Overwatch

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Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled at BlizzCon 2014, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various “heroes”, each with their own abilities and roles within a team.

The game entered closed beta in North America and Europe on October 27, 2015, with plans to bring the beta to Asia at a later date. The game is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in the first or second quarter of 2016.

 The game is a team-based shooter where heroes do battle in a world of conflict. Set in a near-future version of Earth, years after the resolution of the global-scale “Omnic Crisis”. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world. It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch’s influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded.

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Overwatch is gone… but the world still needs heroes. Though the game echoes Blizzard’s more recent love affair with colourful, cartoonish exaggeration, the game features such a variety of characters and environments that it’s hard to pinpoint one all-encompassing visual style. Overwatch features a wide array of unique heroes, ranging from a time-jumping adventurer, to an armored, rocket-hammer-wielding warrior, to a transcendent robot monk. Every hero plays differently, and mastering their abilities is the key to unlocking their potential. No two heroes are the same. It’s easily the most outlandish of Blizzard’s universes, and it looks fantastic in motion.

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Overwatch features squad-based combat with two opposing teams of six players each. Players choose one of several hero characters, each with their own unique abilities and role classes. The four character roles include: offense characters with high speed and attack but low defense, defense characters meant to form choke points for enemies, support characters that provide buffs and debuffs for their allies and enemies respectively, and tank characters that have a large amount of armor and hit points to withstand enemy attacks and draw fire away from teammates. Players can switch between characters in-game following deaths, which is encouraged by the game’s overall design. Overwatch is primarily played from a first-person perspective. However, there are moments when certain abilities are used that pull the camera back to a third-person perspective, giving you an opportunity to watch the ability play out or get a better sense of your surroundings so that you can focus on aiming at foes.

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Whether you’re engaging in combat on the front line, providing defensive cover with your energy shield, or supporting your allies by amplifying their damage, every hero’s abilities are designed to be effective as part of a team. Learning to utilize your abilities in concert with your teammates’ is the key to victory.

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Developer: Blizzard

Official site: Overwatch

Release Date: 2016

Platforms: PC

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