doomfist 'has been downgraded through this patch, stimulating gamers' expectations.
The main contents are as follows. 'Rising Uppercut', which first launches the enemy in the air, has lost control of heroes in the air from 3 seconds to 0.6 seconds. In the case of 'Rising Uppercut', it was pointed out that it was not possible to move the body in the air too long from the point of attack. So, even if you hit 'Rising Uppercut', you can control your movement faster than before.
Seismic Slam, also known as a rush, has also been reduced from a maximum range of 20 meters to 15 meters, and it does not lose its right to technology. The range is also shortened, allowing attacked objects to respond.
Finally, the 'Meteor Strike', which inflicts damage on enemies within a certain range, has reduced the outer ring maximum damage from 300 to 200 instead of increasing the inner ring range from 1.5 to 2 meters. It seems to be a measure to highlight the 'Doomfist' feature that hits the enemy as close as possible.
'Doomfist' Balance Adjustment Blizzard commented in developer comments that 'Seismic Slams have reduced the range of attacking in the air, so they can now attack closer to the enemy,' said Rising Uppercut, Doomfist 'is the basis for continuous attacks. I think I have found a good compromise by looking at the various methods of adjustment and limiting the amount of time I can prepare for the next action. "
Overwatch Winter Wonderland is now Live
Overwatch’s holiday event is live now, with plenty of new skins, emotes, and other cosmetics for you to unlock. This year doesn’t actually introduce a new holiday-themed game mode, but Blizzard has brought back both Yeti Hunter and Mei’s Snowball Offensive. Some of the new holiday skins include Snowboarder Zarya, Arctic Fox Lucio, and Junkrat Krampus. What’s your favorite skin from this year’s Winter Wonderland? Let us know!
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Overwatch League Announces 2019 Schedule and Prizes
The schedule for Overwatch League’s second season has just been announced and it has some exciting improvements over last year. For starters, the prize pool has been raised to $5 million to keep up with the increased number of teams. Perhaps more exciting, there will finally be games played outside of Blizzard’s arena in southern California. The Dallas Fuel, Atlanta Reign, and Los Angeles Valiant will all host games in their home cities. The regular season starts on February 14th of next year.
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POPULAR Your TOP 5 most favorite OVERWATCH heroes!
Hello Overwatch community,
I‘d like to know your TOP 5 hero picks in OVERWATCH!
Is there a hero you keep as an ace up your sleve?
Is there an hero that is especially overpowered in the current META?
Is there a hero you don‘t understand playing but looks so cute that he‘s one of your favorites? (OMG it‘s a hamster!)
Is there a hero that only you know how to handle? (Hanzo mains speak up!)
Tell us your favorite picks and explain why they are your favorites or if there‘s something you don‘t like about them!
POPULAR Watchpoint Season Preview
The Overwatch League Watchpoint Season Preview will be broadcast live at Los Angeles Blizzard Arena on May 5th, with details of the 2019 season of the Overwatch league, the major global e-sports league.
A total of 20 team power analysis will be conducted with the program, which will be held for the first week of the opening week of the 2019 season of the over-watch league which will start on February 14, 2019. The broadcast is available through various channels such as Twitch, MLG, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, as well as the official website of the Overwatch League. VOD service is provided through ESPN and the Overwatch League official website, Twitch, and YouTube.
Now, if you have decided which team to cheer for, give me a reply!
POPULAR Ashe's Competitive Debut
The gates have opened for Ashe in competitive as she can now mix up the meta. It's going to be very interesting to see how comps shift with her introduction. I love her play style, but this does pose uncertainty for other heroes in similar roles. Namely McCree is on the chopping block which could warrant a nice rework or rebalancing of his power. Soldier 76, although frequently on the bench, is likely to see less playtime. Unless nerfs make their way to Ashe, this should be how things end up fairing for the remainder of the season.
Any thoughts on how the meta will be shifting and if any other heroes might be impacted negatively from Ashe's arrival?
Blizzard offers an Overwatch Free Trial for everyone on PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Probably a lot of you, if not all, have tried the game at least once, but if you haven't, Blizzard offers a chance to try Overwatch for free for all platforms. Starting from Nov. 20th, the trial is expected to go on until 26th of the same month which means it's going to be almost a week long. The image down below indicates the starting time for each region around the globe, and all the info you need is included in the link above.
New Overwatch Update Adds Ashe And Changes Other Heroes; Here Are The Full Patch Notes
overwatch finally adds a new character as known as Ashe. This was followed by a update for all other Heroes, tweaks for four specific characters, map changes, and bug fixes.
she won't be added to Competitive Play until two weeks after her release. Her weapons consist from range or area-of-effect in close quarters. Her primary weapon is a lever-action rifle that can fire in semi-automatic bursts or precise long-range shots. Coach Gun allows her to deal major damage to targets at close-range and her Dynamite ability throws out a timed explosive.
This big bruiser is known as B.O.B. He is summon into the battlefield from Ashe’s ultimate. Her omnic companion seen in McCree's animated short, who targets enemies hiding out of Ashe's reach.
The power of Mercy's ultimate has also increased, as well as how quickly it charges.
Reaper has been adjusted to make him a more consistent pick for close-range combat.
Symmetra's primary weapon now has a faster fire rate, allowing her to more easily hold her own in a fight.
Roadhog has undergone the most changes, with his Chain Hook, Scrap Gun, and Whole Hog all receiving major updates.
I didn’t get to go full on detail on he update but feel free to click the link if you want to know more about it.
patch notes click here:
What is everyone’s favorite ultimate and why you like it 🤔🤔🤔
I think the dragon blade is easily my favorite ultimate because in the right hands it could kill a team it is a ultimate that takes pure skill because you need to know when to use it and how. With a nano and someone like shadowburn as the genji say your prayers and hope you don’t get caught. Tell me YOUR favorite ultimate and why ALSO FOLLOW<—- me 👌
New Challenger: Chengdu Hunters
Following with what was predicted the Chengdu Hunters have made their official announcement. Right off the bat I have to say I love their colors! It speaks to me and I'm eager to know what the D.Va variant of their skin is going to look like. My anticipation grew to a whole new level.
This might be my new favorite team just because of the colors. Is that a bad thing? I'll probably be rooting for a successful Hunters OWL season even if they end up doing badly. Hopefully no Shanghai Dragons like mishaps, but the World Cup this year proved China has potential to claim top spot.
The next Overwatch League season kicks off February 14th, 2019
POPULAR Overwatch is Part of a Balanced Breakfast
I can't think of any other game that has more cross promotions and collaborations than Overwatch.
Lucio-Ohs will be making it's way into our daily breakfast routines. Quite a interesting story considering how it started out as a in-game spray. Now it's a full fledged cereal produced by the well known Kelloggs brand. There's one thing I wish they did changed and that's the name. Going from "Lucio-Ohs" to "Luci-Ohs" rolls off the tongue better. I get why they named it Lucio-Ohs though, the O's are supposed to be speakers and allow for 2 different colors. Either way I'm getting a box for sure.
POPULAR New Blizzcon hero out now.
Watch "[NEW HERO] Introducing Ashe | Overwatch" on YouTube
While I was at school Blizzard release a new Hero introduction for a new cowgirl criminal, and her name is Ashe. She holds some type if semi-auto sniper. And she has a shotgun ability that does damage and knocks herself and enemies back. And her ultimate seems to summon a huge robot guy that may be part of her gang.
I'm just guessing her abilities here. Let me know if she is on the ptr, I don't know because I'm a console peasant.
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?
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
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.