Overwatch

Overwatch

Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled on November 7, 2014 at BlizzCon, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various "heroes", each with their own abilities and roles within a team. The game is scheduled to enter a closed beta phase starting in North America from October 27, 2015.

How To Play Overwatch

Overwatch will feature squad-based combat with two opposing teams of six players each.[1] Players choose one of several hero characters, each with their own unique abilities and role classes. The four character roles include: offense-oriented characters with high speed and attack but low defense, defense-oriented characters meant to form choke points for enemies, support characters that provide buffs and debuffs for their allies and enemies respectively, such as healing or speed alterations, and tank characters that have a large amount of armor and hit points to withstand enemy attacks. Players can switch between characters in-game following deaths, which is encouraged by the game's overall design.[2][3] The game's maps are inspired by real-world locations;[4] the first three maps unveiled ("King's Row", "Hanamura", "Temple of Anubis") are inspired by London, Japan, and the ruins of Ancient Egypt.[3] Overwatch currently has two game modes: Payload: The attacking team must escort a vehicle to a certain delivery point before time runs out, while the defending team must stop them. The vehicle moves along a fixed track when a player on the attacking team is close to it.[2][3] Point Capture: the attacking team must attempt to capture points on the map, while the defending team must stop them.[2][3]

Heroes of Overwatch

Overwatch is set in a near-future version of Earth, years after the resolution of the global-scale "Omnic Crisis". This crisis put all of humanity under threat of the "Omnic" robots, named as such by their very creators because of their artificial intelligence.[5][6] To end it, an international task force called "Overwatch" was formed to protect humanity, ending the Crisis.[7] In the years after, Overwatch remained as a peacekeeping force until, after accusations of corruption and sedition, the headquarters of Overwatch was suddenly struck, the attack officially taking the life of Overwatch leader Jack Morrison.[7] After this event, the task force was eventually disbanded.[8][9][10]

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